The Innovation of Music and Computer Courses Designed to Improve the Skills of Thai Music Students in Silpakorn University

Abstract

Music and Computer The Music and Computer course is designed to improve the skills of Thai music students both majors and minors at the Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University. Computer functions in the course as a musical tool incorporated with music software for notating, recording, as well as creating other musical works related to the program of study that has been used since 2002 and revised in 2010 as appropriate for technological advances. Consequently, the course enhances knowledge that expands to several innovative outcomes. The Application involved in this project is GarageBand, a software of Apple products in i-Life operated under OSX and IOS system. Considered a user friendly application beneficial to people with a non-music background, the program can help create music and compositions through instrument designation, together with playing in an autoplay function. Once the chord is selected to start the application, the system will conduct an ongoing ryhthm and tempo providing the background for further input. Moreover the application also capable in combining sounds through mixed-sound function of 8 tracks, giving users an opprtunity to mix various musical instruments with the option of exporting files to share in social networks including YouTube, SoundCloud, etc., or saving in iCloud to rework in GarageBand on a Mac system. Although GarageBand is one of the most popular applications containing large amounts of audio files of both western and regional music, it does not contain any file of Thai music. Hence, people worlwide have not had the opportunity to experience Thai



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Pongsilp Arunrat, Silpakorn University, Thailand

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Conference: ACE2015
Stream: Educational change through technologies

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