The Use of Sibelius Software in Learning Counterpoint at the Music Department of Indonesia Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta


As a subject for Music students, counterpoint contributes to the ability to create a melody. Students must pay attention to the rules applied in counterpoint when they make a melody. It considers the flow of the melody in vertical and horizontal line (interval) and a musical texture of the melody. In making counterpoint melodies, students spent a lot of time to follow the rules of the interval, and they particularly do not pay attention to the musical texture of the melody, so it makes the melody lose its musical senses. This study will examine the use of Sibelius software in learning counterpoint at Music Department, Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta. An observation and interview were used to collect the data. The result of this study is that by using the Sibelius software, the work of making counterpoint melody would be said more efficient, and it also gives an opportunity to the students to consider a musical texture of counterpoint melody after working with the rules of counterpoint. The conclusion can also be drawn that by using the Sibelius software, students still have a lot of time to practice in making the counterpoint melody so that they become more skillful in making the counterpoint melody.

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Oriana Tio Parahita Nainggolan , Indonesia Institute of The Arts Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Conference: ACTC2017
Stream: Human computer interaction

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