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IJMSTA - Vol. 2 - Issue 2 - August 2020
ISSN 2612-2146
Pages: 10

Designing Music App for Aural Training

Authors: I. Chia, J. Tay, J.W. Wang
Categories: Journal

Abstract - The rise of apps in an increasingly mobile world has also been phenomenal. These days, students spend 85% of their time on their mobile phones. This presents a valuable opportunity to facilitate self-directed learning at an undergraduate level. Given the various mobile interfaces and audio functions, it is most suitable to be used for aural skill acquisition. Ear training app addresses a musician's need for an ear training tool that is accurate and encourages self-directed learning at his or her own time and pace. This paper explores the development of an app for mobile learning in the broader context of aural training for undergraduate music studies. The app utilises HTML5, CSS and JavaScript to build in structured interactive exercises to improve students' musical ability so that they develop a more intuitive understanding of what they hear. Users report positively on its learning effectiveness and this paper will discuss some of the findings on the music app prototype.

Keywords: Music App Design, HTML5 Mobile Application, Aural Training and Mobile Learning Pedagogy

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Chia, I., Tay, J., Wang, J.W. (2020). Designing Music App for Aural Training. IJMSTA. 2020 Aug 18; 2 (2): 34-43.