International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Proposing a Process for Using Music Analysis Software to Improve Teaching Authentic Arab Singing and Ornamenting
Fadi M. Al-Ghawanmeh, Rami N. Haddad, Mohammad T. Al-Ghawanmeh

We present a new process in which we utilize music analysis software as an effective way to teach Arab singing and ornamenting in educational workshops. We discuss the analytical, visual and performance capabilities of a couple of software. Then, we review the aspects of the process: tasks, methodology, work-schedule and requirements. A thorough description of the process has been distributed to a sample of the local musical community. Afterwards, a comprehensive analysis to the responses has been conducted. The views on the process aspects express a collective satisfaction with a mean rate of 79.6%. In addition, the views on the effectiveness of the process in achieving its educational goals came with a mean rate of 76.2%, and thus highlighting the importance of involving latest technology in the educational process even when teaching traditional and classical Arab music. The general view to the entire process came with an average rate of 82.3%. Thus, reflecting a collective encouragement toward adopting our process in Arab music education.

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