Who is the creative computerized activity intended for?
Essentially, almost everyone.
What Ages? It’s hard to pinpoint a minimum age because these days musical software is available for kindergarten level. But when it comes to using software that allows flexibility and options for compositional possibilities, it’s important to remember that young students at the elementary level are still limited in their computer operating abilities. The higher the students’ ages are, the more easily (and enjoyably) they will be able to operate the computerized music stations.
Musical Proficiency? A musical background can obviously aid and enrich the compositional experience, but it’s possible to embark on creative, computerized, musical activities without any prior training (i.e. music lessons, playing instruments, etc.). There are many computer programs that don’t utilize musical notes, and this is why familiarity with the musical language is not a requirement for these activities. It’s important to remember that musical subjects should be incorporated into the creative process.
Creative, computerized musical activities are appropriate for the following groups:
1.Elementary and middle school students taking music classes or involved in extracurricular musical activities.
2. High school students enrolled in musical programs.
4. Students at any of the above institutions who practice music independently at home.
It’s important to remember that students enrolled in computerized music classes generally come from educational systems that employ tradition learning methods, in which students are used to simply absorbing and responding. These students are not always accustomed to a learning style that requires initiative and creativity, which is why this experience could initially create some fear and intimidation. In order to overcome these obstacles, lesson planning in the creative field – a field which ultimately relies on traditional founding principles and the practicality that stems from them – should be open, flexible, pluralistic, and aimed at awakening creative forces.