|Music is no doubt an indispensable element for a complete education.
Studies show that students with music appreciation courses score higher
on the SAT. Drop out rates are also lower for schools offering fine
arts and music courses. Suggestions are that music stimulates interests
in other subjects and therefore achieves the desirable effects.
|How can we help music teachers arouse in students interests for
music and effectively teach them about music and its appreciation?
Computers and MIDI technologies are cut out for this job. In the first
place, music, graphics and video are natural attractions to students.
The multiplicity of software and music instruments enables students
to learn music theories and practice at individual paces. Notation
software record parts and convert them to notation for storage and
printout. Sequencing software allows compositors "live"
music input and subsequent manipulation digitally.
|The common problems that prevent music teachers from using computers
as a tool for teaching are frequent system breakdown (hardware and
software) and difficult-to-use software. As most music teachers are
not computer experts, a little hardware problem or corrupt system
setup will render the class to a complete stop or chaos.
|ALD NBA system of OS and application delivery eliminates
most of the common hardware and software problems facing PCs. Its
high availability unleashes the full power of interactive computing.
Instead of spending efforts to make sure the systems will not break
down, teachers can concentrate on teaching music. Armed with also
ALD's ClassroomCommander, a user-friendly multimedia classroom control
software, teachers are now true masters in the ALD Computer Music
|Applicable ALD products include NBA server, NBA1200M
workstation, AMS server and ClassroomCommander.