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Motivating Students for Ear-Training with a Rhythmic Dictation Application

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Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Conservatory of Music and Ballet, Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(19), 6781; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10196781
Received: 27 July 2020 / Revised: 21 September 2020 / Accepted: 24 September 2020 / Published: 27 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Acoustics and Vibrations)
We present the development and evaluation of a gamified rhythmic dictation application for music theory learning. The application was developed as a web application in the existing Troubadour platform for music ear training. The focus of the developed application was on user experience and engagement. With regards to the former, we developed a responsive and intuitive user interface; for the latter, we included several gamification elements and assessed the impact on the students’ engagement. We report on students’ experience analysis done through questionnaires and background data collected through the platform. We evaluated the rhythmic dictation application with the conservatory-level music theory students through A/B testing in order to independently evaluate the application’s impact. The results show a significant impact of the application on the students’ exam scores. View Full-Text
Keywords: music theory education; ear training; rhythmic dictation; music information retrieval; gamification; e-learning; user evaluation music theory education; ear training; rhythmic dictation; music information retrieval; gamification; e-learning; user evaluation
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Pesek, M.; Suhadolnik, L.; Šavli, P.; Marolt, M. Motivating Students for Ear-Training with a Rhythmic Dictation Application. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 6781. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10196781

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Pesek M, Suhadolnik L, Šavli P, Marolt M. Motivating Students for Ear-Training with a Rhythmic Dictation Application. Applied Sciences. 2020; 10(19):6781. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10196781

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Pesek, Matevž, Lovro Suhadolnik, Peter Šavli, and Matija Marolt. 2020. "Motivating Students for Ear-Training with a Rhythmic Dictation Application" Applied Sciences 10, no. 19: 6781. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10196781

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