Detmold music tools

A digital learning platform for music is Detmold University of Music's learning platform. It has been developed to support sensory interconnection in the study of music, and works from the premise that a learning process is sustainable when ...

  • a study topic can be both comprehended intellectually and discerned aurally.
  • It can also be found in the score and be newly reevaluated in its musical context.
  • the student can ultimately make creative use of it, eg. in the form of interpretation, improvisation or a compositional idea.

The time required for this is not always available during face-to-face teaching, so this platform forms part of so-called 'blended learning' (the educationally beneficial alliance of traditional face-to-face teaching and modern forms of e-learning). Similarly, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) can also be set up and carried out using this platform. Courses or individual topics can be created, combining text, audio, image, video, graphic, notation or HTML code in a helpful way in order to train various sensory connections, eg. from hearing to playing, reading music to analysis, knowledge to improvisation. An integrated online notation tool can be employed at various points to illustrate a particular musical matter or to complete an exercise. A number of tools are available to help generate the exercises. The platform can either be used for private courses, with participants sending notation exercises, analyses and interpretations directly for evaluation, or courses can be opened up to the public, so that everyone can learn or further develop their skills for their own purposes. The project is supported by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.