Nowadays, modern educational technology effect education reform both widely and deeply. The application and usage of multimedia in the field of education technology is no longer a new phenomenon. At the same time, computer music software is frequently used in education today as well. A prime example of very powerful music software for music composition and music teaching is Sibelius, as it is accepted and used by most musicians in the world. This study aims to analyse how Sibelius works in junior high school music teaching.
Junior high school education is a very important part of national compulsory education in China. An individual student's cognition level, thinking ability and psychological characteristics all mature during this period. Fully considering a junior high school student's growth characteristics and by implementing the guiding philosophy "new curriculum standard " and by using investigation and experiment research methods, this study will discuss, in depth, how effective Sibelius is in junior high school music teaching. Then we can decide whether to implement Sibelius music software into our junior high school music teaching. This study will also illustrate the value of Sibelius by comparing it to some other similar digital music software. This study contains the following parts:
Part one: General description of this study (Chapter 1-3)
In this part, I will describe the basic theories about junior high school music teaching in China and the issues that exist in music teaching via media devices. This part will provide theoretical support for the following analysis of using Sibelius music software.
Part two: Study of the theory (Chapter 4-6)
This is the core part of this study. Firstly, I will introduce the research process of this study, then I will analyse the advantages of using Sibelius and finally I will describe the existing problems and then present potential solutions.
Part three: Conclusion (Chapter 7)
This chapter is the conclusion of the study, where I will present the final conclusion of the use of Sibelius and the significance of using Sibelius in music teaching for high school students.
Key words: Computer music software, Sibelius music software, Junior high school music teaching