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The use of an interactive whiteboard in solfeggio teaching

Jasna Šulentić Begić1 Monika Sakač-Botički2 Amir Begić1*
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1 Department of Music, Academy of Arts and Culture, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Osijek and Baranya County, Academy of Arts and Culture, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia
2 Department of Music Theory and Singing, Požega Music School, Požega, Požega-Slavonia CountyPožega Music School, Požega, Croatia
Submitted: 2 November 2023 | Accepted: 5 January 2024 | Published: 4 March 2024
© 2024 by the Author (s). This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution -Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC-by the license) ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ )
Abstract

This paper explores the application of digital technology, that is, interactive whiteboards, in solfeggio lessons. Digital technology, such as computers and interactive whiteboards, is gradually becoming part of the classroom, both in general education and music schools. In addition to traditional teaching tools (blackboard, chalk/markers, piano, and printed textbooks), computer programs and web applications can be beneficial complements to solfeggio lessons. The music classroom for teaching solfeggio is a great place where interactive whiteboards can be integrated. However, to effectively implement any form of digital technology in solfeggio, the teacher must be competent, IT-literate, know basic musical terms in English, and be receptive to the modern possibilities offered by technology. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the possibility of using an interactive whiteboard in solfeggio teaching. Employing a descriptive methodology, the study entailed the application of the interactive whiteboard for certain classroom activities while covering topics in solfeggio such as intonation, music dictation, and theoretical musical concepts. The research revealed that the interactive whiteboard can primarily function as a conventional whiteboard without its multimedia capabilities, allowing the written content to be preserved. In addition, interactive whiteboards have numerous advantages when utilized for singing musical examples, writing musical dictations, and practicing theoretical musical content.

Keywords
Solfeggio teaching
Digital technology
Interactive board
Education
Funding
None.
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