Music lecturers we spoke to for this story have completely different takes as as to if the DepEd video that has gone viral lately correctly and accurately defined the lesson on “Rhythmic Patterns.” The video, supposed for elementary faculty college students (the graphics says “Elem, Music 5”), and posted on YouTube final December 21 by the training division, had already been deleted—however not earlier than it went viral and caught the eye of music graduates and lecturers.
Joonee Garcia, a Music graduate from the College of the Philippines, was fairly direct in her Fb publish, telling DepEd, “YOU GOT IT WRONG.” She was pertaining to the style that the values of every musical observe was defined by means of a sequence of claps. “We maintain half and entire notes,” she says, explaining the pauses that ought to come after the primary beat. “We don’t clap them by means of. What the instructor is in impact doing right here is clapping the regular beat.”
The pronunciation slip-up additionally didn’t escape her eager sense of listening to. “It’s ‘4 4.’ 4 fourths is a fraction. Which is definitely what you wrote instead of a time signature,” Garcia identified.
ANCX consulted music lecturers to get their tackle the matter. And it feels like the subject is kind of complicated for an unusual scholar to know, particularly if the instructor makes an attempt to debate all the pieces in a really quick video.
“Medyo tama at mali siya dyan sa entire observe na yan,” says Francis de Veyra, a music instructor and the musical director of the funk and soul group Brass Pas Pas Pas. He says it’s tough to clarify the entire observe by way of clapping. “Ang traditional na ginagawa ay isang clap lang then proceed counting pa din sa 1-2-3-4. Tinamad na lang siya magazine-explain pero tama naman na entire observe will get 4 counts pa din.”
Ysauh Plete, who used to show music for a number of years, says she additionally sees nothing mistaken with the video. “[The teacher] was simply displaying the beats per observe kaya siya nagka-clap. I used to try this too in my class para mas madaling maintindihan ng youngsters,” she says.
Plete, who used to show grades 4, 5 and 6 college students, says youngsters normally get confused with the beats per time signature, “so for me, [the clapping] is the best approach to train the counts.”
Raquel Ciriaco, who has over 20 years of expertise in educating music, admits she felt “disturbed” with the best way the actual lesson was defined within the DepEd video.
“Di ko na napansin ang pag-pronounce ng phrases [ng teacher]. Ang napansin ko talaga yung mismong pagtuturo nya. As a music instructor, nalulungkot ako sa mga batang makakapanood nyan,” she says.
Ciriaco, additionally a UP graduate, taught music at OB Montessori, Reedley Worldwide Faculty, Fountain Worldwide Faculty, and World Leaders Worldwide Faculty, earlier than lately specializing in singing for a band known as sixth Factor Ensemble.
In line with her, the values of the notes within the DepEd video had been right. However the best way it was taught—by means of steady clapping—made all of it mistaken for the reason that lesson being taught was Rhythmic Patterns. “Tama yung sa apat na quarter notes, apat na clap. Pagdating sa half observe, dinalawang clap nya, when dapat yung first beat lang ang kina-clap, then magka-count ka ng 1 and a couple of.”
She says as a substitute of clapping, the instructor might have used percussion devices corresponding to a tambourine or a triangle—devices that resonate—to maintain the sound of a complete observe. “Hindi naman nasu-sustain ang sound ng one clap. Kaya mali yung video talaga.”
Ciriaco says what makes this lesson extra complicated to college students was the truth that the instructor launched two completely different matters—the worth of the notes and rhythmic patterns—in a single lesson, when it ought to be taught one by one. She says in contrast to educational topics like math, music is skill-based. “Earlier than you’re taking up rhythmic patterns, you must first grasp the worth of notes. Ang rhythmic patterns kasi, utility yun ng worth of notes na itinuro mo beforehand.”
The previous music instructor says she appreciates the truth that the instructor within the DepEd video initiatives nicely onscreen, and that the educational supplies and sound had been good. “Sumablay lang in the best way the instructor taught the lesson, which was the entire level of the video.”
Ciriaco, a mom of 4, says she’s hoping DepEd might seek the advice of music specialists and repair the video in order that college students, in addition to mother and father, who’re fighting on-line studying, can study their music classes correctly.