Music teachers use standard notation and alternative representations of music in software programs to engage children in composition. However, there are benefits and limitations to these representations. This paper examines the relationship between children’s internal representations of music and standard notation. In addition, this paper seeks to determine how alternative representations of music through music technology can enhance students’ compositional abilities and concludes with a review of Impromptu, Hyperscore, GarageBand, and the O-Generator that can be used for composition.
Ankney, Kimberly Lansinger
"Alternative Representations for Music Composition,"
Visions of Research in Music Education: Vol. 20, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lib.uconn.edu/vrme/vol20/iss1/5