The Development Of Western Music Theories For Thai Qualification Framework For Higher Education: Case Study Of Rajabhat Universities In Bangkok
The purposes of the research were to study the western music theories from the curriculum of Rajabhat universities in Bangkok and to develop the western music theories for Thai Qualification Framework for higher education. The subjects for this study were 4 Rajabhat universities in Bangkok: Pranakorn Rajabhat university, Chandharakasem Rajabhat University, Bansomdajchaopraya Rajabhat University and Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University by interview 7 instructors in universities. The research results 1) Western Music theory from Rajabhat universities in Bangkok included music notation, Rest, Staff, Clef, time signature, Tempo, Ascending, Accidentals, Intervals and reversing, Major and Minor scale chromatic, Triad, Roman numerals, Key transposition and Modes, Chord, Non-Harmonic Notes, 7th Chord, 9th Chord, 11th Chord, 13th Chord, Augmented Chord, Neapolitan Sixth Chord, Altered Chord and Borrowed Chord. 4-Part writing; uses of Triad and Chords in choral singing; non-harmonic tones and modulation of the scale. Include basic method of music composing; enhance creative thinking through varieties of composing forms; introduction of form analysis; composing from poetry. 2) In term of opinion of the instructors, they suggested that the students must learn 3 issues by mean of the western music theories: rudiment of music, history of music and composing. Thai Qualification Framework of Western Music theories, there are the main themes in 6 learning outcomes and be evaluated to calibration standards such as the Trinity College of England for improving students to international standard.
Keywords- Western Music theory, Thai qualification framework, Rajabhat Universities