“KHIM” Performance For Thai Music Students in Rajabhat Universities
The objectives of this researchwere to study the contents and subjects of Khim skills appropriate for students in undergraduate music majors and to study teaching and learning Khim of Rajabhat Universities in Bangkok, according to the Thailand Qualifications Frameworkfor Higher Education. This research was qualitative research, collecting data by in-depth interview in 4 Rajabhat universities in Bangkok include 8 music instructors and 3 musicians who expert in Khim, total 11 participants and field studies in 4 Rajabhat universities in Bangkok. Data Analysis was based on analyzing qualitative data by synthesizing Rajabhat music curriculums, standard specification in music, summarizing the interview and observation. The research result found that the contents and subjects matter of “Khim” skills appropriate for students in undergraduate music majors are based on the music of the Thailand Board of Higher Education, at least the students will be able to play Thai music songs and techniques to Step 9 of the standard criteria musical Thailand. The core contents consist of the set of songs on step 9, the ability to adjust the volume and tone, the understanding of technique on melody line of Khim and the necessary knowledge about percussion, Thai singing style, solo, ensemble and performing. The Soloist students should have a good personality and should learn the other instrument to be skilled in playing ensemble.Teaching and learning Khim of Rajabhat University in Bangkok, according to the Thailand Qualifications Framework for higher education. There are 6 learning outcomes in Thai Qualifications Framework for Higher Education in music curriculum includes 1) Moral and ethical behavior, 2) Knowledge, 3) Intellectual skill, 4)Personal relations skill, 5) Mathematical analysis skill and 6) Music skill. Learning outcomes in all aspects for those focused and intent on playing and training to be a soloist and performing in the band including the ability to control the tempo, to have knowledge of the song, known as the rhythm of the song, experience of listening and problem solving.
Index Terms—Khim, Thai Music Students ,Rajabhat Universities