Saturday, March 13, 2021

Actualised: Uganda Page by Prof. Dr. James Isabirye

On this page there were some flash-video-files and they have been replaced by the mp4-format.

Now all can be seen on the page itself.


Finally restored: Odissi-Temple Dance from East India

During the first 10 years of the 21st century it was an eLearning option to create webpages with PowerPoint. Colleagues might remember that period. It was convenient to create a PowerPoint-presentation and then to convert it to a webpage in one instance. Unfortunately I used that method with some of the modules for EthnoMusicScape and for my seminars with students at the JLU Gießen. Because after a while with the changes in Windows and the formats of the web-content it was outdated and not useable anymore. Step by step I am restoring those modules now and one of them is this nice introduction to the Odissi-temple dance, which is practiced in the region around Calcutta and Odhisha. My colleague Tamara Kurz has collected information, has studied this dance and together we created this educational environment:


Saturday, August 8, 2020

eLearning and Music-Education

The following semester-pages have been restored and adapted to Win10 now:
They include educational eLearning-modules created by students of music-education at the University of Giessen (JLU) and can be used for the daily work in schools in the learning-at-stations concept (circular training). An introduction to this didactic concept you can find here: (German) and the advices for the circular training on elementary music teaching are given here: . All modules refer to the classical Western music background.

Friday, July 31, 2020

KunQu - Southern Opera In China

The page about the Chinese South Opera KunQu is online and all links are working: .
The material can be didacticized as a modular learning-arrangement with around 10 stations.
Tests at the end are available on the page:

Monday, July 27, 2020

EthnoMusicScape: China

The recent EthnoMusicScape version includes a page titled with "China"; a subtitle is "Chinese Musical Instruments" and leads to this page: . The presentations of Chinese traditional musical instruments are exerpts of a TV-production in Taiwan in the 90ies, which were handed over to me by a Chinese friend living in Germany and I made small video-sequences for each instrument and used the didacticized page with learning objective controls, info-texts and video- and audio-examples for seminars at the university. According to the permanent changes of hard- and software plus operating systems I had to adapt the formats and the codecs from time to time. After testing today, the examples should be available for most of the common browsers and can be used for educational purposes. The mindmap for China is by far not complete and the parts presented refer to my own experiences in China or in Chinese communities abroad.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Update for the web-mindmap on Sri Lankan music culture has been updated with some actual links, concerning the new publication "Sacred Sound - Sakraler Klang" by Martina Claus-Bachmann and also other new links. The change and upload of file-formats, required by win 10, takes a lot of time and energy and can be done step by step only.