Month: December 2016

Machine learning – 2017 tech trend

Machine learning – 2017 tech trend

Fast Company recently published a list of 12 tech trends that will shape our lives in 2017. Two of the trends that we find are most relevant to our quest of providing technological solutions to music learning and teaching are “An AI will be your favorite new artist” (no.7), and “We will learn from machine learning”(no. 12). Machine learning […]

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香港能否成為文化之都?

香港能否成為文化之都?

西九的用地,三年又三年地空置,除了營運及管理的人才問題外,社會人士亦批評政府沒有藝術教育和普及的政策。即使有紐約和倫敦般的硬件,再配上一流的管理人才,但政府仍沿用現有的政策,沒有長期的觀眾,而社會對藝術認識仍非常有限的情況下,香港要成為如紐約和倫敦水平的文化之都仍會是遙遙無期。 實則, 政府有藝術教育和普及的政策,只是由始至終,事倍功半,成效一般。例如,在文化中心欣賞由政府資助的香港管絃樂團的演出時,很多時都會見到一批中學生在欣賞。他們都在寫一些筆記,因為他們來欣賞的目的是要交功課。再細心一看,大部份其實都是在不耐煩地坐著,還不時製造一些噪音影響其他觀眾。興趣也未有培養出來,只希望音樂會可以快點完結。交過功課,又有多少個會成為長期的觀眾呢? 與其花資源去進行廣泛但表面的藝術教育和普及而沒有多大的成果,政府其實可以改變政策,集中資源,教育及培養一批已經對藝術有基本認識及興趣,但卻不是長期觀眾的市民,使該批市民對藝術有深層次的認識和了解,繼而透過這批新增的市民去加大長期基本觀眾的數量。當基本觀眾數量達到群聚效應要求的數量,藝術欣賞及參與會變成一種潮流,而政府再推行任何廣泛的藝術教育和普及政策時,便會事半功倍了。

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學習音樂讓孩子更易成功

學習音樂讓孩子更易成功

只要看看每年都有十萬多個音樂學生參加英國皇家音樂學院的考試,便知道在香港有很大部份的小朋友都在學習音樂。然而,又有幾多個小朋友在學習音樂的過程中,能夠培養了對音樂的興趣呢? 音樂考試是重要的,因為考試可以讓小朋友有目標,更可以有客觀標準來知道小朋友的學習進度。但學習音樂不只是為了考試和証書。筆者見過不少小朋友,以極速考獲八級音樂考試,但從此不再彈琴,甚至更不再接觸音樂。 並不是每個小朋友都需要和應該成為下一個郎朗。小朋友學習音樂最重要的目的是培養對音樂的興趣,學習怎樣透過音樂表達和怎樣欣賞音樂。這兩種能力將會令小朋友一生受用。即使是慢慢的由一級考到八級也不是問題。 現代社會節奏急速,無論是在人生的那一個階段,都會面對不同的壓力。人生總有高低起跌,如果孩子能夠在人生不如意時,能夠在鋼琴上彈換一曲來抒發情緒,又或出席一場由音樂家演繹心愛歌曲的音樂會來調劑一下,從而重拾心情,積極面對挑戰,孩子的將來肯定會比沒有這兩種能力的孩子更易成功。

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Innovative solutions for music learning and appreciation

  Playnote Limited was founded by a team of professional musicians and technology experts in 2010, specializing in products and services for music education and appreciation.  With its digital signal processing, artificial intelligence and cloud computing, Playnote provides innovative solutions and enables users enjoy music in a revolutionary way. Our flagship product AURALBOOK™ (www.auralbook.com) is the […]

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Streaming Full Movie A Star Is Born (2018)

Streaming Full Movie A Star Is Born (2018)

A Star Is Born (2018) HD Director : Bradley Cooper. Producer : Bradley Cooper, Bill Gerber. Release : October 3, 2018 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Thunder Road Pictures, 22 & Green, Gerber Pictures, Joint Effort, Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures. Language : English. Runtime : 135 Genre : Drama, Music, […]

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Watch and Download Movie Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Watch and Download Movie Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Watch and Download Movie Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) Quality : HD Title : Mission: Impossible – Fallout Director : Christopher McQuarrie. Writer : Bruce Geller. Release : 2018-07-13 Country : China, United States of America, France, Norway. Language : English, Français. Runtime : 148 min. Genre : Action, Thriller, Adventure. Watch TrailerWatch nowDownload now […]

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Watch and Download Full Movie The Meg (2018)

Watch and Download Full Movie The Meg (2018)

WATCH NOW The Meg ‘The Meg’ is a movie genre Action, was released in August 9, 2018. Jon Turteltaub was directed this movie and starring by Jason Statham. This movie tell story about A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the […]

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Download Full Movie Holmes & Watson (2018)

Download Full Movie Holmes & Watson (2018)

WATCH NOW Holmes & Watson ‘Holmes & Watson’ is a movie genre Drama, was released in December 25, 2018. Etan Cohen was directed this movie and starring by Will Ferrell. This movie tell story about Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson join forces to investigate a murder at Buckingham Palace. They soon learn that […]

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