Vocaloid class taught in private school in Japan

Vocaloid School (Do you have any favourite)

The Vocaloid voice synthesizer software has been incorporated into the Fujimura Girl’s Junior and Senior High School’s curriculum in Japan, making it the first school to add Vocaloid classes. A video recently uploaded on the official Hatsune Miku channel on YouTube focuses on a trial session of one class from December 2013.

That their music teacher, Mizuho Sunayama, studied music via a computer appears to be one of the reasons behind using the software at the school. The principal of the school, Keiichi Sakata, also explains that a song featuring Vocaloid mascot Hatsune Miku would be composed themed on the school.

Vocaloid producer Asin Kuroda (known for P.a.r.a.l.y.z.e.) is invited along as a part of the session. She teaches the students how Vocaloid songs are composed as well as playing one of her songs (Pencil Days) to the class. She explains how the students learned quicker than she expected. The students themselves also share their feelings on using the software. 

Vocaloid School (Asin Kuroda)  Vocaloid School (Vocaloid producers make songs by following the steps)

 

What are your thoughts? Do you feel that a Vocaloid class takes away from singing and instruments, or is this an innovative way to learn about music composition?

 

Source: SGCafe | Fujimura School

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1 Comment

  1. K says:

    A Vocaloid is an instrument – and like all instruments, they serve different purposes~! I personally think this is a wonderful development :3

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