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International Journal of Social Sciences and Artistic Innovations
ISSN:2737-5293

Vol.1, Iss.1, December 2021

Japan has been one of the leading countries in Asia, where many world-class music professionals are continually produced. As an insider, the author has witnessed and experienced how “musically talented children” are raised in Japan for more than three decades. The purpose of this paper is, therefore, to articulate the career path for becoming professional classical musicians from infants through college period. The findings are four folds: (1) piano is the most popular instrument, to begin with from early age, (2) most young children participate in music competitions, (3) there are three critical periods when young children have to decide whether they continue to study music or quit, (4) Two music universities, the Tōhō Gakuen Music School and the Tokyo National University of the Arts are the top schools in producing professional musicians, particularly in the piano, the violin, and the composition fields. In addition, the systems of three notable music education organizations, the Suzuki Methods, the Tōhō Music School for Children, and the PTNA, are explained.
  • Open Access Editorial

    Introduction to a New Journal: International Journal of Social Sciences and Artistic Innovations (IJSSAI)

    by Liza Lee*, Nayan Kanwal and Randall Everett Allsup
    IJSSAI 2021, Vol 1, Issue 1, 1-2, https://doi.org/10.35745/ijssai2021v01.01.0001 - Published on March 20, 2021

    Abstract

    With the advent of technology and its advancement in society, this is the time for revisiting issues related to individual integrity and collective integration among various disciplines. Also worthy of critical review is reconciling teaching, learning, and research methods which address various complex issues in society with scientific advancement, inquiry, veer inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary methods in the effort to find solutions. Nevertheless, many challenges still need to be addre...

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    The Art of Reason

    by Brij Mohan*
    IJSSAI 2021, Vol 1, Issue 1, 3-6, https://doi.org/10.35745/ijssai2021v01.01.0002 - Published on September 30, 2021

    Abstract

    “Imagination envisions the reconciliation of the individual with the whole, of desire with realization, of happiness with reason. While this harmony has been removed into utopia by the established reality principles, phantasy insists that it must and can become real, that behind the illusion lies knowledge. … The analysis of the cognition function of phantasy thus leads to aesthetics as the “science of beauty”... . The very commitment of art to form vitiates the negation of unfreedom in art.” —...

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    Music Education for “Musically Talented Children” in Japan: A Career Path Toward Professionals and Three Music Education Organizations

    by Masafumi Ogawa*
    IJSSAI 2021, Vol 1, Issue 1, 7-17, https://doi.org/10.35745/ijssai2021v01.01.0003 - Published on September 30, 2021

    Abstract

    Japan has been one of the leading countries in Asia, where many world-class music professionals are continually produced. As an insider, the author has witnessed and experienced how “musically talented children” are raised in Japan for more than three decades. The purpose of this paper is, therefore, to articulate the career path for becoming professional classical musicians from infants through college period. The findings are four folds: (1) piano is the most popular instrument, to begin with ...

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    Curriculum Analysis of University Music Departments in Taiwan

    by Jessie Hsiao-Shien Chen*
    IJSSAI 2021, Vol 1, Issue 1, 18-25, https://doi.org/10.35745/ijssai2021v01.01.0004 - Published on September 30, 2021

    Abstract

    This study analyzed and compared the curricula of university music departments in Taiwan through time. The curricula were collected from each university before and after the abolition of Martial Law (c.1987) as well as Education Reform (c.1997). The curricula were created by the music departments of Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), and Soochow University (SCU) which represent arts university, normal university, and comprehensive university,...

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    From Diagnosis to Realization of Virtual Choiring System: On the Way to the Creation of an Immersive and Versatile Practicing and Performing Platform based on New-Generation Communication Technologies

    by Ching-Mao Chen, Chia-Jen Lee, Chiung-Yuan Lin, Tsung-Fu Yang and Sau- Gee Chen *
    IJSSAI 2021, Vol 1, Issue 1, 26-34, https://doi.org/10.35745/ijssai202Xv01.01.0005 - Published on September 30, 2021

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    This paper reviews the possible problems when realizing a virtual choir system. Under the common computer specifications, sound cards contribute its delay significantly. Applying Audio Stream Input Output (ASIO) reduces the delay to 6 ms in the proposed real-time virtual choiring system which is a huge improvement. With the existing technology, ASIO significantly suppresses the delay, which helps to realize real-time virtual choiring. The experiments suggest that a few Mbps network bandwidth be ...

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    Psychological Effects on Interpreter’s Performance: An Overview of Related Theories and Studies

    by Mianmian Cai*
    IJSSAI 2021, Vol 1, Issue 1, 35-41, https://doi.org/10.35745/ijssai2021v01.01.0006 - Published on September 30, 2021

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    Interpreters’ psychological quality is an inseparable component of the study on interpretation. This paper attempts to deal with the influence of the psychological impact on interpreters, aimed at giving an outline of the relations between interpreter’s individual temperament and their performances, for the purpose of raising the awareness of the improvement of interpreters’ psychological quality and therefore perfecting interpretation. The author analysed some problems and proposed some tactics...

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    The Sociosemiotic Approach to Translation

    by Y.Q. Fang*
    IJSSAI 2021, Vol 1, Issue 1, 42-48, https://doi.org/10.35745/ijssai2021v01.01.0007 - Published on September 30, 2021

    Abstract

    Sociosemiotics takes all the signs in human society into consideration including linguistic signs and social-cultural signs. There is still some limitation in the semiotic theory of Morris. The limitation of semiotics urges a new perspective to think over the relationship between language and social culture. Under this circumstance, sociosemiotics was developed on the basis of semiotic theory. This paper tries to apply sociosemiotics approach to translation. It is found in the study that the soc...