MOHAMAD AMIN1,*, INTAN AYU IDHA WULANDARI1, LAILA NUR ALFIAH, SURYADI, DINA MAULINA, RENA LATIFA4, IHYA FAKHRURIZAL AMIN, KODAMA YAYOI, YAYUK PRIHATNAWATI AND INDRIYANI RACHMAN
Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, Universitas Negeri Malang, Semarang St. No.
5 Malang, East Java, 65145, Indonesia
*(e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org; Mobile : +62 82142262999)
In Indonesia, 1% of the population is suffering from Down Syndrome (DS) due to trisomy of chromosome number 21. The music with slow rhythms has impact to increase the learning concentration by the brain waves α. Monoaural beats music produced the harmony of the music frequency in range 8-12 Hz which provides a relaxing effect in human. The purpose of this study was to understand the effect of monoaural beats music on increasing cognitive, affective and psychomotor of children with down-syndrome. The study was conducted with purposive sampling and used 10 people of DS disease from Special Junior High School (SMP-LB) in Malang city as a sample. The music therapy treated for 15 min to the down-syndrome student’s and observed their activities in the classroom. Indicators of activity included the focus of view, effective, cognitive and psychomotor. The results of the study showed that the therapy monoaural beats music improved the learning concentrations of down-syndrome students in focus of view and effective aspects.
Key words : Concentration of learning, monoaural beats, music, down-syndrome