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Music, technology, and education: Critical perspectives


Evangelos Himonides


The use of technology in music and education can no longer be described as a recent development. Music learners actively engage with technology in their music making, regardless of the opportunities afforded to them in formal settings. This volume draws together critical perspectives in three overarching areas in which technology is used to support music education: music production; game technology; musical creation, experience and understanding. The fourteen chapters reflect the emerging field of the study of technology in music from a pedagogical perspective. Contributions come not only from music pedagogues but also from musicologists, composers and performers working at the forefront of the domain. The authors examine pedagogical practice in the recording studio, how game technology relates to musical creation and expression, the use of technology to create and assess musical compositions, and how technology can foster learning within the field of Special Educational Needs (SEN). In addition, the use of technology in musical performance is examined, with a particular focus on the current trends and the ways it might be reshaped for use within performance practice. This book will be of value to educators, practitioners, musicologists, composers and performers, as well as to scholars with an interest in the critical study of how technology is used effectively in music and music education.


King, A., & Himonides, E. (Eds.). (2016). Music, technology, and education: Critical perspectives. Oxford: Routledge.

Book Type Edited Book
Acceptance Date Mar 1, 2016
Online Publication Date Jun 10, 2016
Publication Date Jun 24, 2016
Deposit Date Jul 10, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Publisher Routledge
Pages 1-264
Series Title Sempre Psychology of Music Series
Book Title Music, Technology, and Education: Critical Perspectives
Chapter Number 3
ISBN 9781317091516; 9781472426208
Keywords music, technology, education
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