2nd Edition

Music Technology and Education Amplifying Musicality

By Andrew Brown Copyright 2007
    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    Music Technology in Education lays out the principles of music technology and how they can be used to enhance musical teaching and learning in primary and secondary education. Previously published as Computers in Music Education, this second edition has been streamlined to focus on the needs of today’s music education student. It has been completely updated to reflect mobile technologies, social networks, rich media environments, and other technological advances. Topics include:

    • Basic audio concepts and recording techniques
    • Enhanced music instruction with interactive systems, web-based media platforms, social networking, and musicianship software
    • Administration and management of technology resources
    • Distance education and flexible learning

    Music Technology in Education provides a strong theoretical and philosophical framework for examining the use of technology in music education while outlining the tools and techniques for implementation in the classroom. Reflective Questions, Teaching Tips, and Suggested Tasks link technology with effective teaching practice. The companion website provides resources for deeper investigation into the topics covered in each chapter, and includes an annotated bibliography, website links, tutorials, and model projects.

    Part 1: Context  1. Ways of making music with technology  2. Philosophical considerations  3. Music Production  4. Music publishing  Part 2: Presentation  5. Electronic music ensembles  6. Accompaniment software  7. Rich media environments  Part 3: Reflection  8. The Internet and music research  9. Aural and musicianship training  10. Assessment  11. Administration  Part 4: Implementation  12. Setting up a computer music system  13. Distance education and flexible learning  14. Integrating new technologies


    Andrew R. Brown is Professor of Digital Arts at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.