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Music, media and making : humanising digital media in music education

Brown, Andrew R. (1999) Music, media and making : humanising digital media in music education. International Journal of Music Education, 33(May), pp. 10-17.

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Abstract

This paper examines three functions of music technology in the study of music. Firstly, as a tool, secondly, as an instrument and, lastly, as a medium for thinking. As our societies become increasingly embroiled in digital media for representation and communication, our philosophies of music education need to adapt to integrate these developments while maintaining the essence of music. The foundation of music technology in the 1990s is the digital representation of sound. It is this fundamental shift to a new medium with which to represent sound that carries with it the challenge to address digital technology and its multiple effects on music creation and presentation. In this paper I suggest that music institutions should take a broad and integrated approach to the place of music technology in their courses, based on the understanding of digital representation of sound and these three functions it can serve. Educators should reconsider digital technologies such as synthesizers and computers as music instruments and cognitive amplifiers, not simply as efficient tools.

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ID Code: 33039
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: music, engagement, technology, computer, instrument
DOI: 10.1177/025576149903300103
ISSN: 0255-7614
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > OTHER TECHNOLOGY (109900) > Technology not elsewhere classified (109999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics Business and Management) (130205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Electronic Media Art (190203)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified (190499)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Music & Sound
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 SAGE Publications
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2010 07:34
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2010 07:34

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