Game Technology in the Music Classroom

Authored by: Andrew Brown

The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  January  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138921382
eBook ISBN: 9781315686431
Adobe ISBN: 9781317415138


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There is a significant role for sound and music in video games, as there are in other media forms such as film and animation (Collins, 2008). Its inclusion in mainstream music educational practices has, however, been slow to gain acceptance. This is most likely the result of several factors: a lack of familiarity and expertise amongst educators, a perception that the practice was popularist and therefore trivial and unworthy of a place in the curriculum, and a lack of accessible tools and resources appropriate for students.

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