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What Happens When Game Technology and Music Education Collide?

Mike Lawson • Commentary • November 27, 2007

Some would argue that the answer to the question posed in this month's column's title would be: "nothing good."

For years there has been an ongoing debate about technology and its use in music education and music making. A lot of this concern has centered on the issue of the technology getting in the way of the teaching.

Many feel that technology actually harms the music education process since it could allow students to create music without actually knowing what they were doing. Other concerns often focused on how complicated technological applications are.

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