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Let's Play! Learning Music through Video Games and Virtual Worlds

Evan Tobias

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 2

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199928019
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199928019.013.0035

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Music

 Let's Play! Learning Music through Video Games and Virtual Worlds

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This article examines the ways video games promote musical learning and engagement. It begins by outlining the background and current scope of music-focused video games. It then situates video games in terms of new literacies. Next, it provides a theoretical framework that supports the use of video games in music education. Along with music-focused video games, it discusses the roles that music plays in video games. It argues for a re-examination of the principles and approaches for musical learning through gameplay.

Keywords: video games; music learning; music engagement; music education

Article.  7645 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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