Using Computer Games in Music Education

Remember old fashioned piano lessons? Where you had to go to Mrs Jones’s house and sit up straight on the stool, and play the right notes or you’d get a swift ruler tap on the back of the knuckles? Well thankfully times have changed, and (we hope) that piano teachers no longer plan to teach

By |2010-03-13T04:11:07+00:00March 13th, 2010|Music Games|0 Comments

What educational value can be found in plastic guitar computer games?

This is a very important point for teachers and parents. When does a computer game become education, and when is it just entertainment? Are those games really worth spending our hard earned money, time and energy on? In my area of music there are all sorts of games: Some of the music games which are

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Help learning music with computer games

Who remembers going to traditional piano lessons? Sitting up straight on the hard piano bench where the lovely Mrs Smith would give you a gentle tap on the back of the hand with a ruler if you didn’t curl your fingers properly! Well thankfully times have changed, and (we hope) that piano teachers no longer

By |2010-03-11T04:07:49+00:00March 11th, 2010|Music Games|0 Comments

Do games like guitar hero have any educational value?

Parents and teachers are constantly thinking about this: At what point is a computer game like guitar hero educational, and at what point is it just entertainment? What are the critical aspects that something like this an educational activity, and something that would make teachers and parents spend our dollars, time and energy on it?

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What makes a music game have educational value?

This is a very important point for teachers and parents. When does a computer game become education, and when is it just entertainment? What are the critical aspects that make a game educational, and something that would make us as teachers and parents spend our dollars, time and energy on it? In our niche of

By |2010-03-09T00:02:32+00:00March 9th, 2010|Music Games|Comments Off on What makes a music game have educational value?

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