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The Music Technology Cookbook

Ready-Made Recipes for the Classroom

edited by Adam Patrick Bell

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2020
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
    List Price

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Featuring 56 lessons by 49 music technology experts from around the world, The Music Technology Cookbook is an all-in-one guide to the world of music technology, covering topics like: composition (with digital audio workstations such as Ableton, Soundtrap, GarageBand); production skills such as recording, editing, and equalization; creating multimedia (ringtones, soundscapes, audio books, sonic brands, jingles); beatmaking; DJing; programming (Minecraft, Scratch, Sonic Pi, P5.js); and, designing instruments (MaKey MaKey). Each lesson tailored for easy use and provides a short description of the activity, keywords, materials needed, teaching context of the contributing author, time required, detailed instructions, modifications for learners, learning outcomes, assessment considerations, and recommendations for further reading. Music educators will appreciate the book's organization into five sections - Beatmaking and Performance; Composition; Multimedia and Interdisciplinary; Production; Programming - which are further organized by levels beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Written for all educational contexts from community organizations and online platforms to universities and colleges, The Music Technology Cookbook offers a recipe for success at any level.

About the author

Contributor Notes

adam patrick bell is Associate Professor of Music Education in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary. He is the author of Dawn of the DAW: The Studio as Musical Instrument (2018) and has written several peer-reviewed articles and chapters on the topics of music technology in music education and disability in music education. Prior to his career in higher education, adam worked as an elementary music teacher by day and music producer by night.