SBOTechnology: Learning Tools
Music Gaming and other
Intro-Level Learning Tools BY JOHN KUZMICH, JR.
e music educators would be well served to keep abreast of music developments in the popular gaming world. Beyond better understanding our studentsâ€™ extracurricular preferences, we might
see that music-based games can be useful educational tools. Popular music video games involving karaoke, guitars, rhythm and drumming, music sequencing, and dancing are all growing in popularity. Letâ€™s look at several types of popular music video games and tools, and explore bridging them into the
Dr. Kuzmich is a nationally-known music educator with more than 30 years of teaching experience. He has certification from TI:ME (Technology Institute for Music Educators) to serve as a training instructor throughout the country. His academic background also includes a Ph.D. in comprehensive musicianship. As a freelance author, he has more than 250 articles and five textbooks published. As a clinician, Dr. Kuzmich frequently participates in workshops throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries. For more information, visit his Web site: www.kuzmich.com.
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