Music is a ‘human thing’.

In this fascinating interview, Peter Gregson talks about the interface between music and technology, and hows these impact on processes of music education. He concludes that …

… the best thing about music education is simply that it teaches you to think and listen in a sensitive way, and not jump to conclusions in exchange for instant gratification. Real life doesn’t give you 10 points when you cross a bridge. And that is a super-important thing. If we game-ify an art form, we risk losing its most valuable facets.

I found this interview a very rich exploration of highly important themes to those of us who work in music education with new technologies. It is a helpful reminder that technology can often interfere, mask what is truly important, and generally get in the way (both musically and pedagogically). So, choose your tools carefully!


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