Appropriately eclectic: Music technology and popular music education

Adam Patrick Bell, Leila Adu-Gilmore

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Editors of the Special Issue on music technology and popular music education, adam patrick bell and Leila Adu-Gilmore, discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the murder of George Floyd on global society to contextualize the period in which the articles in the issue were written. They suggest that popular music education can be a vehicle to examine inclusive musical practices. bell and Adu-Gilmore detail that in their original call for papers they wanted to avoid defining the term ‘music technology’ with the hope that authors would interpret and define music technology in diverse and/or new ways. They remark that the Special Issue is appropriately eclectic and reflective of how music technology is perceived and practised at present in popular music education contexts, and then provide a brief overview of the seven articles that comprise the Special Issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-239
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Popular Music Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2023


  • DAW
  • equity
  • inclusion
  • music education
  • music technology
  • popular music
  • synthesizer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Music
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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