Music Video Games: Performance, Politics, and Play

July 28, 2016|
Music Video Games: Performance, Politics, and Play by Michael Austin
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Music Video Gamestakes a look (and listen) at the popular genre of music games - video games in which music is at the forefront of player interaction and gameplay. With chapters on a wide variety of music games, ranging from well-known console games such asGuitar HeroandRock Bandto new, emerging games for smartphones and tablets, scholars from diverse disciplines and backgrounds discuss the history, development, and cultural impact of music games. Each chapter investigates important themes surrounding the ways in which we play music and play with music in video games. Starting with the precursors to music games - includingSimon, the hand-held electronic music game from the 1980s, Michael Austin''s collection goes on to discuss issues in musicianship and performance, authenticity and "selling out," and composing, creating, and learning music with video games. Including a glossary and detailed indices, Austin and his team shine a much needed light on the often overlooked subject of music video games.
Michael Austinis Assistant Professor of Media, Journalism and Film and Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program in the School of Communications at Howard University, USA. He teaches courses in audio production, radio, and sound design for film.
Title:Music Video Games: Performance, Politics, and Play
Product dimensions:352 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:July 28, 2016
Publisher:Bloomsbury Academic
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781501308529

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