Historical Perspectives on Technology and Music

  title={Historical Perspectives on Technology and Music},
  author={Peter R. Webster},
  journal={Music Educators Journal},
  pages={38 - 43}
  • P. Webster
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Art
  • Music Educators Journal
n the opening paragraph of a 1926 article on the use of radio in music instruction, William Fisher stated, "We live in a period of rapid and surprising changes. From our age-long bondage to time and space we are fast being released, and no thinking man dares set the bounds for tomorrow's discoveries."1 This article was titled "The Radio and Music," and it was published in this journal, which was then called the Music Supervisors' Journal. Children entering formal education today are unaware of… 
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The Radio and Music," Music Supervisors
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  • 1926