What's that Sound? - Sound als didaktische Herausforderung der populären Musik

Translated title of the contribution: What's that Sound - Sound as an Educational Challenge of Popular Music

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Since the introduction of electrical means of recording, reproducing and transmitting popular music in the early 20th century, sound by means of any technically mediated music has become a central concept in terms of production aesthetics, and the way music is perceived. By the time media technology found its way into the classroom, sound posed wide challenges for the musical education. Ear training, analysis, musical practice, and then sound design as a new field, had to be adapted considering the technological development such as keyboards, drum computers, sequencer programs, and the overall digitalization.
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationPopmusik-Vermittlung
Subtitle of host publicationZwischen Schule, Universität und Beruf
EditorsMichael Ahlers
PublisherLIT Verlag
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9783643129970
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameTheorie und Praxis der Musikvermittlung
PublisherLIT Verlag


Cite this

Herbst, J-P. (2015). What's that Sound? - Sound als didaktische Herausforderung der populären Musik. In M. Ahlers (Ed.), Popmusik-Vermittlung: Zwischen Schule, Universität und Beruf (pp. 133-152). (Theorie und Praxis der Musikvermittlung; Vol. 14). LIT Verlag.