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ASU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

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This study examined discussion forum posts within a website dedicated to a medium and genre of music (chiptunes) with potential for music-centered making, a phrase I use to describe maker culture practices that revolve around music-related purposes. Three research questions guided this study: (1) What chiptune-related practices did members of discuss between December 30th, 2009 and November 13th, 2017? (2) What do discussion forum posts reveal about the multidisciplinary aspects of chiptunes? (3) What import might music-centered making evident within discussion forum posts hold for music education? To address these research questions, I engaged in corpus-assisted discourse …

O'Leary, Jared Duane, Mantie, Roger A, Tobias, Evan S, et al.
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