recommended blog on history of music education

For all you retronaught/ghost box/library music fans/children of the 'zone out there, this blog: http://toysandtechniques.blogspot.com/  is a great collection of books and sounds from music education across the globe.

I especially like this 'Making Electronic Music' from the 1970s, which teaches children to do their own circuits and cut up tapes. The sounds are freakier than even the bbc radiophonic workshop.

When I was at primary school, there was a storage area under the stairs which as I recall had similar stuff and equipment like this, ready to be thrown away as outdated. But listening to the sounds now they seem as futuristic and experimental as ever.

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