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Being able to see is a prerequisite to drawing. Learning to see requires people to move past assumptions, drawing what they see and not what they think you see. Although this may seem like a simple concept, it can prove to be one of the more difficult challenges for the beginner. Beginning students must learn to look at their subject as though seeing it for the first time, without preconceived notions about what they “know” it looks like. This requires students to trust their eyes, allowing the eyes to inform the hand.
Author(s): John Chiego
The Musical Experience is a seamlessly integrated enhanced learning package that features a thematic approach to music appreciation - each theme is described along a historical timeline.
Whether it is Music to Celebrate, Music from the Stage, or Music for Mourning, the reader will associate the music presented in The Musical Experience with a life moment - enhancing the experience!
Author(s): Thomas E Larson
Here’s your backstage pass to the history of rock and roll.
Thomas Larson’s History of Rock & Roll connects music and the culture in which it interacted.
Designed for the college non-music major, History of Rock & Roll fuses a text, website, and online music library to cover the music’s story of controversy, tragedy, and self-indulgence; and also of love, peace, and the triumph of the human spirit.
Author(s): Scott Wilson
The Ultimate Jazz Tool Kit gives students confidence as they enter the enchanting world of jazz music.
The Ultimate Jazz Tool Kit: Tricks of the Trade is a holistic learning tool that will save educators valuable time and provide them with concrete assessment materials that prove their student’s success. The Ultimate Jazz Tool Kit: Tricks of the Trade includes a compilation of the jazz tools, practice habits, and concepts that have consistently developed superior music, students, and jazz improvisers.
Author(s): Educational Film Center
Exploring the World of Music by Dorothea E. Hast, James R. Cowdery, and Stan Scott gives back to music the instrumental, ethnic, historical, geographical, and social contexts that are too often lost in sound recordings alone. The world is full of many kinds of music, each embodying different cultural needs. Starting from the proposition that all musics are created equal, this twelve-part television series and college telecourse explores how people define, create, value, and use music in cultures around the world.
Author(s): Nora Ambrosio
Learning about Dance: Dance as an Art Form and Entertainment introduces students to the exciting, daring, ever-changing, and dynamic world of dance.
Art. What is Art? Where is it? Who makes it? Why is it created? By analyzing art forms throughout history created from both traditional and nontraditional media from around the world, the authors attempt to explore these complicated questions.
Understanding Visual Artforms in Our World is designed for the novice who seeks an introduction to the visual arts and current art-related issues. It provides an opportunity for all to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for art.
Author(s): Jacqueline P Lathrop
Ancient Mexico: Cultural Traditions in the Land of the Feathered Serpent is written for those who are interested in major cultural developments in Mexico and parts of Central America, from earliest times to the Conquest of Mexico in the 16th century.
Ancient Mexico: Cultural Traditions in the Land of the Feathered Serpent:
Author(s): Todd V Lewis
The performance of literature discipline seems as vibrant and innovative as ever.
The new seventh edition of Communicating Literature: An Introduction to Oral Interpretation reflects changes in the performance of literature since the first edition was published in 1991. The publication offers a communication-oriented definition of oral interpretation, a basic rudimentary statement of oral interpretation essentials and a link between oral interpretation and acting.