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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.
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): 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.
Author(s): John Gerhold
Music is a language. And, like most languages, it has a written form and an audible form.
Nearly everyone can speak and understand their native language, but not everyone can read and write it as well as they would like. Many musicians "play by ear;' meaning they can listen to music and then recreate it using an instrument or their voice. Quite often such musicians can be very skilled at this process, and yet still not understand or be able to use the music notation system.
Author(s): Don C Davis
Creating Digital Images with Adobe Photoshop CS6 seeks to teach
skills which are applied in real life work situations. This project-based book
discusses concepts and techniques within the context of small, practical,
Creating Digital Images with Adobe Photoshop CS6:
Exploring the Nature of Creativity provides an introduction to creativity for the curious, the uninitiated, the students of beginning classes, and all other interested persons beginning their inquiry into the field of creativity research. Conversational knowledge is not easily gleaned from formal research writing and academic formats—this text simplifies and condenses the research available in the field so that the average freshman student will feel comfortable in exploring it further.
Ecclesiastes said it well: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” From Bakersfield to Beale Street traces the origins and evolution of American rock ‘n’ roll between 1940 and 1987 by examining the intersection of styles and regional influences. The blues, traditional country, and gospel music are the progenitors of rock ‘n’ roll; evolving forms are shaped by distinctive influences in the South, the East and West Coasts, and the Midwest.
Author(s): GRANT MANHART
New Edition Now Available!
This unique and student centered approach to a standard university Music Appreciation text was developed by Dr. Grant Manhart during 20 years of teaching at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. This approach has shown elevated student engagement, student enjoyment, and evidence of both conceptual and factual learning.
Author(s): Kazadi wa Mukuna
The definition of music has challenged scholars throughout the history of music. But in his seminal work The Anthropology of Music (1964), Alan Merriam proposes a culturally broad based definition of music as a product of human behavior in time and space, and has structure; but its structure cannot have an existence of its own divorced from the behavior, which produced it. This definition allows each culture/community to define its music on its own terms.