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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): 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.
Author(s): CAROL ECKERT
Revised 1st Edition Now Available!
Comprehensive and concise introductory level art text.
Conversing in Art: Learning the Language of the Visual Arts represents a starting point to help students facilitate conversations about the world of art. This text covers topics from the basics of form, to what works are about and the situations in which they were created, to current issues in the art world today.
Author(s): Polli Chambers-Salazar
Essential Piano Techniques: A Guide to Practice and Performance
focuses on developing the skills essential to a successful pianist: one’s
physical approach to the instrument; effective practice techniques; tools for
mastering sight reading; and a thorough approach to memorization. It acts as a
supplement to repertoire to be used by college level piano classes, students
taking individual lessons, or pianists studying on their own.
Essential Piano Techniques includes:
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.
The primary justification for including functional keyboard studies as part of the theory curriculum rests on the belief that they serve to reinforce the understanding of tertian chord vocabulary and the concepts of functional harmonic progression typical of the music of the 18th through mid 19th centuries. The usefulness of keyboard skills is, however, not confined to activities in our music theory classrooms.