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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.
You’ve likely been asked over and over, “What are you going to do with an art degree?”
And maybe you’ve been asking yourself that very question.
The career of an artist, like that of an actor or musician, is not one that looks like the traditional careers that many of your friends will have. You are a creative individual, an artist, and you’ve always done things your way.
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
History & Tradition of Jazz is not just a story of jazz music and musicians, but the struggle to achieve, create, and invent for the sake of this musical art form. The publication features stories and legends of important events and people who shaped jazz history, while addressing how the music has been an important lightning rod for race issues.
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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): Brian Horner
Based on parallels drawn between fundamental areas of music performance and their counterparts in the business world, Living The Dream...The Morning After Music School – a DIY guide to the music business offers insights and tools to help current or former music majors navigate life as highly capable musicians trying to put together a living from a variety of income streams. It also exposes them to creative ways of considering their career options that may give them much more hope than they thought possible.
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A $7 billion industry, per the Recording Industry Association of America, music is everywhere. People consume music in a variety of ways: from CDs, to streaming, to live concerts, with everyone consuming music in some way or another.
Based on parallels drawn between fundamental areas of theatre performance and their counterparts in the business world, Living The Dream…The Morning After Drama School – A DIY Guide to the Acting Business offers insights and tools to help current or former drama majors navigate life as highly capable actors trying to put together a living from a variety of income streams. It also exposes them to creative ways of considering their career options that may give them much more hope than they thought possible.
The Theatrical Journey: An Imaginative Process deals with live theatre as an art form. In live theatre the actors are in the presence of the audience impersonating characters. Other forms of theatre which include many forms of media (television, films, DVDs etc.) the actors are not in the presence of the audience.
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Author(s): John Baur
FINALLY…A Music Theory Package With Online Drills and Instant Assessment and Grading!
A practical, comprehensive, and concise approach to the study of music theory, John Baur's Practical Music Theory is enhanced by the full power of online resources to explore and teach the primary theoretical material.
Seamlessly integrated within the framework of the Practical Music Theory textbook is access to a robust accompanying website that features: