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Read more about Guide to Ancient Aegean Art

Guide to Ancient Aegean Art

Contributors: Ezra, Harris, and Zucker

Publisher: Smarthistory

This book contains all of Smarthistory’s content for the Ancient Aegean, including Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaean art.

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Read more about Moving Pictures:  An Introduction to Cinema

Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema

Contributor: Sharman

Publisher: University of Arkansas

Textbook for 1000- level Communication course: Introduction to Films Studies

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Read more about Guide to Ancient Egyptian Art

Guide to Ancient Egyptian Art

Contributors: Ezra, Harris, and Zucker

Publisher: Smarthistory

This book contains all of Smarthistory’s content for Ancient Egyptian art.

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Read more about Guide to Ancient Near Eastern Art

Guide to Ancient Near Eastern Art

Contributors: Ezra, Harris, and Zucker

Publisher: Smarthistory

This book contains all of Smarthistory’s content for Sumerian, Akkadian, Neo-Sumerian / Ur III, Babylonian, Assyrian and Persian art.

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Read more about Sight-Reading for Guitar

Sight-Reading for Guitar

Contributor: Green

Publisher: Rebus Community

Sight-Reading for Guitar: The Keep Going Method Book and Video Series teaches guitar players from all musical backgrounds to understand, read and play modern staff notation in real time. The Keep Going Method is designed to impart the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for sight-reading with efficiency, fun and encouragement. The skill of sight-reading is a difficult to develop, primarily because it is traditionally taught inefficiently. Further, students encounter high levels of emotional discomfort in the beginning stages of skill acquisition. The method in this book is designed to impart the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for sight-reading with efficiency, clarity and encouragement. All types of guitars apply: electric, steel-string and nylon-string.

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Read more about An Introduction to Technical Theatre

An Introduction to Technical Theatre

Contributor: Sanders

Publisher: Pacific University Press

An Introduction to Technical Theatre draws on the author’s experience in both the theatre and the classroom over the last 30 years. Intended as a resource for both secondary and post-secondary theatre courses, this text provides a comprehensive overview of technical theatre, including terminology and general practices.

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Read more about Music Fundamentals 1: Pitch and Major Scales and Keys

Music Fundamentals 1: Pitch and Major Scales and Keys

Contributors: Ewell and Schmidt-Jones

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

This collection is the first of five dealing with the rudiments of music.

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Read more about Music Fundamentals 2: Rhythm and Meter

Music Fundamentals 2: Rhythm and Meter

Contributors: Ewell and Schmidt-Jones

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

This collection is the second of five dealing with the rudiments of music.

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Read more about Sound Reasoning

Sound Reasoning

Contributors: Brandt and McClure

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

“Sound Reasoning” is a web-based, introductory music appreciation course. It offers a new approach to music appreciation for adults, focusing on style-independent concepts. While the course concentrates primarily on Western classical and modern music, the concepts that are introduced apply to music of any style or era. The goal of “Sound Reasoning” is to equip you with questions that you may ask of any piece of music, thereby creating a richer and more comprehensive understanding of music both familiar and unfamiliar. Here are some additional features of the course. 1) ”Sound Reasoning” is completely listening based. No ability to read music is required. 2) The course assumes little or no musical background. A minimum of terminology is invoked. 3) Musical examples are interpolated directly into the text. 4) The course is interactive. A “listening gallery” with exercises follows each module, so that you may practice and refine your listening skills. 5) The modules may be studied in sequence or individually. 6)You may easily print a .pdf of any module.. “Sound Reasoning” is designed as both a stand-alone, self-paced course as well as a supplement to existing university classes.

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Read more about Exploring Movie Construction & Production: What’s so exciting about movies?

Exploring Movie Construction & Production: What’s so exciting about movies?

Contributor: Reich

Publisher: Open SUNY

Exploring Movie Construction & Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure, or directing style is used throughout the book to illustrate building blocks of each theme. This approach to film instruction and analysis has proved beneficial to increasing students' learning, while enhancing the creativity and critical thinking of the student.

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