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Artists on the Cutting Edge: In a World Full of Gray - The Music of Dale Williams
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Guitarist Dale Williams studied blues guitar with Willie Dixon and Phil Upchurch, ...

Guitarist Dale Williams studied blues guitar with Willie Dixon and Phil Upchurch, but doesn't limit himself to the blues. He has performed and recorded with such artists as Sun Ra, George Lewis and LL Cool J. He teaches and lectures, in addition to performing. (24 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Artists on the Cutting Edge: Straight From the Heart - The Music of Patrice Rushen and Karen Briggs
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Musician, singer, songwriter, arranger and producer Patrice Rushen has a vast array ...

Musician, singer, songwriter, arranger and producer Patrice Rushen has a vast array of recordings to her name, and in recent years has been musical director for the Emmy and NAACP Awards, and for Janet Jackson's 1994 world tour. (29 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
UCTV Teacher's Pet
The Art of Teaching the Arts: A Workshop for High School Teachers
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The Art of Teaching the Arts: A Workshop for High School Teachers ...

The Art of Teaching the Arts: A Workshop for High School Teachers is an eight-part professional development workshop for use by high school dance, music, theatre, and visual art teachers. The workshop examines how principles of good teaching are carried out in teaching the arts at the high school level. In the eight one-hour video programs, seven principles of effective teaching are introduced, then explored in depth. Teachers from arts magnet high schools and comprehensive high schools across the country are shown demonstrating their practice and discussing their goals, methods, and experiences. An interactive Web site and a print guide support and augment the video programs. The Web site includes activities for workshop sessions that encourage participants to draw on their own experiences; background on the schools and teachers featured in the video programs; and interactive features that provide perspective on the teaching principles.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
The Arts in Every Classroom: A Video Library
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The programs in this video library show classroom teachers and arts specialists ...

The programs in this video library show classroom teachers and arts specialists using the arts in a variety of successful ways. The 14 video programs Ń filmed in elementary schools around the country Ń along with a print guide and companion Web site, serve as a professional development resource for K-5 teachers seeking new ideas for integrating the arts into the classroom. Teachers featured in these programs include specialists in dance, music, theatre, and visual art, as well as classroom teachers from kindergarten through fifth grade. Programs 2 through 6 show Arts Specialists at Work, 7 through 12 present ideas for Arts in the General Classroom, and 13 and 14 address the challenges of Organizing for the Arts.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
The Arts in Every Classroom: A Workshop for Elementary School Teachers
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This video workshop provides new ideas about working with the arts for ...

This video workshop provides new ideas about working with the arts for K-5 classroom and arts specialist teachers. The eight one-hour video programs show workshop leaders from the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts working with Learner Teams Ń teachers, principals, and arts specialists Ń from three elementary schools. The Learner Teams work through a curriculum unit based on a multi-arts performance piece by Cirque du Soleil. Classroom segments show schoolchildren engaged in the same lessons. Learner Team members then begin to design their own arts-based units, and return to their schools to put into practice what they learned. Web and print materials provide context and activities for using the videos in workshop sessions. Audio and video demonstration materials needed to teach the classroom lessons in Programs 1-4 can be found on the Classroom Demonstration Materials videotape, which is provided free to buyers of the set of workshop videotapes.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Art/Space
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How do composers hear space? What does space sound like? Is there ...

How do composers hear space? What does space sound like? Is there music in space? Narrated by Roger Launius of the Space History Division of the National Air and Space Museum, this series looks at the way music and outer space connect.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Audio Engineers: Sound Weavers
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In this lesson, students are introduced to audio engineers. They discover in ...

In this lesson, students are introduced to audio engineers. They discover in what type of an environment audio engineers work and exactly what they do on a day-to-day basis. Students come to realize that audio engineers help produce their favorite music and movies.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Michael Bendewald
TeachEngineering.org
Azor: Vodou Jazz
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Azor is known throughout the world as one of the most powerful ...

Azor is known throughout the world as one of the most powerful voices in traditional sacred music in Vodou. He and his group of traditional drummers travel and record extensively especially in Japan. Their repertoire ranges from traditional chants to "Vodou jazz.‰Ű

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Band Music from the Civil War Era
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This collection makes available examples of a brilliant style of brass band ...

This collection makes available examples of a brilliant style of brass band music that flourished in the 1850s in the United States and remained popular through the nineteenth century. Bands of this kind served in the armies of both the North and the South during the Civil War. The collection includes both printed and manuscript music (mostly in the form of "part books" for individual instruments) and features over 700 musical compositions, as well as 8 full-score modern editions and 19 recorded examples of brass band music in performance.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
The Basic Elements of Music
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Explanations (suitable for any age) of the basic elements of music, with ...

Explanations (suitable for any age) of the basic elements of music, with suggested activities for introducing the concepts to children at early elementary school level.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Beginning Guitar
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A beginning guitar course, meant for individual or small-group lessons with an ...

A beginning guitar course, meant for individual or small-group lessons with an experienced instructor. After completing this course, the student should be ready to begin serious study in any guitar style.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Schmidt-Jones, Catherine
Beijing Traditional Music Ensemble
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Beijing Traditional Music Ensemble's extensive repertoire and virtuoso musicians demonstrate the range ...

Beijing Traditional Music Ensemble's extensive repertoire and virtuoso musicians demonstrate the range of distinctive styles that developed in each region for erhu (fiddle), pipa (lute), and other instruments.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Black Choral Music: Boys Choir of Tallahassee
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In the late 19th century, Harry Burleigh-a protege of Antonin Dvorak-took the ...

In the late 19th century, Harry Burleigh-a protege of Antonin Dvorak-took the musical style to new heights with choral arrangements informed by his classical training. Modern choral music takes on many different forms, and is often accompanied by the piano, percussion, and bass.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Blowing Breeze Audio
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A popular song by the Rahbani Brothers, renowned Lebanese composers, musicians, and ...

A popular song by the Rahbani Brothers, renowned Lebanese composers, musicians, and playwrights. This music education tool can be used to appreciate Arab music and to learn Arabic lyrics, diction, rhythms, and instrumentals. Vocals by Rosan Khoury.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture
Simulation
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Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
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http://albustanseeds.org/
Blues Journey: Page to Stage
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Join playwright Jerome Hairson and director Scot Reese as they bring the ...

Join playwright Jerome Hairson and director Scot Reese as they bring the story of Blues Journey from page to stage, developing the original book of blues lyrics into a fully realized play, rich with musical performances. Blues Journey follows the life of a blues performer as he learns to play, finds fame, and witnesses the blues evolve into rock-and-roll in this world premiere Kennedy Center original productionĺĘbased on the children's book by Walter Dean Myers.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Border Music: Grupo Fantasma
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Along the Texas-Mexican border in the 19th century, Mexicans, Native Americans, and ...

Along the Texas-Mexican border in the 19th century, Mexicans, Native Americans, and Anglo-Americans living in the region intermingled with European immigrants looking for new opportunities. The clash and fusion of multiple languages and traditions resulted in a distinct "Tejano" culture.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE