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Ready, Set, Improvise!

Ready, Set, Improvise!

Author: Suzanne Burton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190675936

Category: Music

Page: 152

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Improvisation - the creation of a unique combination of musical content within a musical context - is core to musicianship. As authors Suzanne L. Burton and Alden H. Snell II demonstrate, students already build skills that drive improvisation when they listen to music or imitate rhythmic patterns. Building from this observation, Ready, Set, Improvise! addresses improvisation in a cogent, clear, practical, and sequential manner. As an essential resource for music educators, this book synthesizes what we know about exemplary music teaching and learning, provides an easy-to-follow sequence for guiding improvisation instruction, and gives techniques for assessment of students' skill and conceptual development. Burton and Snell explore lessons in singing, rhythmic chanting, moving, and playing instrument exercises that prepare students to improvise. This all-in-one guide gives music teachers the necessary tools with which to plan the next steps for students to become independent musicians.

Notes From An Odin Actress

Notes From An Odin Actress

Author: Julia Varley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136938535

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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‘As an actress I sit, speak, run, sweat and, simultaneously, I represent someone who sits, speaks, runs and sweats. As an actress, I am both myself and the character I am playing. I exist in the concreteness of the performance and, at the same time, I need to be alive in the minds and senses of the spectators. How can I speak of this double reality?’ – Julia Varley This is a book about the experience of being an actress from a professional and female perspective. Julia Varley has been a member of Odin Teatret for over thirty years, and Notes from an Odin Actress is a personal account of her work with Eugenio Barba and this world-renowned theatre company. This is a unique window onto the in-depth exercises and day-to-day processes of an Odin member. It is a journal to enlighten anyone interested in the performances, the discoveries and the hard physical work that accompany a life in theatre.

The Grammar of Grace

The Grammar of Grace

Author: Kent Eilers

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781610972338

Category: Religion

Page: 556

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This anthology is a collection of readings on the Christian life. They were carefully selected from every era of history and from across the spectrum of Christian traditions. They include letters, sermons, treatises and disputations, poems, songs and hymns, confessions, biblical commentary, and even part of a novel. In each case, the subject is life with God, life in God, life for God—life infused and enlivened by God’s grace. The editors introduce each selection, highlighting relevant aspects of the author’s biography, spirituality, and historical context. Introductions are also provided for the major eras of the church which present theological, historical, and cultural perspectives to help the reader best engage the selections. For individuals and groups, classrooms and seminars, this collection will generate dialogue between past and present, and between traditions familiar and unfamiliar. It is not merely a book on the Christian life but for the Christian life, making yesterday’s witness to life with God a resource for the Church today.

Faith and Modern Thought

Faith and Modern Thought

Author: Timothy Hull

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498236768

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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Get the full picture! Understand the whole story! Faith and Modern Thought is a jargon-busting and engaging introduction providing an imaginative and creative way into the great minds that have forged the modern world, especially Kant and Hegel and the revolutionary philosophies of existentialism and Marxism they inspired. Tim Hull provides the wider intellectual picture, the fuller philosophical story in which modern theology was forged. After an engaging introduction to the European Enlightenment and the cultural crisis it triggered, the stage is set to understand the essence of modern theology. From that essential background the radical faith of many of the most influential of modern theologians and philosophers of religion is explored, exposing a deep-rooted indebtedness to the Enlightenment tradition.

Pierre Cochereau

Pierre Cochereau

Author: Anthony Hammond

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781580464055

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 346

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The Beer Drinker's Guide to God

The Beer Drinker's Guide to God

Author: William B. Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476738680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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It’s no accident that Jesus’ first miracle was turning water into wine! Written by an Episcopalian priest-slash-bar owner, this thoughtful, well-written book of spiritual essays distills lessons about the character of God from stories about adult beverages. “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good.” —Psalm 34:8 Being upright does not mean you have to be uptight—at least according to Father Bill Miller, an Episcopal priest/bar owner. As a fan of both spirits and the Holy Spirit, he is very familiar with the intoxicating lure of some of God’s finer creations, and in The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God he brews up insightful, beautifully written reflections about the strange intersections of God, and, well…beer. In this humorous collection of essays, he weaves together stories from his life in ministry, his travels in search of the world’s best Scotch, his conversations with Trappist monks, and colorful evenings in his bar, Padre’s. He also reflects on the lessons he’s learned from baseball, Playboy bunnies, Las Vegas, and his attempts to become chaplain to the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, all while (somehow) crafting essays about the spiritual importance of generosity, sacrifice, openness, and spiritual transformation. Really. Essays include: -WWJD: What Would Jesus Drink? -Brewed Over Me and Distill Me, O Lord -Pearls of Great Price -Chicken Soup for the Hooters Girl’s Soul -Miss Hawaii and Other Miss Takes -Don’t Leave me Hanging: The Theological Significance of Athletic Supporters From the deeply touching to the laugh-out-loud funny, these stories ultimately open our minds to the glory of God and our mouths to some of God’s more delicious creations. The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God is a smart, hilarious book for those thirsty for God’s truth.

Early Keyboard Instruments

Early Keyboard Instruments

Author: David Rowland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521643856

Category: Music

Page: 154

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A select bibliography and extensive endnotes enable the reader to take all of the issues further."--Jacket.

Eugenio Barba

Eugenio Barba

Author: Jane Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134481842

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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This useful guidebook not only provides practical exercises for both students and teachers, but also offers an historical perspective on European and world theatre and charts exciting developments in theatre research Eugenio Barba is the first book to combine: *an overview of Barba's work and that of his company, Odin Teatret *exploration of his writings and ideas on theatre anthropology, and his unique contribution to contemporary performance research *in-depth analysis of the 2000 production of Ego Faust, performed at the International School of Theatre Anthropology *a practical guide to training exercises developed by Barba and the actors in the company. Eugenio Barba is recognized as one of the most important theatre practitioners working today. Along with the company he founded forty years ago, the world-acclaimed Odin Teatret, he continues to produce extraordinary theatre performances that tour the world, and his International School of Theatre Anthropology has greatly developed research into the craft of the actor. As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

Philosophy of the Performing Arts

Philosophy of the Performing Arts

Author: David Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405188029

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

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This book provides an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts. Presents the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts in an accessible style, assuming no prior knowledge Provides a critical overview and a comprehensive framework for thinking about the performing arts Examines the assumption that classical music provides the best model for thinking about artistic performance across the performing arts Explores ways in which the ‘classical paradigm’ might be extended to other musical genres, to theatre, and to dance Applies the thinking on performing arts to the issue of ‘performance art’

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies

Author: George E. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199892938

Category: Music

Page: 640

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Improvisation informs a vast array of human activity, from creative practices in art, dance, music, and literature to everyday conversation and the relationships to natural and built environments that surround and sustain us. The two volumes of the Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies gather scholarship on improvisation from an immense range of perspectives, with contributions from more than sixty scholars working in architecture, anthropology, art history, computer science, cognitive science, cultural studies, dance, economics, education, ethnomusicology, film, gender studies, history, linguistics, literary theory, musicology, neuroscience, new media, organizational science, performance studies, philosophy, popular music studies, psychology, science and technology studies, sociology, and sound art, among others.