Lesson Book 1 is pre-reading. Concepts taught are: How to sit at the piano; Correct hand position; High and low; Loud and soft (forte and piano); Keyboard topography; Bar line and measure, Quarter, half, whole notes and rests; and Repeat signs. The first pieces in the book are played on the black keys. Later in the book, C D E for the RH and C B A for the LH (Middle C position) are taught with letter notes (the name of the note is written inside the note head).
This volume is a timely and provocative analysis of the crisis provoked by the devaluation of the liberal arts and sciences in colleges and universities in the United States, which has accompanied the growing popularity of practical and professional programs of study. This technicization of higher education's curriculum has also coincided with declining academic standards and a growing crisis of literacy among today's students. The new emphasis on developing useful knowledge and marketable skills, the book contends, has been at the expense of nurturing critically aware and intellectually able citizens through an education enriched by the liberal arts. The editors of this book have assembled a distinguished roster of academicians who provide illuminating critical commentary on these interwined issues and wide-ranging alternatives for recovery of higher learning. The first part of The Liberal Arts in a Time of Crisis explores the politics and ideology underscoring the development of curricular policies and pedagogical trends in colleges today. Some of the fallout of these new policies has been rampant anti-intellectualism among students and increasingly narrow and esoteric research specialization among faculty. In the concluding sections, contributors examine the shortcomings of the literacy crusade currently being organized by the educational establishment and provide workable guidelines for refocusing the curriculum and revitalizing the learning process. All those concerned with these issues will find this book invaluable.
Thanks for entering into this adventure in coloring. I am looking forward to sharing my love and passion for artistic coloring with you. I created all of the 30 images in this book by hand using my own personal collection of photos taken by myself as inspiration. I then used various symmetry software tools to complete the overall designs you see here. Although the images are copyrighted, as the buyer of this book, please feel free to copy them for your personal use. If you choose to do so, this will keep the book new and ready for use. Some folks prefer to color on a heavier paper so that the color from marker pens will not bleed through the paper. I'll often color on 80lb paper. Each image is on only one side of the page, the reverse side being left blank. If you'd rather color right inside the book, I'd recommend using blotter paper or a thin piece of cardboard behind your page, just to protect the next image from any color bleeding through to the next page, especially if you plan to use marker pens for coloring. This will keep all your images clean for you to work on. It is also fine for you to use regular crayons or colored pencils. The designs are suitable from beginning to advanced students. The important thing is . . HAVE FUN! Don't forget to check out my other books in the HEARTS AND FLORALS series. I am dedicated to producing these designs for you. - Marie Kaye"
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