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January
Songworks II: Singing from Sound to Symbol - Peggy D. BennettThis methods text for the music specialist focuses on teaching children the sounds of music-singing-and the symbols of music-reading and writing music notation. With over 75 Mini-Lessons, this text offers general principles and specific ways to teach elements of rhythm, melody, and structure and help children learn to read, write, and enjoy music. The text addresses the four major challenges of teaching music: how to translate the aural sense of music into visual and kinesthetic experiences for young children, how to organize musical sounds, how to explore the patterns of music in temporal rather
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January
Exploring Character Design - Kevin HedgpethSeasoned character creators Kevin Hedgpeth and Stephen Missal, drawing on the concepts examined in their previous book, Exploring Drawing for Animation, present a definitive guide to designing and developing characters for visual media. Exploring Character Design covers the entire character-creation process, from concept to final product-including research, conceptualization, synthesis, and refinement. Laying out a step-by-step analysis of character construction in accordance with standard industry methodology, Hedgpeth and Missal lead the reader on a fascinating journey into character design
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January
Buddha for Beginners (Tr) - Stephen T. AsmaExplains the underlying philosophies of Buddhism, introduces the historical Buddha, and discusses the philosophical differences between the Theravada, Madhyamaika, Tantric, and Zen forms.