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Visual Arts
SMMoA Tour da Arts Competition
Each year SMMoA (The Santa Monica Museum of Art) hosts a Tour da Art Competition in conjunction with their annual bike event.

May 24, 2012, 06:28 PST

Performing Arts
Shakespeare's Globe Theater Interactive Viewer
Shakespeare's Globe Theater comes alive with this incredible interactive, virtual viewer.

Oct 21, 2011, 07:05 PST

Visual Arts
Kilims - Turkish Flat Woven Tapetries
Learn about Turkish kilim, flat-woven tapestries from the 15th-19th centuries, and the exhibit at the De young Museum in San Francisco.

Sep 5, 2011, 23:02 PST

Visual Arts
Enter Google's Doodles Competition
Enter the Doodle 4 Google competition and make your mark in art and the Internet. Maybe you will even win the $15,000 scholarship!

Jan 24, 2011, 12:43 PST

Music
Eroica by the You Tube Orchestra
If you have not heard yet, You Tube has an orchestra comprised of people from around the world collaborating in a way never before possible. This is the first mashup from their videos, with the orchestra playing Eroica.
Apr 18, 2009, 01:21 PST

Music
'Play Along with the Masters' Series
Gustav Mahler

This section of the 'Play Along with the Masters' Series invites you to explore the music of Gustav Mahler.

Mar 6, 2009, 10:04 PST

Unusual Musical Performances
HP Office Orchestra
Here is another unusual orchestra performance by an office staff with glasses, cups, and water bottles.
Feb 8, 2009, 22:17 PST

Unusual Musical Performances
Guitar Impossible
This guy does an amazing job with The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart. I think that Mozart would have gotten a total kick out of what this guitar player has done. Awesome editing.
Feb 8, 2009, 22:03 PST

Unusual Musical Performances
Georg Zangl
These performance by Georg Zangl reminds us that instruments can come in all forms. His steel instrument defies classification, and yet it makes amazingly beautiful music.
Dec 14, 2008, 21:51 PST

Unusual Musical Performances
Icicle Orchestra
These Norwegian musicians are intrigued by the sounds that nature creates in ice, but the ice must be natural to have a good sound.
Dec 14, 2008, 20:37 PST

Unusual Musical Performances
Hang Duet
This unusual set of instruments are called Hangs. They have an amazingly rich bell tone that is very soothing. The group is called becapella.

Dec 14, 2008, 20:07 PST

Unusual Musical Performances
Toreador Song
Watch closely as this skater plays the Toreador Song as he skates past.

Dec 14, 2008, 19:51 PST

Unusual Musical Performances
Bottle Orchestra

Dec 14, 2008, 19:40 PST

Unusual Musical Performances
Bottle Orchestra
An amazing performance by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on unusual bottle instruments.

Dec 14, 2008, 19:40 PST

Unusual Musical Performances
Ode to a Ford
This unusual orchestral performance makes you look at cars in an entirely different light. Each of the instruments was created from a different part of a Ford.

Dec 14, 2008, 19:24 PST

Visual Arts
National Gallery of Art Podcasts
Free podcasts from the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC allow art lovers around the world to explore their collections, or visitors to the DC area to docent their won tours through the museum.

Aug 10, 2008, 20:50 PST

Visual Arts
SIGGRAPH - Slow Art Exhibition
Slow Art encompasses juried art from 41 artists meditating on fast and slow living in a landscape of technology. The goal of the collection is to investigate if the speed of our digital culture creates an oasis for contemplation or a hunger for yet more speed.
Jun 26, 2008, 14:25 PST

Visual Arts
Nature Conservatory Photography Competition
Your favorite nature photos could win and inspire others! Enter The Nature Conservancy's Digital Photo Competition by submitting your favorite images.

May 25, 2008, 18:11 PST

Visual Arts
Siggraph Computer Animation Festival Preview
SIGGRAPH is the mecca of amazing animators from all over the world. Each year they host an animation film festival to showcase some of the best work submitted in the area of computer animation. Watch this very cool preview and see why you should be at Siggraph this year!

May 22, 2008, 19:55 PST

Visual Arts
Why Man Creates
This short excerpt from Why Man Creates, the award winning short film by Saul Bass shows the animation of civilization, from the dawn of man through the nuclear age.
Apr 25, 2008, 08:16 PST

Visual Arts
Drawing Basics - Flowers in a 3D Box
This lesson by Mark Kistler will help you learn how to construct and shade some basic shapes by drawing a box full of flowers.

Feb 2, 2008, 15:05 PST

Visual Arts
Drawing Basics - Sharp Shading
If you're not familiar with Mark Kistler, and you love to draw, you should be. He has a wonderful set of books, ostensibly for kids, although having found him at 40 and loving his books, I suppose we should say kids from 6 to 106. This lesson in sharp shading will get you started on the road toward making your images 3-D.

Feb 2, 2008, 14:52 PST

Visual Arts
Drawing Bodies
We are very fortunate to have this excellent video of how to use basic anatomy to properly place the features of a human body in a sketch.

Feb 2, 2008, 09:22 PST

Visual Arts
The Ink Sketch - Drawing the Human Face in Pen
As you watch Jason sketch the female face he is working on in this demonstration, pay particular attention to the proportions of his sketch. Which features align with which other features?

Feb 2, 2008, 09:00 PST

Visual Arts
How to Draw Eyes- Graphite Sketching
This is a wonderful tutorial on how to draw eyes in graphite (a pencil sketch). The artist makes use of a light lead or light gray pencil to start, then he switches to a darker lead as he continues to work in the details on the eye.

Feb 2, 2008, 04:29 PST

Visual Arts
The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson
Louise Nevelson was a Ukrainian immigrant, recognized as one of America’s most distinguished artists, whose work is still changing the face of contemporary sculpture long after her death. Through January 13, 2008, her work will be on exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

Jan 7, 2008, 11:28 PST

Music
Guitar Lessons and Resources
ClassBrain has assembled a great set of resources for guitar players. Whether you're looking for lessons, tools, or tabs, you'll find them here.

Nov 2, 2007, 22:04 PST

Music
Essential Tones of Music Rooted in Human Speech
The use of 12 tone intervals in the music of many human cultures is rooted in the physics of how our vocal anatomy produces speech, according to researchers at the Duke University Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.

May 24, 2007, 20:49 PST

Visual Arts
Playing With Shadows - An Introduction To Shadow Puppetry
Learn how master puppeteers use the ancient art of shadow puppets to tell centuries old tales.
Apr 18, 2007, 11:47 PST

Music
Vintage Phonograph Recordings 1900-1930
Dismuke's Virtual Talking Machine

Dismuke's Virtual Talking Machine is a wonderful collection of recordings from the early 1900s that have been posted in Real Audio format.
Jan 25, 2007, 08:48 PST

Visual Arts
Selections of Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Calligraphy
During the late 1920s, early 1930s, and 1990s the Library of Congress acquired a large collection of Arabic script calligraphy sheets. This presentation exhibits 355 Arabic calligraphy sheets, ranging from the 9th to the 19th centuries.
Dec 15, 2006, 09:14 PST

Music
Afro Cuban Rhythm Lesson
Watch as Ricardo Monzon takes you step by step through the musical parts that create a Afro-Cuban rhythm in Putting All the Pieces Together.

Sep 10, 2006, 21:37 PST

Music
Afro Cuban Conga Rhythms
Get started with conga drumming with this informative tutorial on beat basics.
Sep 10, 2006, 21:26 PST

Music
Double Picking for Guitar Shredders
If you are learning electic guitar, you should take a look at this lesson on double picking or double noting, which is two notes in sixteenths.

Sep 10, 2006, 20:53 PST

Music
Metronome for Guitar Shredders
What's the secret of faster guitar shredding? It's been right under your nose the whole time. Your metronome. Berklee College of Music faculty member and Shred-Lord, Joe Stump, shows you how to use the metronome to become a better and faster shred metal guitar player in this great free online lesson.

Sep 9, 2006, 15:41 PST

Music
Film Scoring Essentials
Berklee College of Music faculty member and film scoring professional Richard Davis takes you inside the world of film scoring and reveals what you need to know about the film scoring process, the industry, and business matters. In this lesson, he explains what spotting is, and how to capture the essence of a scene in music.
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Sep 8, 2006, 21:15 PST

Music
Improvisation Using Rhythmic Devices
Berklee College of Music faculty member Larry Monroe shows you how to improvise using various rhythmic devices in this free lesson from BerkleeShares.com

Sep 5, 2006, 09:32 PST

Music
Develop Music Improvisation Style
It takes a time and hard work to develop your own improvisation style. What can help is advice from a major player in the jazz world.

Sep 3, 2006, 08:24 PST

Music
Folktunes - A Unique Repository of Cultural Music
A new member of the Creative Commons is Folktunes.org, a unique archive of music that celebrates the cultural tunes. Although just in it's infacy, the music archive shows the promise of being a priceless repository in the future.
Sep 3, 2006, 05:34 PST

Music
The Beat In Music Improvisation
Many critics consider Joe Lovano a legitimate successor to Coltrane. He has worked with top musicians, such as, Woody Herman, Chet Baker, Elvin Jones, Charlie Haden, John Scofield, Bill Frisell, and has won multiple awards for his playing. In this lesson, he shows you how to work with and follow the beat when you improvise.

Aug 26, 2006, 09:05 PST




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