Results: 4 Open Textbooks
  • Sight-Reading for Guitar

    Author(s): Chelsea Green, The American University in Cairo

    Updated: May 25, 2021

    Description: This book teaches guitar players from all musical backgrounds to understand, read and play modern staff notation in real time. The Keep Going Method is designed to impart the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for sight-reading with efficiency, fun and encouragement.

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  • Digital Foundations

    Author(s): Xtine Burrough, Michael Mandiberg

    Updated: Dec 5, 2019

    Description: This book was written by two artist educators who teach digital art and design studio foundation classes. While teaching classes that take place in software laboratories, we noticed that many of our students expected to learn to use software, but gave little consideration to aesthetics or art and design history. A typical first day question is, "Are we going to learn Photoshop in this class?" This book is a mash-up of the Bauhaus Basic Course and open source software such as Inkscape, Gimp, Fi...[more]

  • Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals

    Author(s): Graphic Communications Open Textbook Collective, British Columbia Institute of Technology

    Updated: Jul 30, 2019

    Description: This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don’t stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer softwa...[more]

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  • Exploring Movie Construction and Production

    Author(s): John Reich, SUNY Genesee Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Exploring Movie Construction and Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure, or directing style is used throughout the book to illustrate ...[more]

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