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Playing the Keyboard [electronic resource]

This program features Matt Clifford, a brilliant keyboard artist who has toured with The Rolling Stones and Yes. After a detailed overview of synthesizers and their capabilities, he gives instruction on choosing a keyboard; notes and intervals; bending notes and vibrato; keeping time; scales; bass lines, left- and right-hand chords, melody lines, and rhythms; MIDI technology and sampling; using orchestral, classic rock, and synthesized sounds; building multitrack sequences; and how to improvise simple songs. The program concludes with a performance by Clifford.
Online
2005; 1991
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Playing the Guitar [electronic resource]

In this program, John James, one of Britain's top fingerstyle guitarists, shows viewers the basics of playing the six-string acoustic guitar. Subjects include types of guitars; the parts of the guitar; replacing strings; how to hold acoustic and electric guitars; tuning; strumming and fretting; left- and right-hand fingering; notes and intervals; bending notes and vibrato; chord diagrams, tablature, and keeping time; scales; the C, G7, D7, G Major, and C7 chords; triad arpeggios; how to improvise simple songs; and playing the blues. The program concludes with a performance by James.
Online
2005; 1991
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Playing the Drums [electronic resource]

In this program, Geoff Nicholls, co-presenter of BBC TV's classic Rock School series, introduces students to the drum set with instruction on the components of the drum set and their parts; choosing sticks, drums, and cymbals; replacing drum heads; how to hold the sticks using orthodox and matched grips; tuning; hand and foot strokes; drum notation and keeping time; quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes and their associated triplets; varying rhythms with rests; varying tempo and volume; accents; fills; and how to improvise both simple and complex rhythms. The program concludes with a performance by Nicholls.
Online
2005; 1991
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Art and Design [electronic resource]: Insights Into the Visual Arts

Where do abstract painters and fashion designers find their muses? To what extent does the creative process differ between video artists, sculptors, and fine art embroiderers? How do illustrators and mixed media artists handle the business side of their work? Using capsule interviews with contemporary figures on the U.K. visual arts scene, this program draws viewers into the studio space and immerses them in the hands-on processes and limitless possibilities of art and design. Section one, "Artists and Ideas," explores sources of inspiration, the foundational importance of drawing, and a variety of functions for sketchbooks and journals. Section two, "Art Practice," considers contextual referencing in art, the development of ideas, artistic materials and techniques, the relative meri [...]
Online
2010; 2009
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Playing the Violin [electronic resource]

In this program, renowned folk-rock fiddler Ric Sanders helps beginners get started playing the violin. Topics include the parts of the violin and bow, choosing a violin and bow, using peg paste and bow rosin, how to hold the violin and bow, tuning, bowing, plucking, fingering, notes and intervals, vibrato, the rudiments of reading music and keeping time, the D major and G major scales, the Doric mode, and how to improvise simple songs. The program concludes with a performance by Sanders.
Online
1991
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Playing the Flute [electronic resource]

This program features one of the world's finest jazz flute players: Eddie Parker. He addresses the parts of the flute and how to assemble them, posture and breathing, embouchure, holding and blowing into the flute, tuning, fingering, notes and intervals, tonguing, the rudiments of reading music and keeping time, the Pentatonic scale, how to improvise simple songs, and disassembly, cleaning, and storage of the flute. The program concludes with a performance by Parker, followed by a series of drone notes for students to practice against.
Online
1991
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Playing the Clarinet [electronic resource]

This program spotlights David Bitelli, a multitalented musician who has worked with Elton John, Terence Trent D'Arby, and Joan Armatrading. He acquaints students with the parts of the Boehm-system B-flat clarinet and how to assemble them, selecting the best mouthpiece, fitting the reed, posture and breathing, embouchure, holding and blowing into the clarinet, tuning, fingering, notes and intervals, tonguing, the rudiments of reading music and keeping time, scales, how to improvise simple songs, and types of clarinets. The program concludes with a performance by Bitelli.
Online
1991
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Playing the Saxophone [electronic resource]

Pete Thomas has toured with Joe Jackson and Fats Domino and has recorded with Elton John. In this program, he introduces beginners to the alto saxophone: the parts of the saxophone and how to assemble them, fitting the reed, posture and breathing, embouchure, holding and blowing into the saxophone, tuning, fingering, notes and intervals, tonguing and slurring, bending notes and vibrato, the rudiments of reading music and keeping time, scales, triad arpeggios, how to improvise simple songs, and playing the blues. The program concludes with a performance by Thomas.
Online
1991
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Playing the Bass Guitar [electronic resource]

Henry Thomas has collaborated with Van Morrison, Herbie Hancock, Chris de Burgh, Billy Ocean, and Randy Crawford. In this program, he familiarizes beginners with the bass guitar: the parts of the bass; choosing a bass; amplifiers and speakers; replacing strings; how to hold the bass with classical and rock grips; tuning; plucking and fretting; left- and right-hand fingering; notes and intervals; bending notes and vibrato; chord diagrams and keeping time; scales; triad arpeggios; movable shapes; how to improvise simple bass lines and rhythms; and playing the blues. The program concludes with a performance by Thomas.
Online
1991
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Transmission, Tires & Steering, and Suspension & Braking Systems [electronic resource]

This program covers the proper working order of the clutch and gearbox and provides step-by-step minor maintenance procedures for both. The second portion of the program looks at how to get the longest life from your tires and how to properly and safely change a flat tire. The last segment covers the suspension system and explains how to perform periodic brake system checks that will keep your vehicle operating at a safe and efficient level.
Online
2006; 1989
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Doula! [electronic resource]: The Ultimate Birth Companion

This program gives viewers an intimate look at the work of doulas, capturing the details of the support they offer at each phase of the birthing journey. Three pregnant women and their husbands discuss why they chose a doula to supplement a midwife's services, and the doulas in turn relate what the experience means to them. The video follows the women through labor and includes footage of two at-home water births. Having the doula on hand for reassurance, to call relatives, and more allows the couples to be fully involved with the delivery of their new child. The role of a postnatal doula in helping parents transition to life with a baby is also covered. Contains nudity associated with childbirth.
Online
2010