Jason Dougherty

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Egypt's Christian Copts, Ways Music Therapy can Improve Your Homeschool Day, and More Links!

By Tito Edwards | The Copts: A Few Facts You Might Not Have Known about Egypt’s Christians - John Burger, Aleteia+++ Ways Music Therapy can Improve …

What Is Art? Favorite Famous Definitions, from Antiquity to Today

After the recent omnibus of definitions of science by some of history’s greatest minds and definitions of philosophy by some of today’s most prominent philosophers, why not turn to an arguably even more nebulous domain of humanity? Gathered here are some of my favorite definitions of art, from …

Brian Eno on Art, Confidence, and How Attention Creates Value

<i>“Make good art,”</i> Neil Gaiman advised in his endlessly heartening counsel on the creative life. But what, exactly, is “good” art?<p>English musician and visual artist <b>Brian Eno</b>, born on May 15, 1948, is celebrated as a pioneer of ambient music and one of the most influential artists in modern musical …

Music Prodigy

Sight singing homework examples intended that enhance each individual lessons in the S-Cubed Original Level 1 Series. Pre-packaged and …

How to memorise a symphony

Like many people, I often find that I have little snippets of music playing in my head when my brain is meant to be doing something else. There appears to be no rhyme or reason to what this miniature jukebox decides to play. It could be something I just heard, something I’m practising for …

Flute

Words fail us: dementia and the arts

I am not myself. What is it to be “oneself?” What is this self, this “me”? What do we mean when we say “I”? When we lose our mind, where is it to be found? When we go out of our mind, where do we go?<p>Day after day, I would see him: an old man in shabby clothes who used to stand at a busy junction …

Literature

Voice-over actors are talking up the apps that help them get work

Beau Stephenson gets gigs as a voice-over actor in much the same way people order a car on Uber or find a date on Tinder.<p>The 27-year-old Pasadena resident flips on his computer and logs on to an online marketplace that connects voice actors to clients who need them. Profiles are searchable, have …

27 Powerful Pieces Of Graffiti That Paint Greece's Frustration Amidst Crisis

Greece’s debt crisis reached new heights last month as the government in Athens and the country's international creditors engaged in contentious negotiations over a third bailout in exchange for new austerity measures.<p>Some Greeks have weighed in on the crisis in a highly visual way -- with colorful …

Educational “Reform” Measures the Wrong Things - Music Matters

Steven Nelson (via Diane Ravitch), Head of the Calhoun School in Manhattan, makes extremely important points when he says that so-called Educational …

Why Does Music Actually, Really, Definitely Matter? - Music Matters

Perhaps you’ve read current music education advocacy claims like these:<p>“ . . . to improve the reading, science, and math skills of American children …