Originally posted by Jalapeno:
I ordered the Artistry books quite a while ago, from Burt's. I think I got the last cassette tapes that were available for the performance books.
I don't know if that is true for the Artistry
books or not but a year or so ago after trying to find the cassette tape to go with George's 4 Modern Suites
and having absolutely no luck (out-of-print and almost no one ever had them in the first place -- probably why they were out of print), I found Mary Gae George's site which John lists above. I e-mailed her inquiring whether she had any of those cassettes available and I got a very fast and nice response. She was able to send me a "copy of a copy" but it was very good quality. If anyone has trouble finding any of the George cassettes for the Artistry
books, you might try e-mailing Mary Gae. Alfred has given her permission to copy any of Jon's material which is out of print and it is possible that the publisher for the Artistry
books has done the same.
I'm eagerly awaiting the release of their software Learning by Creating: Interactive Projects in Classical Improvising and Composing.
The site still says "Coming Soon" -- it was coming soon when I first found the site in June 2000. :rolleyes: The description sounds intriguing.
Learning by Creating is a self-contained, interactive, step-by-step computer study program for music students to use at home in their daily practice.
This powerful teaching tool immediately involves the student in the vast subject of music in clear, easy steps that deal with the CREATING of rhythm, form, and colour.
The program directly engages the student in the participatory process of DOING, which allows the student to arrive at the necessary “theoretical” concepts by way of discovery, experimentation, and exploration of the program’s innovative musical MATERIALS and ACTIVITIES.
The program is unique in that it does not require any lesson time – the student works actively at home with the program and brings the teacher the printed results.
Mary Gae said she would put me on the mailing list to receive info as soon as it becomes available. Oops! I'd better send her my new e-mail address.
I wouldn't want to miss any late-breaking news.