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Art History

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Art, Music, and Culture

An open textbook by The Ohio State University that discusses art and music in the context of popular culture. It is meant to work with the open course Art and Music Since 1945.

Includes: assignments, supplementary course materials.


Understanding Music: Past and Present

Understanding Music: Past and Present is a peer-reviewed open Music Appreciation textbook co-authored by music faculty across Georgia. The text covers the fundamentals of music and the physics of sound, an exploration of music from the Middle Ages to the present day, and a final chapter on popular music in the United States.

Includes: audio/video clips, glossary.

Open Music Theory

Open Music Theory is an open-source, interactive, online “text” book for college-level music theory courses.

Includes: interactive, music-notation modules.

Music: Its Language, History and Culture 

The chapters in this book contain definitions and explanations of musical terms and concepts, short essays on subjects related to music as a creative performing art, biographical sketches of major figures in music, and historical and cultural background information on music from different periods and places.

Includes: instructor and student resources.

Understanding Basic Music Theory

Music 101


Theatre and Film Studies

Exploring Movie Construction and Production: What’s so Exciting about Movies?

This open textbook contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production, including: theme; genre; narrative structure’ character portrayal; story; plot; directing style; cinematography; and editing.

Includes: instructor resources, production and cinematography assignments.


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