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Practice (Music & Art)

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Fri, 20 Sep 1996 19:18:43 -0700 (PDT)


Mark Joyce's statements about "practice" within the visual arts as compared
to "practice" within music are quite interesting. However, I can also think
of many students who drop out of music because they cannot take the
continuous rudimentary practice that goes on. If the visual arts stressed
such practice would we not also drive students away? I'm not saying that
practice is not worthwhile, but just that making it a regular chore would
perhaps weed out too many students. That brings me back to the art as play
discussion too. Could it be that the visual arts, because unique,
personally created products are the primary goal, cannot really be compared
with music, in which skills at performing someone elses unique, personally
created products is the primary goal? (No offense intended towards
performing artists).

Sandra Hildreth <shildret>
Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660
Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617


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