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When I teach drawing, I like to use Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain,
and explain to the students how talking and listening uses the right side
of the brain, whereas their creativity is in their left. That seems to cut
down the chattering - when they see the results are better when they are
concentrating, they sometimes want to be more serious.
I have found the CD's by Gary Lamb, 60 beats a minute, to be very conducive
to quiet working. Also, when I teach my Native American unit, I play
Carlos Nakai's music. It seems to help the creativity to play music that
is without words and isn't too fast. Some classical music tends to be too