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Sight-reading singer trying to relearn the piano: any suggestions?

I am a sight-reading singer trying to relearn the piano. I used to take lessons and still remember how to play the piano, but have not practiced in quite some time. I am not looking to become concert-quality, but just so that I can maybe play along with myself when trying to learn a song or play something relatively simple for my own enjoyment. Is there a book or something I can get or something I can do to help me relearn the piano? Thanks!
posted by Twevy on Mar 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Examples of successful creative grant/fellowship/scholarship applications?

Where can I find examples of successful applications for grants, fellowships and scholarships related to writing and/or international research, along the lines of Fulbright, NEA, etc? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Dec 9, 2008 - 6 answers

How to make a paint-by-number in Photoshop?

What's the simplest way to create a series of paint-by-number patterns from digital photos? I have access to Photoshop and Illustrator. My Photoshop skills are a bit rusty (it's been a few years) and my Illustrator/vector understanding is pretty lame. [more inside]
posted by macrowave on Dec 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Give me knowledge with a side of head nodding

I need intelligent hiphop/rap with good beats. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Dec 4, 2008 - 69 answers

Arts Management Internship help?

Graduate student: Looking for a summer internship anywhere in the US or Canada to enrich MS in Arts Management degree. Do you have any suggestions of favorite museums (large or small), galleries, or even independent grass-roots arts organizations? [more inside]
posted by BlackStrapMolasses on Dec 2, 2008 - 3 answers

How do you survive an arts career?

Artistic MeFites: I'm looking for some advice. For any of you pursuing (or already established within) some time of artistic career, whether it be music, film, writing, theatre, dance, sculpture or whatever, how do you keep yourself happy and productive in your field? And most of all, how do you get there in the first place? [more inside]
posted by themaskedwonder on Oct 15, 2008 - 12 answers

Australian Migration Agent Needed - good with Creative Industries

Where can I find an Australian migration agent who's good with the creative industries, or otherwise unusual career paths? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 3, 2008 - 1 answer

Help me identify an obscure book passage from my past

Many years ago I remember reading a book that included a section on people's creative output, and there were graphs that indicated how old people were (composers, playwrights, etc.) when they produced their major works. The conclusion was something like, there is a limited volume of creative works a person can produce in one lifetime, regardless of when in their life the works were produced. Does this ring any bells?
posted by Dr. Send on Sep 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Resources wanted - cultural diversity, youth, arts

Cultural diversity, youth, and the arts/creative industries - where do I start looking for resources? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 27, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I find the right martial arts program for my 6 year old boy?

What is the best entry level martial arts program for a quiet, kinda serious, very strong and flexible (can almost do the splits both ways) 6 year old boy? He LOVES anything that has to do with martial arts and Asia (movies, toys, cartoons etc) but I'm confused about the various schools and their strength and weaknesses. I don't want something like "Rex Kwon Do" but I also don't want something that is so watered down that it's just tumbling in a karate uniform. He has a couple of friends who are in Taekwondo but I'm not sold on those programs for him. HELP... Thanks!
posted by KTrujillo on Aug 1, 2008 - 29 answers

shiny new job?

Preparing for a technical/artistic interview? [more inside]
posted by slipperywhenwet on Jul 21, 2008 - 4 answers

sales-ology for artists

I've been hanging out with my wife and her booth partner at a handmade goods market they sell at each week. It's pretty typical stuff, jewelry, crafts of various kinds. They also go to art festivals on occasion to sell their wares. We've been discussing sales techniques that could help them out. I'm wondering if there is such an animal: sales techniques for the artisan seller? [more inside]
posted by diode on Jul 14, 2008 - 18 answers

Alternative arts listings similar to NonsenseNYC for other cities?

I'm looking for alternative arts and culture listings in Chicago, Seattle, and Boston, similar to Nonsene NYC. [more inside]
posted by odawg on Jul 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Teach me how to fund art organization!

I have an idea for a community art organization. Help me figure out where to look to fund it! [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Jun 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Examples of Epic Storytelling

What are some of the best examples of epic storytelling that have taken place? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on May 21, 2008 - 56 answers

What's new in Kung-Fu?

Can you help me become familiar with what and who is up-and-coming in martial arts movies? Am interested in recent movies that are less reliant on wires and CG, and in younger actors who didn't just learn martial arts to make a movie, but are truly gifted in the area. I don't mind subtitles! [more inside]
posted by FortyT-wo on May 7, 2008 - 10 answers

I'm seeking some insight as to possible reasons a company with a potential dream job available would be unresponsive and seemingly uninterested in me.

Please help me determine the best way to ask for feedback from a company that I'm very interested in, but doesn't seem to be interested in me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 11, 2008 - 13 answers

What to name my B&B?

Help me name my new business venture. I'm looking for a creative/non-cliche name for a bed & breakfast that will cater to crafters, with an emphasis on scrapbookers. Basically it will be a three day/two night girls weekend. The B&B has a large craft area. We'll also offer massage, manicure and pedicure. Any ideas?
posted by ReneeOg on Mar 5, 2008 - 24 answers

My 1st grade teacher said I was a natural...it was all downhill from there.

Dear performing Mefites - how do you do that thing you do? [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Feb 24, 2008 - 18 answers

Fundraising online

I want my not for profit organization to maximize its presence on line, in particular by increasing fundraising efforts. [more inside]
posted by nax on Feb 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Everybody was kung fu fighting

If I was a teenager in the 70s, what style of martial art would have seemed the most badass to me? And why?
posted by Astro Zombie on Feb 9, 2008 - 28 answers

Art and artifacts experienced through technology

How is the meaning of art and artefacts being altered by the methods we use to: Experience, Define and Preserve them... In other words, in what ways have technologies been used to experience, re-define and/or preserve art and artifacts? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 5, 2008 - 12 answers

Recommendations for a financial advisor/accountant for a young couple?

Recommendations for a financial advisor/accountant for a young couple in NYC? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Jan 30, 2008 - 2 answers

Arts and Crafts: Map Making

I would like to make or buy a detailed map of my neighborhood in Manhattan. I want it to be poster sized and nice enough looking to hang on the wall. I also want to be able to make notes on it, put push pins in it and post it on my wall. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jan 28, 2008 - 11 answers

Diplomats who wrote plays?

Looking for examples of diplomats who were/are also involved in the performing arts. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Jan 12, 2008 - 35 answers

Photographing a Kid's Judo Tournament?

What's the best way to photograph a kid's judo tournament and have pictures ready for the parents right after awards are presented? [more inside]
posted by chengjih on Dec 31, 2007 - 9 answers

martial arts for kids in San Diego

I've got a friend with an adopted son. The kid has some adjustment problems from his early treatment and adjustment here. She's looking at using meds to change his behavior. I think that's not a great idea and she should look to enrolling him in martial arts classes. They are in San Diego. Can anyone recommend a program in that area? [more inside]
posted by diode on Dec 14, 2007 - 13 answers

What group activities can I sign up for in LA?

What are some activities in Los Angeles that I could sign up for and take part in on a regular basis with a group of other people? Some kind of weekly thing, maybe. The best example I can think of is something like a knitting club... but not specifically a knitting club because knitting just ain't my thing. I am thinking of something creative/arts-related, though. I just don't know of anything in particular that I could check out. Anyone in LA involved in or know of something like this that they can recommend? [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Nov 14, 2007 - 15 answers

Working artists together online.

Working artists together. Do you know of any online community or email list where artists from all disciplines discuss practical working issues? Issues like negotiating commissions and contracts, our experiences with residencies and artist colonies, etc.? [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Nov 12, 2007 - 4 answers

How to find out about art shows in San Francisco?

Where are the best places/sites/calendars/listings/oracles to find out about art shows in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by boygirlparty on Nov 4, 2007 - 3 answers

Great video podcasts please!

Direct me towards great video podcasts please. [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse on Oct 31, 2007 - 12 answers

Asia travel ideas for 18 yr old karate lover?

Can anyone recommend any martial arts learning opportunities (camps, workshops, lessons, etc) in Asia that an 18 year old would enjoy? My nephew in the US is a karate brown belt and he would like to travel to Asia when he graduates from high school this year. I am trying to help him find some interesting travel opportunities which relate to karate. He loves karate and has been searching for something to do in Japan or India for Summer 2008 but we haven't found anything yet. Thanks for any tips.
posted by RoadTripPlanner on Sep 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Help with maximizing our critical exposure at a Chicago documentary film premier.

Help with maximizing our critical exposure at a Chicago documentary film premier. [more inside]
posted by Roach on Sep 18, 2007 - 10 answers

Letterpress Learning in the Windy City

I have become very interested in letterpress recently and was wondering about opportunities in the Chicago area to learn more. [more inside]
posted by moooshy on Aug 22, 2007 - 5 answers

What art supplies have I missed?

Best art supplies for a four-year-old? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jun 4, 2007 - 31 answers

Best arts newsletters?

What are the best arts/culture newsletters for Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Timbuktu...? [more inside]
posted by j.s.f. on Jun 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Big Ideas and Counter-Culture via Podcast

I love podcasts, but it very difficult to find new, quality programs. I am looking for broadcasted material on a range of topics - including philosophy, the mind, avantgarde arts and lectures by creative, original thinkers (see my list of current podcasts for detail)... Can you help? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 31, 2007 - 20 answers

Arts Mentor seeks NYC Youth

Know any performing arts-related youth mentorship programs, where artists can teach kids & teens, in the NYC area? [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme on May 20, 2007 - 5 answers

1970s reading instruction kit using sight reading

Does anyone know the name of an educational toy/kit for learning reading skills (English language) which involved a big box/case containing a number of small books with pages of heavy white cardboard, each page bearing a letter combination or a simple word. I think they were comb or spiral bound. [more inside]
posted by bunky on May 14, 2007 - 3 answers

Travelling in Central Asia

Central Asia trip late May - early June. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on May 7, 2007 - 5 answers

How to seek corporate material donations for free workshops in Serbia?

Ideas for seeking corporate donations of tech equipment and air travel? I'm one of the co-founders of a free arts/tech workshop happening for the first time this August in Serbia. We've already had some modest success getting funding for this through traditional channels, but I also want to approach hardware companies and airlines to see if they can help us. [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Mar 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Where can I find stickers that look like thought bubbles or speech bubbles?

Where can I find stickers that look like thought bubbles or speech bubbles? This is a good example of the shapes. The size needs to be big enough to allow one to write inside the bubble with a pen or a sharpie, and the stickiness must hold it to a large photo poster.
posted by FearTormento on Jan 5, 2007 - 9 answers

Is there work in NYC for someone who is excellent at programming Dataton Watchout?

Is there work in NYC for someone who is excellent at programming Dataton Watchout? If so, where?
posted by idledebonair on Nov 29, 2006 - 2 answers

Tai chi class

Anyone know of an ongoing Tai Chi class in the East Bay? [more inside]
posted by puddinghead on Oct 29, 2006 - 1 answer

Kung fu in the DC area?

Martial Arts Filter: To make this short and easy, do any of the MeFites in their collective wisdom have any good suggestions on where a 27 year old with no martial arts experience should look to begin learning such in the D.C. area? I not quite that interested in jujitsu, but all other forms I'm wide open to. Any advice you all might have, I certainly appreciate. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Oct 29, 2006 - 15 answers

tv to teaching

I work as an Editor Producer in cable news. I've been thinking about moving on so I can have more time with my family, holidays, etc... I'm interested in teaching fine arts at a university level. I have over a decade spent in television but I don't have a masters. I am willing to earn one. Has anyone out there made this transition?
posted by Shanachie on Oct 17, 2006 - 10 answers

Avoiding Disaster Plaster?

I'd like to do a body cast, but I don't want to "break" the bank. Is there really a difference between regular old plaster of paris and cheesecloth and medical plaster strips?
posted by DenOfSizer on Oct 10, 2006 - 6 answers

Where are good web design schools in the United States?

What are some good web design schools in the United States? [more inside]
posted by MediaJunkie on Sep 22, 2006 - 13 answers

When/how did 'blurry porn' photography of food become the norm?

When/how did 'blurry porn' photography of food become the norm? [more inside]
posted by mattholomew on Aug 30, 2006 - 9 answers

Lots of little squared needed.

Help me find some smallish cheap square tiles in a variety of colors. Please. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Aug 28, 2006 - 8 answers

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