The Arts

These five lines are called a staff, and a staff operates on two axes: up and down and left to right. The up-and-down axis tells the performer the pitch of the note or what note to play, and the left-to-right axis tells the performer the rhythm of the note or when to play it.

From the TED-Ed Lesson How to read music - Tim Hansen

Animation by Thomas Parrinello

The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.
—  Kurt Vonnegut
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LQ, but I like them - 2014 05 01 - NYC - PACE GALLERY Opening of Mark Rothko The Watercolors 1941 - 1947 by Leandro J and 2014 05 19 - London - Chelsea Flower Show by Brian Jordan

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Captions : PACE GALLERY Opening of Mark Rothko: Works on Paper 1941-1947. Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Stephenson. Leandro J.

Benedict Cumberbatch [and Wanda Ventham] at the VIP preview day of The Chelsea Flower Show at The Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 19, 2014 in London, England. Brian Jordan.