HoLa Hora Latina Virtual First Friday Exhibit / June 2020

Featured Artist:

BECKY CHAFFEE

 

Remember Your Pencil

Acrylic on 16 inch by 20 inch Claybord

$250

Remember to have a pencil with you during practice, lessons and rehearsals and USE it.

My last teacher marked bright Pink Pen dots by the phrases I needed to still practice.

My son’s last piano teacher marked up his music with a different color of pencil every week.

Some of his pages  looked like xmas tree decorations.

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“Repeat Correctly Repeatedly”

Acrylic

16 in. by  20 in.

$200.00

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Hey Big Fella,

The ‘Phant in the Cella

You’re Playing the Notes All Wrong!

Replay Correctly 5 Times in a Row or All Day Long.

Play ‘Til You’re Blue

Then Perform for a Few Peanuts.

“Warp Tempo”

Acrylic, 16in. by 20 in.

$200

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Practice Fast Phrases or Pieces

faster than recommended tempo.

When you back off to the given tempo,

it won’t sound rushed and you’ll be more relaxed.

 “Miss Takes”

Acrylic and Oil

24 in. by 18 in.

$250

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Knock Knock

Who’s There?

Sir and Miss.

Sir and Miss Who?

Sir Prize and Miss Take!

When Performing, keep the beat going in the event of any surprises or mistakes.

“Hard Spots or Target Practice”

Acrylic and Paper

18 in. by 24 in.

$250

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Be smart and focus on the hard spots within your music,

rather than practicing the whole piece every day.

“Practice Slowly”

Acrylic, 50 in. by 36 in.

$1,500

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“Embrace Your Obstacles

Acrylic 16 in. by 20 in.

Not For Sale

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Embrace Your Obstacles (or should I say Your HardSHIPS)

 

Stay calm, and love and learn from the journey to a solution. For example, if you are having trouble reaching a high note while playing softly on the flute, figure out how much air you need, what direction to  blow, how to move your jaw, until you just barely obtain that note.

Then figure out what more it takes to get that note in tune with good tone.

Bon Voyage!

Lesson from Shelley Binder, UT Knoxville Emeritus Flute Professor,

Great Grand Daughter of Titanic Survivor

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” Practice the Tail End

Acrylic on 20 in. by 24 in. canvas

$250

 When working on a music piece, the end usually gets practiced less, making it the weakest.

Spend a week just practicing the last page or half page of the music to strengthen it.

Note that the “tail” of a whale is actually called a fluke.

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“Major Scales”

 

Mixed Media on Clayboard

12 in. by 16 in.

$150

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“Major Scales Weighs Her Augmented

and Diminished Notes.”

Placing the major scale names in a circle, you can find each consecutive scale starting with C Major.  The FIFTH note (or up 7 half steps) of C is G. The fifth note of G Major is D. The fifth note of D Major is A, and so on until you go thru all 12 scales in the circle and come back to C Major.

 

“Economy of Motion”

Mixed Media, 24 in. by 18 in.

$250

Keep fingers (or bow) as close as possible to the instrument so they are poised and ready for the following note. This is a handy habit to be in when you have a fast or difficult passage to play.  In the painting – Birds on fingers lifted too high are falling off!

 

 

 

“Duck Duck Goose, Duck Duck Goose, Oops”

Acrylic, 18 in. by 24 in.

$250

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Relationship between Major and Natural Minor Scales.

Lowered 3rd, 6th and 7th.

“Ribbit. That ain’t Natural. Issit!?”

“Ukulele History”

Acrylic 20 in. by 16 in.

$250

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A small instrument called the machete developed in the Madeira Islands of Portugal was brought to Hawaii in the late 1800’s by Portuguese immigrants. They moved to Hawaii to work in the sugar fields, and became the 1st makers of the Hawaiian “Ukulele”.

Ukulele translates into jumping flea. One story is because the fast fingers looked like jumping fleas on the fingerboard. King Kalakaua loved the instrument and promoted its use in royal functions to re-ignite interest in Hawaiian culture.

The ukulele made an impression at the Panama Pacific Int’l Expo in San Francisco in 1915. US companies began making “ukes”, and their popularity rose, as they became an icon of the jazz age. They were not widely used between the 1930’s and 1990’s in the US, after which they made a popular come back. Canada was the 1st country (after Hawaii) to use ukuleles in school programs.

“Can You Grow Plants with Your Music?

Acrylic 16 in. by 20 in.

$400

“A New GMO”

Acrylic 18 in. by 24 in.

$250

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Dog plays trombone overtones

Messaging milestone plant hormones;

Sowing columbines into columbones.

We hear dalmations howl at tone vibrations

Columbines change naturally with years of mutation.

Or rather reproductive isolation causes speciation

Playing evolutionary roles in our education.

 

 

“Carefully Picking Our Way”

Acrylic 16 in. by 20 in.

$150

All the artwork for sale will be available to be sent to you or arranged for pick up at The Emporium for the Arts, 100 South Gay Street.  Suite 112. Knoxville, TN. 37902.

You can pay for artwork at our convenient Paypal account here, please contact us for parcel charge:

Thank you for visiting our Virtual Gallery. Hope to see you soon.

Muchas gracias por visitar a nuestra galería virtual. Esperamos verlos pronto.

cashola@holafestival.org