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Learning from a Simple Melody: Scarborough Fair (Excerpted from The Neglected Muse: Why Music Is an Essential Liberal Art [Part IV*])

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Music education that aims at real knowledge requires careful attention to the elements of music: tones, time-values, intervals, etc. Students must learn to read music and correctly identify notes on a staff. Soon after this "basic training," they should look closely at...
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“Education is to train the heart to love that which deserves loving.”

This quote from John Hodges’ first lecture at the Toward the Quadrivium event struck a chord with me. It invoked a desire to act! I realized there are many more good things I should love. So many, in fact, that it would require more than a million lifetimes of study...
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