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Articles tagged Melody

Cultivating Music

I must admit it is far easier to write or talk about principles of music appreciation as compared to the practical application of these principles. And this has been the hard part in my own journey to love music well. Over the past few years, I have consistently...
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Are You Musical?

Are you musical? What a question! And the answer will affect so much of what we consider our children and ourselves capable of, much less what we are willing to attempt. As you might have guessed, I suspect that far too many of us consider ourselves unmusical—or maybe...
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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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