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Music's Connection to Math and Nature (Excerpted from The Neglected Muse: Why Music Is an Essential Liberal Art [Part II*])

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by Peter
Monday, 04 February, 2013
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Music, amazing in its power over our emotions and character, is even more amazing because it is eminently capable of being studied. Traditionally, music is one of the seven so-called "liberal arts." Liberal, here, has nothing to do with its current, political usage. It...
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The Neglected Muse: Why Music Is an Essential Liberal Art (Part I)

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by Peter
Monday, 21 January, 2013
categories: Articles, Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.      –Plato Music transcends the classroom, the concert stage, and professional recordings. It pervades life. Mankind has long used music in all sorts of ways, to celebrate, to lament, to dance, to...
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Preparing to Teach Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

In our culture today, we are starved for beauty. It is hard to find it in our art, our architecture, our literature, our music, and sometimes even in our worship. And yet, our souls and the souls of our children hunger for it.   As classical, Christian home educators...
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How to Listen to Music and Why

by Matt
Thursday, 10 November, 2011
categories: Classical Christian Education
I begin with a confession: I am not a musician. I cannot read music, although I can raise and lower my voice with the notes in a hymnal. I cannot play music, although I can whistle it. I cannot sing music…well maybe I can, but I have been denied membership in a church...
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The Beauty of Homeschooling

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by Andrea Newitt
Monday, 16 May, 2011
categories: Homeschooling Life
In the midst of our busy homeschooling lives, we can easily make the mistake of concentrating our attention on truth and goodness alone and neglecting the need for beauty in our educational efforts. John Mark Reynolds offers parents another approach in his seminar...
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