What is Music?

Category: Education

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A brief description of music, why I teach music and music advocacy in public education


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Music is… It is exact, specific; and it demands exact acoustics. A Science A conductor’s full score is a chart, a graph which indicates: frequencies intensities volume changes melody harmony all at once with the most exact control of time!

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Music is… It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions which must be done INSTANTANEOUSLY, NOT worked out on paper. Mathematical 1 & 2 3 4 & & & 1 & 2 3 4 & & & 1 & 2 3 4 & & & 1 & 2 3 4 & & & 1 & 2 3 4 & & &

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Music is… Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French; A Foreign Language The semantics of music is the most complex and UNIVERSAL language in the world! Allegro Cadenza Crescendo Dolce Baroque Bagatelle Embouchure Etude Abendmusik Lieblich Frisch Gebunden and the notation is certainly not English-but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas

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Music is… Music usually reflects the environment and times of it’s creation, often even the country and/or social climate. History

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Music is… It requires fantastic co-ordination of fingers, hands, arms, lips, cheek and facial muscles, in addition to extraordinary control of the diaphragmatic, back, stomach, and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears and the mind interprets. Physical Education

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Music is… It allows a human being to take all these dry, difficult techniques and use them to create emotion. That is one thing science cannot duplicate: humanism, feeling, emotion. All these things… but Music is ART! most of all,

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Not because I expect people to major in music This is why I teach music… Not because I expect people to play or sing all their life

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So there will be humanity in this world So there will be beauty in this world So there will be sensitivity in this world So people will be closer to an infinite beyond this world So people will have something to cling to So people will have I teach music MORE Love! MORE LIFE! MORE Compassion! MORE Gentleness! In short…. MORE Good!

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Music is… Timeless and Lasts a lifetime…. but it WON’T last Please help! if you don’t support Music in Public Education Pablo Casals Vladimir Horowitz Maynard Ferguson Andres Segovia Isaac Stern Albert Mangelsdorff

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Created by and revised by Robert C. Homon, Jr. 06/08/10 for the express purpose of saving music in public schools across America. Please contact me at rhomon@chicopee.k12.ma.us. Inspiration and ideas were contributed by Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc. P.O. Box 411 Bluffton, IN 46714 Music: Santorini by Yanni All pictures and music are properties of their respective copyright holders For EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY…DO NOT DISTRIBUTE FOR PROFIT!!! For MORE help in Music Advocacy, please join the American Music Conference at: www.amc-music.org

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