The Emerald Wreath

The Emerald Wreath

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...insists that vocal music should never be neglected in the education of a young lady, and states that, besides its salutary influence in soothing the cares of domestic life, it has a still more direct and important effect. By these observations.we find that, in studying the art of singing, we not only acquire an innocent and pleasing accomplishment, which operates as a mutual gratification between the singer and the hearer; but at the same time, we are likely to derive great benefit from it as a healthy pursuit. These results are perfectly philosophical. Singing tends to expand the chest, and 'thus exercise the activity of the vital organs. Some of the most eminent members of the faculty, and musical professors of the present day, have given it as their opinion, that children cannot begin to learn to sing too soon. Our talented and esteemed friend, Dr. Msmzsn, whose unceasing eflbrts to elevate the science of vocal harmony in these kingdoms cannot be too highly commended and appreciated, has given in his admirable work on Musical Education, some very interesting and valuable hints on the subject of our present sketch, from which we have taken the following brief ext1'act "The earliest age, that of six or seven years, is the most appropriate for learning to sing; voice and ear, so obedient to external impressions, are rapidly developed and improved, defects corrected, and musical capabili-. ties awakened. Experience of many ycars, and observation of every day's occurrence, have taught us, that a great proportion of the children whom we have met with, would, at first, neither sound a single note, nor distinguish one 'from another; all, without exception, have acquired ear and voice, and some of them have even become...
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827937
  • 9781236827937