Music; Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and Literature of Music Volume 1

Music; Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and Literature of Music Volume 1

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...It is to supplement the advantages for the right study of music in neighborhoods where at present the conditions are not favorable; and to supply inspiration in the concerted relations under which the extension studies are carried forward; this is quite large enough field for as many workers as can see their way to cooperate in it. The extension is a movement for promoting study, true musical knowledge, and the discipline which study brings; and not for providing authenticating examinations for any professional purpose whatever. This is the only spirit in which wide usefulness can be accomplished. To work for an examination is to cram; it is to fix attention upon the superficial and external, in place of the inner. This one may see in the manner in which students work up their preparations for the examinations for the College of Musicians. They prepare a minimum of pieces, and only cover the exact range indicated in the prospectus. Whereas, the examinations, as originally planned, were to illustrate a selection out of a far larger body of studies which the candidate should have pursued. This short-sighted spirit of preparing for examinations is almost inevitable. Nine students out of ten will fall into it if their attention be not diverted from the examination as an end. It is only when study is the end, and an adequate understanding of musical literature is the ideal, that we may hope for a better spirit. No doubt the Chautauqua movement itself has had difficulty in escaping from this belittling tendency of the examination feature. But it is quite certain that the present Principal of that movement would deprecate the narrow view as fatal to the very ideal of the entire enterprise. The difficulties on the score of lack of commanding...
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896432
  • 9781236896438