Music and Education

Music and Education

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... to impart to him songs which will leave an impression, salutary and eternal; thus to urge him on to great actions, to glory; to implant in his heart the love of virtue, and to aflbrd him consolation in that adversity which it may be his lot to encounter, --how noble an endeavour, how great a work!' These few words of a profound thinker, a pious, noble, and classical mind, shew the great importance of this question; and we may conclude by saying, that music must again become an agent in the moral training of the people. Associated with poetry, simple and true, as a source from which heart and memory will, throughout life, draw lessons of virtue and morality, it will again be called the friend of humanity, the sister of wisdom. 1 We refer the reader, for further particulars on this important subject, to Appendix No. II. X. Music in Infant Schools, in Schools for Children, Young Ladies, and Classical Students.--Family Music--Methods, Systems.--The Board of Education. From the preceding, it can be easily seen what musical instruction is, and how its influence might be applied with advantage to the education of youth. The errors committed in female schools can, therefore, not be raised as accusations against this art. "If you pray, or if you sing," says St Paul, "pray and sing with spirit and understanding." There is neither in the contemptible finger-stretching education, in the generality of educational institutions of that kind. That those who have thus learned music, or have thus seen it taught, are no friends to it, is not surprising; we would a thousand times prefer to see our children totally ignorant of the art, than that they should know it in its degradation. The natural question now will be, Where should singing...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236930029
  • 9781236930026