School Music Monthly Volume 6

School Music Monthly Volume 6

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... his own. The woeful ignorance of many music teachers upon subjects other than their one specialty has been the frequent cause for failure. The constant professional association with high school, normal school and college graduates demands, at least, 0. high school and normal training on the part of the prospective music di' rector. When pupils can make fun of the grammatical errors made by the supervisor, the cause of music in that school is severely injured. In conformity with the general tendency of the age, the candidate should study those subjects in the high school course which will be of the greatest practical value after entering professional work. So much of music history and literature comes to us from Europe that a knowledge of the German, French and Italian languages are very important. Nor should the English language and literature, for us the most important of all, be neglected. Too many pupils spend years of hard work pouring over the intricacies of Latin and Greek which could be spent far more profitably in the mastery of our own mother tongue. Since the music of a nation is so closely related to the geography of the country and the national history, a knowledge of these subjects is also essential. All phenomena of sound belong to the realm of physics, so I would strongly recommend a careful study of acoustics--a phase of the science of music which comparatively few musicians have investigated. As the supervisor of music is a public servant, he is related to the local government and should under stand civics. As director of the work of teachers, a knowledge of the history of education and the methods of teaching, as well as an elementarv knowledge of psychology, the laws of mental growth and operation, will prove of more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236815076
  • 9781236815071