Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Imperfect Harmony - Reading Together - The Orpheus Glee Club and The Chichester Psalms


I have really been enjoying Imperfect Harmony. Below are some of the quotes that stood out to me.

"Words that tell an emotional story, set to appropriate music, burn into the soul.” - James J. Davis (page 22, Kindle Edition)

"I was feeling harmony. Not just singing it, but physically feeling it. It was a rush. You don’t experience this when you’re singing the melody." (page 31, Kindle Edition)

"Harmony is about relationships, after all: the relationship of the notes to each other, our voices to each other, and to the overtones rippling out with every sound we make." (page 33, Kindle Edition)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Imperfect Harmony - Reading Together - A German Requiem


This week's reading from Imperfect Harmony introduced us to community singing. Below are some of the quotes that stood out to me.

"It is also an eclectic history of group singing, conductors, pieces of music both famous and forgotten, the science of singing, and all the benefits that come from being in the middle of a song." (loc: 67)

"Life is hard, battles of all kinds continue to rage around us, and disappointments accumulate. But singing is the one thing in my life that never fails to take me to where disenchantment is almost nonexistent and feeling good is pretty much guaranteed." (loc: 71)

"'The wonderful thing about the amateur chorus,' the conductor Robert Shaw once said, 'is that nobody can buy its attendance at rehearsals, or the sweat, eyestrain and fatigue that go along with the glow; and nobody but the most purposive and creative of music minds— from Bach in both directions— can invite and sustain its devotion.'" (loc: 192)

"In other words: life is hard, singing is heartening. And singing with other people, in particular." (loc: 219)


note: I'm reading this book from through my Kindle app, so quotations are shown by the location in the Kindle document.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sheet Music - Rain Drops

from en_karin (instagram)
Rain Drops is a short piano piece set in the key of A minor and is designed for the late elementary student.
It is set in 6/8 time and involves some hand position moving for the right hand.

As with the other sheet music, this piece is available in pdf form for 0.99 USD.
For ordering information, click here.
To see the first page of the arrangement, follow this link.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Imperfect Harmony - Reading Together


Welcome to the newest Reading Together series. I'll be posting a summary about our reading each week on Tuesdays. Come join us!

We'll be reading Imperfect Harmony by Stacy Horn. This book is available from Amazon.

We'll be reading one chapter per week.
I'll post about the first installment on Tuesday, April 15. That means you have two weeks to get a copy of the book and to read the first chapter.

The great thing about this program is that it allows us to read works together that can help us in our professional development as well as providing a level of accountability and the added interest of comparing notes as we read together.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Art of Practicing - Reading Together - Generosity

"When we take our place onstage shaking with fear and dare to make music, we re-create not only a musical composition but also ourselves." (loc: 2831)

"Facing our fears, doubts, and demons brings out our strength, and appreciating our goodness cultivates tenderness. Together this strength and tenderness become confidence: We have conviction in our heart’s power." (loc: 2952)


note: I'm reading this book from through my Kindle app, so quotations are shown by the location in the Kindle document.

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