Love What You Study

Literature wasn’t written to be analyzed on a plot chart in class.

Scientific discoveries weren’t made so that more definitions could beef up the chemistry exam.

Likewise…

Classical music wasn’t made to be made to show students what a Picardy Third is, what a Neapolitan Chord looks like, or even what third species counterpoint looks like.

It was made to be enjoyed and to declare something about humanity that needed to be addressed. Sure we can use examples to highlight how music works, but to use it for and to know it only for that is an insult to its humanity. Dig deeper than the first movement…

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