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Music Talks With Children

Thomas Tapper

"A book of this kind, though addressed to children, must necessarily reach them through an older person. The purpose is to suggest a few of the many aspects which music may have even to the mind of a child. If these chapters, or whatever may be logically suggested by them, be actually used as the basis of simple Talks with children, music may become to them more than drill and study. They should know it as an art, full of beauty and of dignity; full of pure thought and abounding in joy. Music with these characteristics is the true music of the heart. Unless music gives true pleasure to the young it may be doubted if it is wisely studied. Our failure to present music to the young in a manner that interests and holds them is due not so much to the fact that music is too difficult for children, but because the children themselves are too difficult for us. In our ignorance we often withhold the rightful inheritance. We must not forget that the slower adult mind often meets a class of difficulties which are not recognized by the unprejudiced child. It is not infrequent that with the old fears in us we persist in recreating difficulties." (From the Preface)

"A book of this kind, though addressed to children, must necessarily reach them through an older person. The purpose is to suggest a few of the many aspects which music may have even to the mind of a child. If these chapters, or whatever may be logically suggested by them, be actually used as the basis of simple Talks with children, music may become to them more than drill and study. They should know it as an art, full of beauty and of dignity; full of pure thought and abounding in joy. Music with these characteristics is the true music of the heart. Unless music gives true pleasure to the young it may be doubted if it is wisely studied. Our failure to present music to the young in a manner that interests and holds them is due not so much to the fact that music is too difficult for children, but because the children themselves are too difficult for us. In our ignorance we often withhold the rightful inheritance. We must not forget that the slower adult mind often meets a class of difficulties which are not recognized by the unprejudiced child. It is not infrequent that with the old fears in us we persist in recreating difficulties." (From the Preface)
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"A book of this kind, though addressed to children, must necessarily reach them through an older person. The purpose is to suggest a few of the many aspects which music may have even to the mind of a child. If these chapters, or whatever may be logically suggested by them, be actually used as the basis of simple Talks with children, music may become to them more than drill and study. They should know it as an art, full of beauty and of dignity; full of pure thought and abounding in joy. Music with these characteristics is the true music of the heart. Unless music gives true pleasure to the young it may be doubted if it is wisely studied. Our failure to present music to the young in a manner that interests and holds them is due not so much to the fact that music is too difficult for children, but because the children themselves are too difficult for us. In our ignorance we often withhold the rightful inheritance. We must not forget that the slower adult mind often meets a class of difficulties which are not recognized by the unprejudiced child. It is not infrequent that with the old fears in us we persist in recreating difficulties." (From the Preface)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 2m


Chapters

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02:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:38