Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wednesdays with Words: Music

From The Liberal Arts Tradition: A Philosophy of Christian Classical Education by Kevin Clave & Ravi Scott Jain:

"Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace." (pg. 25- from Plato's Republic)

"Musical education is soul-craft: carried out properly it turns the soul, and makes one receptive to truth and goodness." (pg. 26)

"Although musical education considers some of the same 'subjects' as the liberal arts, it does so from the perspective of forming the heart, the sense of wonder, and the affections." (pg. 29)

And THAT'S why we travel far to invest in quality lessons, invest large quantities of funds, spend hours practicing, memorize hymns & psalms and fill our days listening & singing to music. :)

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dawn said...

Yup. This is why we invest in music. So much of what we do is influenced by the fact that we do music. Our organ teacher watched the video of our kids reciting "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and said that it was obvious that they studied music. The rhythm and harmony and fittingness of their recital came through.

I just loved that book, as you know.

Tully Family said...

That's really interesting that she could tell you study music by hearing their recitation! (And I love that book also!)