WW teack n*JSiC?
nuc a science
It is exact, specific; it demands exact acoustics. A conductor's full score is a
chart, a graph which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody
and harmony all at once and with the most exact control of time.
MJSiC iS matæmatica
It is rhythmically based on the subdivision of time into fractions which must be
done instantaneously, not worked out on paper.
nWSiC iS a fOReiGn laruaee
Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French; and the notation is
certainly not English — but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses
symbols to represent ideas. The semantics of music is the most complete and
universal language. Also, many songs we study are from other cultures.
rrwsic iS PWSica eD0cation
It requires fantastic coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lip, cheek, and facial
muscles, in addition to extraordinary control of the diaphragmatic, back,
stomach, and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears
and the mind interprets.
most Of an, mUsic iS aRt.
It allows a human being to take all these dry, technically boring (but difficult)
techniques and use them to create emotion. That is one thing science cannot
duplicate: humanism, feeling, emotion.