Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Imperfect Harmony - Reading Together - Ye Shall Have a Song

"The authors of the study 'Effects of Group Singing and Performance for Marginalized and Middle-Class Singers' bluntly but reassuringly stated that 'group singing and performance can produce satisfying and therapeutic sensations even when the sound produced by the vocal instrument is of mediocre quality.'" (page 259, Kindle Edition)

"'I believe that all the arts, and especially music, are necessary to a full life,' Ralph Vaughan Williams said. 'Music will show you what to do with your life.'" (page 261, Kindle Edition)

"While he concentrated on getting our voices just right, we sang that section over and over, reveling in the warm glow of our voices, and the magic current of potential that comes to life whenever people are drawn together by the astonishing and irresistible power of a song." (page 264, Kindle Edition)

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