Sit Still!


How many times have you heard that in your lifetime?  As I recall I was incapable of doing that as a child - probably still am.  That's probably why I do music: It doesn't sit still and seems to want me not to, either.
Written down "music" seems to me the essence of sitting still.  The symbols literally sit there waiting to be identified, analyzed, appreciated.  
I recall once playing a recording of a Schubert work for some young school children, ages maybe 7 to 10.  The younger ones especially got up and started moving around, to the dismay of the teacher in charge.  It struck me they were doing just what the music intended them to do: Not sit still.


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