I am fascinated by the acronyms that have taken over the world of communication, all in the name of speed.  
How like them are the symbols of music notation!  
Playing a set of quite difficult Mozart variations, someone asked me how I knew to do with them as I do: There is no way that what I read can be written down.  It simply takes years and years of confident musical activity to recognize when a scale is for real and when it is a tease; when a leap is a meaningful choreographic or vocal stretch, and when it is an inebriated lurch into almost certain disaster, if not clumsy loss of balance.  The church, the court, the barnyard, the academy: they are all there, not labeled, but in their musical outfits waiting to be released from the bondage of ink on paper. 


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