Josef Lhevinne

“…I have repeatedly had students come for instruction who have after great effort prepared one, two, or at the most three show pieces,

Leopold Mannes

To the gifted and experienced musician, music is a language—to be understood in sentences, paragraphs and chapters.  The student who is still struggling with

Josef Lhevinne

“…I have repeatedly had students come for instruction who have after great effort prepared one, two, or at the most three show pieces,

Amateur

amateur (Fr) fr amour, love: to love what one does, i.e. non-professional amateur d’art  art lover.

Eviscerate

Eviscerate: (En) To remove the contents of.  Figured bass is a specialized theory for the Baroque specialist, not for the general music student, and

Convolution

Convolution: (En) that which is complex and difficult to follow. twist, contortion, entanglement.  The theory of the secondary dominant is a convoluted theory

Conumdrum

Conundrum: (En) a difficult, confusing, intricate problem. Without definitions, learning the language of music becomes a conundrum of dogma

Suffer

Suffer: (En) to endure, tolerate, accept.  I cannot suffer such academic definitions.