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Music Education for Character Education

In 2015 the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham called for character education to be embedded in UK curriculum. The report linked strong character traits such as resilience and perseverance to higher educational achievement, employability,

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Music in Ancient China

In ancient times, the Chinese regarded music as an image of the universe. As the 3rdC B.C writer Lu Pu-We said “Music expresses the accord of Heaven and Earth and produces the harmony between men and spirits”.  The objective of

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Pythagoras and Music Pt. 2

Continued from Pythagoras and Music Pt. 1 Pythagoras saw ratios and numerical connections everywhere, and it was a connection between simple ratios and harmonic sounds that particularly excited him. This was possibly the primary reason that from his time the

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Pythagoras and Music Pt. 1

The genesis of mathematical/musical connection is often attributed to Pythagoras born 570BC, a scientist-mystical polymath and possibly the first Greek to be given the title ‘philosopher’. He was one of the greatest thinkers of ideas and believed in the mystical

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Music Education in Ancient Greece: Pt 2

 Following on from Music Education in Ancient Greece: Part 1. So what happened to this glorious status of music, worthy of the quadrivium club and central for an individual’s internal balance and wellbeing? Rome! When Rome defeated Greece the importance of

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Music education in Ancient Greece Pt 1

  My previous posts introduced Music and Multiple Intelligence. Given that my last post on Music and Mathematics caused some discussion, I’ll give the background to my thoughts, beginning with a simple summary of music education in Ancient Greece.   The Ancient

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