I would have been leg pressing at the gym but for my detour to Nancy Williams’s Facebook Page.
Here’s what I found:
“Those bloody sharps and flats–those endless calamities of the personal past. Bah! I disown them from the rest of my life, in which I mean to rest.” From “Grass” by Mary Oliver.
My inserted comment
Shirley Smith Kirsten: “I wish it were not that way. If our teachers had made us friends with black notes from the very beginning, there wouldn’t be such avoidance.”
“For example, my little 5-year old student whom I mentor, loves her new FLAT as much as the whites.”
Nancy strongly interjected when a prior poster had voiced surprise that the blacks were stigmatized:
Nancy Williams: “Adult students sometimes” have a “bias” about “black notes” and perhaps they’re not white notes “gone wrong.”
To me, this attitude hearkened back to 1960’s…
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