gws :: twenty-three
we are usually encouraged to be so competitive…that we don’t have time to play our “old” pieces.
but if i sweat over a Beethoven sonatina and then drop it when i am more or less satisfied with my playing in order to get working on a Clementi sonatina, i never feel the exhilaration of playing music beautifully.
so in our family what we have been doing is to each develop our own “repertoires.”
we usually have one piece that we are sweating over, but at the same time there are 9 or 10 pieces that we can play fairly well and that we play a whole lot.
—Nancy Wallace, responding eloquently to issues brought up in GWS #14
from Growing Without Schooling Issue #16 archived here.
Julie from Brave Writer has also been writing about the pleasures of having learned.
Can you explain these posts for me? I am a little confused by them. Thank you 🙂
glad you asked Janet!
Growing Without Schooling was an early homeschooling magazine published by John Holt. these posts are quotes i’ve selected from the back issues that are also available online.
i wrote more about what inspired this series here: http://www.kortneygarrison.com/2013/08/05/if-you-give-a-pig-a-pancake-or-my-new-crazy-idea/
sorry for the confusion : )
Thanks Kortney for the explanation. Sure do appreciate it!
so sweet…back in the day…with our faithful truck in the background
good looking, mama! i didn’t see the truck at first. love you.
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