„Shh. Listen to the sounds that surround you.“

— Pete Seeger, Context: Shh. Listen to the sounds that surround you. Notice the pitches, the volume, the timbre, the many lines of counterpoint. As light taught Monet to paint, the earth may be teaching you music.

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Pete Seeger
1919 - 2014

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