When I went to seek solace in Bach’s Cello Suites this morning, which we listen to almost daily, I was horrified to find them gone from my iPod and an emergency check on the computer showed them missing from my iTunes account. Our old computer died over a month ago and in the transfer of everything from the old to the new we appear to have lost some stuff. My boys have become accustomed to the strains of the cello, and the music seems to calm our sensory integration disorder child. In fact, for a child that has to wear ear plugs to block out sounds, he seems to relax when listening to classical music. It is really remarkable.
My only formal music training consists of piano lessons as a child and Music 101 at Princeton (aka “Clapping for Credit”) which I took P/D/F. Does anyone have any musical study advice? I would love to have a more systematic way to incorporate music into our lives. Our special son can recognize a piece of music he has heard before and tell me exactly where he was when he heard it…quite amazing as I am not particularly musical.
Perhaps we could listen to the music of one composer for a month? There are several music appreciation programs out there, but I don’t know if these are worth the money when I can just get a variety of CDs from the library. Does any one have any suggestions on how to proceed?