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DEDICATED

TO THE

MEMBERS OF THE

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCOTLAND.

CONTENTS.

Introductory Remarks,
Preface,

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I. Origin of Music-Invention of Instruments-The Lyre,
the Harp, the Bagpipe, the Organ-Vocal Music—
Gradation of Music according to the Mental and Moral
Development of a People,

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II. Triple Effect of Music: 1st, Upon the Nerves; 2d, As
Remembrance; and 3d, As Art,

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18-23

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III. The Voice and the Ear-Science and Art-Music
and Painting-Refinement of the Senses,
IV. Effect of Simple and Complicated Music-Is Modern
Music inferior in its Effects to that of the Ancients ?-
Music and Poetry-Effect of Simple Melodies,
V. Music among the Ancients an essential part of Edu-
cation-Estimation in which Music was held by the
Egyptians and Hebrews, the Legislators and the Foun-
ders of the different Schools of Philosophy in Greece—
Polybius and Plutarch,
VI. Art among the Romans-Music of the British Islands
-The Bards-The Culdees-Irish and Welsh Harpers
-Minstrelsy-Music in Scotland,

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34-47

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VII. The present System of Musical Education-Musi-
cians-Musical Teaching in Boarding Schools-The
different Styles of Musical Composition,

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VIII. Vocal Music-Its Influence upon the Health of
Children, and upon the development of the Physical
Organs-Infancy the best age for Singing,

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