From Nashville to Northfield: the Journey of an African-American Spiritual

The voices of an all-black ensemble were on a mission to save their school, and in the process pave the way for much of what Cantus sings, and for much of what many of us have come to love about American folk music.

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Nature Boy – a singer, a stray, and a song

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return.”

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Ties and Slurs and Jobs

I’m not not talking about clothing accessories and inebriated speech…just yet. When reading them little black and white dots on top of all them lines, aka music notation, it’s really easy for beginners to confuse ties with slurs.  Both are graceful arcs between notes. The actual shape of the lines can be identical.  The purpose is…

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