Back to basics of writing about music.
"We hear and perform music in many different places each day. We listen and respond to music at home, in our classrooms and music rooms, on the playground, and at concerts and special events. We even hear music in movies, on television and radio, and in stores and shopping malls. In short, music is all around us.
"While few people will pursue careers as musicians, composers, music teachers, or conductors, we all are appreciators and consumers of music.
"One way we can understand this art form better is to learn how to listen thoughtfully to the music we hear. Let your ears be the guide; what do you hear?"