Second Grade

1901 The Course of Study  
fragments in The Elephant, etc., proved useful and entertaining. Very great accuracy of pitch is not demanded of the so-called "tone-deaf" children, excepting during this practice. It will be found that in many cases an approximation to the tune, sung softly by the child while listening to the teacher, may be secured long before single tones can be imitated with any security. The tone-image should be allowed to develop freely, with only now and then an attempt to reach perfection. The endeavor
more » ... tion. The endeavor is made to hold the mean between too great stress upon the matter of actual pitch, which only confuses and discourages the child, and a laxity which fails to secure the concentration necessary for the preservation of the ideal.
doi:10.1086/452817 fatcat:gqz4shgayrgp3oigbruqd6oyxi