I was lucky to have a mother who never stopped teaching, even on a shopping trip. – S. Joan
"Now stay on the second note when I go up," mother coached me. So for the 50 miles to St. Cloud in the car we kept singing, mother repeating, "When it's spring time in the Rockies…" until I did it. I heard the harmony, not just a second part I memorized; I held my place in the chords, that day mostly simple thirds but ever after I could find a place in a chord, make harmonies, a gift awakened I didn't know I had and later in the chapel choir singers sometimes listened chords into perfect pitch, the harmonics ringing in octives beyond hearing, evoking the sublime. - by Sister Joan Mitchell, CSJ
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