The name of this book was formerly What Music Can Do For You. It has been renamed The Philosophy of Music because of its essentially philosophic nature, for the study of music is no longer presented mechanically, as of old.
Thousands of people who studied music when they were young have given it up when they married, or when they went to work, or became absorbed in some way. They still love it, and go wistfully to concerts, longing to understand, regretting that they gave it up.
Why is this the case? We have talked to and taught a great many people and find two vital causes back of this condition:
1. They have neither time nor desire for endless scales and exercises.