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PERFORMANCE ART

Focus on Jewish Music

Focus on Jewish Music (Photo credit: spagnoloacht)

“A piece of writing is like an orchestra playing Schubert. Technique is essential, like virtuosity with the instruments, but it’s the soul that conducts everything, flipping and flicking, slicing and slashing to set the tempo, keeping it down, turning it up, leading it either to a diminuendo or a crescendo, and at turns keeping it all under control and letting it all go.”

(From the chapter “Rhyme and Reason” on rhythm and cadence in writing,

Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator

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