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Annie remembered the first time she had music class. Music, or at least singing, had never been a big thing at her home. Neither of her parents professed to have any singing abilities even if they liked to listen to Big Band musicians like Tommy Dorsey or Glenn Miller. Nor did her sisters so it was not a surprise that Annie didn’t feel comfortable singing aloud except, perhaps, in church. So, music class came as a pleasant surprise for her.
The first song Mrs. Brown played on the piano and had them sing was God Bless America. Annie was not familiar with the words to begin with, but more than anything else, she was fascinated with Mrs. Brown’s piano playing.When she played the melody line of the music, she crossed her right hand over her left hand playing a run of notes after the…
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