Martin Luther King Day

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Each day, our deaf clients enter our office and require an American Sign Language interpreter to render our voices into meaning. Our clients cannot hear the spoken word and surely strain to apprehend the resonance of musical notes felt through vibrations. Although their stories so often are lyrical, we know that the men and women who enter through our doors may never hear timbre-the actual quality of sound produced by an instrument or voice. Beautiful timbre that carries a perfect pitch causes us to hear a stretch of sound whose frequency is clear and stable enough to be heard as not noise, according to The Harvard Concise History of Music And Musicians. Thus, we are taught that thoughtful words can create sounds of beauty in our world.

By: New York Center for Law and Justice Staff