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When there is an expectant mother in the family, everybody spends those nine months in learning all about parenting and preparing for the new arrival in the family. But have you ever thought about the role of musical learning in helping the newborn develop to its full potential in life?
We adults feel so proud of our child when he exhibits his talents throughout his formative years. Why not consider teaching him music, the timeless art form that brings so much of joy! Your child need not have to become a great musician to tap its great benefits. Musical learning helps children enhance the quality of their life. Its effect on development of the brain is well documented and can be found in innumerable books and articles.
Trust me, dear moms and dads, you can give all these benefits to your child by providing him with musical learning. Even if you don’t have an ear for music, it does not mean that your child will not. The important thing is to let him learn and play music and find his place among the successful people in school and work!
Most parents are aware that the unborn child can hear things perfectly even in the womb and that’s why they talk to him. It’s beautiful! How about going a step further? Play him some music! Play some good classical music CDs or anything which you find melodious, for 15-20 minutes a day or more, and your child will love it.
He might even react to his favorite music by moving around in the womb. Musical learning starts! If he’s inconveniencing you too much, all you have to do is play calm, soothing music and he will fall asleep.
If the mother has a good musical ear, I recommend her to sing aloud often. Sing anything that you love singing. After the child is born, you will even see him react to the songs you sung to him in the womb; he will smile!
You can give your child the gift of musical learning even if you don’t have an ear for music. Musical talent is not hereditary. All you have to do is play lilting music CDs every day, before and after his birth throughout life.
Here is a caution, though, for parents who don’t have the musical ear: Never sing in the presence of your child! Not even before his birth. Musical talent is acquired through observations and practice, so don’t lead your child down the wrong way!Tags: classical music cds, formative years, musical ear, soothing music, timeless art
General education is valuable, and music makes it easier to attain. By taking music lessons, the child becomes smarter and more intelligent at other things in life too. By music lessons I don’t mean those included in the regular public school curriculum. I’m talking about private music lessons from a professional music teacher.
Benefits of playing musical instruments are proven scientifically and are well documented. Read a few articles on them and you’ll be encouraged to seek how to master music abilities.
Now assuming that you are aware of these benefits, we shall continue our talk. Your job as parents is to facilitate the music learning process of your child, organize his musical education and encourage him to learn and enjoy more. Don’t assume that this is the responsibility of the music teacher, else in the future you will face a lot of difficulties like forcing your child to learn, complaining about his laziness, reminding him of his responsibility and so on.
But you are not alone. Most parents don’t know anything about kids musical education because they never learned music themselves. I’m not saying that you need to know how to master music notations (although that would be nice!) or other such details. I just want you to be aware of the basic issues that come up during the kid’s music learning process.
If you have the basic knowledge, you can transform your “regular” child into a “musical” child even if nobody in your family had an ear for music. If your child does not have any hearing impediments, then he is absolutely guaranteed of developing a musical ear if you help him.
You need not have a musical ear yourself to be able to help your child acquire it. All you need to do is read good information on how to master music. In fact, I have myself written a book “Voices of our children” with real life stories for you to learn from.
Once you find out that your child is interested in music, your next step is to find him a good music teacher and purchase a musical instrument of his choice.
You may be thinking that all this is fine but how does educating parents help children how to master music? Isn’t this the job of a specialist music teacher?
You may be partially right, but don’t jump to conclusions. I’ll come back to this topic later after diverting a bit. Just remember that from now on your child deserves utmost attention if you want him to learn how to master music.Tags: music notations, musical ear, private music lessons, public school curriculum, teacher benefits
Most people want to sing and sing to their heart’s content, but their inferiority complex and absence of musical ear prevent them from singing before other people. These are the ones who seek music lessons online to satisfy their unfulfilled childhood desire to sing.
Lack of musical ear is quite a serious problem and is very common. Going to the roots of it will help you overcome it and not let the same happen to your children in the future.
If you think that a talent for music or having a musical ear is in the genes, you are wrong like the millions who think the same. After you read this article you will realize that your belief is false.
Answer one question for me: If the child of Russian parents is raised by Germans in Germany, will he speak Russian or German? Why is it that children who are born in Italy all speak Italian? If a newborn is left in the care of animals and raised by Nature with no human contact, does he grow up to be a normal human being? No! There have been some rare cases like these and research will tell you that they were nothing like humans in their behavior.
The conclusion we need to draw from these examples is obvious: musical ear is not hereditary. Musical ear is a talent that is acquired later. The right surroundings stimulate it.
Music can be learned and trained music teachers or music schools will help you achieve that. Music lessons online cannot be of help in developing a musical ear.
If you ask someone who does not have a ear for music whether he listens to songs played on the radio, CDs, TV, etc., he will say of course he does. Then if you ask him whether he knows that he sings off key when he tries to sing, he will again reply that he does.
What I’m trying to explain is that those who don’t have an ear for music have a coordination problem between their hearing and voice faculties. This breakdown is because they did not hear adequate music during their childhood. These people then try to seek music lessons online.
What kind of music, then, should one listen to during childhood to acquire an ear for music? The answer is – any kind of music. It is that simple, and brilliant.
It is highly likely that parents of those who sing off key also had no musical ear. Maybe these parents sang off tune in the presence of their kids and harmed their interests. How can children acquire the musical ear through music lessons online if they don’t listen to good music consistently in their formative years?Tags: coordination problem, inferiority complex, musical ear, russian parents, unfulfilled childhood