Training of children in music. Color notes.
Student teaching of the author notes several stages of initial musical training of children from which the most characteristic it is possible to note: the first acquaintance of the child to music, concrete studying of theoretical and practical fundamentals of music, to the help and under the leadership of the teacher and, perhaps, the most important and defining stage, mastering independent skills of development of music basics.
Is not subject to doubt that musical training of children has to begin with the earliest childhood and, the earlier, the result will be more productive. The child, often together with parents listens to music, involuntarily begins to sing along, reproducing words and a melody, it, certainly, has to find a positive assessment from parents. Such game exercises fix at it the first skills of reproduction of music on height and duration of sounding of separate notes and musical phrases. This period of cognition of music at all children proceeds almost equally, all children instinctively strive for new knowledge and special problems at parents at the same time do not arise.
The first difficulties at the child, parents and at music-masters, arise at later stages, namely from the first attempts of concrete studying by the child of fundamentals of music. To develop an innate sense of music at the child sometimes to become quite difficult as it is connected with need of receiving additional knowledge by the child and mastering of practical skills it and if this process accepts frankly compulsory character, then he is perceived by the child quite difficult, or it is torn away in principle. In most cases similar succession of events by the child and parents is perceived unambiguously, the wrong conclusion about absence at the child of talent more for it becomes do not come back though at heart the child has feeling of a certain lameness and inferiority.
Experience of the author in initial musical training of children allows to break down some stereotypes of thinking and shows that it is difficult to speak about presence or lack of talent at children, relying only on negative perception the child of need to assume additional responsibility on studying of bases of the theory and practice of music. The fault in it lies not on the child, and on his environment, parents, tutors, music-masters who the actions (or inaction), could not cause in the child of interest in the considered subject. It is promoted and long ago outdate, not keeping up to date, by traditional methods of music education of children .
Restrictions of this work do not allow to consider all problem in a complex, only one direction of musical training of children, namely, acquaintance of children to musical notation is offered to your attention.
At the very beginning of a note are perceived by the child a little watchfully, the child is afraid that he never and nothing in it will be able to understand. To cultivate in the child conscious belief that he will be able to understand soon, the main task of the teacher at this stage. Classically all notes look equally, there was a century tradition of record of notes which the traditional look “pushes away“ the child from process of knowledge because it looks quite difficult and unusually, in comparison with record of texts and to registration of drawings.
One of means of achievement of this purpose, the author sees in extraordinary registration of notes. Several musical collections which the author published now completely meet the modern requirements of initial musical training of children. The extraordinary registration they cause interest in studying of notes in children. Collections are issued in the form of e-books, have color registration and drawings. And, it is possible not only to look at the most important, each work in a musical notation, but also, using computer opportunities, right there to lose it, to listen to work and to watch notes. Works are most simplified for execution, completing of collections was carried out on various subjects, also works specially were selected, these are the memorable, beautiful melodies, smash hits (classical and modern), classics, national songs, that is there are no “boring“ scales, arpedzhio which at the first grade levels are perceived by the child usually negatively, owing to what he misunderstands what it is necessary for in general.
Absolute efficiency of a grant is confirmed with the skilled practice of its use which is carried out with children who, according to parents and teachers, were referred to category unpromising to training in music. Interest in training is extraordinary high, use of the computer for these purposes, does process extremely interesting to modern children which to the computer “are not indifferent“ since the earliest childhood. Children independently, without any coercions, join in training process. Subjects accustom much quicker and more deeply, than at traditional methods of training. The characteristic absent-mindedness of the child even by the end of a lesson is not observed, the child just is not tired and asks to continue studies further. With great pleasure children are engaged at home independently. At them the increased feeling of responsibility distinctly is shown and develops.