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the daughter Playing a piano - dream of each mother. And what pleasure for parents - the little son singing in chorus! Occupations by music, maybe, will also not bring to your child the world popularity. But the fact that they will promote development of his imagination will develop ability to correctly distribute the time, - an indisputable fact. No matter, what way of training in music you will choose for the child - anyway it will remain her admirer for the rest of life.

In order that the child gained basic knowledge according to the musical theory, learned to play instrument and to love Mozart and Chopin, it is absolutely optional to conduct it in music school. Presently there is an alternative to classical music education. In kindergartens and elementary schools it is possible to get primary music education on system of the German teacher Carl Orff. Certainly, each method has advantages.

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training Pluses at classical music school are obvious to

to professionals: the child gains volume knowledge, he not only learns to play the main musical instrument, but also gets acquainted with works of classical musical art, sings in chorus, plays in ensemble, masters an additional musical instrument. Besides these occupations increase its emotional and intellectual level. The pupil of music school will not confuse the Russian composer with French, and Tchaikovsky with Beethoven.


it is noticed Long ago that occupations at music school help to master foreign languages, especially those from them where the large role is played by phonetics. For example, Chinese or Vietnamese. To catch as it is accepted in these languages, the slightest shades of intonation from which the sense of the word changes, it is much easier for the person with ear for music, than any other. Besides, study at music school does children organized and collected. They are able to plan and distribute the time, and it is always useful in the future.

One more very useful quality which is imparted at classical music school, - a habit to competitive fight. Each examination is a concert before the audience when on the platform there are always a lot of good musicians.

to deserve a good mark and a storm of applause, it is necessary to try.

Sometimes these obvious pluses cover with

“trifles“ which stay behind scenes. Statistically, only 1% of graduates of music schools continue professional career. And most of children - pupils with usual abilities, but nobody does indulgences to them. The Russian music school is a step of primary professional education therefore teachers place very great demands on pupils. After leaving school of knowledge has to be enough for receipt in musical school. It means that the child will have to see off every day 4 - 5 hours at school, and in time, free from two schools, to do homework. Double loading lays down not only on the child, but also on mother. To check all homeworks, to meet from school and to carry out on evening lessons and, the main thing, to explain that all this is much more important, than the TV, soccer or usual walks with friends. If explanations do not help and the child does everything only because it is wanted by mother, after the termination of music school he, as a rule, does not approach the tool any more.

Carl Orff`s Method

Training in music in Carl Orff`s system - for those children and parents who do not seek for professional career, but want to get primary music education in a little facilitated option. The main result which teachers both in the first, and in the second class want to achieve can be formulated simply: the child has to love music. And to learn to play a piano or a guitar - it is minor.

Kids in kindergarten group literally from the first day of occupations master musical instruments of Carl Orff. They carry the same names as usual: xylophones, glockenspiels etc., but considerably differ from them. Carl Orff adapted the tools especially for children. For example, on its xylophone a box on which keys, more volume are located, it serves as the resonator, and thanks to it the tool sounds more deeply and more lingeringly. It gives it surprising feature: the sound of a xylophone does not muffle the performer`s voice. Playing, the child hears himself. One more highlight of xylophones of Orff - removable keys. You can leave only those from them which at present the child needs to master. It is possible to play Orff instruments and with the two-year-old kid - there are small xylophones and glockenspiels especially for this age.

Children gradually master the musical theory, from the first day playing in a peculiar orchestra. Not only Orff`s tools, but also the whole scattering of noise tools - graggerses, maracases, jingles, hand bells, self-made tarakhtushka are used. It allows each child irrespective of the level of its abilities to find the place in ensemble. If he does not cope with a melody which needs to be played, offer him other tool. After a while all children, irrespective of abilities play on the block - flutes or xylophones. And on individual classes in the choice master a piano, a guitar or a flute.

to develop at each kid ear for music and abilities which in a varying degree all have absolutely should give the chance to the child to be a figure. Classical methods of training in music in kindergartens often happen skuchnovata. The tutor plays the piano, and children sit and listen without moving. If at the first lesson to give to kids in hands tools and to ask to get to a step, the effect will be much higher. Quite so also the teachers working by Orff`s method arrive. They are sure: the more different tools even if also self-made to offer children, the better. Ask, for example, the two-year-old kid to take the plastic small bottle filled with grain in hand and to show how the mouse runs. Or by means of two wooden sticks to represent as the goat jumps. Even it is simple to shake maracases under music, getting to a step, - to delight there will be no limit! It would seem, the kid plays about: rustles, also anything else knocks. But actually it develops feeling of a rhythm, feeling of meter, feeling of dynamics, say, the natural musicality.

the Sound fairy tale

If you resolved

that your child will practise music, try to prepare it for study at school as soon as possible. It is possible to begin since two years.

It is known that the hearing is at each person. But if not to develop it, this ability over the years dies away. Any mother can be engaged with the kid at home. You for certain paid attention as one-year-old kids like to bang a spoon on a plate or on a table. Turn this love into fascinating game. For this purpose the baby should only let know that behind each sound something is. Game on the tool is a conditional language which it is necessary to learn to understand. Think up the sound fairy tale with the translation. At first make a sound, and then explain that it means. And then the blow to a key of a xylophone will turn into falling of an asterisk, and knock of sticks on a drum - into clatter of hoofs of little kids who run to mother. Try to talk to the kid in language of tools. It is not necessary says any word, just you “tell“ a tambourine or a xylophone something to the child, and he let by means of the tool “answers“. And after that ask to tell about what there was “conversation“. Accept any its version. You will see, your kid will learn to listen. Let it is only initial idea of music opportunities. Later the imagination will prompt to it about what great composers wanted to tell us the music.

Why children do not sing


One of ear for music components - ability is true, without falseness, to sing - in many respects depends on whether singing the child has mother. The matter is that the hearing develops only together with voice. If mother does not sing together with the child, he just will not learn to do it. Singing a simple song together with mother, the child instinctively listens to a mother`s voice: and whether so I sing how it? Gets at first to two notes, then to three. At such moments he intuitively reads out information, remembers as the voice device works, watches how mother takes breath. It is very important component of singing too. Sometimes the child does not sing because he does not understand when it is necessary to inhale. Singing for it - a hard work because he chokes, falling short the phrase. For this reason mother`s singing is so important, under the tape recorder it is correct to take breath will not learn. For congregational singing it is very important to choose songs correctly. Popular “adult“ songs do not suit the two-year-old kid - are too difficult for execution. Even children`s songs not everything for this purpose are good. Very often composers write “children`s“ songs which in power to execute unless 10 - summer. But those do not sing them because according to contents they are not interesting to them. For kids it is better to choose short popevka from two phrases until the kid learns to execute them purely. Do not forget that under a song it is good to hop or accompany on the real and self-made tools: cubes, wooden sticks... Such rhythmical movement gives feeling of a step. Practice shows that kids who at early age did not move under music dance and sing, without maintaining a rhythm.

we Learn to listen to classics

All know that it is necessary to listen to classical music in absolute silence. For a start the chosen musical play should allow to the child to be “lost“. Let him accompany in a melody step on any tool. Ask it that he feels, listening to it. Ask it to dance the imagination under this play. Now, when the child “probed“ it a body, found it in himself by means of the imagination and emotions, it is possible to tell about how listen to music in concert halls. The kid at your request will sit quietly, and you suggest it to play “guessing game“. Ask it to call the known melody among unfamiliar fragments. You will see how he will be delighted when he hears ““. Now it is ready to listening of music. It will become for it a true pleasure, with this play it connected the mass of positive emotions.