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Why to the child music? Part 2

the Beginning

we Will return to the remark of our acquaintance - the physicist. How all - to explain that sounds which, according to him, “express nothing concrete“ become so considerable educational tool?

of Occupation by music is developed intellectually

As we already noted, education of emotional culture begins with perception and knowledge of beauty. The emotional culture, in turn, stimulates a brainwork, sets thinking of sense of these or those moral criteria. Thus, emotions and thinking are closely connected among themselves. I. P. Pavlov wrote that “... the main impulse for hemispheres of a cerebral cortex goes from a subcortex. If to exclude these emotions, then bark loses the main power source“.

under the influence of musical impressions the most inert children begin to talk to the slowed-down intellectual development who, appear, by any forces could not be hyped up.

of Considerable intellectual tension is demanded from the young musician also by game on notes. When the child has to not only “consider“ musical information, sometimes rather difficult, but also that is called to read it.

As were shown by joint researches of the Hungarian and German scientists, the children practising music possess the best reaction, acquire the account easier. Also direct link between musical and mathematical abilities of the child was noted. Teachers of elementary grades tell that after music lessons very well there pass reading lessons. At children the perception becomes aggravated. They think better.

Music awakes with

thought. The Hungarian teacher Tibor Sharai considers that “... hearing of music promotes the best digestion of informative material of other objects, reduces feeling of congestion“. The musical lesson with the game elements, art experiences which is some counterbalance to studying of scientific disciplines carries out function of a discharge in the schedule, promoting thereby development of informative material of other objects and the aggravated perception of other arts“.

of Occupation by music pull together children and parents

We mean not only process of training at a musical instrument, but also joint hearing of music, congregational singing. And, perhaps, especially joint playing music. Here opportunities the most various: game in four hands, game in ensemble on different tools. Or, for example, option when the parents able to play accompany the little violinist or the singer.

are Pulled together also by joint house concerts. Not all children like to be soloists. It is far more pleasant to act in ensemble with the father, mother or the grandmother. We know a family where in seven, ten days prior to a holiday (it can be also family date) the nine-year-old Dima who is engaged in a musical circle begins to prepare for a concert: selects accompaniment to the song which will be sung by elder sister, rehearses a duet with the father playing the guitar. Invitation cards which also become all family are distributed to guests.

House playing music Should tell


that family playing music is not so some innovation. On the contrary, it has deep traditions. Having arisen in aristocratic salons of Western Europe in 16 - 17 centuries, playing music more and more got into wide circles of the intellectuals. Vienna became the center of such playing music. Especially here were fond of chamber music and therefore in the playing music families (this tradition still remained in the southern Germany, especially in Bavaria) parents tried to teach children to play different musical instruments. For example, if one child played a violin, then another was taught on a viola or a violoncello.

In Russia before the revolution playing music was also fashionable in the educated environment. At the beginning of 20 - years outstanding musicians - teachers B. Asafyev and B. Yavorsky tried to make creative playing music one of the main methods of musical education. According to their offer began to enter those years into practice children`s orchestras with bezvysotny percussion instruments (barabanchik, tambourines, castanets, triangles), and also specially adjusted glass vessels from which sound was elicited by blow of a special stick. Playing in similar orchestras, the children especially not capable to sing for any reason had an opportunity to actively practise music. Unfortunately, these orchestras existed not for long.

of Occupation by music is done the person stronger
Music not only helps education of keenness, poetic vision of the world, but also develops also other qualities necessary for the person: determination, self-confidence. As Beethoven told:“ Music has to cut fire from courageous soul“.
In the history is a lot of striking examples of influence of music, especially song, and on the person, and even on the mass of people.
on August 10, 1792. Paris. During storm of the royal palace cruel fight broke out. Overweight was on the party of royal protection. But here Ruzhe de Lilya`s “Marseillaise“ began to sound. The insurgent people rushed on storm with new energy. The palace is taken. The monarchy is destroyed. Next day by order of the revolutionary government the song is published unprecedented for those times with a circulation of 10000 copies and disperses over all country. One of revolutionary generals wrote in the report:“ Send a reinforcement to one thousand people or one thousand copies of “Marseillaise“. music inspired with

in days of the Great Patriotic War the Soviet people, was a source of courage and moral force. And here the well-known song of A. Alexandrov “, Of course, is remembered get up, the country huge“. It was executed on June 25, 1941 for the fighters going to the front, directly at the Belarusian station. In three days after the beginning of war. Or the Seventh Leningrad symphony of D. Shostakovich which was heard in March, 1942. In the besieged Leningrad. Many musicians for performance of the symphony were recalled from a front line...
Music comes to the rescue of the person tragic minutes of his life. When in 1912 on “Titanic“ there was a fire, the ship began to sink, and rescue already it was, musicians of a ship orchestra got tools and played Beethoven. Also there was a miracle: the mad people who were rushing about on the deck (in boats already the place was not), stopped and began to listen. The huge internal force of betkhovensky music won against horror of death, helped the person to remain the person till the last moment.

to Spiritual development of children is promoted by singing in chorus


Is thought, you will not be mistaken if write down the child in chorus. During choral singing children feel responsibility for the general sounding of a song, pleasure of collective creativity improving influence of the song. If, of course, it that is. Thus, in choral singing educational and musical tasks closely intertwine and support each other.“ Training the chorister, - the famous chorus master Mr. Struve wrote, - you, first of all, bring up the person in love with music, honest in the thoughts and acts“.


It is interesting that between the children, and adults singing in one chorus, both, usually there are cordial, friendly relations. The emotional spirit of each chorister is transferred each other. The special atmosphere of enthusiasm for music, pleasures, joint creativity is created.

the vast majority of choristers answered with

the question “Whether It Is Pleasant to Sing in Chorus?“ positively.


, 8 years: “Very much. We not only sing together, but also we help each other. When the song is impossible to somebody, we sing to it motive. And just we are on friendly terms“.
Vitya, 9: “I like to sing in chorus more, than to play a violin. Especially when we sing cheerful songs.“
Ania, 8:“ To chorus I did not like to sing. Also was not able. Now singing in chorus - my favourite lesson“.
Galya, 12:“ I learned that there are many good songs. Now we began to sing houses often. Because when mother saw that I like to sing, and she began to sing. And father now not such angry. Earlier he always abused mother when he came home drunk. And now will see that we sing, and does not abuse. And even sometimes echoes us. And once, when all of us began to sing together, he began to cry and told that he will not abuse mother any more. Also will not drink. Mother began to cry too. And I. And then we together sung another tune very long. Honestly, the father then week did not drink. And then drunk came again. But all the same we sing. Perhaps, he will stop drinking“. There is a wish to believe that the song, music will help the girl with life.

House concerts

House concerts, as well as any concerts, serious test for the little musician.

the Seven-year-old pupil on a class of a piano Kolya approximately in a year after the beginning of occupations unexpectedly grew cold to lessons. Began to shirk. Practically was not engaged at home. The teacher called mother and learned the following history. The last months the father was in business trip. Kolya, when the father called, enthusiastically told him about the musical occupations, dreamed to show what learned. And here day of father`s arrival came. Since morning the boy repeated plays, worried. But a concert did not turn out. After the first steps the father buried in the newspaper, and then, without having listened to the end up to the end, told:“ What to be engaged in such nonsense in, better to the pool would go or played soccer with children in the yard. More usefully, and time takes away less“. If Kolya did not acquire firmly that men do not cry, everything would come to an end in tears“. After a while the boy threw school.

Several councils at the organization of house concerts

  1. Try to create the atmosphere of a concert: festive clothes, chairs in a row, an order in the room where holding a concert is planned.
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  3. during game excluded talk, reading, remarks to the little performer. It is undesirable to enter the room or to leave it while music sounds.
  4. How was played by the child (even if, in your opinion, not really well, with mistakes), it is necessary to award its game with an applause and the encouraging words. It is better to postpone a negative assessment of game and the remark to other time.
  5. Should not invite too many guests to the first concerts. But it is desirable that there was somebody except house. It increases the responsibility of the young performer.
Great about music
was figured prominently by music in life of many great people.
Stendhal: “Listening to music, I concentrate with big clarity and intensity over with what it is busy internally“.
I. E. Repin: “I always loved music. If I long had not to listen to it, I grieved“.
Ch. Darwin:“ ... If I had to endure the life again, I would establish for myself the rule to daily read some quantity of verses and to listen to some amount of music. Perhaps, by such exercises I would manage to keep activity of those parts of my brain which atrophied now. Loss of these tastes to poetry and music is equivalent to loss of happiness and can harmfully be reflected in mental capacities, and, even more probably, in moral qualities as weakens the emotional party of our nature“.
A. I. Herzen: “There are minutes in which quite you feel a lack of terrestrial language, would like to express some harmony, music. Music one can transfer awe of one soul to another...“
I. S. Turgenev: “It is rare that can force me to cry. Still sometimes Pushkin`s verses will move to tears. And often I cry with music“.