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  Pianonet The Ultimate Online Piano Resource Site
Early childhood musical experiences in the form of lullabies, musical crib mobiles, and most especially, musical interactions where the baby is an active participant, can aid in the development of the neural networks necessary for later music processing (Olsho, 1984; Trehub, Bull, and Thorpe, 1984).
Don Hodges is Professor of Music and Director of the Institute for Music Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
He is has published widely in music education and music psychology and is currently engaged in a series of brain imaging studies of musicians.
www.pianonet.com /articles/musicality.htm   (1803 words)

  Musical development - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In European classical music, musical development is a process by which a musical idea is communicated in the course of a composition.
It refers to the transformation and restatement of initial material, and is often contrasted with musical variation, which is a slightly different means to the same end.
The musical form which traditionally exploits development to the fullest is the sonata form.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Musical_development   (262 words)

 Music and Musical Ability Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The renewed interest in integrating music into the school curriculum has also been influenced by the work of psychologist Howard Gardner, who, in his groundbreaking study Frames of Mind, challenged the limitations of traditional concepts of intelligence, listing musical ability as one of seven basic types of intelligence that need to be nurtured and exercised.
One of the best ways for parents to foster an appreciation for music in their children is to provide a positive role model by demonstrating a love for it themselves, exposing their children to recorded music and concerts and, when they are very young, singing to and with them at home.
Musical development can be enhanced by listening to a variety of music, especially lively music, which toddlers especially enjoy, and playing musical games that involve both song and movement.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2602/is_0003/ai_2602000391   (1055 words)

 From Heartbeat to Steady Beat: Research Findings on the Musical Development of Children from Before Birth through Age ...
A list of musical tasks was devised on the basis of a study of several early childhood music textbooks.
These movements were not in time with the music and were seldom synchronized with it, but they were rhythmic within themselves due to their repetitive nature.
Musical babbling—sounds of varied pitch—began in response to singing to the infant.
www.menc.org /publication/books/heartbeat/Chapter4.html   (959 words)

 Development of Musical Ability From Birth to Childhood
Since music is a unique and universal language, it makes sense that children can also acquire and learn music as they develop in a way similar to that of spoken language.
As a future music educator, this idea is very important to me. If children can learn and acquire musical skills in ways similar to the ways they can acquire language, it will be important that they be taught music continuously from the day they are born.
Parents and caretakers of children should try to give their children music instruction as best they can, and music instruction should be an integral part of the education system in the same way that language is, from the time a child enters school.
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 Elementary Approach: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Music and the arts are now being acknowledged as subjects that are as essential to the fabric of a high-quality curriculum as the traditional subjects have always been.
As the child enters school, he or she needs to continue this development by having opportunities to explore and identify sounds, listen and describe music, feel and experience beat, develop a sense of melody, feel and identify meter, and express rhythm.
Music and movement are strong, natural languages that children bring to their active construction of knowledge.
www.highscope.org /EducationalPrograms/Elementary/music.htm   (1083 words)

 Musical Development of the Young Child
Since natural growth is the most important factor in a young child's musical development, the teacher of young children must be aware of the progression of that growth so that musical activities may be chosen that are appropriate and that encourage and reinforce the skills and concepts that are developing naturally.
Moog hypothesized that, although these movements are not synchronized with the music, they must be in some way related to the music's rhythm, because "as the child develops he begins to match his movements both to the rhythm and the dynamic of the music which he hears" (Moog, 1979, p.
Music training was shown to dramatically improve spatial reasoning abilities which are important for complex reasoning tasks such as mathematics.
www.music4kidsonline.com /meyc/musdev.htm   (2507 words)

 Music and Musical Ability Information on Healthline   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By the age of one year, however, this openness has begun to disappear as infants' musical expectations become shaped by the acoustic intervals that characterize the music of their own culture.
Coordination of movement and rhythm develops by the age of 18 months, as does the ability to repeat specific melodic intervals (as opposed to single pitches).
A special musical talent that is now thought to be influenced by both heredity and environment is perfect pitch, the ability to recognize the exact pitch of any sound and, in return, to accurately produce any pitch without being given a starting pitch as a reference point.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/music-and-musical-ability   (638 words)

 IFMR > News & Events > Meetings & Conferences   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Music experiences and skills are universal in all human societies, and probably present in whale and birds.
Human music, like human language, is complex, governed by rules, and acquired in developmental stages, with all individuals acquiring a basic musical appreciation, and others going on to develop remarkably high skills.
Although providing children with opportunities to develop their musical abilities and interests is the main focus of music programmes, it is claimed that music instruction has other favourable effects on the development of children.
www.music-research.org /News/musicalbrain.html   (1520 words)

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In 2005, a children's choir was formed for students who have completed the Kindermusik curriculum and wish to continue their study of music through singing in a group, building on the vocal skills they have developed while continuing to learn note-reading and related musicianship skills.
Her original idea was to teach music to very young children under the belief that they would be better prepared for piano instruction in the future.
Her Center for Musical Development peaked at about 100 students at one time, but now has closer to 80.
www.centerformusicaldevelopment.com   (1250 words)

 Lyre to Laptop History & Development of Ulster's Traditional Instruments   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Schools find this programme profitable, as they feel it not only assists the musical development within their school, but also, can be of great benefit in the area of cross-community relations and adult groups find it very interesting and entertaining.
In relation to the Music Curriculum pupils will learn in an interactive way of the development of music in Ulster, in particular the similarities and differences between Scottish and Irish Traditional Music, as part of their shared cultural heritage and how present day music can be influenced by these developments.
Children will also have a rare opportunity to see, and hear, a wide variety of musical instruments, learn of their construction and development, and be involved in learning to play simple rhythms together, to various musical pieces, as well as using their own musical and dancing skills to perform in front of others.
www.causewaymusic.co.uk /lyretolaptop.html   (821 words)

 Development - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Development as a phenomenon suggests that people are able to control their future and can improve their condition in the world (living conditions, capacity to feed, education level, life length, etc.) through process towards something better (Skeldon R., 1997).
Biological development or morphogenesis of embryos in the context of developmental biology
Child development (in the context of physical development, or post-natal human development (pediatrics, etc); or in the context of psychological development, part of the larger area of human development (psychology) or developmental psychology)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Development   (422 words)

 ...teuffel...The History of the Electric Guitar
With the emergence of radio and television, a generation of musicians developed from the 1940's onward that regarded visual appearance as equally important to the show as the musical aspect.
Next to the main current of musical development there was always a continuity of breaking-out and provocation.
The current development that is still going on since the beginning of the nineties, indicates again a clear return to the archtypes, the Telecaster and Stratocaster.
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 Musical Development Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As a music teacher, I am often asked the question, "What can I do for my child to help his/her musical development?" My answer to this question is based on the philosophy that every child is born with musical potential that can be developed into "talent" via quality musical experiences.
Children develop musical talent and skills best by learning to sing first, and then applying the same concepts and skills to musical instruments.
Many of these studies have used musical activities as a basis for study and found that brain activity increases during the activity.
www.westhartforduu.org /Music/musicguide.htm   (325 words)

 Musical ability by John Sloboda
Musical ability is the ability to 'make sense' of music, and develops in most people over the first decade of life through normal enculturation.
Whether this ability is developed to a high level usually depends on the decision to start learning a musical instrument, which forces high levels of focused cognitive engagement (practice) with musical materials.
It is argued that much formal education inhibits the development of musical ability through over-emphasis on assessment, creating performance anxiety, coupled with class and sex stereotyping of approved musical activities.
www.zainea.com /ability.htm   (1528 words)

 The Developmental Psychology of Music - Cambridge University Press
It describes the relationship between thinking and music, and discusses the relationship between thinking and music in pre-schoolers and schoolchildren in areas such as singing, aesthetic appreciation, rhythmic and melodic development, and the acquisition of harmony and tonality.
The book describes the development of musical taste, and discusses the questions of musical creativity, and of the social psychology of musical taste and fashion.
As the first comprehensive study of the links between developmental psychology and music education, Hargreaves' work demonstrates the practical and theoretical importance of psychological research on the process underlying children's musical perception, cognition and performance.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521314151   (216 words)

 From Heartbeat to Steady Beat: Research Findings on the Musical Development of Children from Before Birth through Age ...
By twenty-four weeks, the cochlea and peripheral sensory end organs of the fetus have reached their normal development, and by twenty-six weeks most fetuses will respond with increased heart rate to sound stimulation, indicating that they are able to perceive sounds.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of systematic prenatal musical stimulation by observing musical behaviors exhibited between birth and six years of age.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of daily listening of music on fetuses and newborns.
www.menc.org /publication/books/heartbeat/Chapter1.html   (1324 words)

 Musical Development 301 - Part III: Practicing (Archives)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When Charlie Vervalin and I first discussed my writing a musical development article, the original title was "How to Practice," the idea being that concentrated, effective practice yields big results, even with a small daily investment in time.
It grew into "Musical Development 301," of which this particular installment, Getting the Notes Under Your Fingers, or Practicing, covers the original subject matter.
The underlying principle here is very simple, but very rarely do we relate it to music: the smaller the percentage of total effort—mental, neural, or muscular—required to do something, the more "brain cycles" you can devote to other things, like thinking ahead to the next section, singing, or just enjoying the music.
www.blackroseacoustic.org /encore/enc9905mus-dev-3.htm   (3107 words)

 Polyphony: the rhythm of musical development, the music lesson and the academic year American Music Teacher - Find ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sometimes the teacher unknowingly becomes influenced by hearing a poor rendition week after week from one student or from several students, in which case, the teacher loses the high standard she once strived for in a particular piece or with a student.
Listening to music, live and recorded, is vital to keeping our musical ears open to the enormous range of possibilities for interpretations, colors and finesse in musical performance.
If you hear that sound ideal in your ear and the piece is appropriate in terms of musical and technical difficulty for the student, there is no reason not to experiment by asking more of that student.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2493/is_6_54/ai_n13826940   (938 words)

 About the Author
Sharlene Peck Habermeyer, has spent the last 18 years researching the effects of music in the brain development of young children.
A member of numerous music organizations and a frequent lecturer and consultant, she is the author of "Good Music, Brighter Children.
Music and Literature for 18 years to various schools, organizations, and education conferences throughout Southern California.
www.musical-expressions.com /bibliography.htm   (275 words)

 MMD - home of new musical theatre writing in the UK
MMD was established in 1992 to nurture and encourage writers and composers of musical theatre and to initiate and develop new work for the UK and international stage.
Acquiring the skills to write musical theatre, the most complex of art forms, is a long journey that demands commitment, passion and above all, guidance.
At MMD talented musical theatre writers learn and hone their skills through seminars and craft sessions and then go on to develop their work in Writers Labs, residencies, workshops and readings — all under the watchful eyes of skilled tutors and mentors who work at the top of their profession.
www.mercurymusicals.com   (336 words)

 musical toys - toddler & baby, early childhood music
Music has the power to engage, relax, and energize us… and has also been shown to make children smarter.
that children exposed to music and instruments an early age has significantly improved their ability to think and learn.
Hands on participation in music between the ages of three and ten seems to train the brain for higher thinking, and children who miss out on the fun of playing music may also miss out on some critical developmental opportunities.
www.musicaltoysplus.com /musicaltoddlertoys.htm   (475 words)

 Greenwich Theatre - Musical Theatre Development   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The musical starred Clive Rowe, and after playing at Greenwich Theatre transferred to the International Festival of Musical Theatre in Cardiff as the only new musical in the festival programme.
All six musicals that were performed were selected or comissioned in collaboration with Clive Paget (Music Theatre Consultant, National Theatre Studio) and are being developed with their support.
If you are interested in supplying a musical for Musical Futures 2007, information on how to apply will be published here in January 2007.
www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk /musical_theatre_development.html   (472 words)

 KinderStart - Child Development : Emotional/Social Development
Music is a wonderful art form that encompasses all areas of child development: physical, intellectual, social and emotional.
Firstly, emotional development is a part of child development that generally does not attract much attention; it is a difficult area to study in babies but a crucial part of human development.
The course of children's social development is mapped using a chart of developmental milestones.
www.kinderstart.com /childdevelopment/emotionalsocialdevelopment   (654 words)

The capacity to deal with musical concepts on a more discriminating level accelerates and develops at its fastest pace between ages 10 to 14.
Adolescent musicians are capable of mastering musical concepts on a level equal to adults providing the musical material is suitable to their technical development.
Performance skills are refined and the goal of music as a form of expression is attained.
www-unix.oit.umass.edu /~mused420/session03.html   (757 words)

 The Development of Musical Tuning Systems
When I was learning elementary music theory my teacher told me that the intervals of the diatonic major scale go "tone, tone, semitone, tone, tone, tone semitone" and I asked the question "Why?".
At the time this seemed to be of mystical significance, perhaps in much the way that the initial discovery of proportion in musical consonance struck Pythagoras or the discovery of both arithmetic and harmonic means in musical intervals struck Zarlino.
I trace the development of western tuning systems from their origins in ancient Greece and Babylon up to the development of equal temperament.
www.midicode.com /tunings   (765 words)

 !Fortissimo!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Music Dictionary: This music dictionary contains over 500 musical terms or symbols.
Instrument Pictures and Instrument Sounds: In this section, Pictures of musical instruments are identified.
Both Pictures and Sounds of the musical instruments are available to download.
library.thinkquest.org /2791/index.html   (135 words)

 Musical Career Development Plan For Singers
In that our product has a completely developed personality and many unchangeable physical features, we have to develop a concept, primarily a look and a sound that is unique, yet marketable and fits the personality of the act.
Since females out-buy males in the country music market three to one, our concept should be one that is attractive to the female buyer.
These people are not here for the music, they are out to prey on the ambitions of people anxious to make it big in a hurry.
www.dickmcvey.com /theplan.htm   (3104 words)

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