How to instill a musical taste in a child?
Music is a reflection of the inner world of a person, and therefore, how different people are, the music in the modern world is so diverse. But in my opinion, true music can be called one that excites pure and sincere feelings in a person. The ability to choose from just hundreds of thousands of works just such music, filled with meaning and feelings, is called good musical taste. The presence of it in a person largely depends on the education of parents.
And if you are thinking about how to instill a good musical taste in your child, then this article is for you.
PRESCHOOL MUSICAL EDUCATION If you want your child to be a connoisseur of good music, start introducing the child to music during pregnancy. Scientists have proven that children perceive music while in their mother’s stomach – listen to your favorite music, folk tunes, jazz, classics, this will have a beneficial effect on your baby. The main thing is that there is no aggressive rhythm. E. Grieg “Song Solveig” – a song of a princess who is waiting for her prince … What could be more beautiful? A special aesthetic taste is formed in a child under three years of age, so it is very important to lay the foundations of musical education in this period.
You can include various musical tales for your child. Also, children’s musical books will have a positive impact on the formation of musical taste. They collected the most famous musical works, the sounds of nature, the voices of your favorite heroes. Such literature contributes to the versatile development of the baby. When a child grows up and learns to speak, you can purchase karaoke books. By playing with them, your child can try their hand at singing their favorite songs. But it’s not enough just to turn on the child’s music and listen to it with him, analyze the music you listen to and talk with the child about it. It is important to convey the whole meaning that was laid down by the author.
YOUR CHILD IS A SCHOOLCHILDREN OR A SCHOOL STUDENT The younger generation will benefit from a music school. There, teachers open to children a whole world that is not accessible to everyone. The acquired skills will allow the child in the present and future life to distinguish “musical fakes” from music that is created to excite the heart, in whatever genre it is written. Tchaikovsky’s children’s album, Italian Rachmaninoff polka, Shostakovich’s doll dances …. These and many other classical works are truly good music. Who does not know the “Italian Polish” S. Rachmaninov? If your child is unable to perform one of these works, help your child. You can’t do it, help with the word – encourage it. If the child does not understand the meaning of classical music, try to understand the content yourself and disassemble it with the child. Remember, family support is the key to success anyway. And for a good musical taste, not only musical, but also general education is important. After all, it is much easier for an educated person to distinguish good from bad, high-quality from poor-quality, whether it be music or something else.
FAMILY AND MUSIC Visit with your children various musicals, ballets, concerts at the Philharmonic and at the theater. A joint visit to a music event will bring together your family and your child’s relationship with music. What can better help instill a musical taste in a child than a parental example? Do not be surprised if your child does not have a craving for good music, if you yourself are a lover of strange, meaningless songs with a simple rhythm. If you see that his interests do not carry anything positive, then it’s worth a couple of times to tell the child “no” and explain why, then in time he will understand his mistakes. For example, there are often people who regret very much that they once left the music school, and to myself I can say that I am very grateful to my mother that in the third grade she did not allow me to quit music classes.