12 Reasons why a child should study music

Today we share with you a very interesting post, taken from the blog of Eduard Ruano, professor of Tuba Conservatory of Zaragoza.

It gives us a dozen reasons why children should study music, and I really do not spare any.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we have done

Studying music helps children learn to develop their intellectual, social and personal skills while having fun.

Studying music helps children learn to develop their intellectual, social and personal skills while having fun.

Musical studies are an activity that combines its playful side with a parallel studies homework, which usually are added to the ordinary duties, which require large doses of motivation (of children to be applied to it and parents who have to support them).

This extra charge can cause reluctance and rejection as much about others.

But the advantages of undertaking musical studies are far more than the disadvantages. Here you have a dozen for those you who are undecided or just not what ye shall put forward:

  1. Development of psychomotor

To play an instrument is to first sound either blowing, rubbing a bow, pressing a key or strumming a chord. Once this is achieved, the next step is to “shape” the sound and play specific notes triggering the necessary mechanisms. All while the score is read. Psychomotor exercise as complete.

  1. Competence in languages

That score of just mentioned contains precise instructions on the pace, accurate height, length, speed, character and technique to play the notes; expressed only with lines, dots, and some other symbol. It’s like learning to read another alphabet, in the same way that if we learn Russian, Greek or Mandarin. But we go further: the music has sentences, phrases (semiphrases) and words (motives) that give meaning to musical speech, a real syntactic system that gives coherence to the music.

While learning music will improve their own learning language concepts and skills necessary to apprehend.

  1. Logical thinking

Especially in the first years -in which assimilate and internalize the basics of music-mathematics and logic they are fundamental to understanding and interpreting the rhythm. Therefore, studying music develops logical-mathematical reasoning and mental structure maps.

  1. Multiple Thought

Besides psychomotor we mentioned to play the instrument, keep in mind that the notes should sound the duration, pitch, intensity, rhythm and intention that we called for in the score. Or that the director asks us. Or our partner lectern. Or all at once.

  1. artistic sensitivity

Above any technical requirement music is an art. As such, play an instrument develops creativity through experimentation, channels externalize their feelings and encourages the development of artistic criteria.

  1. Ability to self listening and reflection

Clearly, to master an instrument must hear what is being played, analyze and fix whatever is necessary.

Over time, the habit of listening to oneself goes beyond the instrument and thus the analysis and reflection of what we tell ourselves.

  1. Empathy and social skills

Besides listening to yourself, for playing in groups it is essential to listen to others, so that empathy develops. If the group is large, such as a band or orchestra, necessary to interact with other members social skills are also developed.

  1. Education in values

Playing with reliability an instrument is not easy or quick. It requires constant work, effort and perseverance; values ​​that the immediacy of our fast-paced world seems to have forgotten. At the same time, playing in public they must overcome their fears.

  1. Self-Esteem

Little progress every day experience will be a source of satisfaction that gratify all the effort invested. In the medium term control over the instrument will be greater, which also increase the motivation and perfectionism.

After all the years you can look back and see that it was worth it and everything has been made possible by itself.

  1. There will be more responsible and careful

Except for the larger instruments (piano, organ, harpsichord, harp, percussion, bass …), each student uses her own instrument, both personal study and in class.

Musical instruments are sensitive and therefore require some care in handling and maintenance; in other words an instrument needs to be responsible and careful with him.

  1. The house will be merrier

Okay, a student endlessly repeating the same piece (which sounds out of tune above ) can become tiresome , but recognize that always brings joy to the house ( or apartment building , or the whole street … ) .

  1. Looks good in family celebrations

The scene of the smaller enlivening the evening with their instruments is a classic. They excited to show what they can do and the biggest drooling to see it. Endearing.

In short , study music is an exercise of the full , which helps youngsters to develop their intellectual , social and personal skills while having fun.

What more could you want ?

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