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The Influence of Books on Children’s Music Education

Using the well-known fact that music education raises a child’s IQ by up to 40 percent, we can now consider how books and reading in general can help our “musical” children.

Presently, mankind, having achieved enormous strides in the field of technology, continues to invent new means of receiving and distributing information almost daily. Radios, TVs, computers, and the Internet are now a normal way of life. Do you know that all information received doubles every year and a half due to the general acceleration of technology?

These days, we and our children do not need to go to the bookstores and libraries. We can easily find the book we are looking for on the Internet. Moreover, if we have no time to sit and read, we can record the audio version of the book and listen to it while driving, walking, or doing any other activity that doesn’t require much reflection. There are also video books. Certainly, these adaptable gadgets are very convenient and we should be grateful to people who invent things to make our lives easier and help us save precious time.

Our children, looking at us, try to copy the things we do. Receiving news in the “easier” version, for example from the TV, the new generation began to read less. On one hand it is normal. But if you want your child to play music without losing interest, he has to read a lot. While reading, a child increases his vocabulary and intelligence. Your imagination automatically “turns on” when you read something exciting.

Have you ever read books in which the author describes what his protagonists see around them? For example, dark-blue skies; dewdrops on a blade of grass; dense, white fog the colour of milk above the river in the early morning, etc. Some people omit such descriptive passages in books so as not to miss a string of events, action, adventure, and learn what happens next.

Every single small detail is important for our children during reading. Just after birth, a child is like a white, blank, pure sheet of paper. The person he grows up to be will depend on the information, knowledge, skills, and abilities that we, as adults, will teach and give him. Even the child’s personality and habits are literary copied from the behavior of other people. And again, books play the huge role in this. The contents of the books are imperceptibly recorded and stored somewhere deep in human subconscious.

You might agree, but you might also wonder what this has to do with music education. I will ask you another question. Have you ever heard a piece of music that has deeply touched you? This piece can amuse you, make you pensive and even make you cry…

It happens because two very important moments coincided. First, the composer, who wrote the music, managed to convey with absolute precision not only his mood during the creation of this piece, but also a picture that he had in his mind. And second, the person, who played the piece, had these images available in a databank in his brain.

A child, who doesn’t read much, can not open and express the beauty of a musical piece only because he memorizes the notes. There is a unique, direct connection between reading and the expression of feelings.

If you pay attention to people who read a lot, you will notice that their speech is more beautiful and rich in comparison with those who don’t read much. The same is true for a child. The more he reads, the better his understanding of social surroundings and the easier it is for him to understand emotions and feelings and to express them in a musical piece.

Tips For Finding Music School

Get into music. It can lead to improve creative thinking, better math skills, and greater interest in the performing arts. Boost your confidence, and also encourage you to discipline. Music schools are also a great way to expand your creativity. However, finding a good school isn’t easy. Since they do not advertise like other organizations. The question is how can you find an excellent school for you?

Googling

Online searches have many benefits, but the down side is that not all music schools advertise online or have a web page. You might miss out on a great one if you limit your research to the Internet.

Try with Your Local University

Call the music department of your local college. And ask if they offer any kind of music education for children or adults. Often, the educators at these schools are top level practitioners. If they don’t have a music program available, ask for their recommendation to any specific music schools in the area. Yup, they might be able to offer some great view on where to look for an impressive school.

Dead end? Why don’t you try online music school! There are lots of music tuition courses that teach guitar, bass, and drums. And most of them are extremely wide-ranging, cover in virtually every style imaginable.

Learn how to play rock, country, jazz, metal, classical, funk, blues, fusion, hip-hop, electronic music and more. They’ll give you hundreds of lessons, in videos and audios! Numerous jam tracks, exercises, licks, solos, scales and patterns and riffs.

But the important thing is, these online music courses will teach you how to play any song you like without the help of sheet music or tablature. So you will be able to just grab your instrument and play any song that’s in your mind. You don’t need to go to music school just to learn the instrument.

Business Owners – Choosing a YouTube Category for Your Videos

If you’re considering joining YouTube as a business, it’s important to know what type of videos you can use to reach your audience. Whether or not you choose to perform in your own video, with a little creativity, you can create something in a category that gains your business videos the attention, and eyeballs, it deserves.

Comedy

One of the most popular YouTube video categories is comedy. The comedy category on YouTube tends to include sketches, standup acts, and spoofs. A large number of the comedy clips found on YouTube are staged or rehearsed, but there are many others that were just taken at the spur of the moment. How can a business be funny? Maybe you could “hide” a camera in your office and catch your business partners off guard. Maybe you can covertly make fun of a well-known competitor? Or, if you just have a fun personality, you can start a video blog talking about your worst and best experiences in your industry, with funny examples.

Entertainment

When it comes to entertainment videos, you will find that you have a wide variety of different topics to choose from. While it is still possible to find videos that have clips of your favorite music videos, television shows, or movies, YouTube is trying to cut down on those videos, as they don’t have permission to broadcast many of them right now. Other entertainment videos include reviews of movies or television shows, gossip, or amateur reporting events. If you have an online store, you can always find a way to entertain people with reviews or information that you specialize in. If you specialize in high fashion, this is the place to add videos of models (family, friends, etc) wearing your clothing, with racy and exciting music.

Pets and Animals

As you likely already know, videos in this category are centered on pets, in one way or another. In some cases, YouTube members are showing off a new pet that they got, but many pet videos are also comedy related. A lot of YouTube members like posting videos of their pets doing something funny, unique, or cute. Does your company have a mascot? Does your cat Tigger somehow always interrupt your work flow? This is where you can show other YouTubers the pet behind the business – pet videos always get lots of views!

Travel and Places

This YouTube category also acts, in a way, to educate viewers. A lot of the videos were shot while traveling. For that reason, it is common to find tours and clips of well-known tourist attractions. If you own a brick-and-mortar store, or live in a unique location, you can take the time to do a mini-tour of your town. If you sell travel products, this is a great area to showcase your wares as well.

People and Blogs

This is where many YouTube members post personal videos about themselves. One of the most popular types of videos found under the heading of people and blogs are video blogs. These are like traditional blogs, but they are in video format. With video blogs, YouTube members often outline their day or their week for all other internet users to watch. In most cases, you will find that many of these blogs have a humorous side to them. If you can’t find another category that fits your videos, this is the place where you can establish a viewership as the person behind the business. You can blog about a topic related to your industry, or complain about the weather. Videos blogs are a free-for-all area in YouTube, where people have come to expect the unexpected.

How to and Do it Yourself

This category is ideal for all businesses – you can show off your expertise and often, you don’t need to appear in the video at all. Many videos in this category are created through slideshows and show step-by-step processes.

Gadgets and Games

These videos are often frequented by hard-core techies. if you sell gadgets and games, this is a great category to post reviews, record somebody playing, or simply show off new products for the world to see.

Film and Animation

This is the most “artistic” section of YouTube – the content is typically original, and often offbeat. If you know somebody with skills in animation, you can always create a few film shorts for your company.

Autos and Vehicles

Of course, if your business features anything automotive, this is where you can talk or show vital . If you own a mechanic shop, you can create weekly pointers for car maintenance. You can also review products and services in this category.

Sports

This is the section for sports fanatics. If you own a sports-related company, this is a great place to show off your equipment, critique your favorite team, and highlight your expertise.

News and Politics

If your business is highlighted on the local news, try uploading the clip to this section. You can also do news commentary on your specific industry, and if you happen to be politically-oriented, share your views as well. (Just be prepared to have dissenting views and comments.)

YouTube is a great place for businesses to show their personalities, establish expertise, and have fun interacting with their target customers. No matter what type of video you decide to create, there’s a place for it on YouTube. Just have fun, be creative, and show your best side. The views are yet to come!