Why is it important to introduce music to young children

Time for a history lesson.

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This is me as a child.

On February 25, 1996, a child with great potential to be a musician was born…forever changing the world. This child’s name was Ciera Lace Anson. So far she has learned guitar, piano and how to sing on key. This may not be much, but who knows what can be done with her potential.

Well, you are welcome for the history lesson. I’m proud to say that Ciera Lace Anson is me.

Growing up, I was very fond of music and always looked forward to music class, while other kids looked forward to P.E. My parents made sure that i was exposed to enough of it to see if i had any natural talent. Lucky for them I have the voice of an angel. Just kidding, I’m not actually that conceited…but…my mom tells me I do.

I wanted to give myself as an example of a child with musical interest under the age of 12. Unfortunately there are people in the world who do not appreciate music education, and  I find that very sad.

There are many good things music training does for the mind other than entertainment. Children who have early musical training develop parts of the brain related to reasoning and language. The left side of the brain is developed better with exposer to music, and even simple silly songs can help imprint information on young minds.

Music can also help with memorization! Practicing music over and over for memorization is helpful to relate to when trying to memorize other subjects like math and reading

Students who are taught music can improve the development of spatial intelligence. This allows them to form mental pictures and see the world in a more accurate manure. Spatial intelligence is gainful for advanced mathematics and more.

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Obviously there are many ways music can help you in life, another is confidence. This is what helped me most as a child. (obviously by my voice of an angel comment) Finding that you have music ability can help you feel accomplished when after a performance or reaching a new skill level on your instrument or voice. Some children use music as an escape from the awkward times and life trials. I wouldn’t want to see children not getting an opportunity to see if they like musical activity. This is why I think it is important.

I feel that music can change students lives, give them hope, and a dream like it gave me. I’ll never forget my music teachers growing up because they the ones who inspired me to become a music teacher.

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 information source:

20 Important Benefits of Music In Our Schools

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Why is it important to introduce music to young children

Why does “Hello” by Adele make people emotional?

I believe that the reason “Hello” by Adele became so popular is because of the amount of  emotion that she hits listeners with.

The key is in F minor, so that says a lot. Minor keys typically sound “sad” to people so it was a good key to pick for this kind of ballad.

The theory behind the song really makes a difference, but another big part of the emotion comes from the lyrics as well. Even though her last emotional hit she wrote was about a break up (Someone like you) Adele claims in an interview that “Hello” is not.

“The song is about hurting someone’s feelings but it’s also about trying to stay in touch with myself, which sometimes can be a little bit hard to do. It’s about a yearning for the other side of me. When I’m away, I really, really miss my life at home. The way that I feel when I’m not in England, is desperation. I can’t breathe anywhere else.”

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In general, for whatever relationship the listener is reminded of, hurting someone does not feel good. I think many people can relate to a time where they wronged someone and the struggle of getting that persons forgiveness was difficult or undoable. I strongly dislike being on the other side of a burned bridge with someone, and the feeling of not being able to fix what I’ve done gives me anxiety.

Another reason this song is emotional is because she is accompanied by a piano. In my opinion, piano sets a sad atmosphere very well.

Immediately after the first chord the  hit I felt the emotion!

The intro and verse chord progresson follow a repeated pattern of ” i III VII VI “

The verse and pre-chorus follows ” i VII v VI i V6/4 VI VI”

The main chorus follows “i VI III VII “

and the bridge follow “II VII i VI VII”

These minor chord progressions truly make a big difference in the emotional ride of the song.

Overall this is a great song. Its still a pretty simple, but as I said in my last blog post, simplicity can make a big impact. If that isn’t shown by how popular this song became and how easy it was to relate to, then I don’t know what is.

So if you’d like to listen to this song I recommend to save it for a rainy day, literally, it’s perfect for rainy days.

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Here is a video explaining more

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INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM:

http://www.eonline.com/news/710644/5-things-we-learned-about-adele-from-her-first-interview-in-3-years-hint-she-loves-motherhood-taylor-swift

http://www.hooktheory.com/theorytab/view/adele/hello

Why does “Hello” by Adele make people emotional?