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Odbiór utworu muzycznego przez dziecko przedszkolne
Reception of a musical composition by a kindergarten child

Author(s): Lidia Kataryńczuk-Mania
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: Listening to music is a long-lasting process that demands gaining abilities in remembering, understanding and feeling. Kindergarten children should be systematically introduced into an aural „observation” of a composition; they should be made sensitive about music elements, such as rhythm, melody, tempo, timbre, dynamics, articulation, composition’s structure, etc. Children are most interested in well-differentiated compositions, which are contrastive, characteristic and have a distinct articulation, which are full of surprises and are played in a lively tempo. Joining music with extra-musical contents facilitates noticing musical phenomena. Practice and research show that ‘live’ listening to music is ideal in accordance with children’s needs. Children should be provided with appropriate conditions regarding individual receiver’s possibilities (inter alia type of music, performance, and way of transmission).

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 161-169
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish