http://www.sharedlistening.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/LogoSL2-300x300.png 300w, http://www.sharedlistening.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/LogoSL2.png 500w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />The “Let’s Listen” Application developed by Arnolfo Borsacchi and IStartApp, aims to help teachers and musicians in creating music listening paths for their children.
http://www.sharedlistening.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/app_store-624x229.png 624w, http://www.sharedlistening.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/app_store.png 929w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Prof. Edwin E. Gordon studies on music aptitude and learning music have shown that exposing youngsters in early childhood to a rich music environment fosters the development of musical understanding Early childhood is the fundamental period of life for the acquisition of languages, from verbal to expressive and artistic ones.
http://www.sharedlistening.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/home.jpeg 384w" sizes="(max-width: 215px) 100vw, 215px" />It is important , hence, to expose children to a rich, diverse, complex and high quality musical collection. It is essential accompanying them in the discovery of the great music variety of styles, forms, modes, meters, and timbres.
The purpose of this application is to organize the music material according to the principles of contrast and celebration of diversity, through short and significant listening sessions.
Click on “Create Path” and indicate the number of planned listening sessions. The application will display a list of tunes grouped by session. Each sound track will appear more than once during these sessions as this will allow children to listen to them several times. Moreover, the application will makes sure that each tune will appear in different sets of tracks. In this way the informal discovery of the differences will make the listening task more heartfelt and engaging.
http://www.sharedlistening.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/percorso.jpeg 384w" sizes="(max-width: 215px) 100vw, 215px" />On the internet you will find more information on the proposed pieces or you can purchase them directly from specific music sites. Linking to Itunes you?ll be able to read all the relevant details regarding the songs and albums selected and chosen by the authors of the application.
If you are unable to find a song, the application will be able to replace it with another one. It will recalculate, based on the principles described above, which new piece of music to include in each session and how to combine it with the others.
The selection process of all the music tracks in the Let’s Listen Application is the final outcome of a hard ?working research that has involved Arnolfo Borsacchi, AIGAM and IEGAM teachers.
http://www.sharedlistening.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/brano.jpeg 384w" sizes="(max-width: 215px) 100vw, 215px" />Songs suggested by the Application range from Classical Music of the Western culture to Jazz and Rock songs, from the XII to the XX century and also ethnic music from all over the world.
– Sharing music listening at home or at the nursery school or elementary school;
– Recognize music, instruments, styles;
– Enlarge your personal songs and music collection and discover new music!
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The ideal setting to implement music listening activity is a neutral place where children and adults together can enjoy the listening and where their bodies are involved in a music exploration through a free movement.
In fact humans and in particular children discover, learn and make sense to music thanks to movement.
During the activity it is suggested to try and not to talk and to remain focused only on listening to the music.
It’s important to play the right music with a hi-fi stereo device : a good quality of sound, while listening, is essential. Once you have found your favorite tracks, we suggest to burn files in .Wav format and make a CD.
With new born babies and toddlers it will be easier to create an appropriate place for listening: just find a quiet space without distractions and free of toys or objects that might distract them For example : a room with a floor mat in the center or a room with hardwood floors, a sleeping room at the nursery or at home, the of the dining room or even a big bed.
With children who are already able to talk, it will be preferable sharing with them the pleasure of listening, as much as possible, in silence without speaking. Making the right environmental setting and established a ritual start of the hearing process promotes children? s understanding and their active role within this process.
With children older than 6, the ways of using “Let’s Listen” will be diverse : starting from the organization of free listening moments, similar to listening of preschool age, up to the discovery of authors and songs from all over the world and of all ages.