It was not realized until later when the video was viewed that Maria was ‘conducting’ the melodies with delicate expressive movements of her left hand, while the right hand was making unrelated movements, stroking her body. At certain points in the course of the melody Maria’s finger moves 300 milliseconds before the mother’s voice. She knows the song well, and https://chambermusiciantoday.com/ leads the ‘performance’ (Trevarthen, 1999; Schögler and Trevarthen, 2007). The research team at the University of Derby has found that the connection between young people and nature dips during teenage years and takes more than a decade to recover. Research also shows that references to nature in contemporary music have decreased consistently since the 1950s.
Encourage children to investigate ‘nature’s orchestra’ by listening to the sounds around them when they’re outdoors. Ask them to imitate what they’ve heard and compose their own music inspired by the sounds of nature. … Read More