Embody a fairy tale with music
The mystery of music lies in both notes and rhythm, as well as participation.
Children love to listen to stories. As long as the mother says “I tell a story”, in all likelihood he will be quiet and look at you with anticipation.
If this story is accompanied by decent music and he and his dear fathers and mothers perform together, then he will be even more happy. This feeling of happiness and success is like discovering the “Sesame Door”Mantra, and the cave door opened the same!
Every time I see the babies exaggerate and vividly express their “characters” in their imagination, they always feel as if they have crossed time and space, become fairy tale characters in the composer’s pen, and communicate with the master of art in their own way.
This artistic experience cannot be expressed in words, but it will fill the child with hope and happiness.
What type of music is suitable for performance?
Lively, lively, witty and interesting, with a fairy tale musical story.
For example, St. Sang’s “Animal Carnival”, Grieg’s “Norwegian Dance”, Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”, etc., are all very suitable for young children to enjoy and perform.
These works are performed by symphony orchestras, and it is easy to bring children into a rich and cheerful mood.
In addition, short musical pieces adapted from national music, musical works incorporating modern music elements, and simple and lively nursery rhymes can also be used for performances.
However, at this time we have a “sweet” task with our children: to act as “screenwriters”, to imagine together and create fairy tales.
How to perform a parent-child musical?
★ Choose a favorite piece of music with your child, listen to it several times, and become familiar with the structural characteristics of the music.
★ Familiar with the content of music fairy tales, or create stories with children.
★ The whole family prepares props, creates scenes, and assigns characters.
★ Play music and perform corresponding action performances according to different sections of music.
Encourage your baby to be bold in creating new moves.
What kind of performance are there?
You can use musical techniques to perform with children.
As the music advances, the dramatic changes of the story are expressed in a tone that matches the storyline, singing, body rhythms, dance, and musical instruments.
The parent-child music theater is good. Let us personally experience the joy of creating a family-child musical fairy tale through the two classic repertoires.
Repertoire A: Introduction to the Music of the Wizard of Oz “The Wizard of Oz” is an interesting piece of fairy tale music with a very clear rhythm. The themes of the four sections are Scarecrow-Medium Speed, Iron Man-Slow Speed, Lion-Medium Speed, and Lianhuan-Happy.You can hear four starting points.
Tell a fairy tale. The baby sits next to Mom and Dad, and listens to the adapted “The Wizard of Oz” by Mom and Dad: The beautiful little girl Dorothy left home because of a tornado. She wanted to find a great magician to help her go home, so she leftJust go and meet funny scarecrows, hardworking iron men, and timid lions.
Together, they went on the road together. After unremitting efforts, they finally found a great magician and realized their beautiful wishes.
Rehearsal Tip 1.
Mom and dad and baby play scarecrow, iron man, lion and magician respectively.
You can prepare the appropriate headdress with your baby.
Play the music several times, tell the baby several pieces of music, and encourage the baby to imagine the content of each piece of music.
Create an action.
Encourage your babies to use their imagination and express their expressions and movements according to music: the fun and liveliness of the scarecrow, the heavy and hardworking of the iron man, the timidity of the lion, and the happy gala after finding the magician.
Mom and dad need to give language prompts before the music changes, such as we meet scarecrows, enter the jungle and meet lions.
Tip: More music suitable for baby performances is recommended “Ice Skating Rondo” Wald Tiffel (French) “Forest Blacksmith” Michaelis (German) “Doll” Fowler (French) “Nutcracker” TchaikovsKi (Russian) “Ode to Joy”, Beethoven (Germany), “Sleigh”, Anderson (US), Repertoire B, Elf Wanderer, the music introduces “Norwegian Dance” by Norwegian composer Grieg.
The music is divided into 3 parts, and we use 3 audio fairy tales to explain it.
Tell a fairy tale A: In the beautiful forest, there are a group of cute little elves.
One day, the small trees in the forest were slowly growing up. Look, they looked like tender green branches and buds, and danced gently after the wind. Section B: The elf is so happy!
Two happily shuttle dance in the small tree.
Section C: It was getting dark, the little tree fell asleep, and the elf went home quietly.
Rehearsal Tip 1.
Listening to the music melody together, mom and dad tell the story of the elf to the child and experience the rhythm of the music.
Discuss with the baby, what did the elf see in the forest?
What did you do?
Based on the discussion, encourage the baby to express the scene of the music with action.
You can prepare small tree tiaras and scarves.
Mom and dad and the baby gradually adjusted, playing as an elf (wearing a shawl) and a small tree (wearing a headdress) for performances, encouraging the baby to boldly imagine and create new movements.
Action manifestation: Section A: Mom and Dad hold the baby with their backs on their legs and swing left and right, then raise it up, indicating that the small tree grows up.
Section B: Mom and Dad hold the baby on their laps with their backs on their backs, lift the baby’s right hand with their right hands, and lower them, and suddenly call the baby from the right;Do games.
Section C: Put a scarf on yourself and your baby’s head to make it look like sleeping.
The author’s notes turned you into an angel in a fairy tale. I often see my daughter listening to music, playing dolls with both hands, and acting out to herself. Of course those stories are improvised, and the entire process is self-written and directed.It looks so cute, like an angel in a fairy tale.
I also do such activities with the children in the parent-child class. The children have a lot of ideas. Often, everyone laughs at the end and applauds spontaneously.
Music can never be learned only in certain parts of the room or in a specific renewal.
Everyone has the potential to create, but not everyone has the opportunity to be released.