Develop Attention Span of Your Child With Music. Part 4
There are no inattentive students. There are students, however, whose attention has not yet reached the stage of solving certain superstructural problems. Every student went through essential stages of nervous system development. It is the teacher’s goal is to be able to determine the student’s of attention and develop an action plan for its further progress.
As a rule, the strengths of any healthy baby are his taste, tactile and auditory perception as well as spatial orientation ability. Visual perception and speech (onomatopoeic) memory are among the first senses developed in a baby.
Attention of Literate and Illiterate Student
The distribution of a student's attention that knows how to read musical text and that of a student’s playing by ear is different in nature and is based on different principles.
The student who has learned to play through reading music moves to superstructural tasks in a gradual manner. He can play a music piece differently every time, trying various agogics and accents. Turning to problems of superstructure, his attention keeps looking for new ways of creating sounds and musical expression.
Performance of the student who practices cramming can stand out from that of the one who reads music. The mechanism of his hands, phrasing, and dynamics seem to be perfect. However, having copied the performance style of the “source," such student focuses his attention towards "not spilling out" the memorized information. Such student always plays the same way. If he forgets a part of a music piece, he may never recover it in his memory. His attention is significantly poorer, and the results turn out to be short-lived. All this wears out the student's attention and his motivation to practice.Compare a person who reads poetry in his native language to the one who reads it in a language that he does not know. In the latter case, there is only a shell without content. There is no meaning attached. Attention does not like to perform such work, as it considers it to be a meaningless task. Attention has a desire for growth. It is never happy with a status quo