Facts about music and about you. Do you know about them?
Recent publications about a new approach to teaching #softmozart in scientific journals and magazines.
Do you know that as of today, in the 21st century, music education has become a science?
An exact science. A science based on true and irrefutable facts.
Knowing these facts will help you avoid the false ideas and outdated pitfalls of learning and teaching music.
Please, remember these facts and don't let anyone fool you.
It is always important to keep in mind that by following the wrong path, you lose not only time, not only money . . . You lose much more -- faith in yourself and your strength.
Let's start with the basics:
What is Truth?
Scientific truth is based on facts. Only facts matter. Verified, reproducible facts are the bedrock of scientific truth.
International Conference on Psychology, Language and Teaching Oxford, UK, 19 September 2018 Report by Hellene Hiner. The results were published and reported as II-PLTOXFD-19098-12533.
On what exact and scientific facts are the #softmozart approach and our book You CAN be a Musician! based?
- The system of notes and the system of sounds (keys) are a single whole, in simple words -- a single "globe." If digital interactive technologies are connected in real time to the learning process, the duration of the note and sound is also part of this "globe."
In fact, the ABC with pictures in reading letters is the same working approach. It has been tested and has proven itself globally.
One sees a sign -- and pronounces the sound. This is how the victory over illiteracy became widespread:
Please, remember: the beginner ought to be able to see, hear and register a note, sound and duration simultaneously.
If this does not happen, then this is the road to nowhere.
It's like watching a movie first without sound, then listening only to the sound with no motion picture.
Then trying from memory to connect all the dots.
Such training disconnects individual parts of the brain and does not contribute to the development of interhemispheric neural connections.
2. The system of notes and keys is ideally symmetrical and represents an abscissa axis or a thermometer, in which "Middle C" (ledger line) is the reference point for all other lines and spaces of the Grand Staff.
Therefore, the lines of the Treble Clef and Bass Clef should be counted from the center to the right and left.
Lines and spaces are the most important reference points for reading a music score. The notes differ only in their arrangement on and between the lines, and there is no need to paint them in different colors or attribute different pictures to them.
The ability to quickly grasp the lines is the main skill when reading music.
3. Musical writing is multi-linear, and our vision works pointwise.
In the left picture, you can see the trajectory of the professional pianist's eyes when reading a musical text. On the right, you see the line-by-line work of the eye in the #softmozart system.
We first learn to focus on individual objects, and then we learn to read line by line.
In music, you need to grasp several lines of information at once.
Moreover, there is no such thing as "spacing" in musical notation.
This greatly complicates the visual perception of the musical text.
The eyes are physiologically beyond the power to execute such a task.
If you google 'piano lessons' pictures, you will see that in traditional lessons the students look at the music score mostly with the help of the teacher's pointer. They need assistance in order to find a correct note and the corresponding key.
Students of 2 and 4 years of age independently read sheet music using responsive notes in the Gentle Piano module from the #softmozart program.
The facts 1, 2 and 3 are not my personal opinion as you can clearly see.
They are objective and represent an undeniable truth about the foundations of musical pedagogy, in the center of which should be a person.
We took these facts as a basis for building a more effective approach to teaching musical literacy.
The truth about notation and its visual perception required a revision and careful study of the entire structure, the entire basis of music education.
The hypothesis that the nature of human visual perception runs counter to the "traditional" presentation of a musical text has been confirmed.
Independent professionals and amateurs from 60+ countries around the world, with access to #softmozart technology, have shown equally positive results with children and adults, with gifted and "special" beginners.
Scientific musical pedagogy based on these facts makes all other approaches and methods questionable.
The result of the training turns out to be so overwhelmingly effective that video and photo materials, articles in newspapers and magazines, television programs and news began to appear not only on social networks, but also on TV screens in different languages across the world.
Based on the outstanding effectiveness of the approach, we can now confidently say the new system of teaching musical literacy, taking into account the facts missed by music pedagogy, works much more efficiently and does not leave a single child or adult behind whether through individual or group lessons.
What can we offer today to everyone who wants to develop their musical abilities in accordance with scientific pedagogy?
I will talk about this next time.
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