BABY ELSIE AND HER MOTHER FRANCES ENJOYING MUSICAL PLAY TOGETHER

Following on from the previous blog, here are some beautiful video clips of Elsie and her mother Frances, enjoying musical play, as they sing and improvise together. Their songs are full of musical expression, including use of teasing, humour, joy and love. They play around with sounds, matching each other, using loud and soft, fast and slow, and high and low.

At 14 weeks (clip 4), Elsie’s singing is becoming increasingly structured, with a sense of timing, rhythm and use of pitch. She and her mother sing on the same notes and copy each other. Their music interactions are like watching tennis players. Elsie sings to her mum, and her mum sings back to her, with distinct turn taking occurring. Their songs have pronounced pitch contours, they are slow with lots of repetition, and include accented sounds that each player picks up on.

© Julie Wylie, 16 March 2018

 


Testimonials

Thank you Julie for a fun, engaging and inspiring Music workshop. It was fantastic to have you down in Queenstown. All our Educators enjoyed the workshop and have gained and developed their confidence in Music and how to implement it into their daily programmes with their children in their care.  We look forward to having you back down here again next year. Many thanks.

Pip, Educarents Queenstown
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