one thing to be involved in music passively, by listening but it's
another thing entirely to make music by playing an instrument. Through
active, progressive involvement in music making, the benefits really
So what happens when you play?
doing a number of very different things, simultaneously. On the one
hand you draw on a group of cognitive skills: thinking, controlling
physical co-ordination and fine motor skills. On the other hand, you
call one more instinctive and emotional abilities relating to
imagination, perception, creative understanding and musical meaning.
What Happens when you play ?
1.Developing physical co-ordination and fine motor control.
addition, when playing from notation, musicians can use a unique kind
of brain to body co-ordination, which allows then to transform notes on
the page into music. These are valuable skills, which are transferable
to many other areas of activity, through out life.
2.Integrating mental and physical activity
you play an instrument you combine many different kinds of mental
activity with a physical activity; music making combines doing with
thinking, knowing and understanding.
3.Demonstrating knowledge and understanding
special aspect of music making is the way a musician has to show their
understanding through physical actions. In a performance, musicians are
drawing on their inner knowledge and understanding, and using it to
inform their music making and focus their musical communication.
music, rather than just listening to it, provides opportunities for
outward expression of feelings and emotions. Having this outlet can be
important for everyone, but can become particularly valuable for those
who feel uneasy about expressing themselves in other ways. This might be
children, teenagers those with specific needs, or anyone whom
communication does not come naturally.
5.Using creativity and imagination
music fosters creativity and imagination and provides ways to turn
original ideas into reality. Young people can use these experiences and
tools for the rest of their life, whatever they go on to do.
6.Building self-belief and confidence
hot to give a musical performance has a positive effect on personal
confidence. Many of the skills you need when playing or singing to
others are the same ones you use when presenting yourself and
communicating in other situations, such as school plays, interviews,
discussions and etc. Self-belief and the inner confidence that can
bring, is a fundamental benefit of making progress on a musical
7.Nurturing emotional intelligence
essential part of being a musician, especially when making music with
others, is the ability to listen, to assess situations and respond, and
to be sensitive to what other people are doing. As students develop
their musical and ensemble skills they are also building skills in
perception, personal awareness and emotional intelligence.
8.Learning to learn
working at playing you find out more about important things about
learning itself - especially independent learning. Through regular
lessons and practice, students gain skills in reflection and
self-evaluation. They discover how to work independently and,
eventually, how to take control of their learning and progress. The
relationship between practicing, progress and achievement is a powerful
one. It helps students to understand the universal equation that 'you
get back what you put in' and reveals the immense value of persistent
personal effort - of perseverance. Students can easily see how from one
week to the next, and can feel the rewards this brings over time. "
John Holmes, Libretto 2015:2
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