What you gain from this Training Module.
Playing musical instruments to babies and playing baby-safe instruments together are two different activities that come together in the ‘jam session’. Activities with instruments develop skills in listening, playing and improvising. They are beneficial in at least seven ways. This resource will probably stimulate you to think of even more.
Here’s what the research tells us about the main benefit: typical baby music classes, with their repeated activities, enhance infants’ ability to detect and predict auditory patterns, not only in music but also in speech.
Learn from experts in baby brain research about what happens when you expose infants to six continuous weeks of playing them waltzes and tapping the beat with instruments. In this fascinating research you’ll find out about getting results with the mis-match response (MMR) and how it is measured in a 9 month-old child.
We’ll also delve into the cultural importance of musical instruments, the musical element of timbre and the classification of instruments.
What you get in your purchase
The module package contains 3 items: a training paper, a songbook and 20 music tracks.
1. PDF Download Document – Training Module 3
The training paper has five sections plus references, and suggests trusted places to find out more
- Benefits of singing and playing with musical instruments
- Ways to use a variety of musical instrument games and activities with babies
- Musical culture — instruments are integral
- Learning through play — freedom of musical expression
- Research about tapping instruments to musical beats
- References and Organisations
- Featured Research Institutes
- Featured Manufacturers of Baby-safe Instruments
Musical Instruments Benefits for Babies: Playing musical instruments enhances infants’ neural processing and the detection and prediction of pattern. Self-paced Training for Educators. Written by Carol Biddiss, 2020. Musical Child: Adelaide.
2. PDF Download Document – Songbook: Musical Instrument Games
The songbook contains appealing children’s songs with lyrics, scores, and musical instrument games to suit babies along with suggestions for engaging with other adults in the group. Use this practical resource to devise your own music program.
Songbook: Musical Instrument Games. Written by Carol Biddiss, 2020. Musical Child: Adelaide.
3. MP3s Downloadable Digital Album
Your digital album contains 20 tracks including both vocal and backing track/karoake versions of all the songs in the songbook. Features Australian musicians.
Digital Album ‘Musical Instrument Games.’ Musical arrangements by Carol Biddiss and Janette Porteous. Singers: Michell Bown, Michael Cashen and Carol Biddiss. Published by Musical Child, Early Learning through Music (c) 2020
Listen to one of the songs from the downloadable digital album
Here’s a sample of the vocal track for Shoo Fly:
And here’s a sample of the backing track for Shoo Fly so you can sing to the babies:
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