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Playing classical music to your child
can improve their listening skills
later on in life

Daily Mail (UK), by Sarah Harris

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Posted By:Calvinesq, 1/9/2014 11:40:57 AM

Playing classical music such as Beethoven and Mozart to young children boosts their concentration and self-discipline, a new study suggests. Youngsters also improve their general listening and social skills by being exposed to repertoires from composers including Ravel, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn. In addition, they are likely to appreciate a wider range of music in later years, according to a study from the Institute of Education, (IoE), University of London.

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No surprise from this Dad.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: toddh, 1/9/2014 11:59:22 AM     (No. 9685880)

Call me a Pythagorean, but I think spoken language and mathematics are just special cases of music.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: yuban, 1/9/2014 12:53:52 PM     (No. 9685965)

Bolero still does wonders for me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: columba, 1/9/2014 1:15:51 PM     (No. 9685992)

child goes with his.
children goes with their

speak english, please.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jj1319, 1/9/2014 1:19:13 PM     (No. 9685997)

If certain types of music can make a person smarter, the converse must also be true. How about a list of music which makes a person dumber? Anyone? I´ll start:

Ranchero

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Reply 5 - Posted by: absalom, 1/9/2014 2:05:28 PM     (No. 9686052)

This is news??? Major train terminals and airports throughout the world play Classical music 24/7 as an antidote to the all the hustle and bustle. Mathematics and Music are first cousins, as the Germans and Orientals have demonstrated. You don´t study engineering listening to rap or hip-hop!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 1/9/2014 3:41:56 PM     (No. 9686136)

Agreed, #3. I was going to mention that when posting. I figured the headline writer was not the same as the article´s author. Higgins said it best: Why can´t the English teach their children how to speak?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: cheeflo, 1/9/2014 5:25:09 PM     (No. 9686237)

Or is that Muzak, #5? I don´t know -- I´m seldom in airports or train terminals.

I have noticed that when I´m listening to classical music in the car, I do listen more carefully than when I´m listening to anything else. It´s just more interesting music with all the different instruments and the rich complexity of the music itself.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Verdantheart, 1/9/2014 6:52:25 PM     (No. 9686292)

Vivaldi in summer, Rachmaninoff in fall, Beethoven in winter, Ravel in spring, Bach year round. For those in the womb and those outside. It works.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 1/9/2014 10:10:04 PM     (No. 9686448)

Yes. Music and mathematics are indeed related in terms of mental activity. For example: J. S. Bach was not only a great composer but also a mathematician. And he´s not alone.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/10/2014 12:24:13 AM     (No. 9686511)

Listen to classical music for 100 years and you´ll live to a ripe old age.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: StuartL, 1/13/2014 11:15:07 PM     (No. 9690990)

#2 -- Apologies, but the Ravel has always struck me as nothing more than an irritating exercise in orchestration.

#8 -- Vivaldi for all (wait for it...) Four Seasons!

((grinning, ducking, and running!))

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