Music is the sound of thinking.
As a child's early intellectual development, as a training workshop that may develop in the direction of a professional violinist, it must start early. Earlier is better than later. But there are still various opinions as to when is the best time to start.
Some foreign educators advocate that the sooner the better, and put forward the terms of "zero-year-old education" and "prenatal education", that is to say, when the child is just born at the age of zero, or even when the mother is pregnant, they begin to listen to music, and then start listening to music when the child is two or three years old. Started playing the violin when he was young. The influence of the environment enables children to learn music as easily as they learn the language of their hometown. It is advocated that the cultivation of the subconscious mind is the basis for development. This makes perfect sense.
Pregnant mothers and infants listening to some beautiful music are good for their emotional and physical development, and it is also good for inspiring children's interest and acceptance of music. It should be noted that do not give them stimulating music, let alone use a loud volume. Be sure to choose works that are soft, sweet, quiet, happy, with a lower volume.
The age of starting piano lessons can vary from person to person. Generally speaking, at the age of two or three, the self-control ability is still poor, the spirit is difficult to concentrate, and the hands are very tender. You can play with a toy violin and do not formally learn to play the violin. From the study of children's intellectual development, the first leap from the age of four to five, that is, the transition from "unintentional attention" to "intentional attention", at this time has the possibility of learning the piano, and can start.
Starting to learn piano at this age, the progress does not have to be fast, but the correct method must be taught. I have deeply realized in practice that children are a piece of pure white paper, so they can draw the latest and most beautiful pictures. As long as we lovingly guide them in the right way, they will take hold with their natural and reasonable sense. Such as relaxed bowing, after they slowly find the feeling, it is as firm as it grows on the body, and they don't know what tension is. Four or five-year-old children do not learn as fast as six or seven-year-olds, but their foundation will be stronger. After the age of six or seven, the intelligence has developed greatly, and it is relatively quick to start learning the piano at this time. If you work hard, it is not too late to learn the piano.
From the perspective of developing intelligence and arranging students' study time, I think it is better to start learning the piano one or two years before going to primary school. Children who have learned the piano will feel that their homework is very easy when they go to elementary school. At the same time, when they go to school, the piano learning has already been on the track, and they will practice the piano themselves, so they will not feel a heavy burden.
What kind of conditions are better for children to learn the piano? As the goal of improving the cultural literacy of a generation, it should be said that every child has the conditions to learn the piano, just like every child can learn the language of his hometown.
As for whether it can be linked with professional training and whether it can develop into a violinist, it must be combined with excellent talent and good teaching.
Parents often ask: "Is my child talented?" I think that the quality and talent of a child's piano learning depends on many factors. Not accurate enough.
A hand is one of the conditions. It is better to be well-proportioned, wide, flexible, and elastic, not too hard or too soft, not sweaty hands, relatively uniform length of fingers, and small fingers that are not too short and not curved sideways. However, there are also many violinists who are not very good hands.
Hearing is more important. Playing the violin requires meticulous and sensitive intonation identification and adjustment. It is impossible without good ears. The hearing has a strong innate, and at the same time, it can be trained. Some children start out with insufficiency because they listened to music and sang too little, and did not establish the concept of intonation at all. After training and enlightenment, they can also master good intonation.
Rhythm is very important. The rhythm in music is like a human skeleton. Without rhythm and rhythm, the music falls apart.
But in all conditions, the love of music and a good sense of music and creative spirit is the most important one. Because we are not craftsmen, playing the qin is not a purely technical "work type", but an art and the sound it emits must have moving power. Children with a sense of music will pursue beautiful voices and the ups and downs of music by themselves and will sing with their hearts. Even a small piece of music can move people's hearts. His pursuit of music will also promote dissatisfaction with his own technology, thereby helping to improve technology.
Musical sense is indeed a genius, but it is a "gold mine buried in the rock" that teachers and parents need to dig out together. It is a laborious process and no treasure will be found without digging. And how many times has taught me: After the excavation, how many students' musical talent exceeded my first estimate! Music sense is both innate and can be nurtured and cultivated, and the process of excavation is also a process of cultivation. Our teachers always take inspiring and cultivating students' musical sense as an important part of teaching.
Another point is hard work. A child with ambition, perseverance, brains and hard work can overcome all obstacles in front of him and create what he wants to do with his own hands. In addition to intelligence, what is needed here is a "non-intelligence" character. Diligence is one of them. Don't give up until the goal is achieved. This is not pure "knowledge", but a kind of character performance. It seems to be invisible. No, but all the achievements of all people in the world are inseparable from it. It is possible to build unimaginably brilliant performances.
Music is the sound of thinking.