This album is a unique listening experience for young children. There are ten songs which are in varying tonalities and meters. According to the musical aptitude research of Dr. Edwin Gordon, variety in tonality and meter are very important in developing a child’s musical listening vocabulary.
Embedded in these songs are purposeful silences. These silences stir a child’s audiation, or musical thinking, and can elicit an echo response from children.
Instead of using language, these songs use syllables chosen from the 44 phonemes (sounds, such as K, CH, AW, etc.) of the English language. This deliberate choice focuses children’s attention on music, rather than words.
Research in music learning tells us that the more tonalities and meters a young baby hears, the better he is able to understand and perform music when he is grown. This album contains 10 songs and 5 chants in varied tonalities and meters for you to play for and sing for your baby.
A bonus e-Book includes an explanation of the research, as well as music notation for the songs, including Chord Symbols should you wish to play along.