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Early musical experiences as inspiration for early interaction
Arts and skills – Source of Well-being (Eds. Ruokonen, I & Ruismäki, H.). Research report. University of Helsinki, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, Department of Teacher Education (2011)
Abstract

Successful communication underspins the success of all human endeavours. In this study, early inetaction with music in its many forms and connections was observed. Music, in the current investigation, was considered as a way of communication, constructed of musical elements, which was the reason for investigating the connections of music education and mother-child interaction. The musical-emotional communication in the groups of (pregnant) mothers and (fetus) babies was compared in the investigation: 1) the group for both pre- and postnatal musical sessions, 2) the group only for postnatal musical sessions, and 3) the group for no musical sessions at all. The study method was triangulation, wiht systematic video observation as the main method. The prenatal musical experiences were found to be especially significant for the mother-infant bonding based on vocal, cisual, bodily and emotional evidence: early interaction can be musically supported.

Keywords
  • foetuses,
  • infants,
  • mothers,
  • music education
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
"Early musical experiences as inspiration for early interaction" Arts and skills – Source of Well-being (Eds. Ruokonen, I & Ruismäki, H.). Research report. University of Helsinki, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, Department of Teacher Education Vol. 330 (2011) p. 57 - 70
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kaarina_marjanen/4/