Questions tagged [music]

Rhythmic audio entertainment as it is listened to and performed, and anything related to musical instruments. See also the tag [singing].

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Do they make mp3 players without an fm tuner? [on hold]

I would like to buy an MP3 player for my young kid but don't want them to have access to the radio just yet. This is a personal decision because I feel like they don't need to be exposed to what is ...
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When to give up learning an instrument with a 6-year-old?

My daughter has been practising the violin with the Suzuki method since she was 3.5 years old and she is now 6 (so 2.5 years practising). However she's never really wanted to. She has struggled ...
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What is the youngest age a child can learn the violin?

What is the youngest age a child can learn the violin? I want to teach my son and daughter the violin and saxophone. As a person who played the sax and piano I know they can’t blow hard enough for the ...
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How to get new 'earworm song' for six year old boy?

My six year old boy has heard Sir Mix A Lot's song Baby Got Back. (From a movie I think). The chorus has the right mixture of irreverent delight that would appeal to a six-year old. The challenge ...
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Should we force the issue of remaining in a zero-hour class when it's an “easy A”

My son is currently a high school sophomore who has been active in jazz bad since the sixth grade. He is in the "second tier" Jazz band and so goes to school an hour early three days per week. For him,...
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Music that helps a baby to sleep

I am wondering if it is practical to play music that helps a baby to sleep. If it is, which is your favourite?
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How can I forget children toys riffs?

Our 7 month old daughter is starting to play with toys that play music. Some of them play pieces of songs, often sung with children's voices. They are cool, but after a while the repeating riffs get ...
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Parents disagree on type of music for toddler's listening

My wife and I listen to different music, and often argue about what our 2 year old son should listen to. I want him to be closer to me, as I'm a musician and wish to work together with him in the ...
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Pros and Cons of competitive music festival

I have a 6 year old daughter who has been taking piano lessons for a couple of years. The school where she goes assumes that all their kids will go compete in a local competitive music festival, ...
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How should a parent advise a child who wants to become a musician even though he is devoid of talent?

The child is very passionate about music and wants to grow up to become a musician. Unfortunately, the truth hurts. The parent wished he were deaf when the child starts playing any musical instrument. ...
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Does playing classical music for infants and young children make them smarter?

I read pop neuroscience books as well as science sections on news sites (e.g. BBC, NY Times) and one of the claims I remember reading was that supposedly listening to Mozart music made infants smarter....
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What are examples of child-friendly rap? [closed]

My 10-year old son is interested in hip-hop dances. When I asked him about whether he'd like to write rap songs, he said it would interest him. I want to take a piece of rap lyrics and then show him, ...
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Learning to play an instrument: Should we insist that our child practices each day?

Our son (7 years) is having piano lessons for some months now. Currently we want him to practice at least 10 minutes each day, but this is sometimes difficult if he gets home late after sports or ...
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My children like to fall asleep to music, what product will turn itself off after an hour?

My children like to fall asleep to music, have you used a helpful product that will timeout after, say 1 hour? Otherwise, the music plays all night. I'm not sure if that is bad.
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Why does TV/video aimed at young kids contain so much songs and music?

Why does TV/video aimed at young kids, say between 0-5 years, contain so much songs and music? Both the intro och the credits almost always contains a song and more often then not the characters sing ...
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Is it okay to listen to rap music with violence and swear words when you're with your 7 month old?

My husband and I have been together for 15 years and have always considered our relationship to be a healthy one. But parenthood has taken its toll and we cannot seem to agree on a number of parenting ...
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When can I introduce different music?

Right now, whenever I take my daughter somewhere in the car, we listen to CD's with children's songs (The ABC Song, Twinkle Twinkle, Open Shut Them, etc). While these songs are good, the CDs have been ...
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Is it normal for kids to constantly hum melodies?

Everyone at one time or another hums to some tune with the song in their head. Is it normal when a 8 year old does it constantly? As in, nearly every day, sometimes for hours on end (not necessarily ...
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Any dangers associated with learning piano too young?

I have read: How do I motivate my 8-year-old to practice the piano regularly? How do you teach a toddler rhythm and melody? How do you determine when to start a child on music lessons without ...
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How do we encourage musical aptitude in a two-year old? [duplicate]

In what ways can we encourage musical aptitude in a two-year old?
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Which music is suited infants and toddlers?

I wonder which kind of music is well suited for infants and toddlers. I'd assume those criteria are important: the change of loudness is not too big (so that the child does not get shocked by a ...
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Music for gestation - what should baby be hearing while in the womb?

My wife now is in twentieth week of pregnancy. I would like to know which kind of music is the best for the baby's development, of if you can point me to some literature on the subject.
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How do I motivate a primary schooler to practice musical instrument?

There is a question for an 8 year old, however for a younger child it might be different. My child can not get through all the excercises and after 3 minutes walks away from the piano. Should I bribe ...
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What is a good compilation of songs in english for children that includes the “classic” ones? [closed]

I'm looking for a decent collection of classic children/nursery songs to play for my 3-year boy. The collections that I've found on Amazon are either poorly rated or, according to some reviewers, have ...
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How and when might I start teaching the language of music?

When it's time to teach my child (she's 4 months old right now) her ABCs and 123s, I'm interested in also teaching her the building blocks of music. Intervals, scales, triads, etc. My thinking is, in ...
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Music player for toddlers [closed]

Could someone recommend a music player for a toddler? The main features I am after are: It should properly play mp3 and have some interface to upload them from a computer It should have either no ...
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At what age is it appropriate to bring my children to an (Italian) opera?

I'd like to take my kids to opera. However most opera shows are in original language (mostly Italian). Do you have experience with it? Are kids following the story without understanding the language? ...
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How do you transition a Suzuki-method violin student to the fiddle?

My son (7) plays the violin, and has been doing so since he was 4. He does enjoy it but lately his interest has started to wain. He has an interest in bluegrass, and Celtic music; most of which has a ...
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How do you determine when to start a child on music lessons without pressuring them?

I have a 5-year old who has shown some interest in music. We started him with some very basic piano lessons (30 min/week) from an instructor who specializes in teaching children and got him a keyboard ...
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How do you teach a toddler rhythm and melody?

My 1 year old daughter loves all kinds of music and rhythm. She dances and "plays" enthusiastically on both guitars, the piano and her toy glockenspiel. This has, since she was just four month, always ...