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Characteristics of Music

What are the Characteristics of Music?

      1.   Music captivates and maintains attention

      2.   Music stimulates and utilizes many parts of the brain

      3.   Music is easily adapted to, and can be reflective of, children’s abilities

      4.   Music structures timein a way that we can understand 

      5.   Music provides a meaningful, enjoyable context for repetition

      6.   Music provides a social context -- it sets up a safe, structured setting  for verbal and nonverbal communication

      7.   Music is an effective memory aid

      8.   Music supports and encourages movement

      9.   Music taps into memories and emotions

     10.   Music and the silences within it provides nonverbal, immediate feedback

    11. Music is success-oriented - children of all ability levels can ...

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