Several factors to consider when choosing children's musical instruments:
1. Age is obvious, because learning a musical instrument requires a certain amount of coordination, concentration and language skills as a foundation. Children can be exposed to music from birth, and they can also play musical instruments from an early age, but the age to officially start learning musical instruments is at least 4 to 5 years old (note, at least). . It’s not as early as possible to learn musical instruments. This point is very basic, so I won't say more about it. Specifically, let's talk about the following points.
2. Personality characteristics This point is ignored by most parents. In fact, like people, musical instruments are divided into introverted and extroverted types. When choosing musical instruments for children, it is necessary to consider the matching of personality. Extroverted instruments include flute, trumpet, violin, electric guitar, etc., because the players of these instruments all need to interact and cooperate with people in a band (often a large group of people), and the possibility of getting the focus of the group Very big. Introverted children may be more suitable for instruments such as piano. The learning process can be played by one person or with a few people. The performance process can also be solo, without having to cooperate with many people.
3. Appearance characteristics If your child started learning musical instruments early (for example, at the age of 4 to 5), then you need to consider the size of your child. In addition to the necessary skills to learn an instrument, it is actually very important to be able to "control" the instrument. For example, the bassoon is not suitable for children with short height; the large size is more suitable for children with larger mouths; the trombone requires the children's front teeth to be neater, and so on. It's not that children who don't meet these physical characteristics will not be able to learn at all, but they will spend extra energy to "control" the instrument.
The benefits of children learning musical instruments
1. The child's information processing ability is stronger
Well-known German psychologists have found through experiments that those children who have studied piano since childhood, their brains are related to learning-related hippocampus, the trust in processing emotional stimuli, and the gray matter physique of auditory and language processing areas are better than ordinary people. Bigger. This also shows that after people learn the piano, their information processing ability will be higher than ordinary people.
2. Children's memory improves faster
When children learn any musical instrument, they need to memorize the rhythm and beat by reciting. In the process, their memory has also been exercised and improved. In addition, when children’s brains undergo a lot of repetitive training, regular playing of musical instruments can also allow them to form a kind of muscle memory, and ultimately allow their brain memory to develop well.
3. More agile thinking
Whether children are practicing musical instruments or reciting music scores, their minds will remain in a highly concentrated state. With good training in thinking, it will be easier for children to maintain a state of clear thinking at any time in the future.
Perhaps some parents will also be very troubled. After all, children’s self-control ability is relatively poor, and it is difficult for them to stick to many things, and learning an instrument often requires repeated training by children. Once children often try this With a boring taste, they may have a certain aversion to learning musical instruments.