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February 18, 2014

Most Important: Demonstrate to Your Child How Much You Yourself Love Music

MOST IMPORTANT, DEMONSTRATE TO YOUR CHILD HOW MUCH YOU YOURSELF LOVE MUSIC.  Put on a favorite recording and dance, alone or with a partner, moving smoothly and freely, mostly with your upper body. Pick your baby up and dance with her in your arms. Or sit on the floor with your baby in your lap and […]

February 11, 2014

Children’s Music Activity: Create Your Own Instruments!

Create your own instruments! Making music does not have to involve fancy or involved instruments. You can create your own instruments using simple, household items with easily collected items. -two serving spoons clinked together -wooden spoon on plastic food container -three or four pennies in a small plastic food container or plastic egg which can […]

December 20, 2013

Ancient Advent Carol Echoes Across the Centuries

FOR CENTURIES BELIEVERS HAVE SUNG SONGS OF PRAISE HONORING CHRIST’S INCARNATION.  One of the earliest I have discovered is “Let all mortal flesh keep silent” which was written originally as a hymn as a part of the Liturgy of Saint James (as in brother of Jesus). Yes, some scholars think that these words were penned even […]

December 12, 2013

Savor An Advent Carol Melody: Picardy or “How to listen with both ears”

Here is a lovely arrangement of the French Medieval melody “Picardy,” also known as “Let all mortal flesh keep silent.”  Enjoy the sonority of the English horn partnered with the pipe organ.  Below is a listening activity which I discovered while reading through Don Campbell’s fascinating book, “The Mozart Effect for Children.” Why not try […]

December 10, 2013

Establish a Christmas Music Library

  WHAT COMMUNICATES A MEMORY MORE THAN MUSIC?  What tool has God given us to use to write His Word upon our children’s hearts? What Christmas music are you going to incorporate into your family’s music culture?  If you’re not sure, then here’s a place to start.  And why not start today? You would like to […]

December 2, 2013

An Early Christian’s Advent Message

 “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” AURELIUS CLEMENS PRUDENTIAUS, was an early Christian Spanish poet who probably died in 413. He was very passionate about following Christ, earnestly seeking holiness of life through mortifying the flesh. He was especially zealous in speaking against the heresies of his day through his poems, the “Divinum Mysterium,” being one of […]

September 26, 2013

The Word for the Day

September 25, 2013

Renaissance Luminaries

THE RENAISSANCE OR ‘REBIRTH.”   What a period of tremendous creativity!  As if the Middle Ages was not impressive enough, we see continued explosive creativity.  How can I even begin to communicate the full scope of it?  Consider this page to be your journey’s launch point.  Make a point of getting to know one of these luminaries […]

September 16, 2013

14th Century Music Star!

GUILLAUME DE MAUCHET IS ONE OF THE EARLIEST COMPOSERS for whom there is notable quantity of biographical information. A French poet and composer, he lived through the 100 Years’ War between England and France. He was tremendously busy, creating compositions which were recording his life and times such as the Black Death which ravaged Europe in […]

September 9, 2013

The Troubadours

Have you ever wondered what the people of these days sang about? What kind of songs have you been singing through your life? All different kinds, yes? Silly songs like “The Hokey Pokey,” or perhaps a round like “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” You also know old patriotic songs like “Yankee Doodle” or “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” […]

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