La musica fa bene ai bambini, lo dicono numerosi studi. Ma ora una ricerca dell’università di Washington, pubblicata sulla rivista Pnas, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, sottolinea l’importanza di far ascoltare musica anche ai piccolissimi.

    Closeup portrait of a baby learning to play piano with mother – from above

 Secondo i ricercatori, infatti, la musica aiuta a migliorare le capacità cognitive dei neonati.
Quindi non c’è niente di meglio che tenere i piccoli sulle ginocchia e giocare con loro facendogli ascoltare musica. Infatti sembrerebbe essere proprio questa la chiave per migliorare le capacità dei bambini di elaborare i suoni delle parole e i ritmi musicali: organizzare regolarmente sessioni di gioco intorno ad attività musicali.
Questo, a lungo termine, potrebbe avere un impatto positivo sulla loro capacità di parlare ed eventualmente apprendere una lingua straniera.

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The universal power of music

The universal power of music

The music that was played up to ‘500 in the tradition of the Countries bordering the Mediterrean, was mainly based on oral tradition and on improvisation. The commercial exchanges that, from the far East, through the Silk Road, allowed to also share musical traditions, has represented for a very long time a nourishment and a cultural enrichment for all the countries they were in contact with.
We are all aware, today, at any latitude, to find ourselves in the midst of a crisis of the economic, social and human models. Pier Paolo Pasolini, one of the most respected italian intellectuals, described it as “development without progress”. This consciousness should encourage us to claim a profound and radical change of cultural policies.
Why music ? Among all the human activities, music stands out for both its ubiquity and for its antiquity. No human society today or in the past has never been documented without music. Music is necessary for life, can change it, improve it and in some cases save it. For thist reason it is essential that music is accessible to all, democratically.
We must bring music to places where it is harder to be able to listen.
In schools, in prison, in hospitals, in the suburbs, where social unrest is more critical.
Through the universal language of music, one of the most powerful tools of communication that transcends differences of race, religion, ethnicity or nationality, that can eliminate any social barrier, we can, with the participation of all people of “good will” create a more just World, a better World and certainly more beautiful. Today more than ever we all need a “New Silk Road”, a new beneficial trand that unites the People, persons, young people from all over the world, united by the same desire for brotherhood, friendship and peace.