Giving You Easy Ways to Use Certain Classical Music Which Listened to in the Background For Twenty Minutes A Day Focuses and Strengthens the Brain Of All Ages from Birth to Death

ADDitude-Download-Music-for-Healthy-ADHD-Brains-CoverWe Grandmas want to make things easy for our families and loved ones.  When I read that research suggests that the soundtrack to your child’s learning and homework should comprise a specific list of 21 musical compositions, proven to change the electromagnetic frequency of brain waves for optimal focus, I am on it.  I am providing links to each musical composition so that we can just forward it to our older grandchildren to do what they do with it, and to the parents of our baby and younger grandchildren to play the music to focus and strengthen their brains.

EXAMPLES OF HOW TO USE THE MUSIC TO FOCUS AND STRENGTHEN THE BRAIN

Once you listen to the first three listed pieces below, which will be familiar, you will come up with so many ways to use the music.  Here are some examples as to why this information is so useful and so important to enhance our grandchildren’s learning and lives.

ALL AGES: Play the musical compositions on the way to work or school or errands, for example, before tests and projects. Play the musical compositions in the car on the way home from school, for example, right before doing homework.

BABIES and TODDLERS: Play the musical compositions in the background is easy, even when they are tiny babies and reaching for the hanging toys on a playgym!

PRESCHOOL: Play the musical compositions in the background as the children play, do art projects, as we read books with them.

THE RESEARCH SHOWING IMPROVED SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SKILLS, A STRONGER MEMORY AND GREATER ORGANIZATION OF THE BRAIN

The article on the research, “Music That Focuses the Brain,” by Sharlene Habermeyer, was in ADDITUDE, an on line magazine geared to children with ADHD, where areas of the brain are weak, but for all children . . .

“Music strengthens the auditory, visual/spatial, and motor cortices of the brain. These areas are tied to speech and language skills, reading, reading comprehension, math, problem-solving, brain organization, focus, and attention challenges.”

“But not any music will do. Only certain classical music builds a bigger, better brain. Listening to jazz or pop doesn’t have the same beneficial effects. A study conducted by Donald Shetler, Ed.D., of the Eastman School of Music, found that kids who listened to classical music for 20 minutes a day had improved speech and language skills, a stronger memory, and greater organization of the brain.”

“Another study, done by Georgi Lozanov, M.D., a psychiatrist and educator, showed that some classical music pieces change the electromagnetic frequency of brain waves to about 7.5 cycles a second. This is called the Alpha Mode, wherein the brain focuses optimally — perfect for studying for a history test or completing a homework assignment.”

LINKS IN ARTICLE

Here is the link to the entire article by Sharlene Habermeyer, who says, “I used classical music to help my five sons do well in school. I played classical music in the background from the moment they got home from school until they started homework. My boys were better able to focus and concentrate when classical music was playing, especially my son Brandon, who had learning challenges. He eventually went on to graduate from college with an A average.”

She includes a quick download to eight songs at this link.

THE LIST OF THE CERTAIN CLASSICAL MUSIC TO LEARN BY AND LINKS TO YOU TUBE

Here are her instructions and the list of “pieces of music were scientifically tested by Dr. Georgi Lozanov and found to help children and adults concentrate and focus better. It takes 15-20 minutes of listening for the electromagnetic frequency of the brain to change to a mode suited for learning. REMEMBER: THESE PIECES SHOULD BE PLAYED AS BACKGROUND MUSIC.”  (Emphasis added).

THIS GRANDMA’S MAGICAL THREE PIECES THAT ADD UP TO 18 MINUTES:

After listening to portions of all the pieces, this Grandma has put together three that will be familiar to us grandmas and even the parents of the grandchildren and add up to a magic 18 minutes!)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

A Little Night Music (5 minutes)

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

Water Music (4 minutes)

PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

Concerto for Piano, No. 1 (9 minutes)

A LONGER PIECE THAT WILL BE FAMILIAR:

ANTONIO VIVALDI

The Four Seasons (41 minutes)

THE RECOMMENDED REST WITH LINKS TO YOUTUBE:

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Brandenburg Concertos (1.32 hours)

Fantasia for Organ in G Major (9 minutes)

Fantasia in C Minor (5 minutes)

Prelude and Fugue in G Major (8 minutes)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

“Emperor” Concerto for Piano, No. 5 (39 minutes)

JOHANNES BRAHMS

Concerto for Violin, D Major, Op. 77 (43 minutes)

ARCANGELO CORELLI

Concerto Grossi, Op. 2, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12

Too hard to figure out

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

Concerto for Organ in B Flat Major, Op. 6, 7 (14 minutes)

JOSEPH HAYDN

Concerto No. 1 for Violin (17 minutes)

Symphony No. 101 (The Clock) (27 minutes)

Symphony No. 94 in G Major (23 minutes)

 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Concerto for Violin No. 5 in A Major (28 minutes)

Symphony No. 29 in A Major (17 minutes)

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor (26 minutes)

Symphony No. 35 in D Major (17 minutes)

 

PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

Concerto for Violin, Op. 35 (32 minutes)

 

CDS TO PURCHASE FOR SUBJECT AREAS AND LINKS TO AMAZON

Sharlene Habermeyer also recommends CDs by subject matter:

SCIENCE (earth, weather, energy, matter, and other topics)

CD Sing a Song of Science, by Kathleen Carroll

ALPHABET

Alphabet Operetta, by Mindy Manley Little

NUMBERS

My Favorite Musical Numbers, by Mindy Manley Little

RHYTHMS AND RHYMES

CD Baby Dance — pieces by Vivaldi, Mozart, and Haydn

It seems the last CD is an easy compilation of some of the classics.

If your grandchildren or children ask about the composers, there is a non fiction children’s book series for ages 6-9, but can be read to children younger, “Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers.”  Here is the Amazon link:

BEST TIPS EVER FROM THE FATHER OF MY YOUNGEST GRANDCHILDREN

After I sent this blog post to the parents of my grandchildren, I discovered that the father of my youngest children already plays the classical music Sirius/XM station on the way to the boys school, swim, hockey, and computer practices.  They have never asked him to change the channel. He thinks it calms them and slows down their brain for that time period.  He said he knows it keeps him calm.  The Brainwave Symphony set is a good set of classical music that he listened to in high school and college, according to my son-in-law.  He listened to the boxed set which can be purchased on Amazon.

We grandparents do not need an excuse to pass this post along.  Who does not want to do such a simple thing as play certain classical pieces in the background to increase and strength the brains of our grandchildren.  Let their parents figure out how to get the preteens and teens off their earphones in the car.  Maybe tell them it will shorten study time?

 

Joy,

 

Mema

 

 

 

 

 

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