My Ancient Harp - Program goals
The main goal is to create an interesting
background environment, and possibilities, that will develop into wonderful experience,
and will increase the appreciation, fondness, and love for the music.
My Ancient Harp
An ancient harp
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A larger definition:
The objective of the program is to provide the background and the possibilities for
musical activities that offer the students direct contact with suitable musical topics.
This direct contact, provided by experiences in the work environment, such as building a
personal instrument, learning to play it and creating music, will encourage the students
to be involved in the topics offered by the program.
Teaching young children music may be difficult. For this reason the instrument built in
this program is very basic: the Ancient Harp, which is the ancient Hebrew lire. An ancient
outline of a similar instrument engraved in stone enables us to associate the program with
box is a very simple instrument, which can be played without any special instruction (of
course, it is possible to improve playing skills, however, in this program we are content
with the basic skill of plucking the strings with the fingers and/or with a plectrum). The
immediate ability to combine three tones; a low tone, a middle tone and a high tone
separately (melody) or simultaneously (chord), in addition to the combination of rhythm,
provides the program (and the teacher) with a vast range of experiences with sound.
has other secondary goals:
Getting acquainted with basic musical concepts, such as:
accompaniment, chord, melody, loud, soft, etc.
Improving functioning ability in a
different working environment during the instrument building stage.
Improving motor skills by playing
communication by playing together and arranging the musical pieces.
coordination when playing from our visual notes system
Acquiring new skills, such as the
ability to produce sounds and rhythms according to certain plan.
Improving the social atmosphere in
the class by achieving the goals of performing together in the final concert.
communication through music.
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