Playing with music and techniques of Music therapy

Zdeněk Šimanovský

Genre: non fiction

Collection of musical therapeutic activities and other activities for children and adults.

Music, singing, motion and dramatic education go all together. Always it was deemed that the sense of music has positive and healing influence on both individuals and groups. The author offers a collection of games and methodical procedures with music as a dominant part, to teachers, parents, instructors, therapists and to all who want to develop musical and motion skills of children and adults. Music and rhythm in connection with motion, word and fantasy. Presented techniques and games may be used for lessons of music and drama and even for prevention or therapy of problem phenomena and social pathology. There is a true story presented at the beginning of each chapter.  

BOOK HISTORY                                                                                                                

This practical handbook full of instructions for various games and methods with music or with musical elements is very popular in the Czech Republic. It was first published by Portal publishing house in 1998 and it has been sold for 14 years since then. It is very popular among teachers, doctors, therapist and even caretakers and parents.   Methods and games presented in the book will not become old. They are new for every generation, always bring pleasure, activity and self-knowledge. The book has been published seven times and its number of copies has reached (up to 2012) almost ten thousand pieces on the Czech market. It represents e.g. 50 thousands sold copies in a country with a population of 50 milion. That is a quite successful publishing act.

STRUCTURE

The book is divided into 8 chapters. Following chapters are coming after the history of music therapy and a brief theoretical part :

  1. GAMES WITH RHYTHM 
  2. GAMES WITH OBJECTS AND INSTRUMENTS
  3. MUSIC MOTION IMPROVISATION  
  4. GAMES WITH SINGING
  5. SONG AS A PLOT OF A STORY
  6. MUSIC AND PAINTING TECHNIQUES
  7. FORMS OF MUSICAL DRAMA
  8. LISTENING, FANTASY AND RELAXATION

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