Le chant polyphonique au cycle 2

Abstract : Research on the musical development of children shows that melodic and rhythmic abilities, as well as an understanding of tonal structure, progress as they grow older. Multiple voice singing is a very enriching practice which encourages the development of extensive vocal and listening skills. According to some authors, it is possible to start developing this skill from the age of six. The aim of this dissertation is to consider the possibilities and ways in which a vocal polyphony of high quality may be produced with children of key stage 1. What sort of songs should be chosen? How can we enable children to progress in terms of polyphony? Are there any limits in terms of learning capacity? The first theoretical part of this dissertation analyses the musical development of children and the characteristics of polyphony. The approach and experimentation of various sequences of multiple voice songs with a class of 2nd grade pupils is then presented. This analysis illustrates the challenges and difficulties involved in this type of practice, and highlights the importance of activities that enable the development of listening and rhythmic skills, as part of the development of polyphonic abilities.
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Adeline Collicard. Le chant polyphonique au cycle 2. Education. 2016. ⟨dumas-01415709⟩



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