The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 12, 1967 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 12, 1967
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====== =============^^ SICAL AMESMA The room looks like a child's dream. There, muc gge than life-on floor, walls and tabletops-are all the shape of Lusic"he child who enters is drawn into another world- a world of music for all the senses Mow Ynrk Ian The studio, high above Carnegie Hall, is the New York lab and demonstration workshop of Madeleine Carabo-Cone. Adapt- ng the methods by which she taught herself music, she, ha nesses the child's natural energy, his love of jumping, eating, owning, touching.and making noise. . As each child arrives, he is presented with a grab bag. From it he pulls his note. The sound of it is given his name and he "owns" its location. The kind of note he is (half, quarter whole), is painted on his paper hat, and he wears a musical staff showing where he is. Class time is spent playing games-t e games every child knows, but adapted for music, One is called Whats My Line" When a note is played on the piano, the child who is that note runs to his place on the staff. Another is a marching game If the child is a whole note, he takes one big step while swinging his arms four times; if he's a half note, he swings his arms twice. „ Even snack time is filled with musical games. Sitting at a table covered by a musical staff tablecloth, their food becomes music. Cookies are notes and pretzel sticks make the cookies half or quarter notes. , These days Mrs. Carabo-Cone spends-much of her time lecturing, teaching teachers her methods. She feels one of the great virtues of her system is that underprivileged children can learn as quickly as children from more advantageous homes. They are all learning a new language, that of music. And the skills theylearn-concentration, perception and concept formation- help them in all their studies in school. As one child hits a note on the piano, Mrs. Carabo-Cone leads others to the proper line. \ \ As her note is playsd, Nancy Poundstone recognizes it and raises her hand. On this day Jimmy Lawler Is a whole note on "E." He has just drawn it on the wall staff to show where he will be. ».fc.T'«:i3.-*;^»* f — On a grand staff tacked to the floor, the class identifies the note played, n Standing on cut-out figures of their notes, the children get ready to sing and move to the simple musical theme they represent. This Week's PICTURE SHOW by AP Pholpgraphcr Ota Richler

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