手遊び歌の種類と成り立ちについて [in Japanese] A study on the type of hand-play songs and their history [in Japanese]
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I suggest that there is a necessity to understand about hand-play songs well from the viewpoint of an instructor at a nursery education and day care training school. That is because nursery school and kindergarten teachers don't think about what kind of value hand-play songs have as a teaching materials in most cases though they find them necessary. Therefore the purpose of this study is to consider their meaning as teaching materials on the present fields of childcare by studying the history of hand-play songs by means of music books, which have been published since the Meiji era (1868-1912). Music of hand-play songs is divided into four types: traditional children's song, foreign songs, creative songs, and anonymous songs. Based on the facts clarified from the history of each type, I found the following 2 points at issue. 1.The value of hand-play songs as a teaching material is great because one is free to use it in any form of play. Singing in the same manner as the original song is not necessarily correct. It is only natural that the melody or the words should change through the process of playing by nursery teachers and children, and it means creating the original songs as well. 2.Hand-play songs become an opportunity for music education because they repeat hand-play songs day after day, it has an effect of cultivating children's sense of rhythm and music. Moreover, it gives children an opportunity to enjoy various music, such as Western music and Japanese traditional children's song.
- Technical bulletin of Tokushima Bunri University
Technical bulletin of Tokushima Bunri University (84), 65-74, 2012-09
Tokushima Bunri Unversity