Musical Development in Childhood and Early Childhood

Musical Development in Childhood and Early Childhood – PTDC / EAT / 68361/2006 (2007-2011)

Funding entity: Foundation for Science and Technology

Coordination: Helena Rodrigues

Participating institutions: Institute for Music in Human and Social Development and Companhia de Música Teatral

Description: This project aimed at the study of musical development in childhood, having carried out works in four thematic areas: a) Studies on the vocalization of babies in relation to music and language; b) Studies on the perception and learning of songs manipulating words and melody; c) Studies in the field of movement and rhythmic development. d) Studies on the use of metaphorical language as a means of teaching musical expressiveness.

Keywords: childhood; vocalizations; movement; rhythm; emotion; metaphorical language; expressiveness