--000-- Important statement - Some of those who are calling themselves as my so-called friends on the basis of acquaintance which has happened in a short duration of past time, behaved with me in past in a manner which was crossing over the limits of friendship in that time, vexatious, objectionable even after the frequent admonitions given by me, so I do not consider them as my friends who crosses over the limits of friendship. So I am not duty-bound to publish or answer their comments which are given on any of my blogs, or to answer their email, or to accept their friend invite on any of the social website like facebook, or to answer their messages sent through the comment form on blog. So please take a kind note that if it will be found out that the abovementioned persons tried to contact with me directly or indirectly by any types of means mentioned before or through any other person by incuring him / her inbetween or by maknig fake profile through it or by any other means, through the blog or through any other medium or if it will be found out that they have done any type of act which is vexatious for me, then proper action will be taken on it. Also by all this incidence the decision is taken that the right of publishing all the suspicious seeming comments given on the blog and the right of answering any of the suspicious seeming messages coming through the comment form is reserved, readers please take a kind note of it. ----- 00000 ----- महत्त्वाचे निवेदन - भूतकाळातील थोडक्या कालावधीकरता झालेल्या माझ्या ओळखीच्या आधारावर स्वतःला माझे तथाकथित मित्र म्हणवून घेणार्‍या काही जणांनी पूर्वी मी वारंवार समज दिल्यानंतरही, माझ्याशी तत्कालीन पद्धतीच्या मैत्रीच्या मर्यादा ओलांडणारे, मनस्ताप देणारे, आक्षेपार्ह वर्तन केले, त्यामुळे अशा मैत्रीच्या मर्यादा ओलांडणार्‍यांना मी माझे मित्र मानत नाही. त्यामुळे माझ्या कोणत्याही ब्लॉगवर आलेल्या त्यांच्या कॉमेंट्स प्रकाशित करणे किंवा त्यांना उत्तर देणे, किंवा त्यांच्या इमेलला उत्तर देणे, किंवा त्यांच्या फेसबुकसारख्या कोणत्याही सोशल वेबसाईटवर आलेल्या फ्रेंड इन्व्हाईटला ऍक्सेप्ट करणे, किंवा त्यांनी ब्लॉगवरील कॉमेंट फॉर्मद्वारा पाठवलेल्या निरोपाला उत्तर देणे यासाठी मी बांधील नाही. त्यामुळे उपरोल्लेखित व्यक्तिंनी आधी उल्लेख केलेल्या कोणत्याही प्रकारे किंवा दुसर्‍या एखाद्या व्यक्तीला मध्ये घालून तिच्याद्वारे किंवा बनावट प्रोफाईल तयार करून त्याद्वारे किंवा इतर कोणत्याही प्रकारे, ब्लॉग किंवा इतर कोणत्याही माध्यमातून माझ्याशी प्रत्यक्ष वा अप्रत्यक्ष प्रकारे संपर्क साधण्याचा प्रयत्न केल्याचे आढळल्यास किंवा मला मनस्ताप होईल अशा प्रकारचे कोणतेही कृत्य त्यांनी केल्याचे आढळल्यास, त्यावर योग्य ती कारवाई करण्यात येईल याची कृपया नोंद घ्यावी. तसेच या सर्व प्रकारामुळे ब्लॉगवर आलेल्या संशयास्पद वाटणार्‍या सर्व कॉमेंट्स प्रकाशित करण्याचे आणि कॉमेंट्स फॉर्मद्वारे आलेल्या संशयास्पद वाटणार्‍या कोणत्याही निरोपाला उत्तर देण्याचे अधिकार राखून ठेवण्याचा निर्णय घेण्यात आला आहे, याची वाचकांनी कृपया नोंद घ्यावी. --000--

Monday, January 25, 2016

Music in Children’s Literature

     In this post I am going to discuss about use of music in Children’s literature which is especially Marathi Literature or some translated / original English Literature which I have read or heard about.

     In case of children, listening of music starts when they are just some months old. Their parents, other family members sings ‘time to go to bed songs’ for them and by hearing them children sleeps peacefully. It is their first encounter with music.

     When the children becomes some months old, parents told them the basic level’s children’s stories which do not have much meaning, but the words or similar words in those stories gets repeated again and again creating a rhythm. Children likes to catch that rhythm and later starts to seek meaning of those words. The Marathi song “Adgule Madgle, Sonyache Kadgule” is a good example of that.

     When the children becomes approximately two years old at that time the Marathi story of Sparrow and crow is told to them. In that story the crow whose house is broken in rain, tries to enter into the sparrow’s house and for that he requests the sparrow to open the door and each time sparrow gives him different reasons related to her babies. In that story the lines of conversation have their own rhythm.

     Then the children goes to some preschool nurseries. There the story of the mouse whose cap is taken by the king is told to them, where they get acquainted to the musical instruments like drum and it’s noise when the words “Dhum Dhum Dhumak” are used to describe the noise of the drum. While hearing the story of Krishna they get informed about flute. When they hear the story of the Magical flute player who plays his flute and takes away all the mice in city, which gets attracted to the music of his flute, they learn the magic of music.   

     After this comes the phase when children learn the English songs like ‘Twinkle Twinkle little star,’ ‘Mary had a little lamb,’ ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ or Marathi songs like ‘Sasa re Sasa,’ ‘Asava Sundar Chocolatacha Bangala,’ ‘Bholanath Bholanath,’ ‘Nach re Mora’ etc. While learning these songs they get acquainted with different aspects of music. At this time they also get introduced to different musical instruments and they try to play some musical instruments, themselves. Also they take part in playing drama or in dances, thus becoming more familiar with music.

     When the children becomes more old they read the mythical stories about the Singer ‘Tansen’. The stories telling how it rained after Tansen sung the song in Raaga ‘MeghMalhar’ or how the traditional lamps burnt automatically after Tansen sung the song in Raaga ‘DeepRaag’. The other mythical story tells them, ‘how the deers from Jungle got attracted to the song sung by Tansen’s Guru and came near him, became aware only after the Guru puts his mala into the neck of one of the deer which runs in the jungle with other deers.’ These stories make them curious enough to hear more about classical music.

     At the same time there are other fairy tales which tells the story of demons who sleeps tightly after someone sings the song for them or plays an instrument for them. The Greek story of Orpheus and Eurydice tells them about the power of his music. At this stage they read more stories about Krishna and his magical flute and it's effect on cows and humans. They also read other Indian mythological stories about Tandav of Shiva and his dance as NatRaj. Thus in various ways children’s literature teaches them efficiently about different aspects of music.

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