Instead of joyful pride in sharing play they show sadness and shame . However, an infant’s communicative musicality can also be expressive of resilience and determination. These examples illustrate the narrative phases that infants respond to, which are found in infant directed speech or baby songs in different languages. The baby shares the development, climax and resolution of the narrative, with vocalizations close to middle C. A slow lullaby, of 26 s, has four-line stanzas, with rhyming vowels. A more animated song of 18 s shows the same poetic organization with undulations of pitch and vowels rhyming between first and second lines and between final words of each verse.
Lastly, we present the work of Katerina Mazokopaki, a developmental psychologist who is a pianist and teacher of piano playing. She made a study of babies in Crete with her professor, Giannis Kugiumutzakis, an expert in analysis of imitative games with … Read More