when a teacher teachers her in class. This shows how different the two are. The most probable
reason is the child is more interested in music than either she is interested in learning in class, or
she listens more to the music than she listens to the teacher in class. Repetition and practice helps
a lot for a child to master a certain content. It is therefore important to teach children using songs
because it helps them retain information. The rhymes in the songs will help the children learn
vocabulary and communication skills. The change of the vocal tone and the varying of the song
will also help the child learn the natural sounds of language. Using rhymes, repetition and tonal
variation in songs will therefore help children have a better memory than those who are just
taught by word of mouth (Gottfried 78).
When we study music, we find that it unites several people, despite the different cultures.
It is a universal entity and so it has contributed to the acceptance of other people’s cultures and
accepting them as they are. An example comes in when we look at music all over the world.
People can sing a language that they do not know but because they have interacted with other
people from different cultures, they help them learn the language and sing it so well. Some of the
musicians do songs with a theme different from their culture and this has helped in the good
interaction amongst countries. It has therefore helped in the knowledge of other people’s cultures
and accepting them, leading to unity.
Research has shown that college students listening to Mozart for ten minutes have an
increase in performance when it comes to spatial-temporal tests as well as pattern matching. An
experiment was conducted on 36 students, where they were put under three conditions: listening
to Mozart’s Sonata, listening to it for ten minutes, and just sitting in silence for a similar period.
The test using the Stanford-Binet scale of intelligence showed that the spatial reasoning skills of
those who listened to Mozart’s music were at 119 points, followed by the other two.