research on loud up beat music

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  1. keep_smiling

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    Can anyone direct me to any research on having loud up-beat music played in a classroom for long periods of time.

    I want to bring this up at a staff meeting, but want something to back it up.

    I once heard that is you play loud up beat music in the background of your classroom for a long period of time. The kids get overstimulated and start to act out because of it.

    I work with a teacher that has loud music on for almost the whole morning. The children in her class are out of control, I have tried to explain what I believe is happening, but to no avial.

    Dont get me wrong. I play music in my class room. We have many different kinds of music, but I am talking about overwelmingly loud-dound out the crys of a toddler -up beat music.
     
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  3. MsWK

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    That would drive me crazy. NAEYC does say that children and adults should be able to hear each other speaking in a regular tone of voice. Is this possible? I can't handle loud upbeat music at any time--hardly even at parties (I have audio sensitivities), so I would feel like you do.
     
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    It's called common sense. Of course kids are going to act crazy with loud music on. Duh!

    Tell her to try shutting off the music for a couple of days and see if things calm down. If it doesn't help, you'll buy her a cup of coffee.

    Just goes to show you...you can't teach someone how to be a good teacher if there is no common sense there to begin with!
     
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    :lol:OMG I think you know her!!!! Too bad she is the director!!!! I would love to print this off and show her, but I joined this group so I could vent anonymously. This is the best vent I have ever found!

    I dont even know what to type in the search engine to find what I'm looking for. Alls I find is the positives of music...Yes music is great--just not all the time and so up beat. light music is good too.
     
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    Hmmmm. My daughter did a science project in 8th grade about how mice respond to different kinds of music. On one day, she played classical music for them and they hardly ate anything, also acting very mellow. But on Led Zepplin day, they were ravenous and very hyperactive. I think the rap music day made them start eating each other.

    Not very scientific, but I could send you the report.... LOL
     
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    if you want negitive influences of music and/or noise-I would type in "noise pollution + music + youth" see what happens?

    that would get it out of the classroom music is art realm.
     
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    Totally agree! Perhaps you need to write a policy about music. Only allow it to be on a very soft nondistracting volume unless it's a CD/song that the kids are participating with (dancing to or playing games to). I would also make sure the genre of music is friendly to everyone around.
     
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    we are only allowed to play CD/songs that the kids are participating with (dancing to or playing games to). The onlyroom that can have music going all day is the infant nap room
     
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    On so many levels i agree. We have some very kinetic and auditory learners here. We also have many on the autistic spectrum. My husband is a musician and I really understand the reason that NAEYC says that music should be played, and I would really not like it if we were to loose art and music class to just worksheets.

    That said, it was increadibly hard for the auditory learners to work when the music was on. Now that they are big they ask for it get turned off so that they can "get some words in their head that aren't in the song."

    Like I said, noise pollution will have the stats you seek.
     
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    OK---Im begining to think I am wrong about this study I heard about. I cant find it anywhere. I have typed in noise pollution+children. up beat+loud+music. children+loud+music.:confused:

    I know there is a connection. I just wish I could find proof. She just doesnt understand how they react. I love music, when its appropriate and the dis are interacting. But when I is on just to be on and extra noise, whats the point?
     
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    check out this link--- you have to read down through it ways to get to the relevant part but it talks about how loud music makes you unable to acknowledge anything else around you (sor of a short simple explanation)--www.blesser.net/downloads/eContact%20Loud%20Music.pdf--
     
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    here's another article that mentions over stimulation and how loud lively music can effect children--http://books.google.com/books?id=9dvmHt9o5v8C&pg=PA29&lpg=PA29&dq=can+loud+music+overstimulated+children&source=web&ots=QRm1nxLV-I&sig=8pbqZq01Tj8rL7uiufQFF6iim8M&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result
     
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    I went to ask.com typed in "research on noise pollution+music+children"
    and found several articles. Some said that hearing loss was most likely in infants and toddlers and children. I didn't open the articles. but maybe that is what you seek? hearing loss would still be something to prevent even if it isn't behaviors. some said that battery toys are even too loud. i agree.
     
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    thank-you so much I will check them out.
     
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    Not to hijack, but you really can't play music all day??? I play classical music very low in the background and my kids and I LOVE it! I can't imagine my classroom without it, it soothes the children...especially when they are overstimulated and hyperactive... I turn it up slightly when they eat snack and they listen and relax. It may not be scientific, but I would go crazy without it!
     
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    I have had several children that are very sensative to background music and find it very distracting. My children use snack time to interact with conversationa nd have actually asked me to turn the music off so they can talk. I don't have much trouble with my class being overstimulated becaue i keep a tight reign on the environment and have found that they are more apt to become overstimualed by too much going on and too many choices of things. Some of my kids are even bothred by naptime music so I have had to allow time for them to fall asleep before I even turn the music on
     
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    The last time msuic was played in a classroom all day-- and not loud fast music , but just what youw ould consider naptime music, it was the rowdiest class in the place
     
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    for some children the music makes concentrating very hard. I was one, my son is one. The need to redirect the students like that greatly increases and their productivity goes way down. As does self esteem. just make sure that if you are using music you are careful that it fits EVERYONES learning style, not just some of the people in the class. When my son was in the class w/"work music" and i told the teacher he can't hear the thinking in his head (he said) because all he can hear is the song-she said she needed it so it would stay.

    he got nothing but time out in this room-all year.

    I agree sarzacsmom is isn't for everyone.
     

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