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Lullaby, Why?

Lullabies have been around for a long time. So long in fact that we don’t really know who composed them. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Itsy Bitsy spider, This Old Man and many others are simply classified as “Traditional”. So, how did these songs come about? The only answer I can come up with is drawn from my own experience as a parent. Putting a newborn baby to sleep is not easy, and if you are a parent, you know you will do any thing to get that baby to stop crying and go to sleep. Rocking, tapping, running water, turning on the dishwasher, humming, singing, middle of the night car rides…any thing goes. In this context of lullabies, most fascinating is the vocal part. Always something repetitive and basic …a chanting like loop designed to almost hypnotize the baby and help them relax and sleep. “…Another possible origin of music … Continue reading

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Daddy Plays Guitar Lullabies Review on simplylivingonabudget.blogspot.com

Daddy Plays Guitar Lullabies Review on simplylivingonabudget.blogspot.com …When it came on, my younger daughter exclaimed “It is Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star!” She had never identified this song on the other CD so I loved that she knew what she was listening to finally!…

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Daddy Plays:Guitar Lullabies Review/Giveaway! On What Mama Wants

Daddy Plays:Guitar Lullabies Review/Giveaway! On What Mama Wants …My husband is a musician, and he and I both have always wondered why traditional lullaby music for babies and toddlers was so….. boring? So elevator music like. So boring. Not that lullabies should be lively, we want our babies to sleep. Daddy Plays:Guitar Lullabies is great, it is quality music. Our children deserve quality music…

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Daddy Plays: Guitar Lullabies Review and Giveaway on thriftyniftymommy.blogspot.com

Daddy Plays: Guitar Lullabies Review and Giveaway on thriftyniftymommy.blogspot.com …Let me just start by saying this: Last night I climbed into bed with my laptop with the intent on getting this review written. I popped the CD into my laptop so I could listen to it as I was typing and fell asleep before the second song was over. This is the most peaceful, soothing lullaby CD we own! I LOVE it! Although she can’t talk and actually tell me this herself yet, I believe that Maggie really likes it too. It seems to settle her down really well. I would definitely, highly recommend this CD! …

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Birth Of The Beat

Birth of the beat Music’s roots may lie in melodic exchanges between mothers and babies By Bruce Bower (originally published on www.sciencenews.org) At scientific meetings, psycho-biologist Colwyn Trevarthen often plays a video of a 5-month-old Swedish girl giving her mother a musical surprise. Blind from birth, the girl reaches for a bottle and laughs appreciatively as her mother launches into a familiar song about feeding blueberries to a bear. As in baby songs everywhere, Trevarthen says, each line of the Swedish tune runs about four seconds and each stanza lasts about 20. In a flash, the girl raises her left arm — an arm she has never seen — and begins conducting her mother’s performance. The baby, named Maria, moves her arm just before many of the song’s lines begin, leading her mother by about one-third of a second. In some cases, Maria synchronizes her hand movements with the rise … Continue reading

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Daddy Plays Guitar Lullabies Product Review On stayfunnie-mom.com

…We have listened to it as a family and just love the simple, authentic, and effortless guitar melodies.  This CD is just so relaxing and would be a great addition to a nursery or to give as a gift. Read more of this great review from Stephanie Hulthen on stayfunnie-mom.com

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Daddy Plays Guitar Lullabies Totally (Soft) Rock to Improve Sleep Hygiene for Babies!

“…Most music for babies is either too stimulating or watered down to something unrecognizable as music. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a few ditties that were soothing to infants as well as their parents? A happy medium between relaxation and stimulation? There is an ever-demanding need for parents to find good music that can lull their little ones while potentially taking the edge off a long, adult work day, and Daddy Plays Guitar Lullabies now fills this void!”   Read more of this review by the awesome Nancy Redd on AOL Shopping.

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