LOGIC OF ARRANGEMENT OF THE INFORMATION IN THE MUSIC TEXTBOOK FOR THE 7TH GRADE OF THE GENERAL EDUCATION SCHOOL OF BULGARIA
One of the means of enhancing the efficiency of teaching is the logical arrangement of the information provided for mastering. Since for the music curriculum for each class are provided several big subjects and in the 7th grade the lessons are less than they were in grades 1 6, it is of great importance the educational process of the music of the seventh grade to be precisely optimized. As an example of a logical and effective arrangement of the learning content, I will examine the Music textbook for 7th grade of the general education school , where the following path of structuring the material is chosen:
At first, the students mark the two important Autumn National Feasts 6th and 22nd September (Unification and Independence of Bulgaria) with studying and performing songs. By analyzing the poetic text, the seventh graders are convinced that folk art is among the most important factors for the preservation of Bulgarian national self
consciousness in the dark ages of Turkish slavery. This conclusion motivates the students and is a successful transition to the next topic the specifics of the Bulgarian folk song. They can be divided into two groups melodic and metro rhythmic. Among the melodic features is the great intonational variety, which results in delicate recreation of emotional content. The theme of altitude features is logically related to the theme of the metro
rhythmic diversity of Bulgarian musical folklore, and this theme, that is is also examined to the theme of dance folklore. One of the traditional dances in Bulgaria is performed on the New Year. This naturally leads to the theme of winter holidays Christmas and New Year. The study of appropriate folk songs related to the tradition of celebrating the winter religious holidays leads to the theme of the rich customs, based on the beliefs and the aspirations of the Bulgarians. Since customs and rituals are related both to folk songs and folk dances, the theme of Bulgarian customs, rituals and celebrations summarizes the lessons learned here.
The other major section of the textbook covers West European music. Examining the works of great Baroque composers, Viennese classics and prominent representatives of Romanticism, the conclusion (and, respectively, the link to the previous topic), has been made that during those centuries of flourishing of music art in Western Europe, our country has experienced the worst period of its history Turkish slavery, during which our professional music did not have the opportunity to develop as the music of Western Europe. Since the late nineteenth century to the present day talented native musical artists have created and create music that spreads and is appreciated far beyond the borders of Bulgaria. Examples of this are taken from the biographies of the Bulgarian composers classics, as well as their followers composers such as Petar Kerkelov and Lyubomir Denev. The introduction to the creativity of the new generation of Bulgarian tonal artists raises the issue of the new means of expression modern musical language.
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