The tale about Song Girl
and the Little Notes
Music for the youngest
- One of the biggest bestsellers on Polish book market.
- The first book in Poland with UNICEF’s patronage (since 1995).
- The only book in the world from which children themselves learn the rules of music notation – even without the help of a teacher.
- It has been widely used by music teachers in Poland for last 25 years
(however it hasn’t been republished / sold for last 20 years – since 1996 !!!).
- It fits perfectly to the requirements of professional music schools, private piano teachers, primary schools, kindergartens / nursery schools, etc.
- It contains all key elements of the Bajkowska Method – everything you need to know to start playing a music instrument from the score and start to composing music.
Official UNICEF’s motto published in the book:
‘Music is the most beautiful language of the world,
common to all people’
However, today it is widely used also by nursery schools / kindergartens, professional music schools, individual piano teaches, etc.
This is a beautifully illustrated, charming story of a girl named Song and Notes the children. A simple plot unnoticeably introduces the young reader to the world of sounds. We meet here the Musical Forest, Professors Bass and Violin, the Lands of Low and High Sounds, and Symphony – the Musical City. Through visual association and play, children will assimilate basic musical terms. This unique, original and unconventional concept of teaching music to the youngest was tested by the author in her long years of teaching and is widely used in Polish primary schools. The manual has been recommended by the Ministry of Education in Poland. In 1995, it was also included in the very prestigious list of UNICEF publications.
When working on ‘The tale about Song Girl and the Little Notes’ I wanted to introduce the youngest into the world of music in a simple and natural way – using a pictorial language that best reaches the consciousness of the child. A child placed in this fairytale begins to associate very difficult and abstract concepts of music, and watching the pictures – he / she captures and stores these concepts. I also intentionally left some blank spaces in the book for drawings, so children who like to paint could add their own illustrations. A small child is completely unprepared for a meeting with the music. If we will create a preliminary conceptual basis for children, than their later transition to the next steps in music will be just automatic. I tried to make my music tale was a universal position. Although the book is devoted to children, it can be read by everyone who wishes to understand the music and even play some simple melodies in an octave on a traditional piano or a synthesizer (…).