Is Music beneficial for Babies?

Music is really a great thing for your babies. In fact, music is good for people of all ages whether it comes to listening or playing music. This article will give you an idea about tremendous effects of music on your children. These effects really contribute to the physical and mental development of your child. These benefits are as under:

  1. First benefit your child gets when he plays music through musical instruments is that he gets innovative. He tries to make different tunes and tries to create his own unique music. He tries to bring his unique ideas of music in to reality and in the process, he becomes innovative. Now this innovation is a very good and handy personal trait that your child can learn while playing different musical tunes.

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  1. The second important thing that a child gets from playing musical instruments is confidence. Confidence is perhaps the most important quality that is imparted because it is required at every stage of your life. Confident people get better opportunities in life and excel a lot. When your child thinks of a tune in his mind and then he brings it out through the musical instruments, he feels confident. The sense of thinking a tune and then actually playing it give great deal of confidence to your children and when they keep doing so, their confidence level keeps increasing. So by simply playing musical instruments, your child gets a very important feature of life.

  1. Another important thing which again is required through out your life is concentration. Concentration really helps your children to do good in studies because concentration makes him understand things better. Playing musical instruments and forming any specific tune is a task of great concentration. When any musician plays a tune, he is so concentrated and involved that he forgets the things around. Similarly, more concentration is required when you are trying to make a tune. When your child plays music and tries creating different tunes, believe me his concentration level is increased many times. Learning any musical tune and then mastering it requires a great deal of concentration and hence is a source of its increase.

  1. Musical instruments are normally played in group performances or in bands etc. Now this gives your children another very important aspect of life i.e. coordination. If you have seen any band performing on the stage, you must have noticed how coordinated they are. Each instrument is to be played at a specific point and for a very specific time interval. When your child plays music in such bands and on stage, he gets his coordination ability increased many times. He understands how to perform in a team which also increases his team spirit and teaches him time management also.

So now you have seen that by simply playing musical instruments, your child tends to learn and practice very important personal traits which are so very important in living life in a better way.

Home made musical instruments for Children

Music is a love for everyone whether children, adults or people in old age. Some of the musical instruments are cheap but some are very expensive like best electric guitar for beginners etc. So if you are thinking to get your child musical instrument like, you may try making some good basic instruments at home and have your children play these rather than spending money on buying. One advantage of it is that even if your child breaks it, you would end up having no or little loss. Similarly, children have habit of getting tired of toys very soon. In this case again, you will find yourself at ease.

Now the thing is that which instruments can be made at home that can be both beneficial for your child and at the same time can give him real feel and sense of music. This article will tell you which instruments can those be.

  1. One instrument that you can make at home is hummer. It is very easy to play and can be made at home quite easily and your child will love to play it. The things you require for making it include a wax paper, rubber band and tube of paper towel. You may also use a cardboard toilet paper instead of paper towel tube. Now you need to cut the wax paper in a round shape and its size should be larger than the tube. Now you can cover one end of the tube with this paper and grip it with the rubber band. You can now make sound to the opposite end of the tube.

  1. The next instrument you can make is a Gong. This is again very simple and easy to play. For this, you will need a string, a nail, a hammer and an old tin and a metal table spoon or knife. Now what you need to do is to make two holes on the sides of the tin and get the string pass through and tie it. The string length should be about two feet so that you can easily hold it. You can hit the tin with the table spoon of metal or the knife to produce the sound that would be loved and liked by your child. If you feel that the sound is too high, you can make it soft by covering the knife or the spoon with any cloth.

  1. Next is that you can make xylophone at your home with the help of glass bottles of same size. The bottles can be filled with different levels of water and a metal knife or spoon can again be used to hit the bottles that produce different sounds. The pitch and the quality of sound can be changed by changing the water levels in the bottles. This is very simple xylophone and your child will love and enjoy it.

These simple instruments will give your child the joy and the thrill that he is looking for in the musical instruments.

Songs Catalog

Existing Songs Include:

Fiddler On The Roof

(complete musical)

(complete musical)
Damm Yankees

(complete musical)
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

(complete musical)

(complete musical)
Funny Girl

(2 songs)
Kiss Me Kate

(1 song)

Martin Bio

Martin Gerschwitz’s formula for success is a fine blend of luck, a whole lot of struggle, and a strong belief that some day he’ll be at the top. That day is just around the corner for Martin Gerschwitz, the classically trained German born keyboardmaster who back in 1986 came to the United States without money, a band or equipment. But it didn’t take long for Martin to put his formula to work, after one audition TIM BOGERT (ex-Vanilla Fudge bass player) asked him to join his band, and by the end of the year Martin Gerschwitz added LOVERBOY and EDDIE VAN HALEN to the list of musicians which he’s shared center stage with.
Over the next 10 years Martin performed at well over 2,500 live events worldwide, from solo appearances with orchestras in Germany to European Rockfestivals, from the Russian Rhythm and Blues Festival to the Singapore Blues Festival, from a concert tour of the Persian Gulf countries to the Iceland Rock Festival, Martin Gerschwitz toured the U.S. and the world with such acts as LITA FORD, MEAT LOAF, VANILLA FUDGE, WALTER TROUT BAND, just to name a few. He also recorded many CD’s as a result of these tours.
In 1996 he started his own project utilizing the classical knowledge he had, first with a (also classically trained) flute player who he recorded 3 beautiful Flute and Piano CD’s with (DAN LEFLER and MARTIN GERSCHWITZ, Volume 1-3 all available through “Alles Klar Productions”), then finally in 1998 he decided to do it all by himself, he basically went back to his roots.
As a result of that Martin Gerschwitz put out yet another CD called “Lazy Afternoon”, a wonderful, very relaxing all keyboard piece of music which is available through this website or can be obtained at “Tower Records” in Laguna Hills – a must have for every music fan.
In March of 1999, Martin got approached to join “Eric Burdon & The New Animals” as their permanent keyboard/violin player. As of May of 1999, Martin has been touring with them all over the world (Europe, all of America, Hongkong, Singapore, etc.), and it’ll go on in the year 2000 with tours of America and Europe again, immediately followed by a 3 weeks concerttour of Australia and New Zealand.
For more information about the tour schedule click on (to your left): Live dates – Martin with “Eric Burdon & The New Animals”.
The band with Martin just recorded their new Live – CD (Bootleg 2000) – you can order it through this website here, through “”, or purchase it at one of our Live – gigs!

Martin Gerschwitz just finished his newest CD “Nobody knows me” ( featuring Tricia Freeman on vocals on “Summertime”) with brandnew songs ( Rhapsody in blue, Nobody knows me better than I do, etc.) and even a composition of his 7 – year old piano student Jared Schoeffel. It is now available, again – either through this website or at Live – gigs ( look at: Live dates – Martin), or at “Tower Records” in Laguna Hills. Go and get your own copy now!
Just $ 15,- for one or $ 25,- for both (“Lazy Afternoon” and “Nobody knows me”) plus shipping, checks or cash only please!
Mail your payment to: “Alles Klar Productions”
c/o Martin Gerschwitz
157 Fleurance
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677



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