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Research on Humanities and Social Sciences

Communication, Social Sciences, Arts

Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay and Christian Ruggiero

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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The Role of Non-verbal Communication to Develop Good Behaviour in the Music Class (Meglena Apostolova)


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Meglena Apostolova*

The Role of Non-verbal Communication to Develop Good Behaviour in the Music Class

Abstract Teaching music is a big challenge for the teacher with regard to discipline and behaviour matters. The music class is an artistic and at the same time – a noisy place. There are students practicing instruments, singing or practicing in groups, composing a music piece or setting up a new song, students discussing music performances or adding movements to a song. The music room is a creative place and that is the way it should be, and that is why it is noisy and difficult to manage.

It is common knowledge that the art of music is a global non-verbal language that everybody learns how to understand to some level. Performing music is even more dependent on non-verbal communication, because the musicians need to contact each other without making any noise – the music is the only sound on the stage. How do the musicians make contact then? How do they understand each other? How do they know when exactly is the right moment to start together, to change the performing expression, to breathe, or to finish the musical piece? By gestures. The person who learns music should be taught how to understand the language of gestures too. The music class is the best place for this kind of education.

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