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Arts and childhood: children's musical styles in a "reflexive" environment

Anna Rita Addessi, Jean Pscheidt, Rosane Cardoso de Araújo


In this article the concept of “musical style” is introduced as a tool to study the relationship between children and art, and the paradigm of “reflexive interaction” as a “device” to enhance the child’s musical style. The concept of musical style will be introduced as a representation of the child’s identity, a way of expressing her/his self with sounds and music, and to be in communication with others. We will introduce the paradigm of “reflexive interaction”, a particular tool that proved able to support and reinforce the individual musical style of each child, in both child-machine and child-adult interaction. Some scenarios of reflexive interaction both in everyday life and music lessons will be introduced and discussed.


Palabras clave

children' musical styles; MIROR platform; music education; reflexive interaction; teacher-pupil interaction


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