Sonatal – Musical Genetics of Prenatal Childhood

  • Mikhail Lvovich Lazarev Institute of Childhood of Moscow State Pedagogical University

Abstract

Abstract


This article introduces the concept of musical harmonization in the prenatal development of a child within the context of the "mother-fetus" dyad, employing the unique "Sonatal" method developed by the author. This method is designed to optimize the processes of morpho-functional and psycho-emotional maturation of the fetus. It aims to stimulate motor activity, regulate cardiorespiratory functions, prevent prenatal hypoxia, and equip pregnant women with communication skills for interacting with their child before birth. Additionally, the method focuses on enhancing the well-being of pregnant women, preparing them for childbirth, and fostering a positive impact on their health.
The "Sonatal" method involves various activities, including singing, appropriate movements and touches to the abdomen, color music simulators, children's musical instruments, and active listening to music. Pregnant women participate in daily dosed vocal-speech activities, including a weekly one-hour session at the School of Prenatal Development, offered both, in group settings, and individually, throughout the stages of pregnancy.
The paper delves into the distinctive musical qualities associated with both motherhood and childhood. Additionally, it presents select findings from the study, showcasing fragments utilized in validating the efficacy of the "Sonatal" method.
The comprehensive array of positive responses observed in the "mother-fetus" organism, stemming from the application of the "Sonatal" method during pregnancy and childbirth, is discussed. This encompasses enhancements in lactation for nursing mothers, along with favorable indicators of health and the mental and physical development of the child during postpartum stages of ontogenesis—a phenomenon termed the "Sonatal effect" resulting from prenatal classes using this method.

Published
Dec 25, 2023
How to Cite
LAZAREV, Mikhail Lvovich. Sonatal – Musical Genetics of Prenatal Childhood. International Journal of Prenatal and Life Sciences DOI:10.24946/IJPLS, [S.l.], p. 1-16, dec. 2023. ISSN 2945-011X. Available at: <http://www.journalprenatalife.com/index.php/prenatal/article/view/114>. Date accessed: 23 june 2024.
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