From the content of Music Education 3/2011


The series Music and Painting prepared by J. Bláha has next to the text Dutch

Realism and the Burgundian School I. Robert Campin and Guillaume Dufay,

a 4-page picture supplement in this issue.


J. Holubec informs the reader about the position of music education as an

optional subject at grammar schools in his essay Music Education at

Francophone Schools in Switzerland. The curriculum requests show it is

a demanding study of voice education, instrument playing, music theory and

music history.


In his text Folklore in the Interest Preferences of Music Education

Teaching Students, J. Kusák presents the results of the survey: the attitude of

children and the young towards the folklore is negative.  The situation could be

partially solved by modernised and up-to-date applications in combination with

other genres.


In her work Music Perception, E. Baranová classifies and makes clear several

professional terms, as some of them are being used incorrectly. The music

education teacher significantly influences pupils’ attitude to music by suitable



B. Balcárová contributes to teacher’s inspiration for creating their own

integrated projects using music, visual arts and drama education, in the second

part of the music story in lessons of music education called How Dwarf

Kvítek fell asleep.


M. Grobár introduces Boomwhackers, at the moment not a very well-known music instrument - plastic tubes. They suitably accompany Orff instruments and might be used especially for the development of rhythmical activities.


The note supplement offers two songs with the cat theme by Bela Felix, composed on the texts by Jiří Žáček.


The issue further contains portraits devoted to Božena Viskupová and František Sedlák, a detailed report on Czech-German music cooperation among universities and reviews of music publications. An English lesson and the list of important anniversaries are also included.