Olha Bykova. Development of Music and Rhythmic Abilities as a Part of Individual Creative Abilities of Future Choreography Teachers.

(2016) Science and education, 6, 40. Odessa.

Olha Bykova,

post-graduate student,

Department of Choreography and Artistic Culture,

Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University, 28, Sadova Str., Uman, Ukraine




Many scientists consider music and rhythmic abilities to be an individual psychological characteristic of a person responsible for the successful performance of music activities. Features, which are formed during the development of these abilities, have general and personal character that can affect any kind of further sphere of professional activities. We consider that music and rhythmic abilities of future Choreography teachers are formed and developed only in the process of active creative work, if they have exploratory thinking and there is no imitation and they do not follow any patterns in their activities. Having reviewed famous psychologists’ and pedagogues’ scientific works we present our own definition of music and rhythmic abilities of future Choreography teachers, which is individual-psychological personal characteristics determining the successful performance of music and rhythmic activities, expressed in ability to show emotional imagery of music with the help of movements. We have also defined the following three basic components in the structure of the phenomenon, which form the heart of music and rhythmic abilities of future Choreography teachers: music and rhythmic memory, sense of rhythm, sense and music perception. We have also carefully examined the system of music and rhythmic education of Emil Jaques-Dalcroze as a universal system in the sphere of general education of a harmoniously developed personality. The meaning of the course of «Eurythmics and musical movement» in professional training of university students was also reviewed in the article. We discovered that the principle of integral, active and emotional perception of music and close correlation between music and movement make the basis of the subject «Eurythmics and musical movement». Eurhythmics is the basis and momentum for students’ physical form and their future lifestyle. It contributes to the harmonious development of a personality and the achievement of moral and physical perfection. It should be noted that individual creative abilities of future Choreography teachers are revealed in the interest, drive and emotional attitude to creative work, in the quality of knowledge, the level of the development of logic and creative thinking, imagination, independence and persistence in creative search. During the development of individual creative abilities of future Choreography teachers in the process of professional training the actualization of the above mentioned abilities is taking place, which determines the opportunity of creative selfrealization and self-development. In the process of the development of creative abilities a person gets the chance of selfrealization which is important in the formation of professional’s personality


music and rhythmic abilities, eurythmics, music art, dance, individual creative abilities, choreography, eurythmics and musical movement.




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