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The other morning I put on a CD (Talking Heads' Fear of Music) and sat down to nurse the little guy. This was the first time that he heard music "on the outside" so to speak and he was simply captivated! He listened for a full minute and a half before going back to furiously rooting for something to eat. He had wide eyes and a little limply open mouth.<br><br>
Does anyone else remember their baby's first musical experience? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/guitar.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="guitar">
 

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Aw, that is sweet!<br><br>
I don't remember my older dd responding to music all that much, though she loves being sung to, but this new lo really gets excited over a musical plaque that I have hanging over the changing table in her room. The first time I wound it up she got a look of pure delight on her little face, and she couldn't have been more than a few days old. Now she stares fixedly at it and makes noises whenever we set her down on the changing pad! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
And I remember the first time dd2 noticed me singing, too - I was singing a lullaby to dd1, and dd2's face just lit up. It was pretty darned cute.
 

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DS, also--his favorite way to pass the time is listening to daddy play his guitar! Now, of course, he wants to play too. If he sees the guitar during the day when daddy's not home, and we don't do anything with it, he starts to cry.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The other morning I put on a CD (Talking Heads' Fear of Music) and sat down to nurse the little guy. This was the first time that he heard music "on the outside" so to speak and he was simply captivated! He listened for a full minute and a half before going back to furiously rooting for something to eat. He had wide eyes and a little limply open mouth.<br><br>
Does anyone else remember their baby's first musical experience? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/guitar.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="guitar"></div>
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Our DS loves music too, and when I walked across the street to Starbucks after being discharged from the birth centre Paul McCartney & Wings "Live and Let Die" was playing, so that was technically DS's first musical experience.<br><br>
Btw, I LOVE Fear of Music. It's my favorite Talking Heads album by far, although comes in a close second to More Songs About Buildings and Food. You have great taste in music! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I'm loving all these stories about babies!! Yuba, my DH plays guitar too and DS1 tries to drag the guitar out of the closet to play it.<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Our DS loves music too, and when I walked across the street to Starbucks after being discharged from the birth centre Paul McCartney & Wings "Live and Let Die" was playing, so that was technically DS's first musical experience.<br><br>
Btw, I LOVE Fear of Music. It's my favorite Talking Heads album by far, although comes in a close second to More Songs About Buildings and Food. You have great taste in music! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"></div>
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Thanks!! I love the Talking Heads. Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.
 

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ooh i'm going to listen to talking heads right now!<br><br>
elu loves heavy stoner rock, and also anything with flutes or whistling!<br><br>
we have a housefull of musicians so he gets to hear lots of different kinds of music all the time...<br><br>
when he's tired though, he just wants to hear war pigs again. we joke that my womb sounds like black sabbath.<br><br>
i think the first music he heard was probably scottish folk songs sung by his papa though. :]
 

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DS has very eclectic tastes. His current favorite is Barry Manillow, but I'm not sure if that's because of the music or if he likes the over-the-top emoting I do when singing along. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
He is also a fan of Broadway musicals, especially the classic Rogers and Hammerstein ones. Oh, and Pink Floyd. He totally gets in a zone with Pink Floyd.<br><br>
Music was the only way to get him to sleep as a newborn. We were afraid we'd be playing Christmas carols year-round because they seemed to work the best.
 

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My son loved music from the time I was pregnant with him. The first time I felt movement we were listening to Diana Ross. We played "'aint no mountain high enough" and I would feel little flutters. The song would end and it would stop. For about 30 minutes I would feel these flutters as we went back to that song.<br><br>
When he was a newborn we would play Evita to get him to fall asleep. We discovered after many bouts of colic that if we wore him and played that he would fall asleep. We eventually made a CD for him that after 3 songs it's rare that he isn't asleep.<br><br>
We also have a children's song that we sing when he gets fussy-it calms him doen pretty much all the time.
 

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My dd LOVES music. She sings along sometimes. I help lead music at my church and at practice one night I had her in the moby facing out. I could feel vibrations coming from her and I asked the person next to me if she was fussing because I couldn't see her face. Nope, she was singing! That next Sunday I heard her over everyone else singing from the front row. It's soooo cute.
 

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DS has been listening to Rush since before he was born, and can fall asleep even with it turned up really loud. I'm not sure if the Rockabye Baby! songs get him to sleep, but when I listened to the actual Metallica song (The Unforgiven) right after I listened to the Rockabye Baby! version, he fell right asleep. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> Oh well.
 

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I love the hard rocking babies! It's a riot!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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