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Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály concept

Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály concept

The Kodály concept is a recognized and practiced music pedagogical method worldwide.

Zoltán Kodály's concept of music education is based on the folk tradition of the Hungarian folk music, and it was conceived in the spirit of the idea, that the Hungarian child is able to learn specially the folk music of his own country, and his own "musical mother tongue" to acquire complete knowledge of high-class European music and become a musically educated adult. The philosophy of the Kodály concept involves a new approach in music research, music creation as well as music pedagogy which are based on musical tradition.

The main areas of this concept cover local communities, national musical institutions and the music culture of mankind. These three levels are united by the idea of human musicality.



Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO
World Heritage
Elemér Muharay Folk Art Assosiation
Assosiation of Hungarian Folk Artists
Institute of Ethnology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Kriza János Ethnographic Society
Hungarian Ethnographic Society
Museum of Ethnography
Hungarian Heritage House
National Cultural Institute