Learning a new language can be fuzzy. Especially during the first lessons, you might think that you don't get a grip. Where do words start, where do they end?
As recent research (cf. Cognitive Daily: Does music help us learn language?) and some years of experience have shown, music is a good "gateway" to language.
There are two reasons for this:
- Singing actually activates a little more brain than just saying.
- But - more important - songs have melodic and rhythmic cues. You cannot sing a text, if something is missing. And it is very unlikely to have a pause in a word ...
So, listen and sing German songs. Where to get some? O.k., just click these links, they consist search queries for videos at youtube of some German bands/artists you might like.
- Wir sind Helden
- Die Toten Hosen
- Xavier Naidoo
- Die Fantastischen Vier
- Die Ärzte
- Fettes Brot
- Ganz schön feist
- Söhne Mannheims
- Kraftwerk (some songs in English)
- Rio Reiser
- Philip Boa (sings in English)
- Götz Alsmann
- Herbert Grönemeyer
- The Inchtabokatables (Folk-Punk, no guitars - Celli!)
- Virginia Jetzt!
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