Vocabulary “Set to Music” and Alternating Voice Tones

Superlearning™ became a fad in the 1980’s, but is based upon valid Langauge Learning strategies.

Superlearning™ employs slow, rhythmic music (to achieve relaxation) and varying voice tones to maintain attention.

Memory increases when we are relaxed, but learning decreases when we fall asleep.

Memory increases when we pay attention, but attention decreases when stimuli are uniform and predictable.

So, what happens when we breathe in time to the music…a classic hypnosis and self-hypnosis technique? Answer: We get relaxed, and we become suggestible.

With Language Learning, the suggestions we accept are based upon learning and remembering the Target Language.

We can record vocabuarly words, or, we can get someone to recite vocabulary word in time to music, as long as the words are recited with alternating voice tones.

Alternating voice tones include:

  • Normal Voice
  • Whisper
  • High-Pitched Voice
  • Low-Pitched Voice
  • Loud Voice

These changes in voice tone are effective because your brain filters out stimuli that are similar…especially as you relax…and are almost ready to fall asleep.

Baroque 60 beat per minute music…

From: Profesora Chmielewski