Trebellina Ages 1-4 Music Dvd
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Trebellina is an exuberant, animated treble clef that leads young children through a simple, lively introduction to Da Notes of the treble staff (a gang of bright, animated notes that live on the staff) with the help of her friends Rock Bassey (a bass cleff) and Rhythmo (an abstract representation of rhythm), while providing simple music appreciation segments. Various musical instruments, familiar songs, live action dance sequences, and rhythm recognition are all incorporated into this fast-paced half-hour program for pre-schoolers.
The child approval rating for the disc runs high in our home. All of our children from age six down to our ten-month-old baby are fascinated by the bright, fun-filled antics of Trebellina. They are learning the names of a variety of instruments, singing note names along with Trebellina, dancing to the live action sequences, and clapping along with Rhythmo. I might be imagining things, but I believe I heard our wee baby sing "F" after I echoed Trebellina's introduction to the note.
Personally, I don't recommend pushing young children into early academics, and my little ones aren't reading music yet. I am however, very interested in developing an affinity for music, rhythm and tonal recognition from a young age.Read more ›
There are mistakes even in introductory part: (she sings an e instead of an f, and the piano sounds the last four notes one tone lower than it should).
We do get two bars of "old Macdonold" where the tune is played and the notation is shown at the same time. This is great, but it only happens for those two bars. For the rest of the music we either get no notation at all, or we get notation for a different tune altogether. Where we do get examples of music with matching notation the music is complicated (in many parts) and the notation does not follow the 'top line' but follows first one inner part and then another and is impossible to follow for a novice.
When "counting the rythmn" is introduced they use a complicated jazz piece with syncopations. This is very difficult and there is no explanation of what is going on. The counting gives up after a bit.
There are a few sequences showing people playing instruments (some times playing a different tune to the one on the soundtrack), but in many cases all we see is a still photo of the instrument or a photo of a soft toy playing a toy instrument.
I was very disappointed with the quality and the sound. The animation is rudimentary at best and the songs have no rythem. I did not even finish the DVD it was so bad. The picture quality was pretty bad too, especially on the non-animated parts.
My kids lost interest quickly and I did not think it was easy to follow and make sense of it.
I play Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang & Mary Poppins instead and feel like they learn more music, rythem and song from those movies.
I would return this DVD if I could. I am seriously thinking of throwing it away. I can't give this to anyone...
I definitely do not recommend this product.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son and daughter 1.5 and 3 y/o love Trebellina. They want to watch it every night.Published 10 months ago by Chana
The concept to introduce music is nice here in this DVD. But I want to recommend to the authors of this DVD to redo the animation to catch kids' attention of this era. Read morePublished 23 months ago by A. Pathak
This is the most annoying thing (besides Barney) I've ever watched. Low production quality and obviously budget. I see where they were going with it, but... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Barbie
Very short video, although some information in it, its not worth the money. I won't recommend it.Published 23 months ago by Y MA
My little guy, aged 21 months, loved this. He was totally engaged the whole time. It's great for this age group. Read morePublished on July 27, 2014 by Jennifer Chubb
My 22 mo old son loves it even more than Thomas the Train, thank God! Wonderful CD, it was very creative.Published on February 14, 2014 by C Scott Cheney
I watched the video and thought it was kinda corny. But then my 16 month old granddaughter watched it, and now she has to watch it over and over, everyday. Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by carson mail lady