Utilizing Music in Sport and Exercise at Elementary School in Indonesia

  •  Ardipal Ardipal    


Some researchers have mentioned that music can be used in sports. The first research was published in 1999 about music in sports. It shows that music can decrease exhaustion in athletes. Most of the research is related to the influence of music toward sports and exercises, and is conducted on professional atheletes. However, it is still rarely used or researched for the early stages of chilhood education. This article intends to explain the use of music in sports and exercises in elementary schools in Indonesia. It studies early childhood characteristics and the music that has been used in sports. It also highlights some of music that can be used for the purpose of stimulating the students to do given exercises. This article is intended for the use of coaches and physical education teachers.

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