Kid's ASL sign for music

The art of arranging sounds in time so as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative composition, as through melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre.

Signing at age 5.

drawing of music

Image of music.

Phonological development: The handshape "5" is one of the few unmarked handshapes so naturally it begins with the handshape "5" and gradually formed into open "B".

But, the location takes a long time to phonologically acquire. This phenomenon is known as proximalization -- learning to control from the larger shoulder area into the specific location.

Interesting, this baby initially signs MUSIC left-handed for two years before signing it with her right hand.

Related signs: BEAR (proximalization).