One of the main characteristics of humans is their artistic aspect. Language is the building stone of all arts based on word. From the time when humans came into existence until today language and music, which are in relationship with one another, have been continuing their development together with this evolution process. The language of every nation makes great contributions to the formation and development of its own musical ecole; it also has important effects on the development of educational music. In the present study, the main characteristics of Turkish language and the reflections language on educational music were dealt with; the language-music context in Turkish were examined through exemplifying the prosodic structure of the songs included in the music education programs within the historical process. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.