How to learn to sing high notes
High notes can be difficult for novice vocalists, and more so for those who did not sing in the choir during their childhood. You can learn to sing them correctly…

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Songs of Russian emigration, or, Russian song in exile
Already in 1919, the exodus of Russians from Russia began. The country has left several million people. The centers of Russian scattering around the world were Istanbul, and Prague, and…

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Lullabies - therapy for childhood fears
There is an expression that we all come from childhood. And it is true. All the emotions and experiences a child receives in childhood leave an almost indelible imprint on…

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merit in this of poets

Ode to joy or sorrow?

Researchers study not only the processing by the brain of the “acoustic” component of music, but also the processes by which it affects people emotionally. In one of these works, it was shown that physical reactions to music (in the form of goosebumps, tears, laughter, etc.) occur in 80% of adults. According to a survey conducted in 1995 by Jaak Panksepp of the University of Bowling Green, 70% of several hundred respondents said that they enjoy music, “because it creates emotions and feelings.”
Until recently, the mechanisms of such reactions remained a mystery to scientists. However, a study of a patient suffering from bilateral damage to the temporal lobes, affecting the auditory cortex, prompted an answer to the question that tormented us. The patient has preserved normal intelligence and general memory, there are no difficulties with language and speech. Continue reading

Sounds that energize the brain

“Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, an eminent French hearing expert.

This means that we can use music as a tonic.

Since the time when humankind first created music, it served its everyday goals. Lullabies, military, sea songs – the list is as long as history and culture.

Nowadays, high-tech Tomatis discovered a high-tech method for uncovering the inner power of sound, a force that actually possesses “super power” for enhancing mental abilities, healing and energizing. Continue reading

Music and health

Somehow I walked along a quiet, old Moscow street and heard the wonderful sounds of Chopin from the window. I was surprised. Indeed, in this house is Russian research

She opened the massive doors, entered the porch, climbed the stairs, found a room from which the music came. It was impossible to call this room a medical office: there were paintings on the walls, bent heads of young people at the tables, who painted portraits and landscapes. A girl was sitting at the piano and playing.

What is it – art school? Not. A friendly, imposing man who approached me, introduced himself: psychotherapist, head of the laboratory of the Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, professor of Milan University of New Medicine and Moscow State University named after Lomonosov Vladimir Leonidovich Raikov. Continue reading

Music as a state of mind
We all love to listen to music: someone more, someone less. But were they thinking about what it really was, outside of the headphones and speakers? How does it affect…

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Children's classical music
Classical composers devoted many pages of their work to children. These musical works are written taking into account the peculiarities of children's perception, many of them are specially for small…

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Auditory therapy of A.Tomatis
Approximately 40 years ago, the French otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis made some amazing discoveries that triggered the development of the Tomatis method. This method has various names: “auditory learning,” “auditory arousal,”…

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Music Encryption (about monograms in music)
Monogram - one of the mysterious phenomena in the art of music. It is a musical cipher in the form of an alphabetic complex composed on the basis of the…

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