Music in the head
Before modern neuroimaging techniques were developed, researchers studied the musical abilities of the brain, observing patients (including famous composers) with various disruptions in their activity due to injury or stroke.…

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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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The composer’s worldview and the content of the musical work (on the example of the works of P. Tchaikovsky, A. Scriabin)
A real revelation for the music lover can be an acquaintance with the worldview of the composer. To do this, in addition to listening to the works of a musical…

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Media and attitudes to music

– The modern listener is different than the listener of a century ago. He doesn’t need music requiring special attention, he needs music “on occasion”. By the will of the media, the music has finally “parted”.

– Losing your charm with it.

– Why? This charm can be claimed.

– Or maybe not.

– Or maybe not. But is it bad, when is it so? Continue reading

What is the secret of the fascinating power of music?

Music surrounds us everywhere. At the sound of a powerful orchestral crescendo, tears come to my eyes and goosebumps run down my back. The musical accompaniment enhances the artistic expressiveness of films and performances. Rock musicians make us jump on our feet and dance, while parents lull the kids with quiet lullabies.

The love of music has deep roots: people have been composing and listening to it since culture originated. More than 30 thousand years ago, our ancestors already played stone flutes and bone harps. It seems that this hobby has a congenital nature. Infants turn to the source of pleasant sounds (consonances) and turn away from unpleasant (dissonances). And when we are in awe of the final sounds of a symphony, the same pleasure centers are activated in the brain as during a tasty meal, having sex or taking drugs. Continue reading

How to restore a broken voice
Alas, with the loss of voice, sooner or later, every vocalist is faced. Very often, the cause of a broken voice is not intensive vocals, but a cry, especially in…

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Mozart effect
Listening to Mozart's music enhances our brain activity. After listening to Mozart, people responding to the standard IQ test demonstrate an increase in intelligence. This phenomenon discovered by some scientists…

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What is a znamenny chant: meaning, history, types
Russian church music began with the famous chant that arose during the baptism of Russia. Its name is associated with the use of special notation signs - “banners” for its…

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Songs of the Civil War: this is not forgotten ...
Many people know the expression: "When the guns say, the muses are silent." His rightness is relative. So, in the Leningrad blockade, the muses were not silent. On the contrary,…

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