Music and history of creation

Christmas song “Silent night, wonderful night”: notes and history of creation
On the wall of the old school in the Austrian town of Arndorf and now hangs a memorial plaque. The inscription tells that in these walls two people - the…

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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…

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Playing Guitar: Tips for Beginners
So, you have just returned from the store, unrolled your purchase, and now it is already in front of you - a new, smooth, beautiful guitar; I just want to…

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How to learn to sing softly

Listening to world famous singers, many are surprised: the performers convey the subtle nuances of the vocal composition so subtly that even the quietest words can easily be heard on the last row in the hall. These singers are singing into the microphone, so they are so audible, some vocal lovers think, but in fact it is not, and you can easily and quickly learn to sing quietly if you do some exercises. At first, it seemed to me that way too, until at a concert of classical music in DK I heard one singer who had several victories at vocal competitions. When she sang, her voice flowed surprisingly softly and quietly, although the girl sang Gurilev’s classic romance. Continue reading

How to make your voice beautiful: simple tips

The voice is also of no small importance in life, as is the appearance of a person. According to statistics, it is with the human voice that most of the information is transmitted during any communication. That is why it is very important to have a beautiful, velvet voice that will contribute to success in all your affairs. If you naturally have a voice that doesn’t quite suit you, do not despair. After all, it, like everything else, can be improved. You just need to familiarize yourself with the basic rules of how to train your own voice and then you will succeed. Continue reading

Is the performing teacher a creator or artisan? (dedicated to all teachers of instrumental classes)

Musical and instrumental pedagogy is a very strange science. Only someone who has gone through a system of music education can answer the question: “What is it?”. Studying at a music university is based on two pillars. On the one hand, a specialist teacher receives a “vaccination” of knowledge, consisting of methods, techniques and various ways of working with students. This knowledge gives the teacher the right to work with children and teach. On the other hand, the future teacher gains experience in performing. The musician develops his experience over the years of musical performance aimed at the study of polyphony, plays and studies, large form. Having played a bunch of “academics” and exams, the teacher-musician receives his treasured diploma, in which one more “attribute” is added – “ARTIST”! Continue reading

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 his adult life. Negative childhood emotions, such as fear, guilt and shame, unnatural restraint, which “grew up” along with their owner, are very difficult to correct. Of course, with the competent work of experienced specialists, there is an opportunity to fix a lot, however, it is easier to prevent than to treat already formed neuroses and depression. Continue reading

Where to find strength to continue music lessons?

Dear friend! More than once in your life there will come a moment when you want to drop everything and retreat. Once this happens and with the desire to continue playing music. What can be done in this situation? WHY DOES THE INITIAL ENTUSISM DISAPPEAR? There was a time when you eagerly awaited the opportunity to pick up a tool and flew like wings on lessons, rejoicing at your successes. And suddenly something changed, something that once came so easily became a routine, and the need to allocate time for additional classes is an unpleasant duty that you want to get rid of. Continue reading

The history of the Gregorian chant: the recitative of the prayer will be echoed by the choral
Gregorian chorales, Gregorian chants ... Most of us automatically associate these words with the Middle Ages (and rightly so). But the roots of this liturgical chant go back to the…

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How to increase your voice range?
Each vocalist dreams of having a wide range of working voices. But not everyone can use professional methods to achieve beautiful voices in any part of the range and try…

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Songs of bondage, prisons and penal servitude: from Pushkin to the Circle
Indestructible pity, "mercy for the fallen", including even the most inveterate robbers and murderers, gave rise to a special song layer. And let other refined aesthetes fastidiously turn their nose…

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Songs of Victory: a grateful memory
What is behind this brief and at the same time unusually capacious phrase - “Victory songs”? Very, very much: four years of incredible exertion of physical and mental forces lying…

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