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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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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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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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 a person and how is he pushing him to certain actions? Music is everywhere. Like a soft blanket, it envelops us with its melodies of life: the rustling of leaves, the trill of birds, the murmur of a stream … all this is also music.

Just like air, it is inseparable from us. Music helps to cope with pain, emotional experiences, tune in a new way. Someone helps in this rough and loud music, while listening to which all the inner anger is released. And to someone on the contrary, slow lyrical compositions help to cope with ailments, as well as with various diseases. This is a way of expressing emotions and a way to convey them to people: share your feelings, your joy or pain. Billie Joe Armstrong from the famous punk rock band Green Day described in his song “Wake me up when September ends” the feelings of a 10-year-old boy who lost his father.

It was his father. To this day, while singing this song at concerts, a barely noticeable shiver appears on his face in memory of the day when his dearest person passed away. This song in the United States became a symbol of Hurricane Katrina, where it was dedicated to the victims of the catastrophe, and also sounded at the funeral of cosmonaut Neil Armstrong in 2012, attributed to Billie Joe’s great-uncle. But various compositions are not only capable of expressing emotions, they can tune a person to a certain way. This is especially useful for athletes. One woman shared with me that she constantly listens to music during workouts.

Being engaged on a treadmill or stationary bike, under the power of music, she does not notice anything: neither exhaustion, nor muscle pain, nor thirst with hunger. All this fades into the background when her favorite music is played with headphones. According to the woman, fast and rhythmic compositions motivate her to play sports and increase her endurance. She can forget herself, immerse herself in her thoughts and memories, and without even noticing it, run a whole marathon on a treadmill, and after classes she feels pleasantly tired and light. Music lives inside each of us, only realize it all at different ages.

My grandmother, in her 60s, discovered a talent for singing and now sings in the choir, bringing joy to herself and the audience. Who would have thought that this could happen to her? Even she herself did not suspect this, until one fine moment her voice was praised. As you can see, music is a state of mind. For me, music is a part of my life, a part of me. Since childhood, I was surrounded by her, and, having matured, my relationship with her strengthened – I began to play the guitar and sing. It helps me to relieve stress, fatigue and tension. And blisters on the fingers – the result of hard work and effort.

Yes it hurts me. But this pain is nothing compared to the beautiful melody that flows from under the fingers and spreads along the strings. Look inside yourself, listen, and maybe you can also find the kind of music that is firmly settled in your heart. After all, all people are different, and each has its own music, like thousands of pieces. And everyone has his own.

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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…

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Composers-writers
Many eminent composers possessed an outstanding literary gift. In their literary heritage: music journalism and criticism, musicological, musical and aesthetic works, reviews, articles and much more. Often, musical geniuses were…

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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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