From the history of blues: from plantations to the studio
Blues, like everything with a stunning success, has been an underground music trend for decades. It is understandable, because the White Society could not accept the music of African-Americans working…

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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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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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Velvet voice contralto. What is the main secret of his popularity

Contralto is one of the brightest female voices. Its velvety low sound is often compared to a cello. This voice is quite rare in nature, so it is very appreciated for its beautiful timbre and for the fact that it has the lowest notes for women. HOW AND WHEN A CONTRALTO IS FORMED This voice has its own characteristics of formation. Most often, it can be determined after 14 or 18 years. The female voice of the contralto is mainly formed from 2 children: low alt, which from an early age has a pronounced chest register or soprano with an inexpressive timbre. Usually by the transitional age, the first voice acquires a beautiful low sound with a velvety chest register, and the second unexpectedly expands the range for everyone and begins to sound beautiful after adolescence. Continue reading

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 at any age. Education will go faster if the vocalist already had experience in singing during school years. For many reasons, many performers are afraid to take high notes, but in fact, with the help of special exercises you can learn to correctly and beautifully take them. A few simple exercises will help you learn to sing high in the upper part of your range without additional sound amplifiers and reverb. But first you need to figure out what prevents you from singing easily and beautifully and staying on top in a complex head tessitura. Continue reading

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

Tchaikovsky's works for children
Petya, Petya, how could you! Exchange jurisprudence for a pipe! - the angry uncle of a negligent nephew, who quit the service of a titular adviser in the Ministry of…

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Russian choral music of the X-XVI centuries
Russian choral music of the 10th – 16th centuries is an important layer that serves as the basis for the further development of Russian music and culture as a whole.…

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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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