Tales from Genesis
Genesis experienced three periods in its development, which are well traced in their texts. My favorite of them is the second, which lasted four years between the departure of Peter…

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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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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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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

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 Justice for the sake of serving Eutherpe, the patroness of music, was chastising with such words. And the name of his nephew was Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. And today, when the music of Pyotr Ilyich is known to the whole world, when international competitions are held to them. Tchaikovsky, in which academic musicians from all countries take part, it can be argued that it was not in vain that Petya abandoned jurisprudence. In the work of Pyotr Ilyich there are many serious works that won him worldwide fame, but he also wrote music that was understandable and accessible to children. Continue reading

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 in the ruins of the city, millions of dead, captured and captured in enemy captivity. However, it was the song that really raised morale and helped not only to survive, but to live. Contrary to the saying “when guns say muses are silent,” the muses were by no means silent. WHAT ARE WE WITHOUT MEMORY? As far back as 1943, at the height of the war, when its scales were swinging in one direction or another, the front-line correspondent Pavel Shubin wrote the text of a song called the Volkhov Feast. It contains many precise geographical indications of the settlements: Tikhvin, Sinyavin, Mga. 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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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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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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Musically gifted brain
Just as short-term learning increases the number of neurons that respond to sound, prolonged learning enhances the response of nerve cells and even causes physical changes in the brain. The…

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