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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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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Children's classical music
Classical composers devoted many pages of their work to children. These musical works are written taking into account the peculiarities of children's perception, many of them are specially for small…

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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 – in vain! As folk wisdom tells us not to swear from scrip and prison, so in real life of bondage, prison and hard labor went hand in hand. And in the twentieth century, few at least didn’t take a sip from this bitter bowl … WHO ARE THE SOURCES? The songs of bondage, prisons and penal servitude, paradoxically as it may seem, originate in the works of our most freedom-loving poet, A.S. Pushkin. Once, being in the Southern exile, the young poet swung at the Moldovan boyar Balsa, and blood would have spilled if the people around had not interfered. So, during a brief house arrest, the poet created one of the poetic masterpieces – The Prisoner. Continue reading

Songs of Russian emigration, or, Russian song in exile

Already in 1919, the exodus of Russians from Russia began. The country has left several million people. The centers of Russian scattering around the world were Istanbul, and Prague, and Berlin, and Paris, and even Harbin. The first wave of emigration was extremely talented. Still – after all, in fact, almost the entire “silver age” emigrated. It is blasphemous to draw parallels between the fate of those who remained and those who left – who, they say, was harder? Emigration is always a misfortune. The poet and critic G. Adamovich, reflecting on the psychology of emigration, came to the conclusion that the exile does not feel the people behind him, he is doomed to fill the resulting void with himself, alone. It is gratifying that many had the spiritual potential and the “gold mines of nostalgia”. 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 late antiquity, when the first Christian communities appeared in the Middle East. The foundations of the Gregorian choir took shape over the II-VI centuries under the influence of the musical system of antiquity (odic chants), and music of the East (ancient Jewish psalmodia, melismatic music of Armenia, Syria, Egypt). The earliest and only documentary evidence depicting the Gregorian choral dates back to the third century. AD It is about recording a Christian hymn in Greek notation on the back of a report on harvested grain on papyrus found in Oksirinha, Egypt. Actually the name “Gregorian” was given to this sacred music by the name of Pope Gregory the Great (c. 540-604), who basically systematized and approved the main body of official chants of the Western Church. 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…

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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…

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Psychosomatic reactions to some types of musical art
Music at all times, since its inception, has been used as a means of influencing people's consciousness. With its help, different goals were achieved. Knowledgeable people wisely approached the musical…

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Brain "under the jazz"
When jazz musicians improvise, areas that are responsible for self-censorship and inhibition of nerve impulses are turned off in their brain, and instead, areas that open the way for self-expression…

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