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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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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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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5 harmful and 5 useful products for the vocalist. Power Features and Voice Sounding

Nutrition plays a big role in the life and work of the vocalist. Sometimes the hoarse sound of a voice does not appear due to a sore throat, but with improper nutrition. The problem concerns not only the main food of the singer, but also the consumption of certain foods before singing. It is believed that vocalists are forbidden to only use seeds, as this is harmful to the voice, and you need to drink raw eggs before singing. In fact, the list of products that vocalists should not eat is much wider than what vocal teachers say. Let’s take a closer look at this issue, and also give the top 5 most useful and harmful products for voice. HOW DOES VOICE EFFECT ON VOICE Any foodstuffs differently affects the elasticity of the mucous membranes of the throat and larynx. Continue reading

How to restore a broken voice

Alas, with the loss of voice, sooner or later, every vocalist is faced. Very often, the cause of a broken voice is not intensive vocals, but a cry, especially in a state of intense anger or affect. A torn voice disappears not like during a cold, but suddenly right after a scream or even during it. He immediately becomes hoarse and then disappears altogether. A vocalist can only speak in a whisper, in pain. These are the steps you need to take right after you pluck your voice. FIRST AID WITH A BROKEN VOICE In order to avoid the dangerous effects of a voice injury, you first need to take it as soon as you feel a rash and sudden hoarseness. Continue reading

Music Encryption (about monograms in music)

Monogram – one of the mysterious phenomena in the art of music. It is a musical cipher in the form of an alphabetic complex composed on the basis of the name of the author of a musical work or the names of people dear to him. To create such a cipher, “hidden” in music, the letter and syllable notation is used. Compiling a monogram requires great creative ingenuity, given that it contains not only a constructive beginning, but also bears a certain subtext of a musical composition. The authors of the letters themselves and the diaries revealed the riddle of the cipher. MONOGRAM, LIVING AGE Musical monograms exist in the works of composers of different times and peoples. In the Baroque era, the monogram occurs most often as part of thematic material of two significant musical genres – fantasy and fugue, which reached perfection in the works of I.S. Baha. Continue reading

Ode to joy or sorrow?
Researchers study not only the processing by the brain of the “acoustic” component of music, but also the processes by which it affects people emotionally. In one of these works,…

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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…

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Extraordinary musical abilities
The presence of musical memory, musical ear, possession of a sense of rhythm, emotional susceptibility to music are called musical abilities. Almost all people to one degree or another have…

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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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