Music in your head
Before modern neuroimaging techniques were developed, researchers studied the musical abilities of the brain, observing patients (including famous composers) with various disruptions in their activity due to injury or stroke.…

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Secrets of low-tech music creation
Many musicians and sound engineers underestimate the capabilities of modern computers. Many musicians and sound engineers underestimate the capabilities of modern computers, music applications, and inexpensive sound cards. At the…

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The power of music

Music is one of the most inspirational forms of art. With its rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamics, variety of sound combinations, colors and nuances, the music conveys an endless range of feelings and moods. Her strength lies in the fact that, bypassing the mind, it directly penetrates into the soul, into the subconscious and creates a person’s mood. According to its content, music can evoke the most sublime and noble feelings in a person, promote, for example, a prayerful mood, or, on the contrary, can evoke the most sinful and dark desires. Continue reading

About recordings and studios

I was very surprised when I learned that the musicians know very little about the recording and the studios. But this knowledge is one of the most important in the creation of a musical product. Musicians (musicians, vocalists, composers) are not to blame for their ignorance, because they are often smart people. They just are not well aware. Understanding all the main features gives you the opportunity to determine exactly: what to do, how to do it, what hinders it and how to solve the problems that arise. This article does not just tell you about the main technical aspects of the record, but also about the psychology of a successful product, features of the process organization, financial side of the record. Continue reading

Ballad

A ballad is a narrative of a fantastic or dramatic nature. The word itself comes from the Italian “ball”, which means to dance. Once upon a time ballads were called dance songs. In the middle of the century ballads turned into narrative songs. They told about historical events, about people’s life, about knightly deeds. The most common theme of the German ballads was the exposure of the rich, who deceived the people and profited from it. And in the English ballads, which arose from the peasant heroic songs, it was told about the good advocate of the poor Robin Hood. There was a period when the ballad was reborn into a purely literary genre. Continue reading

Sounds that energize the brain
“Some sounds are just as good as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, an outstanding French hearing expert. This means that we can use music as a…

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About different sound engineers (sound producers)
If the sound engineer to whom you came, believes that there is a set of laws in the art of sound recording, and he is one of the elect who…

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Impressionism in music
The classic expression "musical impressionism" found in the work of C. Debussy; his features also appeared in the music of M. Ravel, P. Duke, F. Schmitt, J. J. Roger-Ducas and…

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