Genres and forms of folk instrumental music
The problem of the genre in modern musicology is one of the most pressing. In the scientific literature, genre groups are distinguished in accordance with various assessments: the performing staff…

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Sounds that do not exist
This is one of the most interesting effects inherent in some musical instruments and a chorus of people singing in about the same key — the formation of beats. When…

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Romance

“Music is the soul of poetry, it clarifies and opens it. It makes a poetic word deeper in meaning and easier in perception. The spirit of music in the emotional aspect is the creative will that motivates talented people to create a state of sound and shape it as their world view”
Romance in music is a vocal composition written for a small poem of lyrical content, mostly love.
The term “romance” originated in Spain in the Middle Ages and originally designated a secular song in Spanish (“Romanesque”) language. In Russia, the first examples of romance can be considered Kant, distributed already in the late 17th century. And in the XVIII century. the poems of the most famous Russian poets – A. P. Sumarokov, A. F. Merzlyakov, M. V. Lomonosov – were immediately picked up by musicians and sang by amateur singers. Such works were called Russian songs. Continue reading

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 know them – run away from there. I reviewed a lot of literature and films on the techniques of mixing and mastering. I saw a huge number of obvious mistakes, but I repeat: There are no rules in art. As a result, some “errors” give a better result than “by the rules”. From all this it follows: do not become a lover of the “rules” yourself, let the sound producer do the work, do not put a cross on it. In the end, he may surprise you. 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 tonic.
Since the time when humankind first created music, it served its everyday goals. Lullabies, military, sea songs – the list is as long as history and culture.
Today, high-tech Tomatis has discovered a high-tech method for uncovering the inner power of sound, a force that actually possesses “super power” for enhancing mental abilities, healing, and energizing energy. Continue reading

What is symphonic electronic music?
Since the beginning of the 90s in the transfer of M. Lander "Back to the Univers" on the radio "Rocks", radio "Station", "Open Radio", and when I was music. TV…

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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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Guitar history
Many historians differently describe the history of the origin of modern guitar and its varieties. This is not surprising, because the first stringed-plucked instruments, which were the prototype of this…

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