Overture
Overture in music is an instrumental (usually orchestral) piece, performed before the beginning of any performance - a theatrical performance, an opera, a ballet, a movie, etc., or a one-part…

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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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Overture

Overture in music is an instrumental (usually orchestral) piece, performed before the beginning of any performance – a theatrical performance, an opera, a ballet, a movie, etc., or a one-part orchestral work, often belonging to program music.
Overture prepares the listener for the upcoming action.
The tradition to announce the beginning of the presentation with a brief musical signal existed long before the term “overture” entrenched itself in the work of French and then other 17th century European composers. Continue reading

Richard Hugh Blackmore

Richard Hugh Blackmore was born on April 14, 1945 in the English town of Weston-Super-Mare. The first instrument – an ordinary acoustic guitar – was presented to Ritchie at the age of ten by his father, and it was his father who insisted that Ritchie not only learned to strum on six strings, but also take classical guitar lessons. At that time, the Blackmore family was already living in the town of Heston, where in the house of their grandmother Ritchie I heard for the first time the powerful music of JS Bach, which had sunk into the soul of the future guitar virtuoso for the rest of her life. 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

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…

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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…

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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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