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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New Year's repertoire of the vocalist
New Year is a time of not only a holiday, but also concerts for vocalists, both beginners and experienced, performing on stage for many years. At this time, not only…

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Woodwind: Some History
Woodwind instruments are the oldest along with a drum and some other percussion instruments. On many pastoral plots, pictures of antiquity, you can see all kinds of pipes and pipes,…

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From the history of blues: from plantations to the studio

The blues, like everything with stunning success, has been an underground music trend for decades. It is understandable, because the White Society could not accept the music of African-Americans working on plantations, and even listen to them was shameful. Such music was considered radical and even calling for violence. The hypocrisy of society took place only in the 20s of the last century. The history of blues, like its creators, is negative and depressive. And, just like longing, the blues is simple to genius. Many performers engaged in heavy physical labor until death, they were vagabonds, and had odd jobs. Continue reading

Composers-Writers

Many prominent composers possessed an extraordinary literary gift. In their literary heritage: musical journalism and criticism, musicology, musical and aesthetic works, reviews, articles and much more. Often, musical geniuses were the authors of the libretto of their operas and ballets, created romances for their own poetic texts. The epistolary heritage of composers is a separate literary phenomenon. Very often, literary works were for creators of musical masterpieces an additional means of clarifying the musical language in order to give the listener the key to an adequate perception of music. Moreover, the musicians created the verbal text with the same passion and dedication as the musical one. WRITING ARSENAL OF COMPOSERS-ROMANTICS Representatives of musical romanticism were subtle connoisseurs of literary literature. R. Schumann wrote articles about music in the diary genre, in the form of letters to a friend. Continue reading

Music-Education.ruVocal and singing Christmas song “Silent night, wonderful night”: sheet music and creation story

On the wall of an old school in the Austrian town of Arndorf, and now there is a memorial plaque. The inscription tells that there are two people in these walls – the teacher Franz Grubber and the priest Joseph More in a single impulse wrote the beautiful hymn “Silent night, wonderful night …”, receiving inspiration from the Creator of the worlds. This immortal work will be 200 years old in 2018. And many will be interested in the history of its creation. NIGHT LOCATING IN THE TEACHER’S APARTMENT In the poor apartment, the teachers of Grubber did not light the lamps, it was a hopeless night. Little Marichen – the only child of the young couple, went into eternity. Father, too, was hard at heart, but he tried to come to terms with the loss that befell them. But the inconsolable mother could not cope with this blow. She did not utter a word, did not cry, remaining indifferent to everything. Her husband consoled, exhorted, surrounding with care and tenderness, offered to eat or at least drink water. The woman did not react to anything and slowly faded away. Continue reading

What is a znamenny chant: meaning, history, types
Russian church music began with the famous chant that arose during the baptism of Russia. Its name is associated with the use of special notation signs - “banners” for its…

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HOW TO LEARN TO KNOW THE QUIET - QUIET NUANCES
To get started, you just need to sing in a convenient tessitura a certain phrase of medium volume. If you get into the resonators correctly, it will sound easy and…

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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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We heard, we know: to whom, why, and how Russian tribute groups pay tribute
Indeed: the season does not pass, so that “copyists” do not come to our region. Yes, and ours have already begun to make tribute programs at a serious level -…

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