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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Types of harmonies, or, What is the difference between lameness and turtle?
Harmonie is one of the favorite musical instruments of the Russian people. It is believed that the very first accordion was invented in Germany, but the Germans themselves are confident…

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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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Japanese pentatonic

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

Self-taught accordion playing

The 21st century is in the courtyard, and the vocal harmonica, like many years ago, pleases us with its iridescent, provocative tunes. And the lingering melody performed in harmony will not leave indifferent any listener. Self-study of playing the accordion is available to anyone who loves its sound and really wants to play music on this instrument. For fans, several methods of mastering the harmony have entrenched. And so the first thing you need to decide at the initial stage of training is what methodology to adhere to. FIRST WAY – LEARNING FROM HANDS On watching videos of lessons from experienced masters, observing their play from the side, and relying on your ear for music, the first way to learn how to play an accordion is actually built. It consists in that, bypassing the stage of studying musical notation, begin immediately to play the instrument. Continue reading

Japanese Folk Music: National Instruments and Genres

Japanese folk music is a rather distinctive phenomenon due to the isolation of the islands of the Rising Sun and the careful attitude of the people who inhabit them to their culture. Let us first consider some Japanese folk musical instruments, and then the genres characteristic of the musical culture of this country. JAPANESE FOLK MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Shamisen is one of the most famous musical instruments in Japan, it is one of the analogues of the lute. Shamisen is a plucked three-stringed instrument. It arose from sanshin, which in turn came from Chinese sansyan (both the origin is interesting and the etymology of the names is entertaining). Shamisen is revered today in the Japanese islands: for example, playing this instrument is often used in the traditional Japanese theater – Bunraku and Kabuki. Shamisen training is included in maiko, a program to teach the art of being a geisha. 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…

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Gregory the Minister: “Rock and roll - limited music!”
The old-timers of our portal will probably not remember that the hero of my interviews would be a writer-actor-musician and, at the same time, a music lover who is always…

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Canned food and clones, or Where is the new classic
They say: they don’t argue about tastes. But to be honest - I never understood the meaning of this expression. How can you argue about tastes? "My taste is tastier"?…

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Types of harmonies, or, What is the difference between lameness and turtle?
Harmonie is one of the favorite musical instruments of the Russian people. It is believed that the very first accordion was invented in Germany, but the Germans themselves are confident…

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