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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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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1/2 Orchestra: “Sound engineers, take the winds right, learn to record them”
At one of Schiit's technology presentations, I included a couple of tracks of the 1/2 Orchestra Moscow breaststroke I had long known to me, and those present were surprised at…

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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 in the Russian origin of this keyboard-pneumatic instrument. In this article we will consider some types of harmonies that are popular in our country. LATER: WILL IT PLAY A CHROMATIC GAMA ON IT? It is with a limp that many Russians associate the word “accordion”. Some music-savvy people are surprised at one fact: the lameness of the lameness is based on the major scale, while the harmonica is called chromatic. 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

How to play the harmonica?

Harmonica is a miniature wind organ that not only has a deep and distinctive sound, but also blends perfectly with guitar, keyboards and vocals. It is not surprising that the number of people who want to play the harmonica is growing all over the world! SELECTION OF INSTRUMENT There are a large number of varieties of harmonica: chromatic, blues, tremolo, bass, octave, as well as combinations thereof. The easiest option for a beginner will be a diatonic accordion with ten holes. The key in C major. Advantages: A huge number of courses and training materials in books and the Internet; Jazz and pop compositions, familiar to everyone from films and music videos, are mostly played on diatonic; Basic lessons learned on diatonic harmonics will come in handy for working with any other model; As the learning progresses, it becomes possible to use a large number of sound effects that captivate listeners. Continue reading

How to play the violin: basic techniques of the game
New post on how to play the violin. Earlier you became acquainted with the device of the violin and its acoustic features, but today the focus is on the violin…

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The most famous pieces for accordion
On this page we will talk about famous works for the accordion, which are usually played by musicians studying in colleges or high schools. All 8 compositions differ sharply from…

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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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Composer's worldview and content
A real revelation for a music lover can be an acquaintance with the composer's worldview. For this, in addition to listening to the works of a musical genius, it is…

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