Alexey Syumak: “Beautifully drawn scores and sound beautiful!”
Composers are rapidly getting younger. And they use unusual instruments, strokes and harmonies. I personally was convinced of this by the show of young talents at the Winter International Festival…

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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…

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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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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 playing technique. The violin is rightfully considered the queen of music. The instrument has a beautiful sophisticated shape and delicate velvet timbre. In eastern countries, a person who knows how to play the violin well is equated with God. A good violinist, not just playing the violin, he makes the instrument sing. The highlight of playing a musical instrument is staging. The musician’s hands should be soft, gentle, but at the same time strong, and the fingers should be elastic, tenacious: relaxed without slackness and constricted without convulsion. THE RIGHT SELECTION OF THE INSTRUMENT It is necessary to take into account the age and physiological characteristics of the novice musician. There are such sizes of violins: 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 4/4. Continue reading

The secret of the brilliant Stradivarius violins

The place and exact date of birth of the well-known Italian violinist-master Antonio Stradivari is not exactly established. The presumptive years of his life are from 1644 to 1737. 1666, Cremona is a mark on one of the violins of the master, which gives reason to say that this year he lived in Cremona and was a student of Nicolo Amati. The great master created over 1000 violins, cellos and violas, devoting his life to the manufacture and improvement of instruments that forever glorified his name. About 600 of them have survived to our time. Experts note his constant desire to endow his instruments with powerful sound and richness of timbre. The enterprising businessmen, knowing the high price of the violins of the master, with enviable regularity offer to buy fakes from them. All Stradivarius violins are methyl the same. His stigma is the initials of A.B. and the Maltese cross placed in a double circle. The authenticity of violins can only be confirmed by a very experienced expert. Continue reading

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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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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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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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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