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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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…

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Romance Romance: New Classical Music Records
Let's talk about modern music. What is generally considered contemporary: everything that cannot be called “classics”, or works by contemporary composers written according to strict academic standards, or maybe just…

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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

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, which our ancestors played on. The material was at hand. Reed reeds, bamboo and other twigs served as the basis for future flutes. Nobody knows who and when guessed to make holes in them. However, wind instruments made from improvised materials have forever taken their place in the hearts of people. People realized that as the barrel increased, the pitch changed, and this understanding served as an impetus for the improvement of instruments. 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 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…

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I can’t say goodbye: rock classic is popular again, but it’s not happy
In the UK, the re-release of The Beatles' Abbey Road in early autumn led the national hit parade. And now, interest in this chic box with a bunch of additional…

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50 years of sound over silence: “Edition of modern music” by ECM Records
Once upon a time, in a distant galaxy on the island of Lindau, on Bodensee, the boy Manfred was born. A few light years passed, and he realized that there…

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Vocal and singing How to learn to sing high notes
High notes can be difficult for beginner vocalists, and more so for those who did not sing in the choir during their childhood. You can learn to sing them correctly…

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