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…

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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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John Scofield: “A good sound engineer must be a very musical person himself”
John Scofield is coming to Russia soon. And that, perhaps, says it all. We run for tickets. You can’t explain anything. But still, I will explain why and why it…

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accompanist of the King

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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 everything that still causes any interest? Whatever the case, sometimes we can watch how yesterday’s avant-garde artists become living classics, and pop hits migrate to the repertoire of academic groups. Continue reading

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 looking for something new and loves vinyl. Such characters, probably, do not exist – as I thought, until I met Gregory the Servant, a real man of the Renaissance. Gregory is an actor in the Studio of Theater Arts, author of the bestselling book Days of Savely, nominated for prestigious literary prizes and a musician who often performs in clubs with interesting cover programs. 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 how well, especially for the Russian team, they were recorded. Since then, I wanted to ask the guys about the nuances of wind recordings, about how they generally came to life in an embrace with copper, about a variety of music, physical media, as well as about their side project Half Live. Continue reading

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A place in the sun: five albums with a non-trivial interpretation of jazz and classics
The American Kronos Quartet, one of the most famous chamber groups, released an album with new works by Terry Riley, one of the fathers of American minimalism. Nothing special: they…

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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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A place in the sun: five albums with a non-trivial interpretation of jazz and classics
The American Kronos Quartet, one of the most famous chamber groups, released an album with new works by Terry Riley, one of the fathers of American minimalism. Nothing special: they…

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John Scofield: “A good sound engineer must be a very musical person himself”
John Scofield is coming to Russia soon. And that, perhaps, says it all. We run for tickets. You can’t explain anything. But still, I will explain why and why it…

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