How to restore a broken voice
Alas, with the loss of voice, sooner or later, every vocalist is faced. Very often, the cause of a broken voice is not intensive vocals, but a scream, especially in…

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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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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 is worth doing.

John Scofield has long been called a living legend of jazz. Suffice it to say that he played and recorded with Miles Davis himself, which already provides a place in history. Although Mr. Scofield is not at all like a legend and a mythical hero: a smiling bald man in colorful shirts. But what he does on stage is magic. Continue reading

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 of Arts in the city of Sochi. “I am looking for a new Schnittke,” as the founding father of the festival, viola player and conductor Yuri Bashmet said more than once.

Bashmet is a great friend of the composer Alexander Tchaikovsky, head of the composition department of the Moscow Conservatory. Continue reading

Female voice mezzo-soprano. How to identify it when learning vocal skills

The voice of mezzo-soprano is rarely found in nature, but it has a very beautiful, rich and velvety sound. Finding a singer with such a voice is a great success for the teacher, this voice is widely used on the opera stage, and in various areas of music. Mezzo-soprano with a beautiful timbre is easier to enter music schools, and later find a job in the opera house, because there are always not enough singers with mezzo-soprano and there are not so many of them as women with high singing voices. From the article you will learn how a beautiful female voice is formed and where you can find him a worthy application.

WHAT DISTINCES TO MEZZO-SOPRANO FROM OTHER VOICES In the Italian school the voice is called that opens a third below the dramatic soprano. Translated into Russian, “mezzo-soprano” means “a little soprano”. It has a beautiful velvety sound and is not revealed on the upper notes, but on the middle section of the range, from la small octave to la second. Continue reading

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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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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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How to increase your voice range?
Each vocalist dreams of having a wide range of working voices. But not everyone can use professional methods to achieve a beautiful sounding voice in any part of the range…

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Female voice mezzo-soprano. How to identify it when learning vocal skills
The voice of mezzo-soprano is rarely found in nature, but it has a very beautiful, rich and velvety sound. Finding a singer with such a voice is a great success…

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