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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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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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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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 not leave indifferent any listener. Self-study of playing the accordion is available to anyone who loves its sound and really wants to play music on this instrument. For fans, several methods of mastering the harmony have entrenched. And so the first thing you need to decide at the initial stage of training is what methodology to adhere to. FIRST WAY – LEARNING FROM HANDS On watching videos of lessons from experienced masters, observing their play from the side, and relying on your ear for music, the first way to learn how to play an accordion is actually built. It consists in that, bypassing the stage of studying musical notation, begin immediately to play the instrument. 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

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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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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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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Piano Performance: A Brief Background
The history of professional musical performance began at the time when the first musical work recorded by notes appeared. Performing is the result of bilateral activities of the composer, expressing…

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