Anna Netrebko
Anna was born on September 18, 1971 in Krasnodar in a family of hereditary Cossacks and people of “serious” professions: her mother is an engineer, her father is a hydrologist.…

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Black and White: New Piano Classics
A rich instrument, practically an entire orchestra. This is about the piano. Seven octaves - what chords you want to build. But sometimes even one crystal-tinkling note in silence is…

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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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Stradivarius tools

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

What is a znamenny chant: meaning, history, types
Russian church music began with the famous chant that arose during the baptism of Russia. Its name is associated with the use of special notation signs - “banners” for its…

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Anna Netrebko
Anna was born on September 18, 1971 in Krasnodar in a family of hereditary Cossacks and people of “serious” professions: her mother is an engineer, her father is a hydrologist.…

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5 USEFUL VOICE PRODUCTS
Features of nutrition and sounding of the voice Nutrition plays a big role in the life and work of the vocalist. Sometimes the hoarse sound of a voice does not…

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“Music is a single language of the world”: interview with the owner of SmartAudio studio Mikhail Mamonov
SmartAudio Recording Lab is a modern, professional recording studio based in Kirov and consciously focused on working with an analogue. About this and not only in an interview with the…

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