The magic of music
"Music heals the soul and body" - such an inscription can be seen on some Italian instruments of the Renaissance. The healing properties of music have long been known. Even…

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Types of Singing Voices
Many beginning vocalists are often interested in the question of what kind of voice they have and what it is called. Today we will try to understand this important and…

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About mechanical sound recording
A mechanical sound recording is based on cutting (or extruding) grooves in the material of a recording medium using a sound recording device — a recorder. When playing along the…

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Recording History

Today, the main recording methods include:
– mechanical
– magnetic
– optical and magneto-optical sound recording
– solid state flash memory recording

Attempts to create devices that could reproduce sounds were made in ancient Greece. In the IV-II centuries BC e. there were theaters of self-propelled figures – androids. The movements of some of them were accompanied by mechanically extracted sounds folding into melodies. Continue reading

Review article for beginner musicians

The training problem is one of the most important, but, unfortunately, the least covered, which often leads to disastrous results in terms of creative growth: without laying the proper basis at the very beginning of the path, it will subsequently be difficult to get on the right track. The first thing you need to decide is how seriously do you plan to master musical science. If the matter is limited to the performance of simple melodies, then, in fact, any device is suitable – regardless of the type of mechanics and the number of octaves. But if your intentions are more thorough, then this is completely different. In such a situation, an instrument with an 88-key (7 octaves) “heavy” hammer mechanics is needed, which, by tactile sensations, is as close as possible to a real piano. The question of choosing a digital piano also requires a responsible approach, especially considering that a model with a high-quality keyboard and realistic sound is, alas, not cheap. Yes, but why not just buy an ordinary piano? – you will take an interest. Ideally, this should be done, only because it takes up a lot of space, needs periodic preventive maintenance and does not allow to output sound through headphones. Not to mention the single “built-in timbre.”

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Reasoning about art

“The poet belongs to the form, and the content to the history and reality of his people” (Belinsky; compare Glinka: “The people compose music, we only arrange it”). Consequently, the artist’s task is to discover (rather than invention) the content and invention for him the form corresponding to him (expressing the form in a broad, philosophical sense).
Chernyshevsky argued that art is a weak semblance of life and that, for example, paintings depicting the sea are needed only by those who have not seen the real sea. But it seems that the old woman, who served as the original for the Rembrandt picture, did not attract such attention as this picture, and that the Continue reading

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