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…

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Sound effects
Let's dwell on the consideration of those manipulations with sound that allow you to achieve the appearance of effects such as, for example, echo, reverb, etc. There are various ways…

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Sounds that energize the brain
“Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, a distinguished French hearing expert. This means that we can use music as a…

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the discussion

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Why do I need an arrangement

There are several interpretations of the word “arrangement”. In the Soviet methodology, it meant transferring finished music to another performing staff, for example, from a piano to a four-voice choir, from a vocal duet to a trombone duet with balalaika. When the subject of instrumentation begins at a music school, students begin to get confused – how is the arrangement different from instrumentation. Another interpretation is variation, i.e. approximately the same changes as when composing variations: changes in tempo, rhythm, size, style. At the same time, significant changes are often made to the author’s melody.

The arrangement can go so far that it completely replaces the original music with another one that is not Continue reading

Writing a music band or Home Recording

Many musical groups playing at one level or another, sooner or later, are faced with the need to record their work.
There may be various reasons for this.
Someone wants to record a team’s rehearsal for the subsequent “debriefing” in order to get rid of errors that may be noticeable to the listener, but which are difficult to detect directly during the rehearsal.
Someone wants to “run” the program at rehearsals and leave a record, for example, to familiarize invited musicians. They also write demos that can serve as rough material for future studio sessions, or are designed to create a general impression of the material for other people. Continue reading

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 groove, the needle of the reproducing device – the pickup – moves (moves).

In the process of developing mechanical recording, two main methods of modulating the groove were proposed: transverse, in which the cutter oscillates left and right from the neutral position and the groove of constant width acquires twists (Fig. 1a), and the deep, in which the cutter moves up and down from neutral position by cutting a groove of variable depth and width (Fig. 1, b).

About mechanical sound recording (mechanical sound recording)
Fig. 1. The type of modulated groove in the transverse (a) and deep (b) recording

All preliminary operations for recording and editing phonograms are carried out using magnetic recording. The finally mounted magnetic phonogram is transferred to a mechanical one on a mechanical recording machine (Fig. 2). It has a Continue reading

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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…

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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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