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History of Gregorian chants
Gregorian chorales, Gregorian chants ... Most of us automatically associate these words with the Middle Ages (and rightly so). But the roots of this liturgical chant go back to the…

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How to choose a repertoire for a teenager, taking into account the peculiarities of teenage perception
Modern teachers in music schools often face the fact that a teenager does not want to sing this or that song or romance, and all attempts to convince him lead…

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Music Education: History in Songs of the October Revolution Song
No matter how belated curses are sent to Lenin and the Bolsheviks, no matter how rampant demonic, satanic forces the October Revolution is declared by some pseudo-historians, the book of…

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We send a child to a music school: what you need to know?

In the life of any parents, there comes a period when representatives of the younger generation of the family need to be identified in the world of various hobbies – dancing, sports, music. How nice to see how your child zealously extracts melodic harmonies from the instrument. It seems to us that this world is open only to the talented and gifted. But ask the average student in a music school: “How does the world of music seem to him?” Children’s answers will amaze you. Some will say that the music is beautiful and amazing, others will answer: “The music is good, but I will not send my own children to a music school.” Many “woeful disciples” did not finish their studies, and left this wonderful world of harmonies with negative impressions.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW AND WHAT TO EXPECT? SPECIFICITY A music school is an educational institution whose task is not only to introduce children to the world of music, but also to educate a musician who, in the future, may choose music as his profession. If you, as a parent, hope that your talent will delight you and your guests at the festive feast with the reproduction of your beloved Murka, then here you are mistaken. The specificity of the music school is in the classical repertoire. Continue reading

Selection of music by ear: genius or skill? Thinking

It is no secret that many children study at a music school without associating their future profession with music. As they say, just for yourself, for the overall development. But here is the interesting thing. Communicating with graduates of music schools, one can often encounter a paradoxical phenomenon: children freely read sheet music, expressively play complex classical works, and at the same time are completely at a loss to pick up accompaniment even to Murka.

What is the matter? Really pick up music by ear is the destiny of the elite, but in order to entertain the company of friends with modern tunes played to order, you need to have brilliant musical abilities? Subtract and multiply, do not offend the little ones What children do not teach at the music school: to build quintsept chords from all levels in all tones, and to sing vocals in the choir, and to appreciate Italian opera, and to play arpeggios with black keys at such a speed that the look behind fingers do not have time. Continue reading

The turning point in the student musician

Dear friend! More than once in your life there will come a moment when you want to drop everything and retreat. Once this happens and with the desire to continue playing music. What can be done in this situation?

WHY DOES THE INITIAL ENTUSISM DISAPPEAR? There was a time when you eagerly awaited the opportunity to pick up a tool and flew like wings on lessons, rejoicing at your successes. And suddenly something changed, something that was once so easy became a routine, and the need to allocate time for additional classes is an unpleasant duty that I want to get rid of. Remember that you are not alone in your feelings. Even great musicians passed through this. And most importantly, be honest with yourself. Answer for yourself: is there a problem in music? Or at the teacher? In the vast majority of cases this is not so. The fact is that you want to play more with friends and have fun, and do not want to work. And music lessons will significantly cut your free time. Continue reading

How to conduct music classes with toddlers?

Toddlers are undoubtedly the most gentle and gullible creatures on earth. Each open and gentle look catches every breath, every movement of the teacher, so only the most sincere behavior of an adult contributes to the rapid establishment of good relations with kids. WHAT WILL HELP A CHILD ADAPT TO ACTIVITIES? Nursery age is between one and two years. In the second year of life, many children begin to attend kindergarten or classes of developing groups, i.e. acquire the first experience of socialization. But most of them do not yet have the need to communicate with peers. She appears only in the third or fourth year of life.

In order for the child to feel comfortable in an unfamiliar environment, the first few lessons are best done together with the mothers of the children, or with other close relatives. Continue reading

Children’s classical music

Classical composers devoted many pages of their work to children. These musical works are written taking into account the peculiarities of children’s perception, many of them are specially for small performers, according to their technical capabilities. WORLD OF CHILDREN’S MUSIC Opera and ballets, songs, instrumental plays have been created for children. R. Schumann, J. Bizet, C. Saint-Saens, A.K. Lyadov, A.S. Arensky, B. Bartok, S.M. Maykapar and other venerable composers. Many composers composed works for their own babies, and also dedicated their works to the children of their relatives and friends. For example, I.S. Bach, teaching the music of his children, wrote various plays for them (“Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach”). The appearance of “Children’s Album” P.I. Tchaikovsky owes the composer communication with the children of his own sister and brother’s pupil. In music for children, composers of various styles see common features: bright, almost visible imagery; clarity of musical language; the clarity of the musical form. Continue reading

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