The story of the creation of the song "God Bless America" ("Lord Bless America") - an unofficial anthem of the United States
This man in America became what Isaac Dunaevsky was in the USSR. The celebration of Irwin Berlin on his 100th birthday marked a big concert at Carnegie Hall, which was…

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Famous arias from Verdi's operas
Giuseppe Verdi is a master of musical drama. The tragedy is inherent in his operas: they have a fatal love or love triangle, a curse and revenge, moral choice and…

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How to increase your voice range?
Each vocalist dreams of having a wide range of working voices. But not everyone can use professional methods to achieve a beautiful sounding voice in any part of the range…

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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

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

Andres Segovia Torres: The Revival of the Guitar

SPAIN!!! Homeland of great sailors, ancient chivalric novels, roguish literature. Land of Cervantes, Velazquez, Goya … A country of unquenchable temperament, openness and Honor. Where else can you meet such cheerfulness ?! For the Spaniard, evening is not a preparation for bedtime, but the beginning of revelry! Songs, dances, flamenco … Many believe that the music of Spain is the best in the world. Here and only here a guitar could be born! We will tell you about the great Spanish guitarist Andres Segovia Torres (1893-1987), a man of legend. He was lucky to be born in Spain, in the small Andalusian town of Linares, to absorb the rich history, culture, traditions of this country. For nearly a hundred years, he lived with Spain in his heart and with all of humanity in his soul, serving one lady – the Guitar. Continue reading

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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How to instill a musical taste in a child?
Music is a reflection of the inner world of a person, and therefore, how different people are, the music in the modern world is so diverse. But in my opinion,…

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How to overcome the constriction in the voice?
Tightness in the voice is a problem that accompanies many vocalists. As a rule, the higher the note, the more the voice is jammed, and the more difficult it becomes…

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Voice mutation in boys
A lot of scientific works have been written about mutational voice changes in boys, although this phenomenon is quite common. A change in the timbre of the voice occurs during…

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