Sometimes for a while
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
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
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 the American journalist John Reed is nevertheless named as precisely as possible – “Ten days that shook the world.” It is the world, and not only Russia. And the songs were sung by others – draft, marching, and not decadently tearful or romantically languid.
“I RAISED THE DUBIN AT ITS ENEMIES!” One of such things, as if anticipating, blessing and historically anticipating the social revolution that took place, of course, was Dubinushka. Fyodor Chaliapin himself did not disdain to perform the songs of the October Revolution, for which, in fact, he suffered – the greatest order of Emperor Nicholas II was ordered to “remove the tramp from the imperial theaters.” The poet V. Mayakovsky then writes: “Both the song and the verse are a bomb and a banner.” Continue reading