Probably many of us made mistakes. The ancient sages said: “It is human nature to make mistakes.” Unfortunately, there are also such serious wrong decisions or actions that can harm our whole future life. We ourselves choose which way to go: the difficult one that leads us to a cherished dream, a wonderful goal, or, on the contrary, we prefer a beautiful and easy road, which often turns out to be false, deadlock. One very talented boy, my neighbor, was not accepted into the aircraft modeling club because of his own laziness. Instead of overcoming this shortcoming, he chose a pleasant cycling section in all respects and even became a champion. After many years it became clear that he has phenomenal mathematical abilities, and airplanes – this is his vocation. It remains only to regret that his talent was not in demand.
Maybe now in the sky would fly completely new types of aircraft? However, laziness defeated talent. Another example. Before the girl, my classmate, with the coefficient of mental development of an extra-talented person, thanks to her well-read and purposefulness, a beautiful road opened to the future. Her grandfather and dad were career diplomats. Continue reading
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
Alexey Viktorovich Zimakov was born on January 3, 1971. in the Siberian city of Tomsk. He is an outstanding Russian guitarist. A brilliant performer, an amazing virtuoso. It has extraordinary musicality, inaccessible technique and clean performance. Received recognition in Russia and abroad. In his 20s, he became a laureate of prestigious national and international competitions. This is a rare case of such an early ascent of a national guitarist to the Olympus of musical art. At the peak of his fame, he was the only one to achieve the virtuoso performance of some incredibly complex pieces. When Alexei was 16 years old, he impressed the music community with his space performance technique in his own arrangement of virtuoso music.
He achieved a new sound of a guitar close to orchestral, comparable to it. Is it not a miracle that at such an early age he brilliantly performed in his own interpretation, arrangements for guitar and piano, the Campanella rondo finale and the Second Paganini violin concert !!! The recording of this wonderful concert was shown on Tomsk television in the late 80s … His father, Viktor Ivanovich, began to teach Alexei how to play the guitar. Tell me honestly, you would probably be a little surprised if someone would tell you that the first teacher of Alexei was the commander of a nuclear submarine of the Russian naval forces. Continue reading
Today, many highbrowed aesthetes have divorced, who, having barely heard the singing under the guitar, grin squeamishly and displeasedly: they say, fi, some kind of author’s song! And they really don’t know how to play, and there is no voice, and the texts are primitive with rhymes such as “bonfire-mosquitoes”. They are not even aware that just a few decades ago it was the author’s song that kept part of the Soviet intelligentsia from complete moral degradation. To exist in a totalitarian state without a breath of freedom is unbearable. Bards became such a “sip”.
NOT EVERY AUTHOR IS REAL! Of course, strictly speaking, the name of the genre is strange. After all, any song is author’s. But yes not so! Still, a pop song, as a rule, has as many as three authors – a poet, composer and performer. And they love this song either for poetry, or for music, or thanks to the performer. But with a song with a guitar, everything is fundamentally different. 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