How to learn to sing softly
Listening to world famous singers, many are surprised: the performers convey the subtle nuances of the vocal composition so subtly that even the quietest words can be easily heard on…

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New Year's repertoire of the vocalist
New Year is a time of not only a holiday, but also concerts for vocalists, both beginners and experienced, performing on stage for many years. At this time, not only…

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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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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 attended by Leonard Bernstein, Isaac Stern, Frank Sinatra and other celebrities. In his creative luggage – music for 19 Broadway musicals, 18 films, in total, about 1000 songs were written. Moreover, 450 of them are famous hits, 282 were among the top ten in popularity, and 35 were honored to make up the immortal song heritage of America. And one of them – “God Bless America” ​​- gained the status of an unofficial anthem of the United States.

GOD BLESS AMERICA LAND THAT I LOVE … 2001, September 11 – the day of the American tragedy. An emergency meeting with the participation of the Senate and members of the US Congress was called upon to discuss the situation. After short disturbing speeches, the hall froze for a while. All those present began whispering to utter the words of mournful prayer for people whose lives were cut short by a terrible tragedy. One of the senators said louder than others: “Lord, bless America, the land that I love …” and hundreds of people caught his voice. A patriotic song sounded that Irving Berlin wrote while still serving in the army. God Bless America After 20 years, he created her new version, which was sung by American veterans of the 2nd World War, sang it in the rear, it sounds today, when they celebrate national holidays. Continue reading

Modern music trends

But this is bad luck: to write briefly, interestingly and readily about what is happening in modern music. Yes, so write so that the thinking reader makes something out for himself, while the other at least read to the end. Otherwise, what’s going on with music today? What? – asks another. Composers – compose, performers – play, listeners – listen, students – …, – and everything is fine! So there is a lot of it, music, so much that you won’t listen to it all. This is true: wherever you come, something climbs into your ears. Therefore, many are “discovered” and listen to what he personally needs.

COMBINATION OR DIVERSITY? And music has one feature: it is able to unite and make huge human masses experience the same and very strong emotions. And this applies both to songs, marches, dances, and to symphonies and operas, too. It’s just worth recalling the song “Victory Day” and “Leningrad Symphony” by Shostakovich and wondering: what kind of music today can unite and unite? The answer will probably be sad: the one under which you can stomp your feet, clap your hands, jump and have fun “until you drop.” Music of strong emotions and emotions today on the sidelines. Continue reading

How to learn to sing if there is no hearing, or, What to do if “the bear has stepped on the ear”?

It happens that a person really wants to learn to sing, but people around him, often unaware, tell him that nothing will come of it, because he allegedly does not have hearing. Is this really so? How to learn to sing to a person who “has no musical ear”? In truth, the concept of “lack of hearing” (I mean, musical) is incorrect. Each person has an innate ability to distinguish pitch. Only in some it is well developed, in others it is not very developed. Some ethnic groups of the East are considered the most musical – sound pitch is an integral part of their speech. Therefore, they have no problems with musicality. The Russian language is not so rich in this regard, it is simply arranged differently. How to learn to sing to Russians? Read on! Another thing is important …

IF EVERYONE HAS HEARING, WHY DOESN’T EVERYONE SING? So, everyone has a musical ear. But besides this, there is such a thing as coordination between voice and hearing. If it is absent, then the person hears the notes and distinguishes their pitch, but cannot sing correctly, simply because he cannot imagine how to do it. However, this is not a sentence, you can learn to sing absolutely with any source data. The main thing is systematic and focused exercises. And these are not common words. This is really what you need – just work out, work on yourself, learn to sing like you once learned to walk, talk, hold a spoon, read or drive a car. Continue reading

Musical catharsis: how does a person experience music?
I recalled a curious episode: a colleague had to speak at continuing education courses for school teachers. Teachers ordered a topic more than a specific one - the algorithm of…

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How to make your voice beautiful: simple tips
The voice is also of no small importance in life, as is the appearance of a person. According to statistics, it is with the human voice that most of the…

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What is voice production and how does it start
Many often heard the combination of “voice acting” in music schools, but not everyone understands exactly what it means. Some people call it a set of exercises designed to give…

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Why is breathing so important for a vocalist
A professional teacher will immediately distinguish a beginner from an experienced vocalist in setting his breath. The main signs of unsettled breathing are: Inability to stretch a long note. The…

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