Vocal and singing How to restore a broken voice
Alas, with the loss of voice, sooner or later, every vocalist is faced. Very often, the cause of a broken voice is not intensive vocals, but a scream, especially in…

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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…

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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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closer look

The best romances of all time

What is a romance? The root of this word can confuse and take far away from the right answer – to recall the Romanesque style in art, the literary genre of the novel, and finally, about such an artistic style of the first third of the 19th century as romanticism. In fact, all these phenomena have little or no relation to romance as a song genre … It is known from history that collections of Spanish songs of the same subject and similar in plot were called “romancero.” When the genre came to other countries, the word became a term. Today, a romance refers to a poem laid on a musical rhythmic basis. It, as a rule, is lyrical in nature, tells of love. Performing romances requires not only strength, but also the beauty of the singer’s voice. Music is not just an addition to poetry, but an important component of the entire mini-performance. Continue reading

Save your talent: how to keep a voice?

The talented singer is admirable. His voice is like a rare instrument in the hands of a master. And therefore, you need to handle it carefully, carefully. Let’s see how to keep a singer’s voice together. To prevent negative deviations, we consider the possible problems of the vocal apparatus. Coryza Appears as a result of a cold. For singers, it is unpleasant for complications of the nasopharynx, larynx and trachea, and subsequently the maxillary sinuses (sinusitis). In the future, the development of a chronic form is possible, which will not allow the development of singing talent in full. It is necessary to be treated by a doctor in order to avoid complications.

Can I sing with a cold? Without temperature – yes, with temperature – no. ANGINA Infectious disease with inflammation of the mucous membrane of the pharynx, pharynx, palatine tonsils. Continue reading

Christmas song “Silent Night, Wondrous Night”: sheet music and creation story

On the wall of an old school in the Austrian town of Arndorf, and now there is a memorial plaque. The inscription tells that there are two people in these walls – the teacher Franz Grubber and the priest Joseph More in a single impulse wrote the beautiful hymn “Silent night, wonderful night …”, receiving inspiration from the Creator of the worlds. This immortal work will be 200 years old in 2018. And many will be interested in the history of its creation.

NIGHT LOCATING IN THE TEACHER’S APARTMENT In the poor apartment, the teachers of Grubber did not light the lamps, it was a hopeless night. Little Marichen – the only child of the young couple, went into eternity. Father, too, was hard at heart, but he tried to come to terms with the loss that befell them. But the inconsolable mother could not cope with this blow. She did not utter a word, did not cry, remaining indifferent to everything. Her husband consoled, exhorted, surrounding with care and tenderness, offered to eat or at least drink water. The woman did not react to anything and slowly faded away. Driven by a sense of duty, Franz Grubber came to the church that Christmas party for the kids that Christmas evening. With sadness, he peered into their happy faces and then returned to his gloomy apartment again. Continue reading

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 -…

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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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Vocal and singing Velvet voice of contralto. What is the main secret of his popularity
Contralto is one of the brightest female voices. Its velvety low sound is often compared to a cello. This voice is quite rare in nature, so it is very appreciated…

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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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