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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The turning point in the student musician
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…

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Vocal and singing How to introduce yourself to the competition - simple tips
Every vocalist dreams of winning a vocal competition or getting into a popular group, especially if he is young and talented. However, even the vocal teacher does not accurately imagine…

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ALEXEY ZIMAKOV: MAGNIFICENT, GENIUS, Fighter

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

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 to sing further. A squeezed voice most often sounds like a scream, and this scream results in the occurrence of “kicks”, the voice breaks or, as they say, “gives a cock”. This problem is significant for the singer, so getting rid of it is not easy, but, as they say, there is nothing impossible. So, let’s talk about how to remove the constriction in the voice? PHYSIOLOGY In vocals, as in sports, everything is based on physiology. We must feel physically that we are singing correctly.

And to sing correctly means to sing freely. The correct singing position is an open yawn. How to make such a position? Just yawn! You feel that a dome has formed in your mouth, a small tongue is raised, your tongue is relaxed – this is called a yawn. The higher the sound, the more stretch the yawn, but leave the jaw in one position. So that the sound when singing is free and full, you need to sing in this position. And also, do not forget to show everyone your teeth, sing with a smile, that is, make a “bracket”, show a funny “smile”. Direct the sound through the upper palate, take it out – if the sound remains inside, it will in no case sound beautiful. Make sure that the larynx does not rise, and the ligaments are relaxed, do not press on the sound. A striking example of the right position is the performance of Polina Gagarina at Eurovision 2015, watch the video. Continue reading

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 the voice a specific manner of singing, while others think that this is its tuning to the correct singing, according to the requirements of vocal art. In fact, voice production is the initial stage in teaching vocal art, depending on its direction and the natural features of the voice of a novice vocalist. There is an academic and folk voice production, jazz and pop, as well as a choral voice based on classical vocals. It includes not only vocal exercises, but also characteristic chants in the framework of a suitable direction for the development of your voice. How voice performance differs from vocal lessons Many music schools have vocal and voice lessons.

At first glance, they almost do not differ from each other, but in fact they have a different orientation. Continue reading

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