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…

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Children's classical music
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…

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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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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 develop a musical ear – for self-taught and not only!

Musical education, especially for adults, can be difficult if a person has insufficiently developed musical ear. That is why most music educators do not recommend ignoring solfeggio classes, the main task of which is to develop musical ear in all directions. What does the concept of “ear for music” really mean? First, you need to decide which hearing you need to develop. If you learn to play, you need a harmonious hearing, that is, the ability to hear harmony, fret – major or minor, the color of the sound. If you practice vocals, your goal is to develop a melodic ear that will help you easily memorize a melody consisting of separate intervals. True, these are local tasks, in life, musicians have to be specialists in a wide field of practice – to sing, to play several instruments, and to teach others (playing the instrument through singing and, conversely, singing through playing the instrument). Therefore, most methodologists who talk about how to develop musical hearing agree on the idea that melodic and harmonic hearing should develop simultaneously. Continue reading

How to choose a repertoire for a teenager, taking into account the peculiarities of teenage perception

Modern teachers in music schools often face the fact that a teenager does not want to sing this or that song or romance, and all attempts to convince him lead to complications and conflicts. Often a teenager refuses not only to perform a romance that he does not like, but may even stop going to music school. To properly understand this issue, you need to consider all the age characteristics of adolescents. You will learn about them in this article.

AGE FEATURES OF THE TEENAGER This age is characterized not only by increased vulnerability, but also by the desire to impress. He wants to seem bright, effective and beautiful, to be appreciated and approved, and the less love he receives in his environment, the sharper this feeling. He also becomes sensitive to ridicule, so it is important for him that the romance that he will sing from the stage favorably emphasizes his strengths as a vocalist and as a person. Therefore, in order to choose the right repertoire for him, it is necessary to take into account such age-specific features of the adolescent as: The desire for performance. Continue reading

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…

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Selection of music by ear: genius or skill? Thinking
It is no secret that many children study at a music school without associating their future profession with music. As they say, just for yourself, for the overall development. But…

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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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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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