History of Gregorian chants
Gregorian chorales, Gregorian chants ... Most of us automatically associate these words with the Middle Ages (and rightly so). But the roots of this liturgical chant go back to the…

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Education by music “Beethoven: the triumph and groans of a great era in music and the fate of a genius“
Ludwig van Beethoven was fourteen years younger than Mozart. We can say that they lived almost at the same time, breathed the air of one era. Why, then, did they…

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Music-Education.ruVocal and singing Male and female singing voices
All singing voices are divided into female, male and children's. The main female voices are soprano, mezzo-soprano and contralto, and the most common male voices are tenor, baritone and bass.…

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Determine the type of voice in a child and an adult

Each voice is unique and unique in sound. Thanks to these features, we can easily recognize the voices of our friends even by telephone. Singing voices differ not only in timbre, but also in pitch, range, individual coloring. And in this article you will learn how to correctly determine the type of voice of a child or adult. As well as how to determine your convenient range. Singing voices always fit one of the vocal characteristics that came up at the Italian opera school. They were compared in sound to musical instruments of a string quartet. As a rule, the sound of a violin was compared with the female voice of a soprano, viola – with mezzo.

The lowest voices – contralto – were compared to the sound of a horn (like the tenor tone), and the low bass voices were compared to the double bass. So there was a classification of voices close to choral. Unlike the church choir, in which only men sang, the Italian opera school expanded the possibilities of singing and allowed the creation of a classification of female and male voices. Indeed, in the church choir, women’s parties were performed by treblers (sopranos) or tenor-altino. This characteristic of voices has been preserved even today not only in opera, but also in pop singing, however, in the pop the sound supply is different. Continue reading

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 how to present himself at the competition, so his advice can not always help the performer to take a worthy place or just to perform well so that they pay attention to him. Some performers, wanting to take part in the contest on their own, often do not show their data because they do not know the criteria for evaluating the performer or choose what they like, rather than a repertoire showing the merits of their vocal training, therefore they often make mistakes.

Here are the most common ones: Choosing an overly complex repertoire. Sometimes the vocalist begins to rejoice at the fact that he can sing a very high or, on the contrary, a low note, and selects a complex work for a contest in which he himself is still unsure. As a result, factors such as long waiting, excitement lead to the fact that at the most crucial moment he cannot show a decent result and gets a worse rating than he could (how to overcome the excitement before the performance). Continue reading

Female voice mezzo-soprano. How to identify it when learning vocal skills

The voice of mezzo-soprano is rarely found in nature, but it has a very beautiful, rich and velvety sound. Finding a singer with such a voice is a great success for the teacher, this voice is widely used on the opera stage, and in various areas of music. Mezzo-soprano with a beautiful timbre is easier to enter music schools, and then find a job in the opera house, because there are always not enough singers with mezzo-soprano and there are not so many of them as women with high singing voices. From the article you will learn how a beautiful female voice is formed and where you can find him a worthy application.

WHAT DISTINCES TO MEZZO-SOPRANO FROM OTHER VOICES In the Italian school, the voice is called that opens a third below the dramatic soprano. Translated into Russian, “mezzo-soprano” means “a little soprano”. It has a beautiful velvety sound and is not revealed on the upper notes, but on the middle section of the range, from la small octave to la second. Continue reading

How to learn to sing beautifully: the basic rules of vocals
Many people dream of learning to sing beautifully. But is this activity suitable for everyone, or is it science for the elite? For most singers, the voice melody sounds easy…

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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…

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Music-Education.ruEducation by music How to teach a child to listen to music?
How to teach a child to listen to music? Parents ask such a question, looking at how their restless children run, play, dance. The culture of listening to music is…

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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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