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 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…

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YOUNG MOZART AND MUSIC SCHOOL PUPILS
Wolfgang Mozart gave us not only his great music, but also opened for us (as Columbus opened the way to America) the path to the heights of musical excellence from…

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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

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

YOUNG MOZART AND MUSIC SCHOOL PUPILS
Wolfgang Mozart gave us not only his great music, but also opened for us (as Columbus opened the way to America) the path to the heights of musical excellence from…

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How to sing
A singer who has not prepared his vocal chords for certain loads arising in the process of performing some complex fragments of a work, as well as an athlete who…

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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…

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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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