How to conduct music classes with toddlers?
Toddlers are undoubtedly the most gentle and gullible creatures on earth. Each open and gentle look catches every breath, every movement of the teacher, so only the most sincere behavior…

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Lullabies - therapy for childhood fears
There is an expression that we all come from childhood. And it is true. All the emotions and experiences a child receives in childhood leave an almost indelible imprint on…

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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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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

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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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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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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Lullabies - therapy for childhood fears
There is an expression that we all come from childhood. And it is true. All the emotions and experiences a child receives in childhood leave an almost indelible imprint on…

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