Why does the piano have 88 keys?
The standard piano has 88 keys: 52 white and 36 black. But who decided that this number would be the norm and why? Before the invention of the piano, composers…

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Why does the piano have 88 keys?
The standard piano has 88 keys: 52 white and 36 black. But who decided that this number would be the norm and why? Before the invention of the piano, composers…

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Sound and memory
Have you noticed yourself? You can't remember the phone number or the intercom code, but as soon as your hand touches the digital scoreboard, your fingers type in the desired…

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chords

Simple guitar chords

A chord diagram is a schematic representation of a section of the fretboard where the vertical lines are guitar strings and the horizontal lines are frets. The far left vertical line is the sixth string of the guitar, the right vertical line is the first string. The upper horizontal line indicates the upper threshold on the guitar, and the horizontal line below it indicates the first fret.

Sometimes the line marking the upper threshold may be thicker than the others. If the top line is the same thickness as all the others, it may indicate a fret. Continue reading

How do I read chord fingerings?
Before you start learning to play the guitar, you need to remember the string numbering. Many novice guitarists think that the first string is the one on top. In fact,…

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The effect of music on the brain
Scientists at American northwestern University, led by neurologist Nina Kraus, conducted an interesting experiment that proves the direct effect of music on the brain. While reading this article, I suggest…

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How do I learn to sing in a speech position?
Often, vocalists who learn to sing on their own do not use their vocal muscles correctly. Because of this, they have all sorts of clamps, sore throats, and tension in…

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How can a drummer learn to play without a drum kit?
Novice drummers are not always ready to invest substantial funds in the purchase of a drum kit. However, the lack of a set at your disposal should not interfere with…

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