Is it possible to develop an ear for music?
We use a musical ear, and, very accurate, constantly. Without it, we wouldn't recognize people by their voices. But we can tell a lot more about our interlocutor by the…

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Romance
"Music is the soul of poetry, it clarifies and opens it. It makes a poetic word deeper in meaning and easier to perceive. The spirit of music in the emotional…

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Sergey Lemeshev-Great tenor of Russia (p1)
At the Bolshoi theater, Sergey Yakovlevich often performed on stage when Boris emmanuelovich Haikin was at the console. Here's what the conductor said about his partner: "I met and performed…

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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 wrote music for the harpsichord, which has only 60 keys. This meant that all their works were limited to the five-octave range of this instrument.

Around 1700, Italian master instrumentalist Bartolomeo Cristofori decided that it was time to update the harpsichord, and came up with a new keyboard instrument with a percussion mechanism. Cristofori worked at the court of Ferdinando de ‘ Medici, where he was the Keeper of musical instruments. Continue reading

Playing musical instruments is a “panacea” for dementia?”

California scientists have made really impressive conclusions about the beneficial effects of music on the human brain.

In their unusual study, they found that playing musical instruments contributes to a significant reduction in the risk of dementia in older people — this was concluded by scientists based on their research.

So, based on the study, classes on various musical instruments reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s syndrome and other types of dementia by 36%! Continue reading

WHAT VOICE IS A TENOR?
The voice that nature has given to man is able to transmit sounds not only in conversation and expression of emotions, but also when singing. The melody of the human…

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The sounds that feed the brain with energy (p1)
"Some sounds are just as effective as a couple of cups of coffee," says Alfred Tomatis, an outstanding French expert in the field of hearing research. This means that we…

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How to take low notes?
Most vocalists don't pay enough attention to getting their voice to take low notes clean and deep. However, if your specialty is jazz or pop vocals, low notes will help…

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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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