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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At what age should I start learning to play the piano?
Playing the piano improves coordination, relieves stress, and improves brain plasticity. It doesn't matter if you start playing at 6, 14, or 65. However, some benefits are particularly important for…

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Music and hypnotic state (p2)
The scientist concluded that a musical tempo equal to 60 beats per minute increases the so-called alpha activity of the brain, which is associated with relaxation, by 6%. At the…

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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. In this case, the Roman numerals corresponding to the fret number are written opposite.

You can see a cross or circle above the vertical lines. The circle indicates an open string, and the cross indicates a string that does not need to be played.

With our video tutorial, you will learn how to read chord charts and play your first guitar chords!

When music cripples
For sure, this name will cause stable associations with rap or heavy metall among the older generation. "Alas" for them and "cheers" for fans of these styles: it is proved…

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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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Music and color
Night. The fire of ritual fires, dance to the rhythmic beat of drums, the song of the shaman, heated movements of the body in bright clothes… Even in ancient times,…

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10 most difficult pieces for piano
You were given a life sentence and there is only a piano in the cell? Then we have something for you... from Liszt to Scriabin-10 of the most technically complex…

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