How to sit at the piano?
In this video tutorial, you will learn how to sit at the instrument correctly so that there are no problems with posture, technique, and sound production. When landing 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…

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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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Monthly Archives: June 2019

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 works ever written for the piano.

1.Franz Liszt-La Companella

The work La Campanella, which means “bell” in Italian, is a piano transcription of the eponymous violin piece by Niccolo Paganini. The etude is considered one of the most complex compositions ever written for the piano. Continue reading

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

The magic of music
"Music heals the soul and body" - this inscription can be seen on some Italian Renaissance instruments. The healing properties of music have been known for a long time. Even…

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Influence of music on a person's character and mind
I can't imagine my life without the music of Linkin Park, NSync, Backstreet Boys, Gubin, Zhigitter and Muzart. I like rock, alternative rock, jazz, classical, Blues and the sound of…

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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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