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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Exercises for voice
A few simple exercises will help rehabilitate the ligaments, even if you are a non-professional vocalist. Perform them daily 3-5 times, not forgetting about folk remedies and sea buckthorn oil.…

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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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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

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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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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Meaning of sounds
Sound is one of the types of information that a person receives from the surrounding world in addition to information, in addition to other senses (vision, touch, smell). Since ancient…

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Teaching adults to play the piano: how to keep motivated?
For students who start learning piano in childhood, the question of motivation is not worth it: parents, teachers and annual exams do not allow you to relax and throw classes.…

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