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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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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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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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

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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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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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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Music is good for the heart and blood vessels
Music is good for the heart Listening to your favorite music is good for the health of the heart and blood vessels, scientists from the University of Maryland have found,…

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