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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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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How can a drummer learn to play without a drum kit?
Novice drummers are not always ready to invest substantial funds in the purchase of a drum kit. However, the lack of a set at your disposal should not interfere with…

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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 you significantly expand your repertoire. In this video, a professional vocal teacher shows you exercises that will allow you to develop your range down.

Low notes are the natural chest register that we use when speaking. In order to take low notes in a relaxed and comfortable way, you need to perform General relaxation exercises. Continue reading

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, the first string is the thinnest, it is located at the bottom. The top string, the thickest, is number 6.

Next, you need to learn the numbering of the fingers of your left hand. Usually, in notes or tablatures, it is indicated with which finger you need to hold a particular string. 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

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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Ear for music: myths and reality
Musical hearing is a set of abilities necessary for composing, performing, and actively perceiving music. Musical hearing implies a high degree of subtlety of perception of individual musical elements or…

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Sergey Lemeshev-Great tenor of Russia (p2)
This is a great film, and, of course, the participation of the famous singer contributed to its success in many ways. Lemeshev is gifted with a voice of exceptional beauty…

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Singing roads 🎶
In a number of developed countries, there are so-called "music" roads. These are sections of the route with grooves of different depths, located (across the direction of the road) at…

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