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…

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Precepts of a novice drummer
So, do you want to play as Steven Adler from Guns N ' Roses or Vinny Appisi from Black Sabbath? Well, that's a great goal! But be prepared to be…

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How can I improve my drumming technique?
Every musician, regardless of their current level, strives to improve their technique. The drum kit is part of almost any band and the sound of all other instruments depends on…

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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 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 effect of music on water: the ennobling and destructive effects of sounds

Every moment a person is surrounded by millions of sounds of different keys and types. Some of them help him navigate in space, others he enjoys purely in aesthetic terms, and others – do not notice at all. But over thousands of years, we have learned not only to create musical masterpieces, but also destructive sound effects. Today, the topic of “the influence of music on water” has been studied to a certain extent, and it will be very interesting to learn something about the mysterious world of energy and substances.

EXPERIMENTAL DISCOVERIES: MUSIC CHANGES THE NATURE OF WATER

Today, many people know the name of the Japanese scientist Emoto Masaru, who wrote the book “Message of water”in 1999. 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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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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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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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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