Types of strokes. How to play staccato, Legato and non Legato
In the previous lessons, you have already learned how to sit correctly at the piano (link) and got acquainted with its device (link). Now the most pleasant part is the…

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Music medicine
The healing effect of music on living organisms was noticed at the dawn of civilization. Pythagoras was the first to evaluate the therapeutic effect of sounds. By the way, he…

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Music and color
Night. The fire of ritual fires, dance to the rhythmic beat of drums, the song of the shaman, heated movements of the body in bright clothes… Even in ancient times,…

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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

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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At what age should I start learning to play the piano?
Playing the piano improves coordination, relieves stress, and improves brain plasticity. It doesn't matter if you start playing at 6, 14, or 65. However, some benefits are particularly important for…

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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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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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