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…

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Music and hypnotic state (p1)
Hypnosis (Greek. hypnos-sleep) an Altered state of consciousness characterized by a narrowing of its volume and presumably a sharp focus on the content of the suggestion. The state of hypnosis…

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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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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 contact with the keyboard.

At first glance, there is nothing difficult about putting your hand on the piano. But in fact, even at this stage, there may be errors that are better to eliminate immediately. To avoid deflection of the fingers, place the handle in the center of the palm, thus forming a dome of the hand. This is the most correct and natural position of the hand to play the piano. 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 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

What is rock and roll, the history of rock and roll 
In the late 50s, headlines began to appear in Newspapers: "Rock' n ' roll is dead." The fans had a lot to think about. After all, Elvis was drafted into…

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What is rock and roll, the history of rock and roll 
In the late 50s, headlines began to appear in Newspapers: "Rock' n ' roll is dead." The fans had a lot to think about. After all, Elvis was drafted into…

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WHAT VOICE IS A TENOR?
The voice that nature has given to man is able to transmit sounds not only in conversation and expression of emotions, but also when singing. The melody of the human…

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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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