What is pop music
Estrada is a type of stage art that implies both a separate genre and a synthesis of genres: singing, dance, original performance, circus art, illusions. Pop music is a form…

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Daniel Levitin - neuroscientist and musician
Daniel Levitin worked with Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison and Santana and knows a lot about music, except for one thing - where does it come from. In the early morning,…

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Psychosomatic reactions to some types of musical art
Music at all times, since its inception, has been used as a means of influencing people's consciousness. With its help, different goals were achieved. Knowledgeable people wisely approached the musical…

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About vocals

Vocalist (from the Latin words vox – “voice” and vocalis – “sounding”) – a musical profession, a role in a musical collective, involves the performance of various vocal parts.

Now, the term vocalist almost coincides with the term singer, but in modern pop music it is interpreted somewhat more broadly, in particular, implying the possibility of recitation, recitative, etc.

Singer – the one who sings, is engaged in singing. Artist of vocal music: songs, romances, arias, choirs, singles, etc. A musician who performs music on a musical instrument, which is his own voice. The singer is the most common type of vocalist.

In classical music and in opera, the voice is interpreted exclusively as a musical instrument. Composers write music for this instrument, taking into account the skill and characteristics of the singer’s voice.

The leader-vocalist is a member of the musical group, performing mainly the main vocal parts. Continue reading

Listening function

Listening, not hearing, is the primary function of the ear. Tomatis draws a clear line between listening and hearing.

Hearing is a passive process; listening is active and it requires us to use our ears in an appropriate way. We can have excellent hearing, but be poor listeners. Many children with learning difficulties or lack of concentration have excellent hearing, but cannot read well or concentrate. Their problem is the inability to listen. As a result, they cannot concentrate and have difficulty reading. If you want to find out if you or your child has a hearing problem, see Paul Madaul’s excellent checklist at the end of this article. Continue reading

Brain “under the jazz”

When jazz musicians improvise, areas responsible for self-censorship and inhibition of nerve impulses are turned off in their brain, and areas that open the way for self-expression are turned on instead.

A companion study from Johns Hopkins University, which included volunteer musicians from the Peabody Institute, and which used the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) method, shed light on the mechanism of creative improvisation that artists use in everyday life.

Jazz musicians, improvising, create their own unique riffs by turning off braking and turning on creativity. Continue reading

About the history of sound recording
Today, the main recording methods include: - mechanical - magnetic - optical and magneto-optical sound recording - solid state flash memory recording Attempts to create devices that could reproduce sounds…

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At the limit of hearing
The French otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis was the first to systematically investigate the influence of high frequency sounds on the human psyche. According to his theory, a baby, swimming in an…

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When a rumor appears
At the beginning of his career, Tomatis claimed that the fetus, being in the womb, hears and listens to her voice. Scientific research has confirmed this idea, which at the…

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Music in my head
Before modern methods of neuroimaging were developed, researchers studied the musical abilities of the brain, observing patients (including famous composers) with various disorders of its activity due to trauma or…

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