Enhancing cathartic experiences with music
Just one look at a person who has in his memory a difficult experience, actualized in the present, in order to determine the presence of this experience. Usually, a person…

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We see the sound
1. "Sound + color"? The property of sounds to evoke color images has been noticed a long time ago. Much has been written about the color rumor of A. Scriabin,…

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Would you be Einstein? (Tell me what you're listening to, and I'll tell you what your IQ is)
You are young, you consider yourself advanced, nightclubs are the best place where you can have fun after school or work. After - a feeling of a good time, only…

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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

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…

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The influence of the tempo-rhythmic structure of music on the psychophysiological state of a person
Musical culture in its deepest meaning has long gone beyond the circle of music lovers in the modern world. The widespread use of music in order to influence the state…

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Sounds that energize the brain
“Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, a distinguished French hearing expert. This means that we can use music as a…

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My first patient and Beethoven's testament
My first patient became my first teacher. A girl of 16 years old was brought to me - recently her condition was close to suicide. Her eyes looked inward, she…

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