Polyphony
Polyphony (from the Greek “poly” - “a lot”, “background” - “sound”) is a kind of polyphonic music in which several independent equal melodies are simultaneously played. This is its difference…

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What is the secret of the mesmerizing power of music?
Music surrounds us everywhere. At the sounds of a powerful orchestral crescendo, tears come to my eyes and goose bumps run down my back. Musical accompaniment enhances the artistic expression…

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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,…

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Beginner musicians about creating a band

I won’t open anything new for the dinosaurs of the musical world, but for beginners, I think this article will greatly help and coordinate their actions. All information is based on personal experience.

Where to start? Clearly decide for yourself whether you need this migraine. Believe me, you will have to do a lot! First, find serious people who are suitable for you according to their views on music. Secondly, buy tools and equipment, but everyone will not have enough money. Thirdly, to find a permanent place for rehearsals and establish a schedule of musicians about creating a band, while one part of the staff is studying on the first shift, the other on the second, and the third generally works round the clock. Fourth, look for “your note”, your style, your sound, think up so many thoughtful lyrics, crazy reefs, speedy, soulful solos, drum parts on the verge of human capabilities, in order to somehow differ from millions of other groups. Fifth, performing somewhere in the sessions at the beginning with trembling hands, legs and voices. And finally, organize the recording of albums. Continue reading

Musical hallucinations

Music in itself sounding in the head. Is that familiar?

Probably this happens with everyone, which is already there. Some “Praskovya girl” will get attached, spin, spin, and stop. Another thing is when a melody begins to sound continuously and is perceived as if it comes from outside. This is a disaster.

“A song playing from time to time in your head is normal. Another thing is musical hallucinations, they become a serious problem. People cannot sleep, they cannot think,” says British psychiatrist Victor Aziz, who, along with a colleague Nick Warner recently returned the attention of scientists to the psychopathological problem of “music in the brain.”

What are these hallucinations, and what is it like to live with them – we explain with an example. Continue reading

Music and the brain of the child

According to numerous studies, the use of music as an additional sensory influx significantly improves speech functions in preschool children.

Any activity, in particular, intellectual, is provided by the functional work of the brain associated with the perception and processing of information.

One of the paradoxes of our time is that the functional capabilities of the human body have remained unchanged since ancient times, and you need to know and be able to disproportionately more than before. This explains the tendency that has emerged in modern pedagogy towards earlier intensive training — early development techniques are widely used in pedagogical practice; at an earlier age than before school begins. Continue reading

Neurophone History
The first Neurophone was made when Patrick was only 14 years old, in 1958. The following year, Flanagan gave a lecture at the Houston Amateur Radio Club, where he demonstrated…

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Listening Testing
We cannot “see” the listening process, we can check it only indirectly - through the presence or absence of skills that are associated with it in one way or another.…

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Hearing therapy of A. Tomatis
About 40 years ago, the French otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis made some amazing discoveries that spurred the development of the Tomatis method. This method has various names: “auditory training”, “auditory arousal”…

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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…

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