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 from homophony (from the Greek “homo” – “equal”), where only one voice is the leading one, while others accompany it (as, for example, in Russian romance, Soviet mass song or dance music).
Polyphony is divided into types:
Sub-polyphony, in which along with the main melody its echo sounds, that is, slightly different options. Characteristic for Russian folk song. Continue reading
Today I will touch on a topic that excites all artists without exception – the fear of the scene. Everyone, absolutely every musician or artist – even professional and active in concert – is worried before going on stage. This is a completely natural phenomenon – all people are subject to emotions to one degree or another. The question is how to cope with these emotions and how to direct them in the right direction. How not to let you overwhelm and not allow growth in fear, panic?
Everyone knows that experience comes with the practice of performances, and many people resort to tricks, tricks, and proven tricks over the years that save them at a difficult moment. Undoubtedly, a certain amount of artistry and dexterity is necessary to look at the scene at ease and relaxed, but this is such a business, and if you feel that it is too difficult – just do not handle it. For those who are confident in success, there are no barriers. Continue reading
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