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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Healthy skin - healthy hearing
The theory claims that the brain uses a holographic coding system, so that it is capable of multifaceted encoding sensory signals through all senses. Therefore, any stimulus, such as sound,…

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Music and health - these concepts are close to each other
But the combination of the professions of a musician and a doctor is a rare phenomenon. And yet there are such unique ones. Russian composer Alexander Porfirievich Borodin was a…

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What is symphonic electronic music?

The idea to write an article under that title did not arise from idleness and not by chance at all, but as an urgent need for a precise and clear definition of the extremely important in my opinion musicological term, due to the lack of which serious problems and difficulties are already beginning to arise in modern cultural discourse communicative and semantic in nature …

SO WHAT IS THIS SUCH – “SIMPO-ELECTRONIC MUSIC”?

Electronic music is music, the creation of which uses electronic musical instruments and technologies. Electronic music consists of sounds that are formed using electronic technologies and electromechanical musical instruments. Examples of electromechanical musical instruments include tellarmonium, a Hammond organ, and an electric guitar. Pure electronic sound is obtained using instruments such as theremin, synthesizer and computer. Continue reading

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 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

Music therapy

I have a rare profession for our country – a music therapist. I was convinced that the creators of great melodies are powerful healers who can help a person no worse than any famous psychic.

With special delight over the past 10 years, I have been doing music therapy, conducting thousands of sessions for adults and children. Music, according to L. Van Beethoven, carving fire from the human soul, helped me relieve tragic conditions, stresses, attitudes toward suicide, despair. I was able to achieve a fracture for a number of diseases, “remove” speech disorders and deviations in behavior, and eliminate the symptoms of neurological problems.

I practice not only as a doctor, but also as a musician, able to play the desired music on the piano, right up to N. Paganini’s violin concerts. I saw how the music exerted a spiritual and bodily healing effect. 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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Electric guitar
The device of an electric guitar on the example of Fender Stratocaster: 1-Vulture. 2-body. 3-head neck. 4-upper nut. 5-Porozhek fret. 6-Kolka. 7-bridge (with tremolo). 8-pickup humbucker. 9-Pickup single. 10-Lever. 11-pickup…

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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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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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