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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Sounds that are not
We listen to a cassette of spiritual music - Tibetan monks or Gregorian singing. If you listen carefully, you can hear how the voices merge, forming one pulsating tone. This…

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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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black grouses

Vocal marriage correction

Professionalism comes over the years, but I want to sing well now.

And now the vocalist (this is at best) is already at the microphone, the red recording lamp lights up, and the song is pouring?

Ah, if what was recorded would sound the same as in his own head. In practice, this is far from the case. In some cases, the result is poor. It was noticed that even good vocalists, putting on studio headphones, turn into current black grouses, who can neither hear themselves nor the phonograms (the sound engineer must ensure that the vocalist can hear himself in the headphones!). Simply put, a recorded track is a marriage. The vocal part is sung out of tune. There are overstated or understated notes, and not so much timbre. And with a rhythm like that? Well, in general, it would be necessary to re-sing. Sometimes it turns out to re-write, and sometimes those present in the studio understand that the track that was Continue reading

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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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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Music and Health
I walked along a quiet, old Moscow street once and heard from the window the wonderful sounds of Chopin. I was surprised. Indeed, in this house there is a Russian…

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What is the significance of music when considering various areas of our lives
Music is a significant part of the cultures of different countries and peoples. The tremendous importance of musical culture is obvious. Without even thinking about the degree of this significance…

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