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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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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How to behave on stage
Scene fear 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…

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An enhancer, an exciter and a tube amplifier – what is common?

Exciter (from the English Exciter), also called harmonic exciter (harmonic exciter), psychoacoustic processor (psychoacoustic processor), enhancer (enhancer) and acoustic exciter (aural exciter) – a processing device used for the harmonious synthesis of high-frequency signals using thin harmonic distortion.

This harmonic synthesis is to create higher harmonics based on lower signal frequencies. Typically, noise is not present in different frequency bands in equal amounts, and harmonics obtained from a clean frequency band will be clearer. Less commonly, exciters (enhancers) are used to synthesize low-frequency harmonics in order to simulate deep bass.

Sound processed by an exciter becomes more “pure”, “transparent”, “voluminous”, “warmer” than the original, and also spatially more localized. All these properties are enclosed in quotation marks, since they are perceived by a person subjectively. Also, subjectively, this is similar to adding high frequencies, although an increase in level is barely measurable. Continue reading

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

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

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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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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At the limit of hearing
The French otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis was the first to systematically investigate the influence of high frequency sounds on the human psyche. According to his theory, a baby, swimming in an…

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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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