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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Why Mozart?
But why exactly Mozart? Why not Bach, not Beethoven, not the Beatles? Mozart did not create the stunning effects that Bach's mathematical genius was capable of. His music does not…

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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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main melody

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

Tremendous power of frequencies
Hard rock sucks energy not only from a person, but also, for example, from geraniums. Ever since the days of Luther Burbank, it has been known that music and sounds…

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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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Would you be Einstein? (Tell me what you're listening to, and I'll tell you what your IQ is)
You are young, you consider yourself advanced, nightclubs are the best place where you can have fun after school or work. After - a feeling of a good time, only…

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MIDI keyboard
We all know synthesizers, which are “electronic pianos” with many special effects and functions. The whole charm of the synthesizer lies in the fact that it can autonomously act as…

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