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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Why does music heal?
Almost everything that happens in nature is connected with the world of sounds. In any case, in wildlife. It can be considered proven that music affects us and you, and…

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Psychosomatic reactions to some types of musical art
Music at all times, since its inception, has been used as a means of influencing people's consciousness. With its help, different goals were achieved. Knowledgeable people wisely approached the musical…

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Music

About the history of sound recording

Today, the main recording methods include:
– mechanical
– magnetic
– optical and magneto-optical sound recording
– solid state flash memory recording

Attempts to create devices that could reproduce sounds were made in ancient Greece. In the IV-II centuries BC e. there were theaters of self-propelled figures – androids. The movements of some of them were accompanied by mechanically extracted sounds, folding in a melody.

In the Renaissance, a number of different mechanical musical instruments were created that reproduce a particular melody at the right time: barrel organ, music boxes, boxes, snuff boxes. Continue reading

What is pop music

Estrada is a type of stage art that implies both a separate genre and a synthesis of genres: singing, dance, original performance, circus art, illusions.

Pop music is a form of entertaining musical art, addressed to the widest audience.

This type of music was most developed in the 20th century. It usually includes dance music, various songs, works for pop-symphony orchestras and vocal-instrumental ensembles.

Often, pop music is identified with the existing concept of “light music”, that is, easy to perceive, generally available. Continue reading

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 fresh and clear thinking, as well as an influx of new forces and energy are not observed.

Do you know that modern electronic music, like rock, is attributed by psychologists to aggressive non-drug drugs (there is no need to explain the effect of the latter on the body)?

Just a few facts.

1. Scientists at the Center for Neurobiology, University of California, tested students from 36 colleges, trying to determine the level of their intellectual development. Within ten minutes after the test, students listened to Mozart’s sonata for two pianos in C major K. 488. Repeated testing immediately after listening showed an IQ increase of 8–9 points. Continue reading

Impressionism in music
Impressionism (French: impressionnisme, from impression - impression), the direction in art of the last third of the XIX - beginning of XX centuries. The application of the term “impressionism” to…

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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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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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Music and the brain of the child
According to numerous studies, the use of music as an additional sensory influx significantly improves speech functions in preschool children. Any activity, in particular, intellectual, is provided by the functional…

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