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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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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About vocals
Vocalist (from the Latin words vox - “voice” and vocalis - “sounding”) - a musical profession, a role in a musical collective, involves the performance of various vocal parts. Now,…

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music to influence

Musical hallucinations

Music in itself sounding in the head. Is that familiar?

Probably this happens with everyone, which is already there. Some “Praskovya girl” will get attached, spin, spin, and stop. Another thing is when a melody begins to sound continuously and is perceived as if it comes from outside. This is a disaster.

“A song playing from time to time in your head is normal. Another thing is musical hallucinations, they become a serious problem. People cannot sleep, they cannot think,” says British psychiatrist Victor Aziz, who, along with a colleague Nick Warner recently returned the attention of scientists to the psychopathological problem of “music in the brain.”

What are these hallucinations, and what is it like to live with them – we explain with an example. Continue reading

The influence of the tempo-rhythmic structure of music on the psychophysiological state of a person

Musical culture in its deepest meaning has long gone beyond the circle of music lovers in the modern world. The widespread use of music in order to influence the state of man has now taken on an almost total character. The property of music to influence a person’s condition is now used in therapeutic sessions, advertising, cinema, etc.

The direction of music therapy and musical suggestion, insufficiently studied by modern psychological science, brings, among other things, unexpected results of using music to influence the state of consciousness, especially on a massive scale. Continue reading

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 is one of the most interesting effects inherent in some musical instruments and the chorus of people singing in approximately the same key – the formation of beats. When voices or instruments converge in unison, the beats slow down, and when they diverge, they accelerate.

Perhaps this effect would remain in the sphere of interest only of musicians, if not for the researcher Robert Monroe. He realized that despite the widespread fame in the scientific world of the effect of beats, no one investigated their effect on a person’s state when listening through stereo headphones. Monroe discovered that when listening to sounds of close frequency on different channels (right and left), a person feels the so-called binaural beats, or binaural beats. Continue reading

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…

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Listening Testing
We cannot “see” the listening process, we can check it only indirectly - through the presence or absence of skills that are associated with it in one way or another.…

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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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When a rumor appears
At the beginning of his career, Tomatis claimed that the fetus, being in the womb, hears and listens to her voice. Scientific research has confirmed this idea, which at the…

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