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…

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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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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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reproductions

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

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 was in a daze, the words she found with difficulty. The girl put the Lusher test, and, of course, the first color was chosen black.

Among hundreds of reproductions, she chose Pieta Michelangelo, where the tragic madonna looked at her dead son, and the mournful insensibility of her beautiful face resembled Chekhov’s words about the beauty of human grief.

Numbness, gray clothes, something monastic in the form of a girl aroused sympathy, a desire to help and revive this stone with music.

I played and asked what she liked.

The girl chose the Beethoven’s Eighth Sonata, where the sufferer got out of trouble in humility and complaint of the second part. Continue reading

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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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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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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About the Philharmonic
Philharmonic (from the Greek. Phileo - I love and harmonia - harmony, "I love harmony") - in some countries: a music society or an institution that organizes concerts, promotes the…

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