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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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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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…

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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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Mozart effect
Listening to Mozart's music enhances our brain activity. After listening to Mozart, people who answer the standard IQ test demonstrate an increase in intelligence. This phenomenon, discovered by some scholars,…

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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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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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