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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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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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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The incredible

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 work of the brain associated with the perception and processing of information.

One of the paradoxes of our time is that the functional capabilities of the human body have remained unchanged since ancient times, and you need to know and be able to disproportionately more than before. This explains the tendency that has emerged in modern pedagogy towards earlier intensive training — early development techniques are widely used in pedagogical practice; at an earlier age than before school begins. Continue reading

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 amniotic fluid during fetal development, hears a lot of sounds that become inaccessible to him after birth – mother’s breathing, her heartbeat, voice, noise from the work of internal organs, etc.

This is due to the fact that during the period of intrauterine development, the child’s ears are filled with a fluid that conducts sound much better than air; in particular, high-frequency attenuations in a liquid are much less

To use his discoveries in practice, Tomatis immersed microphones and speakers protected by a film in the bathroom through which the work of the internal organs of a woman was broadcast. Thus, he simulated sound filtering through the mother’s placenta. Continue reading

Pages of history

The time has come to recall the story of the creation of the genius 2 concert of RAKHMANINOV.

This melody has no analogies – we are talking about the slow part of the second concert of Rachmaninov. The incredible power of the first part of the concert is replaced by a theme that, like steam over an evening river, fills the sound space

Chekhov’s pages, Levitan’s paintings are close to the mood of this melody.

You can recall the striking picture of Levitan “Over Eternal Peace.” The beholder is in height, flying like Margarita at Bulgakov over the water surface and an island on the river, in outlines terribly similar to a cloud rushing above it. Continue reading

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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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…

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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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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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