Under the dark skies: nine dark musical genres
To write this article was not an easy task, because it contains a philosophical paradox: a person always subconsciously strove for what he most fears. The darkness of the night…

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Summing up: Russian jazz in 2018
It is difficult to divide music into years, all the more so as to sum up some results for a certain period of time. The music is too majestic to…

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In the dark alleys: five new jazz albums
April is full of intoxicating spirit of renewal. And this happens every year. And, thank God, for over a hundred years at this time there are new jazz albums. April…

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listening to music

Loud music and reaction drivers

Listening to music at high volume while driving can impair the response and lead to a traffic accident. This conclusion was made by Canadian scientists.

Their research showed that it takes about 20% more time to play loud music to perform physical and mental exercises.

The British Royal Automobile Club (RAC) warned that if the reaction time of the drivers is so reduced, they can be in a fatal accident. Continue reading

Influence of the tempo-rhythmic structure of music on the psycho-physiological 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 human condition has now become almost total. The property of music to influence the state of a person is used now in therapy sessions, advertising, cinema, etc.

The direction of music therapy and music suggestion, which is not sufficiently 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

Brain “under the jazz”

When jazz musicians improvise, areas that are responsible for self-censorship and inhibition of nerve impulses are turned off in their brain, and instead, areas that open the way for self-expression are turned on.

A companion study at Johns Hopkins University, which was attended by volunteer musicians from the Peabody Institute, and which used the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) method, shed light on the mechanism of creative improvisation that artists use in everyday life.

Jazz musicians, improvising, create their own unique riffs by turning off braking and turning on creativity. Continue reading

Conditional Bach: Four New Academic Music Albums
Little-known composers, significant composers and jazzmen, playing Bach "as it should," according to the notes. Such is the catch of June. It is gratifying when musicians fearlessly change their roles.…

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Love in all its manifestations: five new albums of young indie rockers
Everyone has long known that rock and roll is dead. However, this guy has an amazing ability to be reborn into life, like a phoenix from the ashes. And he…

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Four new albums with unexpected genres
By January, many artists are preparing either albums of New Year's songs, or something completely special, which may not even happen without a festive rush. So, both the finale of…

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Four new albums with unexpected genres
By January, many artists are preparing either albums of New Year's songs, or something completely special, which may not even happen without a festive rush. So, both the finale of…

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