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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Listen to video game soundtracks while you work.
I write this text, and in my ears there is a sound of triumphal pipes, pouring into the rhythmic rumblings of the violins. You know, you will read my article…

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Frozen jazz: four December albums
Winter! Jazzmen, triumphant ... What are they doing? Yes, like everyone else - freeze and think. And they have interesting collaborations and very beautiful, chamber works. So, once again loud…

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frequency range

Haydn Joseph. Symphony No. 92, Oxford

July 1791 – the date and time of the event were precisely agreed upon in advance. But it so happened that Franz Joseph Haydn, the legislator of the Vienna Classical School, was late. After all, today’s the train from London Station to Oxford takes about 60 minutes. And in the days of Haydn, such a journey required many times more time, effort, and obligatory contacts with the local population. At the same time, the composer could not speak the English in their language. I had to change the program on the go.

With the maestro, who had been in England for more than half a year and spent a successful concert season there, it was agreed that he should give three free concerts, performing a completely new, unfamiliar Oxford score. For this role the G-major symphony, which was written three or four years ago for one Parisian graph, came up, who, by the way, did not pay for the order. Continue reading

Music therapy

I have a rare profession in our country – music therapist. I was convinced that the creators of great melodies are powerful healers who can help a person as well as any famous psychic.

With particular ecstasy, for the last 10 years I have been practicing music therapy, conducting thousands of sessions for adults and children. Music, according to L. Van Beethoven, cutting fire from the human soul, helped me to remove the tragic state, stress, attitudes towards suicide, despair. I managed to achieve a fracture for a number of diseases, to “remove” speech disturbances and deviations in behavior, to eliminate the symptoms of neurological problems. Continue reading

At the limit of hearing

The French otolaryngologist, Alfred Tomatis, was the first to systematically investigate the effect on the human psyche of high-frequency sounds.

According to his theory, a child, floating in an amniotic fluid during fetal development, hears a lot of sounds that become unavailable to him after birth – the mother’s breath, the beating of her heart, voice, the 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 damping is much less Continue reading

Drummer on the hunt: five albums of leading drummers according to professionals
Most of all music jokes - about drummers and bass players. The rhythm section is an eternal source for exercises in homebrew humor. They themselves - the guys, as a…

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Sounds that do not exist
Let's listen to a tape recording of sacred music - Tibetan monks or Gregorian singing. If you listen, you can hear how the voices merge, forming one pulsating tone. This…

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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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Listen to video game soundtracks while you work.
I write this text, and in my ears there is a sound of triumphal pipes, pouring into the rhythmic rumblings of the violins. You know, you will read my article…

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