Tchaikovsky's works for children
Petya, Petya, how could you! Exchange jurisprudence for a pipe! - the angry uncle of a negligent nephew, who quit the service of a titular adviser in the Ministry of…

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Music and color: the phenomenon of color hearing
Even in ancient India, there were peculiar ideas about the close relationship of music and color. In particular, the Indians believed that each person has his own melody and color.…

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How to learn to sing beautifully: the basic rules of vocals
Many people dream of learning to sing beautifully. But is this activity suitable for everyone, or is it science for the elite? For most singers, the voice melody sounds easy…

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also perform it expertly.

Riddles of musical text and creative guesses of the performer

Throughout the history of performance, some musicians trusted their intuition and creatively beat the composer’s ideas, while other performers carefully followed all the instructions of the author. Undoubtedly, there is only one thing – it is impossible to violate the tradition of literate reading of the author’s musical text. The performer is free to choose timbre delights, slightly adjust the tempo and level of dynamic nuances, maintain an individual carcass, but change and independently set semantic accents in the melody – this is no longer an interpretation, this is co-authorship! The listener gets used to a certain variant of music organization.

Many admirers of the classics specially attend concerts at the Philharmonic to enjoy the beloved beauties of musical works live, and they do not want to hear progressive performing digressions that distort the true meaning of world music masterpieces. Conservatism is an important concept for classics. That’s what it is! In musical performance, two concepts are inextricably coexisting, on which the foundation of the entire performing process is laid: the content is the technical side. In order to guess (play) a piece of music to reveal its true (author’s) meaning, it is necessary that these two points be organically intertwined. Continue reading

Degrees of affinity of keys: in music everything is, as in mathematics!
The subject of classical harmony necessitates a deep examination of the interconnections between different keys. This relationship, first of all, is carried out by the similarity of several keys with…

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How to learn to sing high notes
High notes can be difficult for beginner vocalists, and more so for those who did not sing in the choir during their childhood. You can learn to sing them correctly…

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How to keep musicians in a rock band?
Many leaders of rock groups cannot understand why the musicians in their collective are delayed for long. It would seem that this is the person with whom you will work…

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Songs of Victory: a grateful memory
What is behind this brief and at the same time unusually capacious phrase - “Victory songs”? Very, very much: four years of incredible exertion of physical and mental forces, lying…

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