How to introduce yourself to the competition - simple tips
Every vocalist dreams of winning a vocal competition or getting into a popular group, especially if he is young and talented. However, even the vocal teacher does not accurately imagine…

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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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What is a znamenny chant: meaning, history, types
Russian church music began with the famous chant that arose during the baptism of Russia. Its name is associated with the use of special notation signs - “banners” for its…

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Musical literature Main musical genres

Today’s post is devoted to the topic – the main musical genres. To begin with, let’s decide what we will consider the musical genre. After that, genres proper will be named, and in the end you will learn not to confuse the “genre” with other phenomena in music. So, the word “genre” is of French origin and from this language it is usually translated as “species” or genus. Consequently, a musical genre is a kind or, if you like, a kind of musical composition. No more and no less.

WHAT DO MUSICAL GENRES BETWEEN BETWEEN YOURSELF?

But how does one genre differ from another? Of course, not just the name. Remember the four main parameters that help to identify a particular genre and not confuse it with any other, similar type of composition. These are: a type of artistic and musical content; style features of this genre; the life purpose of the works of this genre and their role in society; conditions in which it is possible to perform and listen to (view) a musical work of a particular genre. Continue reading

Music-Education.ruVocal and singing Male and female singing voices

All singing voices are divided into female, male and children’s. The main female voices are soprano, mezzo-soprano and contralto, and the most common male voices are tenor, baritone and bass. All sounds that can be sung or played on a musical instrument are high, medium and low. Musicians, when talking about pitch, use the term “register”, meaning whole groups of high, medium, or low sounds. In a global sense, female voices sing the sounds of a high or “upper” register, children’s voices sing the sounds of a middle register, and male voices sing sounds of a low or “lower” register. But this is only partly true, in fact, everything is much more interesting.

Within each of the groups of votes and even within the range of each individual vote, there is also a division into high, medium and low register. So, for example, the tenor is the high male voice, the baritone is the middle, and the bass is low. Or, another example, the singers have the highest voice – soprano, the middle voice of the vocalists is mezzo-soprano, and the low – contralto. Continue reading

Psychological portrait of a modern composer

In all ages, music has inspired people and revealed amazing feelings of love, hatred, despair, joy. The melody is able to convey the most exalted feelings, show human errors, learn about secret desires. Thanks to modern musical psychology, experts argue that they can easily talk about the temperament of the listener and even identify his psychological problems. The creators of musical elixirs are known to us as composers. Most grateful listeners are surprised by the unusually vivid transfer of human emotions in a standard set of notes. Truly unique owners of natural hearing can really create such a musical cocktail. In the distant past, composers were described as divine geniuses, and some claimed that for their gift they sell the soul to the devil himself. Only the modern world opens the veil of true composer’s art, which consists in painstaking daily work on his creations.

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