How to record songs in the studio?
Sooner or later, many musical groups in their work come to a point where, for the further promotion and development of the group, it is necessary to record several songs,…

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What are the genres of music?
We immediately warn that it is very difficult to answer the question in one article what genres of music are. So many genres have accumulated in the history of music…

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Extraordinary musical abilities
The presence of musical memory, musical ear, possession of a sense of rhythm, emotional susceptibility to music are called musical abilities. Almost all people to one degree or another have…

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P.I. Tchaikovsky: through thorns to the stars

A very long time ago on the southwestern borders of Russia, in the steppes of Ukraine, there lived a freedom-loving Cossack family with a beautiful surname Chaika. The history of this kind goes back centuries when the Slavic tribes mastered the steppe fertile lands and were not yet divided into Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians after the invasion of the Mongol-Tatar hordes. The Tchaikovsky family loved to remember the heroic life of the great-grandfather Fyodor Afanasevich Chaika (1695-1767), who, with the rank of centurion, actively participated in the defeat of the Swedes by the Russian troops near Poltava (1709). In that battle, Fedor Afanasevich was seriously wounded. Around the same period, the Russian state began to assign each family a permanent surname instead of nicknames (non-baptismal names). The composer’s grandfather chose his family name Tchaikovsky. Such surnames ending in “sky” were considered noble, as they were given to the families of the nobility. A noble title was awarded to his grandfather for “faithful service to the Fatherland.” In the Russian-Turkish war, he performed the most humane mission: he was a military doctor. Continue reading

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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Alfred Schnittke: let movie music first
Music today penetrates into all spheres of our life. Rather, it can be said that there is no such area wherever the music sounds. Naturally, this fully applies to cinema…

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From the history of blues: from plantations to the studio
The blues, like everything with stunning success, has been an underground music trend for decades. It is understandable, because the White Society could not accept the music of African-Americans working…

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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…

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