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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Velvet voice contralto. What is the main secret of his popularity
Contralto is one of the brightest female voices. Its velvety low sound is often compared to a cello. This voice is quite rare in nature, so it is very appreciated…

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How to make high-quality audio at home: sound practice tips from a sound engineer
Each author or performer of songs will sooner or later want to record his own piece of music. But here the question arises: how to make high-quality audio recording? Of…

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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

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…

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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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How to play the violin: basic techniques of the game
New post on how to play the violin. Earlier you became acquainted with the device of the violin and its acoustic features, but today the focus is on the violin…

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RAKHMANINOV: THREE VICTORIES OVER YOURSELF
Probably many of us made mistakes. The ancient sages said: "It is human nature to make mistakes." Unfortunately, there are also such serious wrong decisions or actions that can harm…

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