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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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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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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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 our whole future life. We ourselves choose which way to go: the difficult one that leads us to a cherished dream, a wonderful goal, or, on the contrary, we prefer a beautiful and easy road, which often turns out to be false, deadlock. One very talented boy, my neighbor, was not accepted into the aircraft modeling club because of his own laziness. Instead of overcoming this shortcoming, he chose a pleasant cycling section in all respects and even became a champion. After many years it became clear that he has phenomenal mathematical abilities, and airplanes – this is his vocation. It remains only to regret that his talent was not in demand. Maybe now in the sky would fly completely new types of aircraft? However, laziness defeated talent. Another example. Before the girl, my classmate, with a coefficient of mental development of an extra-talented person, thanks to her well-read and purposefulness, a wonderful road opened to the future. Continue reading

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 for its beautiful timbre and for the fact that it has the lowest notes for women.

HOW AND WHEN A CONTRALTO IS FORMED

This voice has its own characteristics of formation. Most often, it can be determined after 14 or 18 years. The female voice of the contralto is mainly formed of 2 children: low alt, which from an early age has a pronounced chest register or soprano with an inexpressive timbre. Usually by the transitional age, the first voice acquires a beautiful low sound with a velvety chest register, and the second unexpectedly expands the range for everyone and starts to sound beautiful after adolescence. Many girls are surprised at the changes and the fact that the range becomes lower, and the voice acquires beautiful expressive low notes. Such a situation often occurs: a girl with an inexpressive 1 soprano is told that she has a weak voice and she should not professionally engage in vocals. And then, after about 14 years old, they have expressive chest notes and a feminine sound, which is characteristic of contralto. Upper case gradually becomes colorless and expressionless, and low notes, on the contrary, acquire a beautiful chest sound. Continue reading

New Year’s repertoire of the vocalist

New Year is a time of not only a holiday, but also concerts for vocalists, both beginners and experienced, performing on stage for many years. At this time, not only great concerts are held at all venues in the city, but also events at the music school. The New Year’s repertoire of the vocalist should always be bright and interesting, so that the audience remembers both the number and the performer. A few practical tips will help you show yourself beautifully on any New Year’s holiday.

HOW TO CHOOSE A REPERTOIR FOR A NEW YEAR’S CONCERT

Among the many New Year songs that sound on the radio or on the Blue Light, unfortunately, it is not always possible to find beautiful songs for a vocalist, especially with an academic voice. But even a simple romance or an aria can be made part of the New Year’s fairy tale, if you correctly beat the festive image. To do this, you need to present it as part of the New Year’s holiday, and then it will sparkle with new bright colors. Even Carmen’s aria will make a new impression if the soloist sings it in a New Year’s red satin dress with a boa made of large white tinsel. Continue reading

Musician: how to neutralize pop excitement?
The excitement before the performance - the so-called pop excitement - can spoil a public performance, even if it is the fruit of long and persistent rehearsals. The thing is…

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Lullabies - therapy for childhood fears
There is an expression that we all come from childhood. And it is true. All the emotions and experiences a child receives in childhood leave an almost indelible imprint on…

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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…

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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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