Music Education: Music Education Andres Segovia Torres: Revival of the Guitar
SPAIN!!! Homeland of great sailors, ancient chivalric novels, roguish literature. Land of Cervantes, Velazquez, Goya ... A country of unquenchable temperament, openness and Honor. Where else can you meet such…

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Promotion of a musical group: 5 steps to fame
Very often, groups come together only out of a desire to just play favorite songs with someone together. But if your dreams are much more ambitious, then to achieve them…

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Work on the technique of piano playing - at speed
The technique of playing the piano is a combination of skills, abilities and techniques with which an expressive artistic sound is achieved. The virtuoso possession of the instrument is not…

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Chord structure

So, the structure of chords is a topic that we will develop today. And, first of all, let’s turn to the definition of a chord, specify what it is. A chord is a consonance, a sound complex. In a chord, at least three sounds should be sounded at once or one after another, because harmonies in which only two sounds are called differently are intervals. And yet, the classic definition of a chord says that the sounds of a chord are either already arranged in thirds, or they can be arranged in thirds when rearranged.

This last point, just, is directly related to the structure of the chord. Since modern harmony has gone far ahead of the standards established by the music of classical composers, this last remark about the arrangement of sounds by chords in a chord is not applicable to some modern chords, since their structure is based on a different principle for constructing a chord. Continue reading

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 and free, but not everything is simple here. When singing, the speech position, the correct position of the body, the sense of rhythm, and the emotional state are important. In addition, your breathing, diction, articulation will affect the purity of the intonation of sounds. For the development of each of the skills necessary exercises.

Let’s start with breathing and the correct position of the body when singing. In the question “how to learn to sing beautifully,” it is the aspect of the position of the body that is of primary importance. Drooping shoulders without raising during sound extraction, legs shoulder-width apart, flat back, support on the heels – all this is very, very important. Breathing should be abdominal or mixed, that is, you need to breathe with your stomach. And only to them, without raised shoulders, and without a set of air in the chest. Continue reading

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 all your life. But time passes, and your guitarist or vocalist leaves the group. Someone explains their departure as a lack of time or children. And someone doesn’t explain anything at all and just stops attending rehearsals. If this happens for the first time, then you can just find a replacement for the musician and not think about anything. But if such withdrawals are repeated, then it is worth thinking about the reasons.

From personal experience I can say that they can be both in the leader of the group, and in the musicians themselves. Here are a few options that I have come across repeatedly. Not a leader It happens that a musician who has gathered a group is a talented composer and poet. He has a lot of material and there is always something to work on. But by nature he is not a leader. Therefore, they generally do not perceive him as the leader of the group, argue with him and prevent him from moving forward. Very often such people are used to achieve their goals. For example, a bass player is required in a group, but you just can’t find it. Continue reading

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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Performance - subtleties and nuances
Music is an amazing, subtle world of human feelings, thoughts, experiences. The world, which has attracted millions of listeners to concert halls for centuries, inspires composers and performers. The mystery…

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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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Female voice mezzo-soprano. How to identify it when learning vocal skills
The voice of mezzo-soprano is rarely found in nature, but it has a very beautiful, rich and velvety sound. Finding a singer with such a voice is a great success…

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