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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
Each musician should be with his own instrument on the “you”. Drummers are no exception. To be a professional, of course, you need to know what a drum kit consists of. The composition and appearance of the drum kit has changed and developed over 120 years. Let’s see what a classic drum kit looks like today. Its main components are cymbals and drums. MAIN ON PLATES … The variety of plates is very large – there are hundreds of types of plates.
They vary in diameter, alloy, shape and other parameters. The basic classification of plates includes the following types: Hi-hat (hat). Double plate mounted on one rod. Often the main rhythm is conducted with the help of a hat. The hat is mounted on a special rack equipped with a pedal. As a rule, the duration of the hi-hat sound is regulated by the left foot. Crash A plate that gives a powerful, rich sound. It is used both for the lead line and for emphasis. Continue reading
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 only one thing – it is impossible to violate the tradition of literate reading of the author’s musical text. The performer is free to choose timbre delights, slightly adjust the tempo and level of dynamic nuances, maintain an individual carcass, but change and independently set semantic accents in the melody – this is no longer an interpretation, this is co-authorship! The listener gets used to a certain variant of music organization.
Many admirers of the classics specially attend concerts at the Philharmonic to enjoy the beloved beauties of musical works live, and they do not want to hear progressive performing digressions that distort the true meaning of world music masterpieces. Conservatism is an important concept for classics. That’s what it is! In musical performance, two concepts are inextricably coexisting, on which the foundation of the entire performing process is laid: the content is the technical side. In order to guess (play) a piece of music to reveal its true (author’s) meaning, it is necessary that these two points be organically intertwined. Continue reading