Music and color: the phenomenon of color hearing
Even in ancient India, there were peculiar ideas about the close relationship of music and color. In particular, the Indians believed that each person has his own melody and color.…

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Tchaikovsky's works for children
Petya, Petya, how could you! Exchange jurisprudence for a pipe! - the angry uncle of a negligent nephew, who quit the service of a titular adviser in the Ministry of…

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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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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 recording. Their intricate names are associated with a graphic image: a bench, a darling, a cup, two in a canoe, etc. Visually, banners (aka hooks) are a combination of dashes, dots, and commas. Each banner contains information about the duration of sounds, their number in a given motive, the direction of the melody and the characteristics of the performance. The intonations of the znamenny chant were assimilated by the singers and parishioners of the church according to rumors from the masters of znamenny singing, since the banners did not record the exact pitch of the sound. Only in the XVII century. the appearance in the texts of special cinnabar (red) droppings made available the designation of the pitch of the hooks. Continue reading

The most common forms of music
You have probably come across such philosophical concepts as form and content. These words are universal enough to denote similar aspects of the most diverse phenomena. And music is no…

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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 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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