In music, a quartet is an ensemble consisting of four musicians or singers. The most common among them was a string quartet consisting of two violins, viola and cello.
It originated in the XVIII century, when amateur musicians, gathering together in the evenings, spent their leisure time playing the stringed instruments. Over time, outstanding musicians began to join the quartets. Such ensembles performed at the courts of the princes, in the noble living rooms, and from the XIX century. – in concert philharmonic halls. Now the string quartet is one of the most common types of chamber ensemble. Continue reading
Tips for composers
You need to make music regularly, without waiting for the so-called inspiration. You should not depend on it, let it depend on you. And the more regularly you compose, the more often and longer the inspiration will be with you.
It is best to write (it is to write, and not to engage in orchestration or any transpositions) with a fresh mind, that is, in the mornings and around lunchtime. Continue reading
How to speak
To stand at the podium and address the first time in my life with a speech to the full hall – this test is not for the weak. The throat is dry, thoughts are confused … To prevent this from happening, some tips for novice speakers.
Tune in to the audience
First, find out if the content of your speech is in the interest of the audience. If your interests diverge from it, try to build bridges of understanding. Continue reading