Musical career
It’s no secret that a contract between a band (performer) and a record label is a wedding ring for a long time. The problem often lies in the fact that…

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About vinyl
There are not so many good stories with a happy ending in our life. One of them is the history of gramophone records, or "vinyl". It is fundamentally wrong to…

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Ritchie Blackmore
Richard Hugh Blackmore was born on April 14, 1945 in the English town of Weston-Super-Mare. The first instrument - an ordinary acoustic guitar - was presented to Ritchie at the…

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Musical graphics as a manifestation of synesthesia

Synesthesia (simultaneous sensation, joint feeling) – in psychology – the phenomenon of perception, when during stimulation of one sense organ (due to irradiation of arousal from the nervous structures of one sensory system to another), along with sensations specific to it, corresponding sensations also arise.

When considering this topic, the desire to link the problem of “musical graphics”, that is, sketching impressions from music perception in colorful objects and non-objective forms, with the laws of perception, and even more precisely with the theory of synesthesia, is characteristic. Continue reading

Quartet

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

How to start speaking?

The main problem of all performances has always been that on the stage it is very difficult to achieve comfortable conditions for the game. It suddenly turns out that your processor or combo, which sounded great at home and at rehearsal, instead of the fat sound that you liked so much, gives you some kind of disgusting itch. It turns out that guitar pickups, like a microphone, are disgustingly squeaking. That becomes completely inaudible to the bass player, and you get lost in the form of a song, etc. etc. Continue reading

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Styles and genres in music
Historical song, aria, romance, cantata, opera, march, waltz, prelude, sonata - all these are examples of various musical genres. Each of them combines many works. Waltzes, for example, were written…

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What is rondo
The constant main theme — refrain — is like a chorus, side themes — episodes — are in essence solos. The number of episodes can be from two or more…

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Which track is better
In her famous quotation, the great Coco Chanel wanted to say that there are hobbies that capture the minds of society with a wave, but then quickly disappear. And there…

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How to register a music project?
This question is asked not only by novice musicians, but also by experienced figures of the show industry. So, as the success of any artist depends not only on the…

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