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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Questions and answers on musical vocals
How fast can you learn to sing? It all depends on your voice natural data. Usually, vocal training takes 2-5 years. But in fact, the improvement of the voice continues…

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About vocals
The vocalist (from the Latin words vox - "voice" and vocalis - "sounding") is a musical profession, a role in a musical group, involves the performance of various vocal parts.…

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Musician: record disc
Suppose you already have your own band with a permanent musical composition and you have few simple rehearsals and performances in small clubs. Your goal is to record an album.…

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Musical fantasies

While listening to a piece of music, focus and try to “see” what is depicted as music. If this is, for example, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Seasons, then you may see an autumn landscape, a flying troika, a waking up nature, a lark ringing in the sky. Listening to a song, you can always “finish” in the imagination what is more suitable for it: a wide expanse of landscape, popular festivities … 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

Humorous and shkodnaya music

Scherzo (Italian. Scherzo – literally “joke”) is a joke piece, it can be part of a symphony, a sonata, a quartet or an independent piece of music in a lively, rapid tempo, with sharply characteristic rhythmic and harmonic turns, in a three-part size.

In the music of the XVI — XVII centuries – a small instrumental. So called canzonetta (songs) for one or more singers with humorous poems.

Such scherzo were written by C. Monteverdi, A. Brunelli, B. Ma Rini. Since the beginning of the XVII century. the word “scherzo” also meant plays for various instruments, close to capriccio (a free-form instrumental piece, in a brilliant virtuoso style) with their bizarre change of episodes, moods. Continue reading

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What is overture
Overture prepares the listener for the upcoming action.The tradition to announce the beginning of a performance with a brief musical signal existed long before the term “overture” entrenched itself in…

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Recording company agreement
Concluding a contract with a record company every year becomes more and more difficult process. The times of producers working as Phil Spector, who found a group by watching performers…

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How important is music?
Music - what is it? Where did it come from, and in general, why does it exist? It would seem that the questions are worthy of a child, and the…

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