Stars of exile: How the daughter of the White Guard officer became the "First Lady of the Musical" in Europe
The name of Tatyana Pavlovna Ivanova is hardly known to the general public, although the songs in her performance are probably familiar to everyone. In Europe, the late 1950s -…

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Happiness Montserrat Caballe and Bernabe Marty
Montserrat Caballe was called a legend during his lifetime. Her magical voice was impossible not to recognize or confuse with another. She was almost sure that she was not destined…

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Yuri Shatunov - 46: Is it true that the star of “Tender May” will no longer sing “White Roses”?
On September 6, the famous singer, former soloist of the band "Tender May" Yuri Shatunov celebrates his 46th birthday. In the mid-1980s he was the idol of millions of Soviet…

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He changed diapers

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How to learn to improvise on a guitar

If you read this article, then you want to achieve something more in music than to play a minor sequence in a circle, and therefore, you should be ready to work hard. Improvisation is a serious step in mastering the guitar, which will open new horizons in music, but it should be remembered that there is no quick way in this matter. Be prepared to devote a lot of time to classes and be patient, only then can you succeed. WHERE TO BEGIN? So, what do you need in order to learn how to improvise on a guitar? First of all, of course, the guitar itself. An acoustic or electric guitar does not matter much, only the material that you have to study (but not completely) will differ, and what you will play as a result. Due to the differences between an acoustic guitar and an electronic one, the playing methods also differ, in addition, where the acoustics fit perfectly, the electric guitar will simply be inappropriate. But this does not mean that if you want, for example, to play heavy, you need to throw away your acoustics and run for an electric guitar. By learning to improvise in one style, you can easily master another. The main thing is to master the basic principles. First of all, it is necessary to master the basic scales. For starters, you can limit yourself to pentatonic. In pentatonic, unlike ordinary frets, there are no half-tones, in this regard, in such a gamut there are only 5 sounds. In order to get pentatonic, it is enough to remove from the usual range of steps that form a semitone. For example, in C major these are notes of f and si (4th and 7th steps). Continue reading

Faded star of Nina Dorda

When she died three years ago, it went almost unnoticed in the press – modern listeners hardly know her name, but her songs are probably known to everyone. Nina Dorda was one of the most popular pop singers of the 1960s, who performed the famous hits “Lilies of the Valley”, “A Song Stays with a Man”, “A Girl Cries in an Automaton”, “Well What can I Tell You About Sakhalin”, “How Steamers Escort “,” The Old Maple “. After her, many artists sang them, and she voluntarily ceded to them her place on the stage. What made the singer complete her solo activity, and what difficulties she had to endure in her declining years, is further in the review.

Her childhood years were difficult – she was born in 1924, the family lived in the basement and was very financially constrained. When the war started, his father went to the front and went missing in October 1941. Nina and her mother and sister lived in evacuation in Saratov until 1945, and after that they returned to Moscow. From childhood, Nina studied vocals and before the war she graduated from the Central Music School at the Moscow Conservatory. After returning from evacuation, she performed with an orchestra at the Central House of Culture of Railway Workers. Continue reading

Strange hobby, escape from home and other facts from the life of the “Prague nightingale” Karel Gott

He was one of the few foreign performers who were listened to with pleasure in the Soviet Union. Concerts with his participation invariably gathered full halls, and the audience sang along with Karel Gott, godlessly distorting Czech words and not at all embarrassed by this. In July, the “Prague Nightingale” celebrated its 80th anniversary, and two months after the anniversary, he informed his fans about his terrible diagnosis. October 1, 2019 Karel Gott left this world.

Karel Gott was born in Pilsen in 1939 and has repeatedly said that if he had the right to choose the city of his birth, he would certainly be born in Pilsen. And not only because of its recognizable dialect, but also because of love … to the funeral, which, according to the performer, in this city was absolutely luxurious.

In early childhood, Karel experienced an inexplicable craving for funeral processions, and always accompanied the deceased from his house to the cemetery, where he waited until the priest finished his funeral speech. At the same time, the future singer sincerely sympathized with relatives and really wanted to comfort the crying, especially women and children. Continue reading

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HOW TO CHOOSE A PLACE FOR A HOLIDAY
In order to well celebrate a wedding, anniversary, birthday or corporate event, you need to choose a venue for the event. It can be a restaurant, club, cafe, outdoor area…

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Girl - "Shizgara"
The songs of the Dutch group “Shocking Blue” in the USSR were incredibly popular, and especially “Venus”, which is still popularly called “Schizgara”. True, little was known about the members…

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Paradoxes of Enrico Caruso: What the legendary tenor was reproached for and what he could not forgive to his native Naples
The name of the legendary Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso is known all over the world - he had a rare voice, sang leading parts in more than 80 operas,…

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Happiness Montserrat Caballe and Bernabe Marty
Montserrat Caballe was called a legend during his lifetime. Her magical voice was impossible not to recognize or confuse with another. She was almost sure that she was not destined…

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