Good mood to you, dear reader. In this short post we will talk about how to learn to improvise: we will discuss some general points and see the basic techniques of improvisation in relation to the piano. In general, improvisation is perhaps one of the most mysterious and mysterious processes in music. As you know, this word refers to the composition of music right during its playing, in other words, the simultaneous performance and composition. Of course, not every musician owns the technique of improvisation (now, mainly, jazz musicians, composers and those who accompany the singers can do this), this is available to everyone who undertakes it. Some improvisation techniques are developed and fixed imperceptibly, along with the accumulation of experience. WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR IMPROVISION? Here we will literally list: theme, harmony, rhythm, texture, form, genre and style. Continue reading
The Tenth Symphony is one of the greatest and largest works of the 20th century. This is a very personal, autobiographical work by Shostakovich. It responds not only to crucial events in the biography of the composer himself, but also to events in Russian history. There is a version that it was with this symphony that Shostakovich responded to the death of Stalin.
Shostakovich did not write anything for eight years before this symphony. His last ninth symphony brought him persecution. Everyone expected that it would be an apotheosis work glorifying victory, but they heard something incomprehensible, unusual, ambiguous in it. Continue reading
10th and 9th place: Funny cases related to the French
It is known that Napoleon was exiled to the island of St. Helena. While in exile, he admitted once: “During the Russian campaign, my army had two main enemies: frost and Russian military music.” In fact, the French warriors fell into a panic from the fervent Russian songs, wondering why so bawl, and even in the cold.
The Great French Revolution was on. The generals, demanding reinforcements, wrote: “Send two regiments of soldiers or several thousand copies of the Marseillaise (French anthem). Do not believe it, but it helped! ))) Continue reading