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
WHY DOES THE INITIAL ENTUSISM DISAPPEAR? There was a time when you eagerly awaited the opportunity to pick up a tool and flew like wings on lessons, rejoicing at your successes. And suddenly something changed, something that once came so easily became a routine, and the need to allocate time for additional classes is an unpleasant duty that you want to get rid of. Remember that you are not alone in your feelings. Even great musicians passed through this. And most importantly, be honest with yourself. Answer for yourself: is there a problem in music? Or at the teacher? In the vast majority of cases, this is not so. The fact is that you want to play more with friends and have fun, and do not want to work. And music lessons significantly cut down your free time.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO TAKE APATHY! In this situation, you can get help from at least three sources: do something yourself, ask your parents for help and talk to the teacher. If after analyzing your situation, you realized that, in fact, your main enemy is boredom, deal with it with your imagination! Tired of hitting the keys? Continue reading
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
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 of the group then. Rumor had it that the soloist was found in a brothel, that she was a black American. In fact, the life of Marishka Veresh was far from all these legends, and the fans did not even suspect what the “Shizgar” girl really was …
Maria Elizabeth Ender was born in The Hague in a family of emigrants. Her father is a Hungarian gypsy, and her mother had Russian-French roots. Father, being a violinist and conductor, performed in a gypsy ensemble, and both of his daughters, Marishka and Ilona, went on stage with him from his youth. True, the girls did not plan to become singers then. Everything was decided by chance. At the age of 16, Marishka won first place in the musical talent competition, and since then she was attracted attention as a talented vocalist and began to be invited to various musical groups. Rumors that in her youth she worked as a waitress and a singer in a brothel were far from reality. She had to perform in taverns, but her reputation was impeccable. Continue reading
Adagio Albinoni is a truly enchanting piece of music. The melody as if touches the hidden strings of the human soul, is remembered for a long time and then, it seems, sounds inside. At first, no one doubted that the author of “Adagio in G Minor for String Orchestras and Organ” was precisely Tomaso Albinoni. However, musicologists today almost with absolute certainty declare: in fact, a completely different person created the ingenious music.
In 1671, in Venice, in a rather wealthy family of a merchant and patrician Antonio, a boy named Tomaso was born. It is unlikely that the parents then assumed that their son would become a famous composer, and a few centuries after his death he would become famous throughout the world.
Very little has been preserved about the life and formation process of composer Tomaso Albinoni. He began his musical career as a violinist, then began to write music, devoting his works and even entire collections to the honorable and famous people of his time. Thanks to his marital status, he could write music completely independently, not seeking to get a place as a court composer or to serve in any one church. Continue reading