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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Viktor Tsoi
29 years ago, on August 15, 1990, the life of the leader of the Kino group Viktor Tsoi, who became the legend of Russian rock music, ended. His songs do…

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The controversial and undeniable history of rock music
Good morning to everyone who is for or against rock music! With you, Irina Ivaskiv. This article is a continuation of the theatrical production, the first action of which we…

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Optimum concert state, or how to overcome the excitement before performing on stage?

Performers, especially beginners, often do not know how to overcome the excitement before the performance. All artists differ in character, temperament, level of motivation and volitional qualities. These personality traits, of course, only partially affect the ability to adapt to public speaking. After all, a successful appearance on the stage of everyone still depends, first of all, on readiness and desire to play, and also on the strength of stage skills (in other words, experience). Each artist needs to learn how to prepare himself for a performance, to learn how to easily enter the optimal concert state – a state in which fear and excitement do not spoil the performance. In this he will be helped by both long-term, permanent measures (for example, sports training), and specific local measures that are resorted to immediately before entering the stage (for example, a special concert day mode). Continue reading

How to learn to improvise on the piano: improvisation techniques

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

Velvet voice contralto. What is the main secret of his popularity
Contralto is one of the brightest female voices. Its velvety low sound is often compared to a cello. This voice is quite rare in nature, so it is very appreciated…

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The most vivid novels of the French heartthrob Yves Montand: Edith Piaf, Marilyn Monroe and others
He was not written handsome, but he was damn talented. He was admired by the multimillion audience, he was idolized and the most beautiful women of the world went crazy…

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Whitney Houston
Is it possible not to know who Whitney Houston is? An amazing singer with an unrivaled powerful and sonorous voice, the range of which spanned 5 octaves. It is unlikely…

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
You can talk about music endlessly! With you, Irina Ivaskiv. I love modern music, I try to follow the latest in this area. But the heart is always drawn to…

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