One who gave way to Olympus Freddie Mercury: Tim Staffel
In 1964, two students, Brian May and Tim Staffel, created a musical group in London, which for the most part played cover versions of popular songs at that time. The…

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The influence of modern music on teenagers
Always a modern morning. With you, Irina Ivaskiv. Contemporary music is a bottomless theme. You can think about it endlessly. The influence of modern music on a person is not…

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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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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

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

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 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

How to restore a broken voice
Alas, with the loss of voice, sooner or later, every vocalist is faced. Very often, the cause of a broken voice is not intensive vocals, but a cry, especially in…

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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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WHAT ARE LIVE SOUND AND PHONOGRAM
This article is dedicated to the live performances of musicians and the tricks that they go to give the listener maximum pleasure from the concert and ... deceive him as…

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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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