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…

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MUSIC STYLES: THE BIRTH OF ROCK-N-ROLL
Naturally, all these years the "modern ballroom dance" did not stand still and went so far that representatives of various musical styles conduct fierce battles on a very funny topic…

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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…

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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

MUSIC STYLES: THE BIRTH OF ROCK-N-ROLL
Naturally, all these years the "modern ballroom dance" did not stand still and went so far that representatives of various musical styles conduct fierce battles on a very funny topic…

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How to learn to sing high notes
High notes can be difficult for novice vocalists, and more so for those who did not sing in the choir during their childhood. You can learn to sing them correctly…

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How to tune the piano yourself, if 100 km from you there is no tuner?
How to tune a piano? Each owner of an instrument asks this question sooner or later, because a fairly regular game knocks his system in a year; after the same…

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How to learn to sing softly
Listening to world-famous singers, many are surprised: the performers so subtly convey the quiet nuances of the vocal composition that even the quietest words can easily be heard on the…

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