Oxygen 88 - the new MIDI keyboard from M-Audio
M-Audio, a pioneer in the development of compact MIDI keyboards, has released a new MIDI keyboard - the 88-key graduated USB MIDI controller with a hammer mechanism. What does this…

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Overture
Overture (from French ouverture, introduction) in music is an instrumental (usually an orchestral) play performed before the start of any performance - a theater performance, opera, ballet, motion picture, etc.,…

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About the history of the guitar
In the 18th century, guitar performance flourished. In Spain, great attention was paid to guitar. Many schools and teaching aids appeared, of which the Federico Moretti treatise was especially popular.…

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Musical genre

Genre (from French genre – genus) is a historically established division, the type of work in the unity of its form and content. They differ in the way of performance (vocal, vocal-instrumental, solo), purpose (applied, etc.), content (lyrical, epic, dramatic), place and conditions of performance (theater, concert, chamber, film music, etc.).

Historical song, aria, romance, cantata, opera, march, waltz, prelude, sonata – all these are examples of various musical genres. Each of them combines many works. Waltzes, for example, were written by almost all composers of the 19th – 20th centuries. Thus, a genre is a certain type of musical work within which an unlimited number of compositions can be written. Genres differ from each other in features of content and form, and these differences are Continue reading

Choosing a Digital Piano

All digital pianos have a MIDI interface, thanks to which you can connect the instrument to a computer, which opens up unlimited possibilities for creating music. As a rule, in addition to the piano sounds themselves, most digital instruments have a variety of electric piano sounds (Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavinet, harpsichord, champagne, etc.) and the sound of a vibraphone. Samples of organs and stringed instruments are added to the preset a little less often. Also, many models are equipped with more or less powerful sequencers that can record your performance and play ready-made songs. Some digital pianos have such a wide variety of patches and a developed sequencer that in fact they are real workstations. Currently, digital pianos are produced by more than a dozen companies, and each offers from one to twenty models. Naturally, it is difficult for an inexperienced person to understand such a variety, and our task will be to find the best option, both in terms of its capabilities and price. Continue reading

Cello history

Cello (Italian violoncello, abbreviated. Cello, German Violoncello, French violoncelle, English cello) – stringed string instrument of the bass and tenor register, known from the first half of the XVI century

The cello has the same structure as the violin, but much larger sizes. They play the cello while sitting, putting it in front of themselves and resting it on the floor with a special leg with a point (spire).

History is remembered by two masters, especially famous for the production of cello. This is Gasparo da Salo and Paolo Magini. They lived at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the first of them, folk rumor attributed the honor of “inventing” a modern violin with four strings, quinte moods, improving violone, or double bass violin and, finally, creating a cello. The first masters who built the cello did not quite clearly understand the right path in the development of modern cello, which was completely completed, only by Antonio Stradivari.

What is a modern cello and what is it capable of in an orchestra?
– This instrument, like all other members of the string instrument family, has four strings tuned with bandages. They Continue reading

The mysteries of a beautiful voice
Today I would like to touch upon a question related to the timbre, beauty and harmony of our voice. It is often said that a woman loves with her ears,…

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Sonata
Sonata, musical composition for one or more instruments. In the classical sense, the term refers to a work for piano solo or for a string or spiritual instrument with a…

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Impressionism in music
Impressionism (French: impressionnisme, from impression - impression), the direction in art of the last third of the XIX - beginning of XX centuries. The application of the term “impressionism” to…

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Audio and MIDI
As you probably already know, when working with music, two main types of sound representation are used - these are Audio and MIDI. Audio (lat. Audio “hear”) is a general…

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