ATONIAL MUSIC OF THE MIDDLE AGES
The notion of atonality is usually associated with modern music. None of the composers of the twentieth century, even those who denied its significance, could simply ignore, “not notice” it.…

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What is celtic music
Surely you have read, heard and, perhaps, even used this phrase yourself in different combinations - “Celtic music”, “Celtic music” and even “traditional Celtic music”, “folk Celtic music”, “funny Celtic…

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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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different opinions

Violin – a musical instrument

The history of music believes that the violin in its most perfect form arose in the 16th century. By that time, all bowed instruments operating throughout the Middle Ages were already known. They were arranged in a certain order and scientists of that time knew with greater or lesser probability their entire pedigree. Their number was huge and now there is no need to delve into the depths of this matter.

Violin – a musical instrument (History of the violin)
Violin by A. Stradivarius 1729

Recent researchers have come to the conclusion that the violin is by no means a reduced “viola and gamba.” Moreover, it has been established with sufficient accuracy that both of these types of tools in their device have distinctly different features from each other. All instruments related to the “viola da Continue reading

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.

In the practice of guitar composition and games, original technical methods and forms of variation development took shape. At this time, countless variations and improvisations on the melody of hot, fandango have already entered the repertoire of amateurs and professionals.

The guitar helped a lot in preserving folk dances in Spanish life, which had long been supplanted in aristocratic salons by a minuet (however, minuets in the Spanish spirit also appeared). Hota, segidilla, fandango and the newly emerged bolero spread widely throughout Europe. It was a kind of revenge of Spain for the invasion of foreign influences that grew during the XVIII century.

And yet, the eighteenth century did not leave in the memory of the descendants of the brilliant names, the famous opuses. Continue reading

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 mean?

– Hammer keyboard, through the use of a system of levers and springs reliably conveys the sensation of pressing the keys, just like when playing on a real piano or piano

– Graduation suggests that keystrokes are somewhat heavier in low registers and easier in high registers – similar to playing an acoustic piano or grand piano Continue reading

Violin - a musical instrument
The history of music believes that the violin in its most perfect form arose in the 16th century. By that time, all bowed instruments operating throughout the Middle Ages were…

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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…

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About the flute
Block flute, recorder (longitudinal flute) - a wind instrument, usually made of wood or plastic. It has very little in common with the usual, i.e. transverse flute. The flute is…

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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…

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