Jazz (English Jazz) – a form of musical art that arose in the early XX century in the United States as a result of the synthesis of African and European cultures and subsequently received widespread distribution. The characteristic features of the musical language of jazz were originally improvisation, polyrhythmia based on syncopated rhythms, and a unique set of techniques for performing rhythmic textures – swing. Further development of jazz occurred due to the development of new rhythmic and harmonic models by jazz musicians and composers.
The most important characteristics of jazz are the presence in the rhythm, firstly, of a regular pulsation, the so-called “beat,” and secondly, deviations from this pulsation – “swing” (from English – “swing”, “swing”). They originate in the traditions of African music. Swing is one of the expressive means of jazz. In addition to the special expressive role of rhythm, jazz inherited other features of African music: the interpretation of all instruments as percussion, rhythmic; the predominance of conversational intonations in singing and imitation of colloquial speech when playing instruments. The works Continue reading
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
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