Music style

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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Guitar story
Guitar - (Spanish: quitarra from the Greek. Kithara - lyre) is a kind of stringed musical instrument with a wooden body - a resonator in the shape of an eight…

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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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Ritchie Blackmore

Thank you … Of course, to my father – for the fact that he bought me a guitar, with which it all started … ”
Thanks to Ritchie Blackmore on
Rainbow’s latest record
“Stranger In Us All” (1995)

Ritchie Blackmore (Ritchie Blackmore)
Richard Hugh Blackmore was born April 14, 1945 in the English town of Weston-Super-Mare. The first instrument – an ordinary acoustic guitar – was presented to Ritchie at the age of ten by his father, and it was his father who insisted that Ritchie not only learn to strum on six strings, but also take classical guitar lessons. At that time, the Blackmore family lived already in the city of Heston, where in the house of their grandmother Ritchie first heard the powerful music of I.S. Bach, which had sunk into the soul of the future virtuoso guitarist for the whole life. Continue reading

Kurt COBAIN: Last 30 Days

March 3, 1993 Thursday.

This day, Kurt Cobain stayed at the Exelsior Rome 5-star hotel, after the canceled Nirvana tour in Munich and Offenbach.
He stayed at the hotel with his wife Curtney Love and daughter Francis, who had specially traveled to Rome to meet Kurt. Unexpectedly, in the middle of the night, Cobain takes 50 tablets of raipnol, and in combination with champagne.
At 6:30 in the morning, Cobain is already in a coma, and an ambulance takes him to Umberto I hospital, where his stomach is washed; after 5 hours, ero is already being transported to a comfortable private American clinic. CNN mistakenly claims Kurt’s death; Gold Mountain group manager denies suicide and claims to be the result of a long party.

March 5, Saturday.

Late in the evening, Cobain woke up, swore obscenely at the doctor’s address and asked for yogurt. In the evening, with Continue reading

Klaus Schulze. About the music. Interview

Any music, except for dance, which is intended directly for dancing, it seems to me, is intended for the spirit of a person, and not for the body. There is a lot of music that does not make much sense, it serves mainly for entertainment. However, some music has a higher mood, it is usually called “serious music” and it may also be interesting …

Most of my listeners told me that your music is more music for the soul than music for the body. Do you agree with that? Does it express feelings you have ever wanted to share?

Any music, except for dance, which is intended directly for dancing, it seems to me, is intended for the spirit of a person, and not for the body. There is a lot of music that does not make much sense, it serves Continue reading

Kraftwerk about music

Many years ago they made a musical revolution, and since then all modern musicians have been praying for them: from DURAN DURAN and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, to Madonna and Madonna. They created their own universe, a mechanical electronic universe, and they are the gods of this music, and maybe, by the way, non-living gods. During a Russian tour of the band, Ralph Hutter, one of the founders of the KRAFTWERK band, came to the Silver Rain radio station. After distributing several autographs and agreeing to a couple of photographs, Ralph went to the studio to give an interview to the leading radio station Vladimir Orlov and answer the questions of the audience.

VLADIMIR ORLOV: In KRAFTWERK music, you pay special attention, first of all, to the timbre of the synthesizer, to the coloring of your music. You know, when I listen to you, I feel something so warm in my stomach. And from here the first question: is this some kind of musical trick of graduates of the conservatory; maybe – pressure on the subconscious or the result of some kind of musical research? Continue reading


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.

Usually the “invention” of atonality is attributed to Arnold Schoenberg. The Italian composer Alfredo Casella, for example, even called Schoenberg its first and only creator.

Meanwhile, Schoenberg himself never considered his works to be atonal and was very offended when others did it. The term “atonality” was coined by his enemies in order to discredit his music. Nevertheless, he took root; I will use it to avoid confusion, and I. Schoenberg himself preferred the term “extra-tonal music”; he also did not proclaim himself the first, rightly indicating that he borrowed all the techniques from the composers of Continue reading

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What is an equalizer?
Equalizer (English equalize - “equalize”, the general abbreviation is “EQ”), a timbre block is a device or computer program that allows you to increase or decrease the volume of individual…


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…


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.…


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…