Semantics of keys

A little bit about the musical education of children
Dear, dear colleagues! I dare to publish this small article only because at every point I can refer to authorities. And yet - I think that it can help beginner…

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Musical memory and its development
In pedagogical practice, quite often questions arise related to the memorization of a musical work and its performance from memory. Some students have a tenacious, strong memory; others grasping "on…

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Musical drama of sonata allegro and its study in piano lessons
In the musical and performing development of high school students, a special place is occupied by work on large-scale works. Already in grades 3-4, on the basis of sonatine literature…

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Metropolitan Hilarion on the features of the upcoming performance of the Christmas Oratorio

One of the important events of these Christmas days will be your oratorio. What will be the feature of the new performance?

– The Christmas oratorio was written by me almost 10 years ago, and its premiere took place 9 years ago. The first performance took place in Washington, at the National Cathedral Basilica – this is the largest religious building in North America, as far as I know. About 5 thousand people gathered there. Continue reading

Music defines the direction of development of civilization

The attention of connoisseurs of classical music, seekers of the underlying causes of its impact on our souls, is presented with a video lecture by the musician and public figure from Novosibirsk Galina Pavlova.
This lecture does not cover specific issues of the influence of music on human physiology and psychology. It examined the issue of a deeper and almost completely unconscious influence of music, more precisely the features of its rhythm, on the whole personality of a person and on society as a whole. Continue reading

Piano story

In Russian, the words “forte” and “piano” are translated as “loudly” and “quietly.”
Originally used the name “pianoforte”. In the clavier of the XIX — XX centuries. (in music practice we use the word “clavier” as notes for piano and transcriptions of instrumental and orchestral pieces for piano performance) we can see to the left of the first piano line the word piano, which is a derivative of the original word pianoforte. Continue reading

Formation of independent work skills in playing the accordion (reading notes from a sheet, selection by ear)

One of the most important tasks in the process of learning to play any musical instrument is to teach a student to work independently, constantly improve and develop. On the accordion, this is also of paramount importance. For such work, students need certain skills, the ability to set tasks on their own, perform them and adequately evaluate the result. Continue reading

Musical memory and its development

In pedagogical practice, quite often questions arise related to the memorization of a musical work and its performance from memory. Some students have a tenacious, strong memory; others grasping “on the fly” remember the work inaccurately, superficially; the third is difficult to remember. In the process of working with some students, it is sometimes difficult to correct an incorrectly memorized phrase, fingering, and reception. Continue reading

Piano story
In Russian, the words "forte" and "piano" are translated as "loudly" and "quietly." Originally used the name "pianoforte". In the clavier of the XIX — XX centuries. (in music practice…

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Mariinsky Theater is ready to answer for the "editing" of Handel
The reader contacted the editorial office of Fontanka, who visited the Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall on December 5 at the performance of Handel’s oratorio “Messiah”. According to him, the work…

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Castrati singers in the Italian opera of the XVII - XVIII centuries
In modern historiography of opera, the role and significance of castrati singers is not sufficiently illuminated and causes even some bewilderment. Meanwhile, the development of Italian opera in the era…

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Methodological aspects of the work of a accompanist in a vocal class
In the modern musical world, the work of an accompanist very often fades into the background, but meanwhile, it is no less important than the work of a teacher. Often…

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