Symphony
Symphony (from the Greek. "Consonance") is a genre of symphonic instrumental music of the many-part canonized form of fundamental worldview content. A symphony, as a rule, is a composition for…

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What is a harp
Gusli is a stringed musical instrument, the most common in Russia. The harp is a flat box-resonator with strings stretched over it. Under various names - cannel, kankles, kok-le, kantele,…

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Efficient singing
Each musical vocalist must learn one rule: singing is sacred! Most problems associated with voice are caused by a lack of understanding of the importance of warming up the ligaments.…

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Interview with Jake Bugg

Our friend Jake Bugg sings like a chipmunk, spread rot “X Factor” and strumming an acoustic guitar as if he were in a folk band. The new Jake Bugg is inspired by hip hop, spread rot Noel Gallagher and even tries to rap.

Jordan Bassett met a man in the midst of his own rebirth.

Jake Bugg is not ready for close angles. He arrives at a whitewashed studio in West London, shakes hands with us (unexpectedly tight) and leaves to do makeup – it seems that decades pass before he returns. He puts on a white and purple tie-dye jacket, “slightly new rave,” his stylist notes with concern. Continue reading

Me and the Muse: Interview with Bobby Gillespie

Primal Scream is releasing a new album, “Chaosmosis”, and their leader talks about the songs and eras that spawned him.

53-year-old Bobby Gillespie is the lead singer of Primal Scream, who released their 11th album, “Chaosmosis” on March 18, 2016. An American singer, model and actress Sky Ferreira participated in the recording of the first single “Where the Light Gets In”. The band has existed in various forms since 1982, Gillespie and guitarist Andrew Innes have always remained in the lineup. The album “Screamadelica” (1991), which mixed rave, rock, gospel and dub reggae, brought the group fame and the “Mercury Prize” award and to this day remains a milestone in the world of music. Continue reading

Mugham

What is mugam? This question cannot be answered unequivocally. Mugam is also called the genre of Azerbaijani folk music, and its inherent special fret organization. Once in the framework of this system, there were many frets, but at present there are seven main ones. Each of them consists of five tetrachords (sequences of four sounds arranged in an incoming manner), which in a certain way are interconnected. This connection can be fused: the top sound of a given tetrachord is simultaneously the bottom sound of the one following it. The frets formed in this way are called quart. But there is also a separate connection, otherwise called adjacent: a new tetrachord does not begin with the last sound of the previous one, but with the other following it. This is how quint mugams are formed. There are also large-text or small-text Continue reading

Mercury Prize Winners - Where Are They Now?
The Mercury Prize '2015 was awarded on November 20 in London, the annual music award for the best album in the UK and Ireland. This year, its owner was the…

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Finding a Job Like It: An Alternative Rock Star Career
Sometimes the crazy and bizarre world of music is not enough. Perhaps that is why some rock stars are engaged in extracurricular activities - anything from agriculture to piloting airplanes.…

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Legendary West End: Misty Albion musicals
In the modern world, for most people the word "musical" is traditionally associated with American Broadway, the shining lights and posters of many theaters, each of which beckons a charmed…

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Rock posters: classics of the genre
"Tattoo You", The Rolling Stones, 1981. A promotional poster created by Peter Corriston, whose authorship is the legendary cover of Led Zeppelin's album "Physical Graffiti". A poster in support of…

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