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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Multiple microphones
Interference is the phenomenon of amplification of oscillations at some points in space and weakening of oscillations at other points as a result of the superposition of two or more…

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Impressionism in music
Impressionism (French: impressionnisme, from impression - impression), the direction in art of the last third of the XIX - beginning of XX centuries. The application of the term "impressionism" to…

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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. Let’s remember who the musicians moonlight when they are not on stage.

Alex James: Cheese Maker
Blur bassist has a farm where he produces his own varieties of fermented cottage cheese and gives them names like Blue Monday, Light Shake and Goddess.

Liam Gallagher: Fashion Designer
Former Oasis and Beady Eye leaders have their own label, Pretty Green, which releases mods for boys Continue reading

Interview with Gayana

The Moscow English-speaking group Gayana is a fresh project of the domestic music scene, which performs refined eighteenth-century pop music. The unique music and style of Gayana turned out to be in demand both at the country’s largest festivals and at various club venues.

We won’t tell further, we think Gayana and Vladimir Boytsov themselves will be able to present their team.

Here’s a situation for you, I’m an ordinary listener. Some music is playing in my player. One melody replaces another, why should I focus on your song? What can catch me, spoiled by modern diversity, in your work?
Gayana Boytsova: We do not pursue the goal of hooking the listener. In commercial pop music there are different clichés for this, but we are not interested in and do not use it, since our only task is to write sincerely about what is of particular importance to us, without any tricks. I can assume that just the sound and style, which are not like all the musical diversity, can catch. Those who know English can be hooked on texts whose themes are not peculiar to pop music as such. Continue reading

Interview with Disclosure

Three years ago, Guy and Howard Lawrence, speaking as Disclosure, began trying to make a difference in the radio charts for the better. Last September, the band released their second album, “Caracal”. Henier Richter decided to interview them and met in Berlin two mature, confident and very dissimilar musicians.

I want to apologize right away: three years ago we released an article about Disclosure’s debut album “Settle” under the title “Mama’s Sons.” Not too nice of us. But what can you do if there are two such nice, polite and at the same time young guys who have made a perfect start in their careers thanks to their musical parents? Father is the guitarist in the group, mother produces radio jingles. Continue reading

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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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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Jimi Hendrix: and the gods made love
In the beginning were The Beatles. They brought music. Then Dylan came and he brought the Word. And then there was Hendrix. His gift was the guitar. And with it,…

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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,…

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