We were the last rock stars: a collection of Noel Gallagher's best sayings
The king of rock and the witty master Noel Gallagher over the past decades has provided all music publications with invaluable news material. We decided to recall the best of…

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Questions and answers about vocals
At what age can I learn to sing? You can get involved in singing at any age. It is desirable - in the young, even ... in the womb (scientists…

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Acid Jazz
One of the most stylish areas of modern music. The style of acid jazz comes from American jazz. Jazz began to develop in the 20s, in the 30s it was…

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In “Skilled Mechanics”, I’m the lead vocalist: an interview with Tricky

More than twenty years ago, Bristol-based artist Tricky, together with the bands Portishead and Massive Attack, managed to create other music that was located at the junction of hip-hop, jazz, dub, rock and soul and called trip-hop. Since then, this direction has healed its life, and Tricky has acquired the status of a living idol.

Tom White talked to Tricky about his new project, Skilled Mechanics, a new sound, and another studio recording with Massive Attack.

I sat in a bar located on the ground floor of a chic five-star hotel in central London, just to talk to Adrian Tous, aka Tricky, about his new project and album “Skilled Mechanics”. Trika’s musical career, although, obviously, is based on the strong base of the bristol trip trip, it is distinguished by the lack of monotony and the constant desire to pave the way for something new.

Today, Skilled Mechanics, a free collaboration project released on Trika’s own label, False Idols, has become this “new”. The album, according to the musician, lacks a “direct way of thinking … to record an album, release a couple 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

Acid Jazz

One of the most stylish areas of modern music. The style of acid jazz comes from American jazz. Jazz began to develop in the 20s, in the 30s it was already very popular all over the world. In the 70s there was a leap, it was rather the merit of the first analog synthesizers, after their appearance jazz crossed with new sounds of the synthesizer. Science and technology had an increasing influence and many musicians began to use new synthesizers and computers.

Musicians began to fantasize and use new sounds, sounds processed by modern technology at that time. So simple jazz mutated into acid jazz. The new style was interesting and not ordinary, and many brought Continue reading

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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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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Indie labels: the best of the best
It is these labels that release interesting and unusual music. Have you ever noticed a small logo on the back of album covers of your favorite bands? This logo may…

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Trumpet - a musical instrument
The trumpet (Italian tromba, French trompette, German Trompete, English trumpet) is a brass musical instrument of the alto-soprano register, the highest in sound among brass. A natural pipe has been…

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