2018: what happened to the ear
To sum up the musical results of the year – every time the lesson is not for the faint of heart. Certain things can be said at once, without looking…

Continue reading →

Music and health (part 1)
I was walking along a quiet, old Moscow street one day and heard the wonderful sounds of Chopin from the window. Marvelled. After all, this house is a Russian research…

Continue reading →

Mozart effect (part 2)
To test their assumptions Rauscher put a special experiment on rats, which is obviously not an emotional reaction to the music. A group of 30 rats was placed in a…

Continue reading →

distorting

Myths about language (part 2)

For all kinds of “inability” to foreign languages often is either a lack of knowledge of the native and – I’m not afraid of the word – dislike for him, which generates, in turn, internal resistance to someone else, or an elementary lack of diligence and perseverance. This with one hand. On the other hand, there are external factors: bad teachers or methods that do not match your character or mindset. A good teacher who is able to pick up the “key” to your learning style, the language is mastered by all without exception. Even the Negroes of old age. Continue reading

Chinese musical instrument
For some reason, Chinese music, even popular, eludes the European listener. People are frightened by strange symbols instead of the usual Latin or Cyrillic, a strange incomprehensible language and a…

...

The most terrible hip-hop
When an ordinary man in the street hears the word "rap", he comes to mind reciting a bit about the beautiful and luxurious life, or Vice versa — about the…

...

Music and health (part 1)
I was walking along a quiet, old Moscow street one day and heard the wonderful sounds of Chopin from the window. Marvelled. After all, this house is a Russian research…

...

We see sound (part 2)
3. Implementation of the theory in poetic texts If there are matches of speech sounds to certain colors, even in the subconscious, then they must appear somewhere, the sound color…

...