Fifty shades of the dark middle ages
No, to be honest, the title is a bit tricky: we will give not fifty examples, but much less, but – nevertheless. The middle ages have always attracted musicians –…

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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…

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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…

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Psychosomatic reactions to some types of musical art

Music at all times, since its inception, has been used as a means of influencing people’s minds. With its help, different goals were achieved. Knowledgeable people with a mind suited to the musical execution of their events.

For example, the Christian Church banned music in its churches, until the reign of Pope Gregory I , who allowed, and even wrote music for prayers. However, this music had to be not emotional, without accompaniment, and the male choir sang songs in unison. This style is called the Gregorian chant.

To this day, this singing adjusts to the divine way, causing sublime, angelic feelings among parishioners and priests in the walls of temples and monasteries. Gregory I was a man who knew what he wanted to achieve with music. And he was not alone in his attitude to music. Continue reading

Myths about language (part 1)
Language barrier... It sounds like a diagnosis of intractable disease, functional dumbness, forcing a person who just glibly chattered in his native language, painfully stutter, "becat" and "mekat", and even…

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Music therapy (part 2)
I owe my art to the fact that I did not commit suicide. Oh, people, if you ever read this, you will remember that you have been unjust to me;…

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Musically gifted brain
Just as short-term learning increases the number of neurons that respond to sound, long-term learning increases the responses of nerve cells and even causes physical changes in the brain. Brain…

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Myths about language (part 1)
Language barrier... It sounds like a diagnosis of intractable disease, functional dumbness, forcing a person who just glibly chattered in his native language, painfully stutter, "becat" and "mekat", and even…

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