Auditory therapy of A. Tomatis (part 4)
Why Mozart? But why Mozart? Why not Bach, Beethoven, the Beatles? Mozart did not create the stunning effects that Bach's mathematical genius was capable of. His music does not stir…

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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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Axis of blood from noise to folk
Blood Axis is a band that is unique in many ways. For most of their career, they have had exactly one Studio album at heart – absolutely nothing like their…

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psychotherapy

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

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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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,…

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Kamikaze, harakiri and music
What do we know about the Japanese? Well, except that they tend to make sake, to become suicide bombers and to arrange all living things harakiri? Most likely, all the…

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At the limit of hearing possibilities
French otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis was the first to systematically investigate the influence of high-frequency sounds on the human psyche. According to his theory, the child, floating in amniotic fluid during…

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