The brain is "under jazz»
When jazz musicians improvise, their brains switch off the areas responsible for self-censorship and inhibition of nerve impulses, and instead turn on the areas that open the way for self-expression.…

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The horror and mystery of a Russian folk
On the one hand, fortunately, gone are the days when the concept of "Russian folk music" was reduced to "Play, accordion" and the ensemble "birch". On the other hand, we…

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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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Music and health (part 2)

Russian writer F. M. Dostoevsky told how in 1848 the composer Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka visited the Society of lovers of literature. He then played Chopin, Gluck and his own compositions. And then he broke up and performed his famous “Kamarinskaya”. Dostoevsky listened, and he remembered one of the spring evenings, a strange condition that suddenly came over him, like if you were going home on a dark evening, thoughtlessly and sadly looking around, and suddenly you would hear music. A ball! In brightly lit Windows shadow flicker, heard rustling and shuffling, as if heard whispers seductive ballroom, solid bass buzzing, squealing violin … you pass by, entertained, excited, you have a desire for something, a longing. It’s like you’ve heard life…”. About how music affects the man told us the Russian writer and physician V. V. Veresaev. Continue reading

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…

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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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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…

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Wave of consciousness
Beta waves are the fastest. Their frequency varies, in the classical version, from 14 to 42 Hz (and according to some modern sources - more than 100 Hz). In the…

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