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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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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How the Tomatis method accelerates learning foreign languages
On March 25, 1957, the French Academy of Sciences listened to an intriguing speech. They heard about the discoveries of a young specialist-otolaryngologist Alfred A. Tomatis. He discovered laws that…

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In music I am legend, and is an ass

In our time, every second – vocal Affairs expert. We watch “Voice”, “X-Factor”, compilations and master classes on YouTube of the best vocalists in the most different styles of music. We measure the ranges of favorite singers. Someone we blame – “not the one”, and someone give “still!”. This is not Ian Gillan, this is not Axel rose, and where is Whitney Houston?!

It seems that we are well versed in what and how to sing, what is euphonious and what is terrible. We don’t really know a damn thing about it. In our country, what can be done in music, having an idea and demonic performance, perfectly owning a voice apparatus and spitting on the laws of show business, we do not know yet. As it happens in the West – can be traced to the biography of Mike Patton. 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 slightly different melody, sometimes incomprehensible or even cutting hearing. Another reason is the isolation of the Chinese Internet. Most of the European music resources in China are not available without VPN: bandcamp, Youtube, soundcloud and so on and so on. From the outside it may seem that in China there is nothing but the ubiquitous Jackie Chan and his faithful squire Jet Li, and the music is limited to the epic soundtrack of Tao Tung to the film “Hero”. Continue reading

Dark synth: dark synthetic revived the eighties

2010’s can rightly be called the decade of nostalgia for the eighties. And nostalgia is not for discos, but for deeper signs of age — by culture, attitude, naivete, understanding, and a feeling of impending future, and another fear of that future.

Today, the future has already come and turned out to be quite different from what was imagined thirty years ago. On the one hand it is good, and on the other — sad. Machines still do not fly, the galaxy is not inhabited, and artificial intelligence is not so intelligent. Modern “new sincerity” turned out to be more synthetic than synthetic postmodernism of the late twentieth century: the world is ruled by Finance, terror, wars, cataclysms and politics. Continue reading

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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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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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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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Linguistic revival
A foreign language is much more than just new words. We also need to learn in which cases to use certain words, what should be highlighted, in what rhythm to…

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