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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Auditory therapy of A. Tomatis (part 3)
Motor skill The vestibule, which is part of the inner ear, is responsible for the balance, coordination and position of the body. These signs will help to identify the presence…

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In healthy skin - healthy hearing (part 2)
Why is it necessary? All sounds stimulate the delicate bones located in the middle ear. Sometimes, when the eardrum is damaged, the bones of the middle ear can be stimulated…

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method of Tomatis

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 at the calendar and without straining imagination: well, for example, a lot of new music came out, but most of it did not cause much interest, quite a lot – listened to on rewind… But surely there were records that were delayed in your playlist.

Summing up the results of the year, DARKER once again offers you a survey of our authors: what impressed us the most this year, what we consider the best albums of the year. It is clear that these lists will be impregnated with subjectivity for all 140 percent – but it is absolutely normal. Continue reading

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 must somehow function in speech. And perhaps, first of all, it is necessary to look for manifestations of sound-color halos in poetry: where the sound side is especially important. The effect of zvukovya may play a role in the case, when in the poem creates a particular color pattern, and the pattern of the vowels of the verse should be supported, “light up” the picture with the sounds of the corresponding color. Continue reading

Auditory therapy of A. Tomatis (part 1)

About 40 years ago, the French otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis made some amazing discoveries that gave impetus to the development of the method of Tomatis. This method has different names: “auditory training”, “auditory excitation” or “auditory therapy”. Its purpose is to re-educate the person in the process of listening, which improves the ability to learn and master languages, to communicate, increases creativity and has a positive effect on the social behavior of the individual.

The Tomatis Method has helped thousands of children suffering from hearing problems, speech disorders, attention deficit disorder (DKV), autism, as well as motor disorders. Continue reading

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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Tell me honestly, what do you associate the words "Italian music"with? Opera? Well, most likely, dissemble. Disco? That's more likely. Nevertheless, a significant part of the Italian musicians can in…

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Sounds that are not
Let's listen to a tape of spiritual music — Tibetan monks or Gregorian singing. If you listen, you can hear the voices merge, forming one pulsating tone. This is one…

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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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