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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Why music heals?
Almost everything that happens in nature is connected with the world of sounds. At least in the wild. We can consider it proved that music influences us, plants and animals.…

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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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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 different problems of this world. Seem often shabbily dressed black men in baseball caps and baggy trousers, or the representatives of the new school rap fashion, and bedecked with gold guys. But such a word as” horrorcore ” will come to mind for a very limited number of people.

For many fans of rap will be the news that rap can also be dark, frightening and brutal energy is not inferior to black or death metal. 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.

A related study conducted at Johns Hopkins University, which involved volunteer musicians from the Peabody Institute, and which used the method of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), shed light on the mechanism of creative improvisation that artists use in everyday life.

Jazz musicians improvise and create their own unique riffs by turning off the brakes and turning on creativity. Continue reading

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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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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Three-dimensional sound
Your ears emit sounds! Right now your ears emit different sounds high definition. This recent discovery gave birth to a science that listens to the ears. "It's amazing!"this is how…

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Mozart effect (part 1)
Listening to Mozart's music increases our brain activity. After listening to Mozart, the people who answer the standard IQ test demonstrate increased intelligence. This phenomenon discovered by some scientists was…

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