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…

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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 therapy (part 1)
I have a rare profession for our country - music therapist. I was convinced that the creators of great melodies are powerful healers who are able to help a person…

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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 – including those whose idea of the middle ages is quite far from reality. But, perhaps, just because of this “medieval music”, including its dark hypostasis, boasts a considerable variety of shades.

It’s funny, but the term “medieval music” is not quite accurate: most often it means either folk, that is, the performance of folk music and the composition of their songs “in the same spirit”, or something like lute music of the Renaissance. The real “medieval music” sounds completely different – it is, for example, Gregorian chants. Continue reading

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

Opening the massive door, entered the porch, climbed the stairs, found the room where the performance was. The doctor’s office could not be called this room: on the walls – paintings, at the tables – the bowed heads of young people who painted portraits, landscapes. At the piano sat a girl and played.

What is this – art school? No. The friendly, imposing man who approached me introduced himself: psychotherapist, head of the laboratory of the Institute of psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor of the Milan University of new medicine and Lomonosov Moscow state University Vladimir Leonidovich Raikov. 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…

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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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Musically gifted brain
Just as short-term learning increases the number of neurons that respond to sound, long-term learning increases the responses of nerve cells and even causes physical changes in the brain. Brain…

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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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