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 seem to still underestimate neither the stylistic diversity of Russian folk in General, nor the number and quality of its facets, which can please the connoisseur of horror.
Russian folk, senseless and ruthless…. Oh, sorry wrong quote, but still not quite in the subject. But the real truth in it: that motley bunch, which is sometimes referred to as Russian folk, often are not true to the folk and not always refers to the Russian. First, not all groups write in this “style” is generally taken for folk instruments, and secondly, to put it mildly, few use really popular songs, and third, the basis of creativity of many local musicians is, certainly, folklore, but not always domestic. Continue reading
Musical culture in its deep meaning has long gone beyond the circle of music lovers in the modern world. The widespread use of music to influence the human condition has now become almost total. The property of music to influence the human condition is now used in therapeutic sessions, advertising, movies, etc.
Insufficiently deeply studied by modern psychological science direction of music therapy and music suggestion brings, including unexpected results of the use of music to influence the state of consciousness, especially on a mass scale. Continue reading