Brain "under the jazz"
When jazz musicians improvise, areas that are responsible for self-censorship and inhibition of nerve impulses are turned off in their brain, and instead, areas that open the way for self-expression…

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Why music is no longer recorded as before?
When old music lovers complain about songs nominated for a Grammy this year, there is a reason. The time has come for the annual Grammy Award, and, as always, the…

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Camera obscura: four new albums with classics
Let's talk about the chamber genre. Trio, quartet, quintet - that's all. The spring of 2019 brought a lot of beauty in this field: Shostakovich's canonical quintet, Yevgeny Kissin's only…

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Music for the brain – as a foreign language

The brain perceives music as another foreign language. This is the conclusion reached by scientists from the University of Liverpool, who investigated the brain area, which was previously considered to be associated exclusively with the function of speech, among musicians. It turned out that they, regardless of the instrument they owned, had more gray matter in this area of ​​the brain than people who are far from music. Continue reading

Musical hallucinations
It happens, probably with everyone, which is already there. Any Praskovia girl will hook, spin, spin, and stop. Another thing is when the melody starts to sound continuously and is…

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Sounds that energize the brain
“Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, an eminent French hearing expert. This means that we can use music as a…

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Musical hallucinations
It happens, probably with everyone, which is already there. Any Praskovia girl will hook, spin, spin, and stop. Another thing is when the melody starts to sound continuously and is…

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In the dark alleys: five new jazz albums
April is full of intoxicating spirit of renewal. And this happens every year. And, thank God, for over a hundred years at this time there are new jazz albums. April…

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