Strengthening cathartic experiences with music
One glance at a person who has in his memory a painful experience, actualized in the present, is enough to determine the presence of this experience. Usually, a person tries…

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What is the secret of the fascinating power of music?
Music surrounds us everywhere. At the sound of a powerful orchestral crescendo, tears come to my eyes and goosebumps run down my back. The musical accompaniment enhances the artistic expressiveness…

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Music video: five new recordings of the classics
No, perhaps, nothing is more melancholy than a textbook, played stupidly on notes with only one care - not to fix. As there is nothing more depressing than a modern…

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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

At the limit of hearing

The French otolaryngologist, Alfred Tomatis, was the first to systematically investigate the effect on the human psyche of high-frequency sounds.

According to his theory, a child, floating in an amniotic fluid during fetal development, hears a lot of sounds that become unavailable to him after birth – the mother’s breath, the beating of her heart, voice, the noise from the work of internal organs, etc. Continue reading

On the topic of the day: four new jazz albums
Jazzman - in principle, people are not indifferent to everything in life (and what will happen after it). Otherwise, they are not jazzmen. Which, however, does not prevent them from…

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Drummer on the hunt: five albums of leading drummers according to professionals
Most of all music jokes - about drummers and bass players. The rhythm section is an eternal source for exercises in homebrew humor. They themselves - the guys, as a…

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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…

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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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