Fundamentals of psychoacoustics. Interesting features of psychoacoustics
Nature has given us legs and arms, to save and defend ourselves - and we invented sport. Nature gave us a sense of height to sort the sounds of the…

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Search for a new sound in the 20th century
The current search for timbre moves to other areas and is associated with the emergence of two completely new ways of making music for the European history of music. The…

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The advent of electronic music
Electronic music owes its birth precisely to experiments with sound. Experiments with sound, or rather with sound vibrations, were essentially closer to science than to music. But it was precisely…

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I draw music

While listening to a piece of music, focus and try to “see” what the music portrays. If this, for example, is “The Seasons” by P. Tchaikovsky, then you may see an autumn landscape, a flying three, an awakening nature, a lark ringing in the sky. When listening to a song, one can always “finish” in the imagination what is more suitable for it: the wide expanse of the landscape, festivities …

Music, like any art, conveys the thoughts of the person who created it, the thoughts and feelings of those whom it depicts (in song, dance, opera, symphony). Compare the sounds in the music with the colors in the painting or the melody with the lines in the picture. And to make it even more interesting, draw what you Continue reading

Revitalizing MIDI Drums

Many may rightly argue that the great advantage of sampled, electronic drums is that they don’t force you to use ‘realistic’ rhythmic patterns or drum sounds. Most dance music, for example, is created using incredibly fast, accurate patterns and sounds that have only the most superficial relation to something that can be reproduced by hitting a stretched drum skin with a wooden drumstick. The ability to create rhythms by programming, layer by layer and step by step, of course, offers great scope for imagination and freedom from technical and sound restrictions imposed when it is necessary to play and record a real drummer.

However, it happens that the sound and feeling of a real drum part is required, and circumstances – time, place, lack of funds or lack of a drummer – force people who themselves do not play the drums to “rattle” something in the sequencer. And, although the sequencer part will never be a perfect imitation, there are many things you can do to make it seem more convincing. Continue reading

Christine Linklater Voice Release
The exercises of this system are aimed at releasing the voice from tension, at developing and strengthening it, primarily as a human instrument and as an actor’s tool. It is,…

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Music: tempo, rhythm and meter. About pace, rhythm and meter
The tempo in music is the speed of metric counting units (the ratio of the number of events that happened to the time they took). According to a long tradition,…

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On the perception of sound and music. Sound Perception and Compression
Simple compression methods Traditional lossless compression methods (Huffman, LZW, etc.) are usually poorly applied to compressing audio information (for the same reasons as when compressing visual information). Some lossy compression…

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Cakewalk: working with a stave. About working with the stave at Cakewalk
In Cakewalk, the Staff instrument is one of the most convenient and important means of creating a melody. For musicians using classical musical notes, guitarists who are accustomed to the…

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