The origin of the word “music” is known to everyone: from the Greek “art of muses.” But the question of how this type of art arose was controversial in the last century and the beginning of our century. Some researchers were inclined to believe that music was born from a word excited by human speech; others attributed its origins to the singing of birds and the voices of animals; others saw its beginning in the rhythmic work of people, magic spells, etc.
It is difficult for us to imagine the music of primitive people. After all, then there was no written language and no one could record neither the words of the songs, nor their sounds. We can get the most general idea of this music partly from the surviving traces of the lives of people of those distant times (for example, Continue reading
Scherzo (Italian scherzo – literally “a joke”) is a playful character, can be part of a symphony, sonata, quartet or an independent musical piece in a lively, fast pace, with acutely characteristic rhythmic and harmonic turns, in three parts.
In the music of the XVI-XVII centuries – a small instrumental. So called canzonetta (songs) for one or several singers with humorous verses.
Such scherzo were written by C. Monteverdi, A. Brunelli, B. Marini. Since the beginning of the XVII century. The word “scherzo” also denoted plays for various instruments, close to capriccio (a free-form instrumental piece in a brilliant virtuoso style) with their bizarre change of episodes and moods. Continue reading
Equalizer (English equalize – “equalize”, the general abbreviation is “EQ”), a timbre block is a device or computer program that allows you to increase or decrease the volume of individual zones of the frequency range, equalize the amplitude-frequency characteristic of the sound signal, that is, adjust it (signal) amplitude selectively, depending on frequency.
Born in the 30s, the equalizer is the oldest and most commonly used sound processing by sound engineers. Today, the market lacks a variety of instruments for timbre correction – from a simple bass-treble corrector of the 50s to a sophisticated multi-band equalizer with perfect parameters. At its core, the equalizer is a few electronic filters that allow you to change the amplitude-frequency response of a sound device. Over the past half century, the equalizer circuitry has improved tremendously, trying to satisfy the increased demands of the audio industry. Continue reading