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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Equalizers and their application
Graphic equalizer is a multi-range corrector of the amplitude-frequency characteristics of electric sound signals. The boundaries of the full range of frequencies in which the amplitude-frequency characteristic is corrected are…

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Sound and music. A bit of theory about sound and music
PHYSICAL BASIS OF SOUND The word "sound" defines two concepts: the first is sound as a physical phenomenon; the second is sound as sensation. 1) During the vibration of an…

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About sound synthesis methods. Sound Synthesis Methods

A single-voice or monophonic synthesizer is a synthesizer that can play only one note at a time, that is, you will not play a chord on such a synthesizer. Rather, you take it, but only one of the notes of the chord will sound. As a rule, the notes will alternate, for example, you have several chords in different keys, from which a melody or some kind of pad is composed.

A polyphonic or polyphonic synthesizer is capable of playing several notes at the same time (no more than Continue reading

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 world around us – and we invented music. ”
W. Hartman

The task of the sound engineer — together with the composer and performer — is to create a sound image and transmit it to the listener using sound recording, sound reinforcement, broadcasting, soundtracks for film and television, etc. Continue reading

Musical performance and its problems. About musical performance

Performing as a special kind of artistic activity does not exist in all arts. In painting
for example, it is inseparable from creativity: to create a picture is what it means to “fulfill” it. Once in music, the creation and performance of a work did not separate from each other: in ancient times, a musician sang or played what he composed, improvised.

But the creation of a painter or sculptor is embodied in material that has been preserved for centuries, and the material of music (sound) lives while it sounds. Unsound, a piece of music ceases to really exist, disappears. To hear it again, it needs to be revived each time again, to make it sound again. The ability to do this is what is called the performing art. It’s clear now why performance (as special Continue reading

Articulation
The word "articulation" means "articulation", "connection". This is an oversimplified assessment of the complex activity of the body, in which thoughts are transformed into words. And a lot here depends…

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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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Music and hypnotic state. Musical hypnosis
Hypnosis (Greek hypnos — dream) An altered state of consciousness characterized by a narrowing of its volume and presumably sharp focus on the content of the suggestion. Hypnosis occurs as…

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What is a pastoral?
Pastoral - (Latin pastoralis, French pastorale, shepherd, rural) - a genre in literature, painting, music and in the theater, poeticizing a peaceful and simple rural life. Pastoral can be called:…

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