Tubes with single or double tongues are known, apparently, from ancient times. The oldest surviving instruments of this type are two silver pipes found in the Sumerian royal cemetery in Ur and dating to 2800 BC. These tubes paired and had double tongues. Later, similar tubes made of metal, wood or bone appeared in Egypt, Asia Minor, Greece, India and the Far East. The main wind instrument in Ancient Greece was Avlos (the ancient Roman name is Tibia), often incorrectly called a flute. It consisted of two tubes with double tongues, which were played simultaneously, with one of the tubes giving a monotonous bass accompaniment for the other. A similar bourdon accompaniment has become a distinctive feature of another instrument with a double tongue – bagpipes. Ancient pipes became the forerunners of reed instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Continue reading
Classical music has the most complete positive effect on all organs of the human body. This influence has been noticed for a long time and, according to scientists, the effect is sometimes just miraculous.
A person feels the greatest benefit when listening to the works of composers: Mozart, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Debussy, Schubert and Schumann.
It is believed that Mozart’s music will help to quickly acquire new information. Some works by Beethoven, Liszt, and Oginsky Polonaise remove a headache. Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius will help to fall asleep. The memory from frequent listening to Vivaldi is restored. Continue reading