Rhapsody (from the Greek. Rhapsodía – singing or recitation singing epic poems; epic poem, a song of a rhapsody) is a free-form vocal or instrumental work consisting of several contrasting episodes.
Rhapsody is characterized by the alternation of diverse episodes on folk song material. It is as if recreating the performance of an ancient Greek singer-rapeseed.
Rhapsody (Greek rhapsodói, from rhápto – stitch, compose and ode – song), ancient Greek wandering performers of epic poems. Unlike aeds, the Rhapsody recited a chant, without musical accompaniment, the text of epic poems, especially Homer, already enshrined in oral or written tradition. In the classical era of Ancient Greece (5–4 centuries BC), the art of Rhapsody became part of theatrical art and lasted until the beginning of late antiquity (1st century AD), assuming the character of musical meloeclamation. 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 piece. 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
Sophisticated musicians pay attention not only to quality, but also convenience and comfort, as well as compliance with real instruments: full dimension, hammer keyboard. Perhaps they are concerned not so much with additional functions, but with the keyboard as a musical instrument.
That is why such users prefer to buy large keyboards, sometimes which do not have such a wide range of additional functions, like the Axiom models.
The professional keyboard for musicians is the Keystation Pro 88. Unlike the Axiom models, the Keystation keyboards focus on the number of keys. Continue reading