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
MIDI keyboard (Modern instrument for the musician)
We all know synthesizers, which are “electronic pianos” with many special effects and functions.
The whole charm of the synthesizer lies in the fact that it can autonomously act as a musical instrument, providing good sound from almost any timbre.
There are also disadvantages, the main of which is the relatively high cost of a good synthesizer and its significant dimensions. Continue reading
Every day dozens of tunes are composed in the world. Most of them, having sounded a short time, are forgotten. The best tracks are added to the lists of loved ones from generations of listeners. They remain popular for many decades and sound in all corners of the planet not only in old recordings, but also in the form of cover versions. Singers and musicians specializing in playing popular tunes are called cover bands. The members of such groups are distinguished by exceptional professionalism, absolute musical ear, and the widest repertoire. They are more than professionals, they are virtuosos. Continue reading