Basics of psychoacoustics
The task of the sound engineer, together with the composer and performer, is to create a sound image and transfer it to the listener with the help of sound recording, sound amplification, broadcasting, soundtrack of cinema and television, etc.
Various directions of modern acoustics are involved in the problems of origin, transmission and perception of sounds, one of which is musical acoustics, which studies the creation of musical sounds (acoustics of musical instruments, acoustics of speech and singing, electroacoustics); transmission of sounds (architectural acoustics, sound recording, amplification and broadcasting, etc.) and sound perception (psychoacoustics – acoustics of hearing). Continue reading
Hits are born at home
The problem of learning is one of the most important, but, unfortunately, the least lit, which often leads to deplorable results in terms of creative growth: without setting the proper basis at the very beginning, it will not be easy to get on the right track. The first thing you need to decide is how seriously do you plan to master musical science. If the case is limited to the execution of simple melodies, then, in fact, any device will do – regardless of the type of mechanics and the number of octaves. But if your intentions are more solid, then this is completely different. In such a situation, an instrument with 88 keys (7 octaves) of “heavy” hammer mechanics is necessary, which, as far as tactile sensations are concerned, is as close as possible to a real piano one. Continue reading
Musical performance and its problems
Performance 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 piece were not separated from each other: in ancient times, a musician sang or played what he himself composed and improvised.
But the creation of a painter or sculptor is embodied in the material that preserves it for centuries, and the material of music (sound) lives while it sounds. Continue reading