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    Hip Hop

    3Hip Hop (eng. hip-hop) is a youth subculture that appeared in the late 1970s among the African Americans.

    The terms ” rap ” and “hip hop” are often used interchangeably, which leads to erroneous understanding and confuses the reader. The first refers to a musical style, and the second refers to the subculture as a whole.

    There are several versions of the origin of the word ” hip-hop “.

    One of the popular versions is the story about what one served in the U.S. Army friends known DJ, listened to the samples and sang the recitative “hip/hop/hip/hop” (similar to “left, right, left, right”). DJ, hearing this, began to use the term for its rhythmic music that has been picked up by other DJs.

    The very phrase “hip-hop” reflects a certain “jumping” his rhythm, a kind of dance styles, which enable it to be clearly distinguished from the popular style of “Disco”. Continue reading

    9When I met American drummer Gregg Bandana, we knew about him is that he played and recorded with the famous avant-garde artist and innovator of jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, the same man who was turned into a cymbal orchestra of any tool. It was a unique case in the history of jazz: the great pianist has included in its album of the works of another artist and allowed him to play solos in two songs. But this glorious episode in the history of jazz has its own prehistory.

    Gregg Bendian was born in 1963 in new Jersey. In the family music sounded all day: parents Gregg Martin and Patricia listened to everything from Tchaikovsky to Sinatra and the Beatles to miles Davis. This could not affect future preferences Gregg. Luckily for him, the school where he studied, was developed system of art education, and the boy opened up a new world of music.

    When I met American drummer Gregg Bandana, we knew about him is that he played and recorded with the famous avant-garde artist and innovator of jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, the same man who was turned into a cymbal orchestra of any tool. It was a unique case in the history of jazz: the great pianist has included in its album of the works of another artist and allowed him to play solos in two songs. But this glorious episode in the history of jazz has its own prehistory. Continue reading

    "Orchestra" and musical style Svetlana Surganova has updated its “Orchestra” and musical style

    Svetlana Surganova opened in St. Petersburg a new club called "Astronaut" and changed half of his "Orchestra". And it is even said in an exclusive interview about how you spent the summer.

    – Light, small essay on the topic "How I spent my summer?”…

    – In the summer I rowed.

    – I hope the money?

    “Of course not! Literally I rowed. I have an inflatable boat. It’s big and roomy, but the motor on it there, but there are two paddles. We visited a suburban lake in Toksovo and in Roshchino. Then from St. Petersburg heat for eight days were rescued in Portugal. Gorgeous ocean, warm, friendly. We hours out of the water, although usually cool the water in the Atlantic. Many kilometers of beach was full. People communicated with the sea. I walked on the beach. In my ears was Vera Polozkova with her "Photosynthesis". I worked on her own memory, learned poems by heart. Extremely consciously spent hours. I advise everyone who wants to tan well, do not lie seals, move. Continue reading

    13What are the different styles of music? Musical style – the notion of succinct and comprehensive. It can be defined as a figure of unity, the totality of means of artistic expression and ideological content through the language of music.

    The concept of style of music is so widespread that itself begs the relation: this term refers to different eras, genres, schools, and of individual composers and even performers. Let’s try to understand what are the different styles of music.

    The style of the era

    The concept of style of the era focuses on the historical aspect. There are many classifications, some of which highlight the major historical periods in the development of music (Renaissance, Baroque, classicism, modernity, etc.), while others are crushed history of music in a relatively small periods previously identified in other art disciplines (romanticism, impressionism, modernism, etc.).

    A classic example of the style of the era is Baroque music, the characteristics of which is the interest in the inner world of the personality, the dramatic, high-contrast image of the forces of nature, the development of Opera and instrumental music (C. Monteverdi, A. Vivaldi, G. F. Handel). Continue reading