SOUVENIR FOR A MUSIC FAN: A VINYL PLATE
The methods of recording sound and its carriers have come a long way in evolution. Currently, sound recordings are in digital format and have left vinyl records far behind. But this does not apply to true connoisseurs of music and the quality of its sound. True music lovers still prefer vinyl records, and more and more young people of today are showing interest in them.
Souvenir for the music lover – a vinyl record will be the best gift for music people. Therefore, choosing a gift, keep this in mind.
The digital recordings that we use today, it would seem, should have long replaced vinyl as well as tape tapes. But the situation is completely different. Despite the fact that digital recordings are compact and you can listen to them in any environment and at any time, in the 2000s the circulation of vinyl records doubled. And the number of collectors of this type of recordings has also grown. What is the reason for this?
Everything can be explained as follows. Digital and analog recording methods have significant differences. So, the sound itself obtained by these methods is different. When recording in digital format, sound loses the frequency range that vinyl retains. The sound reproduced on vinyl is the closest to live. Only for this, good equipment and a quality plate without defects are necessary.
Now, the first gramophone record made of celluloid is stored in the Washington Museum. In the 40s there was an improvement in technology, and records began to be produced from a material called vinyl. Superiority in this matter belongs to the well-known company Columbia. On disks from the new material, it was possible to record many songs of one or more artists.
A souvenir for a music lover in the form of a vinyl record will be welcome, because they value vinyl not only for sound quality. Listening to the record creates a special, incomparable atmosphere. This is a whole ritual: the plate is pulled out of the package, put on the player, dust is removed from it with a pillow, then the needle is lowered. At the same time, you can comfortably sit in an armchair with a cup of tea or coffee. And enjoy your favorite music. In addition, the records can be shown to friends, sorting through them in turn and telling a story associated with it.
When choosing musical souvenirs for music lovers, such as old Russian instruments, for example, you need to know their interests well. This will allow you to make a pleasant surprise to the person being presented and to please yourself.
Among the various musical souvenirs that tourists take away from our country, the balalaika takes pride of place. This is a kind of symbol of our folk musical culture. And for people who are fond of folk art of different countries in all its manifestations, the Russian balalaika will be interesting. Souvenir balalaika usually have the appropriate design. They are beautifully and brightly decorated with patterns and Russian folk ornaments. Also a distinctive feature of such musical instruments is that they can be reduced in size and can not be played. For true music lovers, the best souvenir will be a real instrument. And if it is also an old Russian instrument, then it gains double value. This folk musical instrument is the keeper of the long history of its appearance and development, which this article is devoted to.
The history of the balalaika began so long ago that now it’s even impossible to say exactly when it appeared and who invented it. Most likely, it was invented by peasants and buffoons. These people earned their living by traveling around the country and cheering people at fairs. On the balalaika it was possible to play the sounds of funny melodies, to which the ditties were sung.
The name of the instrument corresponds to the music that can be played on it. It is consonant with such ancient Russian terms as joking and joking. These words determine the nature of the balalaika. It is a light, fun and fun tool. On his way of being, he went through a lot. At one time, all old instruments were removed from the houses by the Grand Duke Alexei Mikhailovich and burned. Peasants who did not voluntarily surrender them were sent into exile. Then came the time of calm from the repressions, and the balalaika again amused the people with its sound. Until the mid-19th century, the favorite instrument of the people was again forgotten, until a nobleman heard the balalaika game. His name is Vasily Andreev.
Struck by the sound of the balalaika, which has only 3 strings, Andreev decided to further improve its sound. He turns to the capital’s master of violins, but he refused to work with an instrument, in his opinion, noble. But, having heard its sound, the master changed his mind and created a new one. Vasily Andreev made a great contribution to the popularization of this original Russian instrument. Balalaikas were given to soldiers who went to the front, and then left them to use. So the number of people who know how to play the marvelous balalaika has grown many times.