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I've been googling for the last 2 minutes and I just can't come up with anything that talks about "shots". Maybe this is a local Toronto term. Here's the definition as I understand it. A shot is when all members of the band accent a particular section note or group of notes. This can be done in unison or not. What is the proper term for this? Yes, I understand that you could call it an accent, but that's not how it would be said if you were playing in a band.

Here's an example (although it's not a super strong example):

(Beyonce - Love On Top @ 1:15)

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I have heart "hits" used in a similar context. In rock its usually a riff. –  Charles Sep 6 at 23:53
    
Yeah, I've used that too, but I couldn't find anything on that either :( –  02fentym Sep 6 at 23:54
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"stab" is also related en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestra_hit –  Charles Sep 7 at 0:03
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Awesome...thanks so much. Perhaps, you should copy your answer in the answer section so I can checkmark your answer. –  02fentym Sep 7 at 0:05

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Try "hits". I looked up "orchestra hits" for a more specific answer, as searching Google for just hits in a music context will often lead to "greatest hits."

"Stab" is also related: "Orchestra hit" on Wikipedia

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I wonder if it's a Euro/US breakdown. 'Stab' is the term I've heard in the UK. –  Chris Sep 7 at 19:16

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