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Short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, a standard for connecting electronic instruments (including computers)
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Numeric ratio indicating the subdivision of measures according to groups of beats
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The theory behind building and naming chords.
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Questions about the music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and secular music during a broad period from roughly the 11th century to present times.
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Composition in real time, during performance
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For questions relating to electrical sub-systems of many common musical instruments, as well as to aspects of professional audio amplification.
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Questions about how playing or listening to music affects a person's mental or physical condition or vice versa, how a state of health affects the ability to play or perform music.
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a form of graphic notation that depicts a fretboard and strings, with numerals indicating where each string should be fretted.
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a modern electronic musical instrument, different from the electronic keyboard, designed to serve primarily as an alternative to a traditional piano, both in the way it feels to pla…
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For general questions about the electric bass guitar instrument, and associated equipment such as amplifiers. Specific topics include history, general selection criteria, setup and adjustment, playing…
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The family of wind instruments that produce their tone through the buzzing of the lips into a mouthpiece. The most common brass instruments are the trumpet, trombone, tuba, and french horn.
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Electromechanical device consisting of ferromagnetic poles wrapped with copper coils, for amplifying the vibrations of steel-based strings, found on chiefly on electric guitars and bass guitars, and d…
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the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century f…
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The rate of the beats in a passage of music, sometimes expressed in metronome beats per minute (BPM) and sometimes by the Italian system of names
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The characteristic quality of sound produced by an instrument or performer.
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Learning to make distinctions in pitch and/or rhythm when hearing music.
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Methods of tuning the open strings on a guitar or other chordophone that differ from what is considered to be standard.
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A musical instrument that produces sound by means of vibrating strings.
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A brass musical instrument with a flared bell and a bright, penetrating tone. The instrument has tubing looped to form a straight-sided coil, with three valves.
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For questions relating to parts of songs in several genres sung by the human voice, as opposed to being played by an instrument. Questions should be tagged with specific genres or more specific aspect…
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Questions about restoring an instrument from damage to a playable or like-new condition.
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One of a family of single-reed woodwind instruments with a brass body
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For questions about key signatures, scales, modes and similar topics. Most questions should also be tagged with "music-theory".
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should be used for questions about creating or modifying instruments and equipment, whether from the perspective of the craftsman or the layman.
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a member of the woodwind family, and is typically made out of silver or wood.
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For questions about electronic keyboards and other synthesizing instruments and equipment.
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Questions related to playing the (chromatic or diatonic) harmonica.
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types of scales, coupled with sets of characteristic melodic behaviors.
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a mechanical wave that is an oscillation of pressure transmitted through some medium (like air or water), composed of frequencies which are within the range of hearing.
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Playing or singing a piece directly from sheet music, without prior rehearsing or studying.
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The name given to the distance between two pitches. Can be expressed in terms of relative scale degrees (minor 3rd, tritone, unison, octave) or exact ratios (3:2, 16:9, 5:4).
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Questions relating to the uses, history, types, or analysis of counterpoint.
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For questions relating to the class of electronically-synthesized music genres, primarily electronic dance music. Specific genres should be tagged where appropriate.
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a thin, long strip of material, usually wood, containing frets that is laminated to the front of the neck of an instrument.
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In musical notation, a set of sharp or flat symbols placed together at left side of each staff, effectively indicating the default pitch class set of the notes to follow.
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Playing a cordophon with a plectrum