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A type of acoustic guitar with nylon (originally gut) strings, rather than classical music played on guitar
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Composition in real time, during performance
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For questions about the bass guitar, whether acoustic or electric.
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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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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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types of scales, coupled with sets of characteristic melodic behaviors.
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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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Activities designed to help develop a skill.
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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 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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An electromechanical device for amplifying the vibrations from guitar strings. Pickups can consist of ferromagnetic poles wrapped with copper coils for amplifying the vibrations of steel-based strings…
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Learning to make distinctions in pitch and/or rhythm when hearing music.
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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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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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A succession of notes which comprise the principal part in harmonized music.
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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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For questions about electronic keyboards and other synthesizing instruments and equipment.
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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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For questions relating to the class of electronically-synthesized music genres. Specific genres should be tagged where appropriate.
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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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For questions about studying the intricacies of a piece of music. Questions should also be tagged with a more specif form of analysis if applicable.
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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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One of a family of single-reed woodwind instruments with a brass body
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Playing or singing a piece directly from sheet music, without prior rehearsing or studying.
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Questions about restoring an instrument from damage to a playable or like-new condition.
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For questions about the process of learning an instrument and musical theory without formal instruction.
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the measure of the breadth of pitches that a particular human voice can generate.
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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 free music engraving program, part of the GNU Project. Code formatting on this site is currently broken; workarounds can be found on meta.
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Playing stringed instruments with a plectrum.
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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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Questions related to playing the (chromatic or diatonic) harmonica.
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The characteristic quality of sound produced by an instrument or performer.
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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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A musical instrument that produces sound by means of vibrating strings. Use this for questions about the category, rather than for a specific instrument.
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a member of the woodwind family, and is typically made out of silver or wood.