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Guitar technique where the thumb and fingers are used to play the strings instead of a pick or plectrum.
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Questions relating to the uses, history, types, or analysis of counterpoint.
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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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Creating notation for a piece of music based on a performance recording. This can also refer to rewriting music for a different instrumentation than what was originally intended.
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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist.
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A time period in Western art music spanning between 1600-1760 CE, approximately.
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properly in tune.
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an acoustic-to-electric transducer or sensor that converts sound into an electrical signal. It is the first step in the signal chain, after the sound source itself, for recording sound…
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A sign indicating a momentary departure from the key signature by raising or lowering a note. The term can also indicate the note raised or lowered.
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For questions relating to forming, working with and performing as an ensemble of musicians. For larger groups, especially in classical and jazz music, see "orchestra".
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An electronic keyboard that just provides MIDI output to connect to computer or some MIDI-capable instrument, frequently through USB connector. MIDI keyboard does not generate musical sound itself. Ma…
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A sizable instrumental ensemble that contains sections of string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.
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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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turn electric signals into audible sound waves.
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A group of wind instruments that includes flutes and all reed instruments (saxophone, bassoon, etc).
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an electronic system designed solely or primarily for recording, editing and playing back digital audio.
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How loud the music sounds to our ears.
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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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For questions about the underlying pulse of a musical piece.
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managing/improving the sound in the case where the music is being performed live, in front of an audience.
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Musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a hand-held or pedal-operated stick or beater, by shaking, or by rubbing.
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The scholarly study of music, particularly different musical cultures and traditions
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For questions generally relating to systems of note frequency assignment.
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Questions about how to teach music
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Fine tuning the relationship between different tracks in a recorded song; including effects, equalization, and volume levels.
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Professional adjustment and calibration of multiple parts of an instrument, by a qualified repair technician or luthier, in order to make sure that the instrument is easy to play and has the best into…
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The craft of writing multipart music such that all notes are transitioned to in a "smooth" or "harmonious" manner consistent with common practice harmony.
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One of a family of small four-string chordophones with nylon or gut strings, originating in Hawaii.
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Questions pertaining to written or printed works about learning or studying music and theory.
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The physical science of sound production, behavior, and mechanics.
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electronic devices that alter how a musical instrument or other audio source sounds. Some effects subtly "color" a sound, while others transform it dramatically.
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For questions about writing a song from end to start and the ideas and techniques behind it.
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The shifting of a melody, a harmonic progression or an entire musical piece to another key, while maintaining the same tone structure, i.e. the same succession of whole tones and semitones and remaini…
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A brass wind instrument with a cylindrical bore expanding into a bell and bent twice in a U shape, whose length can be varied by a slide.