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The "baritone" member of the string or violin family, played upright between the legs. Short for violoncello.
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a fippled end-blown flute from the woodwind family. The most common recorders are the Descant and the Treble.
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a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played by a single player.
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How loud the music sounds to our ears.
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Sibelius: music notation software developed by Avid Technology.
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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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available for a given instrument, voice, or ensemble.
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Questions about the practice or preparatory performance of a musical piece for later public performance to ensure that all details of the performance are adequately prepared.
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The art of making stringed instruments.
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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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A genre of rock music that usually can be recognized from a thick, massive sound, highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos and emphatic beat with deliberate stresses.
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Andalusian style of dancing, and the style of music that accompanies the dance.
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an electronic system designed solely or primarily for recording, editing and playing back digital audio.
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a device used on the neck of a stringed (typically fretted) instrument to shorten the playable length of the strings, hence raising the pitch.
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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 action of labeling a chord with a name.
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The bowed stringed instruments usually found in a modern orchestra: violin, viola, cello, and double bass.
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A large musical instrument having ranks of tuned pipes sounded by air from a windchest, and played using one or more keyboards and commonly a pedalboard to produce a wide range of timbres. The ranks o…
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Device for producing a steady rhythm in a precise number of beats per minute which can be calibrated by the user
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a shaped stick with horsehair or other material stretched between its ends, which is used to stroke the string and create sound
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a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the …
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4/4 time with a backbeat (emphasis on the off-beats, beats 2 and 4). It developed from "Race" Music (now called Rhythm&Blues) in the 1950s. The electric guitar is, in a sense, the…
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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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The component of a string instrument that separates the strings from, while transmitting vibrations to, the body. Also a part of a piece of music, but don't use this tag for such questions.
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Questions related to bending notes.
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The calibrated distance between the open strings of a cordophon and the surface of the fingerbord or frets
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a musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work. It may differ from the original work by means of reharmonization, melodic paraphrasing, orchestration, or devel…
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Preparing to perform music without relying on written notation during performance
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For questions regarding the creation, recording, mixing, and mastering of music.
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Any unwanted sound from a musical instrument, the environment, people etc
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The rhythmic organization of music into regularly recurring measures dictated by a time signature.
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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), composer whose work spanned the boundary between the Classical and Romantic eras.
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the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument of the viol family in the modern symphony orchestra.
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Distortion effects create "warm", "dirty" and "fuzzy" sounds by compressing the peaks of an electric musical instrument's sound wave and adding overtones.