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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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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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How loud the music sounds to our ears.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Preparing to perform music without relying on written notation during performance
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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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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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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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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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Directing the performance of a piece of music or a musical ensemble by way of visible gestures.
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The clarinet was invented around 1700 and has since become one of the most versatile wind instruments. It can be found in orchestra, band, jazz, klezmer, Indian traditional music, etc. The clarinet's …