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musical flourishes that are not necessary to carry the overall line of the melody (or harmony), but serve instead to decorate or "ornament" that line.
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Playing a chord rooted with any chord degree except the root on the bass string.
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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 …
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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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a section or complete piece of music played or sung by one musician, with or without additional accompaniment by an ensemble or tape.
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the diameter of a string, a synonym for string-weight.
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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 rapid alternation between two adjacent notes, usually a semitone or tone apart.
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the cultural perception of two or more pitches sounded harmonically that form intervals not expected within the current musical context. These intervals typically occur higher in the har…
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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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The calibrated distance between the open strings of a cordophon and the surface of the fingerbord or frets
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A digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software application developed by Apple
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The study or practice of writing music for an orchestra or of adapting music composed for another medium for an orchestra.
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used to describe the large-scale pacing of a musical work.
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Any unwanted sound from a musical instrument, the environment, people etc
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Preparing to perform music without relying on written notation during performance
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The number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time.
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for physical limitations of the musician, not the instrument.
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An organized ensemble of singers, typically one that takes part in church services or performs regularly in public.
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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 technique which affects the transition or continuity on a single note or between multiple notes.
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Music composed in the Western European style approximately between the years of 1750 and 1820
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a plectrum used for guitars and other string instruments
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Methods and best practices for cleaning a musical instrument. Everyday cleaning maintains an instrument's quality in the long term. Cleaning up an old instrument, even if previously unplayable, can ma…
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a set of words that make up a song, usually consisting of verses and choruses.
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the largest and lowest pitched brass instrument.
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An instrument of the violin family, larger than the violin and tuned a fifth lower which plays on the alto clef generally. Middle voice of violin family.
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A piece of thin cane, metal, or other material, sometimes doubled, that vibrates in a current of air to produce a sound on a musical instrument.
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Questions pertaining to the particular instruments or combination of instruments used in a piece of music or the manner in which a piece is arranged or composed for certain instruments.
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a pair of small loudspeakers that are designed to be held in place close to a user's ears.
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Open-source music notation software, or its accompanying sheet-music sharing website