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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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Distortion effects create "warm", "dirty" and "fuzzy" sounds by compressing the peaks of an electric musical instrument's sound wave and adding overtones.
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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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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 rhythmic organization of music into regularly recurring measures dictated by a time signature.
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Preparing to perform music without relying on written notation during performance
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Questions related to bending notes.
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Changing key in the middle of a piece of music.
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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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Any unwanted sound from a musical instrument, the environment, people etc
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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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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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a musical symbol used to indicate the set of pitches of written notes.
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The number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time.
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Music composed in the Western European style approximately between the years of 1750 and 1820
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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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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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The rapid alternation between two adjacent notes, usually a semitone or tone apart.
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Open-source music notation software, or its accompanying sheet-music sharing website
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used to describe the large-scale pacing of a musical work.
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for physical limitations of the musician, not the instrument.
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a plectrum used for guitars and other string instruments
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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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Questions about instruments in the Accordion family. Including Piano accordion, Chromatic button accordion, Diatonic button accordion (Melodeon), Bayan, and Cajun accordion.
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The technique which affects the transition or continuity on a single note or between multiple notes.
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The ability to identify [tag:pitch] without having to make a comparison to a reference note. Also colloquially called *perfect pitch*.
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A melodic and/or harmonic configuration at the end of a phrase, section, or piece of music.
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Relating to notes not belonging to the diatonic scale of the key in which the passage is written.
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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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