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Music that does not have a recognizable key center, which does not make use of common-practice, consonant chords in recognizable chord progressions, and which does not follow the common practice of ca…
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an acoustic or electric guitar with 12 strings in 6 courses, which produces a richer, more ringing tone than a standard six-string guitar
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A bass non-transposing instrument of the oboe family with a double reed.
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A particular technique for playing the guitar utilizing a glass or metal cylinder which slides along the strings to stop them at different pitches without pressing the strings to the fingerboard at fi…
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A type of tuba with a wide bell pointing forward above the player's head and circular coils which wrap around the body, resting on the player's left shoulder and right hip. Used in marching bands
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Sustain means to hold a note for a prolonged period of time. Sustain may also refer to the sustain pedal on the piano.
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plugins used within audio software to simulate hardware effects or synthesizers.
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The vocal folds, also known commonly as vocal cords or voice reeds, are composed of twin infoldings of mucous membrane stretched horizontally, from back to front, across the larynx.
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Exercises one does at the start of a practice session or immediately before a performance, to make sure the instrument is ready to play and will stay in tune, and to prepare the performer's body
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A large musical ensemble consisting predominantly of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
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For questions involving specifically studio-related setup and layout.
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Pitched percussion instruments, usually arranged in a set of four, played by one musician. Also known as kettledrums, common in symphony orchestras.
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articulate or enunciate a note distinctly on a wind instrument by interrupting the air flow with the tongue.
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short for Repetitive Strain Injury. Such injuries result from repeated motions, often involving the wrists or fingers, for example: mouse movements or piano playing.
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a model of electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares.
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Staccato signifies a note of shortened duration, separated by silence from the note that may follow.
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For questions related to setting up musical equipment on a stage or other live venue.
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The art of making bows.
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a note that stands out from the rest of the notes surrounding it. It does not have a definitive volume, it is relative to the current dynamic level.
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Questions about keeping appropriate nails, usually to improve playability of an instrument.
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represented as numbers instead of on a staff. Numbered notation is commonly used in Eastern music.