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A string instrument with strings perpendicular to the soundboard. For questions regarding the free reed wind instrument, use the "harmonica" tag.
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A group of musicians improvising together with little or no predefined arrangement or structure.
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a piece of music with a strong regular rhythm which in origin was expressly written for marching to and most frequently performed by a military band.
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a playing technique for guitar and bass guitar, executed by placing the side of the picking hand below the little finger across the strings to be plucked, very close to the bridge, an…
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A a pear-shaped, fretless stringed instrument, somewhat similar to lute.
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a wind musical instrument, a type of vessel flute. Variations exist, but a typical ocarina has four to twelve finger holes and a mouthpiece that projects from the body. It is traditiona…
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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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The process of playing music, usually prepared, for a small group of trained individuals in order to determine admittance into a musical group
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A cajón (Spanish pronunciation: [kaˈxon] (Ka-hon), "box", "crate" or "drawer") is nominally a six sided, box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, played by slapping the front or rear fac…
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A bass non-transposing instrument of the oboe family with a double reed.
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a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch.
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Musical Examination as part of a grading or entry procedure.
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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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Staccato signifies a note of shortened duration, separated by silence from the note that may follow.
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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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a microtonal interval, half the size of the smallest step in western music culture.
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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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To transpose a fragment of music means to shift it into another key, maintaining the same intervals between the notes.
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an early electronic musical instrument controlled without discernible physical contact from the player.
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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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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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Style-period of Western music written between the years of approximately 1400 and 1600