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Questions tagged [ensemble]

Mostly in classical music groups of two or more players are called "ensembles". Other styles of music tend to use ""band" or "concert band" instead. If the ensemble is big enough, "chamber orchestra" or even "orchestra" is used instead. The term is also use as opposite to "solo".

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Is this a reasonable start to my string quartet? [closed]

This is what I have of my string quartet so far. I am using Musescore for composing this, so I put in 100 measures because I didn't know how long the first movement of the string quartet would be. If ...
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Why are most string quartets in a key with few accidentals?

The most accidentals I have seen in a string quartet is 4 flats or sharps. Now I have been told that this is because C major, G major, D major and A major are the easiest keys on a string instrument ...
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Name for ensemble of the same instrument

When arranging music, is there a commonly accepted or easy to understand name for an ensemble (be it a trio, duet, quartet, etc.) which contains all of the same instrument? For example, how could you ...
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What is the difference between Ensemble and Orchestra?

Both the definitions imply a group of musicians playing a piece together. If i am inferring it wrong, kindly clarify the difference.
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What are some common hand signals for communicating within a small ensemble?

Playing in a small group, I already know and use the gesture of pointing to my head to indicate "play the head" or "go back to the beginning". If the ensemble is playing songs containing intro, verse,...