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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

For questions about how music works, seeking to identify structures and patterns in music. Used to indicate questions about musical concepts and structures, as opposed to techniques and execution.
For questions about guitar playing in general. For questions specifically about electric guitars, see "electric-guitar". For questions specifically about acoustic guitars with or without pickup system…
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For questions about music written for piano, playing the piano, maintenance of a piano, or other general questions about pianos.
For questions about visual representation of music and its uses. If the question is about a specific type of notation like tablature, that should also be tagged. Questions about how to input specific …
For general questions about chords like how to play them, construct them, or what symbols represent them. For more in depth analysis of the ideas behind chords themselves, please use the chord-theory …
For questions specifically about solid-body or semi-acoustic electric guitars. For acoustic and electro-acoustic guitars, or guitar playing in general, see the "guitar" tag.
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For questions about the "vertical" aspects of music and how to build and study them.
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For questions about ways to use one's instrument or voice precisely to produce a desired musical effect.
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For questions about playing, understanding, or studying scales.
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For questions about the theory behind building and naming chords. Do not use for questions about how to physically play a chord or chord progression on an instrument.
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Musical notation in written or printed form. Questions asking people to find or transcribe (make) sheet music for a particular song are off-topic.
Questions related to the use of the human voice as an instrument (singing).
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For questions about sequences of chords, and the relationship of one chord to the next. Typically questions about chord progressions should also be tagged harmony if asking about in depth concepts abo…
For questions about the terms used to describe music or the language used within the musical field. Questions about symbols should use the "notation" tag.
For questions about the creation of new music and the techniques used to do so.
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For questions about practicing or practice techniques.
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Movement or procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat, accent, or the like.
For questions about usage of LilyPond, the free music engraving program. Code formatting on this site is not intended for LilyPond; workarounds can be found on meta. Questions may also necessitate the…
Learning is the act of acquiring or developing skills and knowledge.
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An original American music style that originated in the early 20th century by improvisation and syncopation.
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The system of pitches used by an instrument or in a piece of music, or the practice of adjusting the pitches that instruments or voices produce to be in accordance with the chosen system. When relevan…
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An acoustic guitar is a guitar that uses only acoustic methods to project the sound produced by its strings, as opposed to one that requires an amplifier.
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For questions about choosing which finger(s) to use when playing an instrument. This tag can apply to pressing a key (of a keyboard), to stop a string, or the set of fingers to use to produce a partic…
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The violin is the best known bowed string instrument. It is the smallest of the string instruments normally used in orchestral music. It is used in all music styles and is very common in classical, co…
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MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a protocol used to allow music hardware, software and other equipment to communicate with each other.
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Numeric ratio indicating the subdivision of measures according to groups of beats.
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For questions about key signatures, scales, modes and similar topics. Most questions should also be tagged with "theory".
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Questions relating to the process or action of recording music live or in the studio.
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Flexible material that provides vibrations in string instruments
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For questions about amplifiers in a musical setting. If the question is about a specific topic of amplifiers like maintenance or repairs those tags should also be included.
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A family of musical instruments both acoustic (piano, harpsichord, etc.) and electronic which is played by depressing keys, each of which represent a musical tone. In electronic music, keyboards are o…
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For questions about how music has developed and changed over time or for questions about concepts and ideas of a historic period of music. Do not use just because the subject of the question is a hist…
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For questions about generalities about instruments or groups of instruments.
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For questions about studying the intricacies of a piece of music. Questions should also be tagged with a more specific form of analysis if applicable.
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Drums are a subset of percussion instruments played by beating a "head" stretched over a hollow "shell."
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For questions about musical computer programs used by musicians for practice, performance, or composition. More popular software will have a specific tag for it. Do not use for software recommendation…
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