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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.

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For questions about keeping an instrument or related gear in playable condition.
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For questions concerning tone-altering effects typically used for guitar or bass. Questions should also be tagged with specific effects types if applicable.
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Questions about the music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and secular music during a broad period from roughly the 11th century to present times.
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For question about spontaneous composing in real time, typically during performance.
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For questions centered around the ideas about and classification of distances between two pitch.
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For questions about the process of learning an instrument and musical theory without formal instruction.
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A succession of notes which comprise the principal part in harmonized music.
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For questions about the bass guitar, whether acoustic or electric.
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Learning to make distinctions in pitch and/or rhythm when hearing music.
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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…
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A type of acoustic guitar with nylon (originally gut) strings, rather than classical music played on guitar
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a mechanical wave that is an oscillation of pressure transmitted through some medium (like air or water), composed of frequencies which are within the range of hearing.
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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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For questions about the beginner level of a topic. Note: this tag should always be accompanied by another tag since beginner alone does not give enough information about the question.
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The rate of the beats in a passage of music, sometimes expressed in metronome beats per minute (BPM) and sometimes by the Italian system of names
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a modern electronic musical instrument, different from the electronic keyboard, designed to serve primarily as an alternative to a traditional piano, both in the way it feels to pla…
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In musical notation, a set of sharp or flat symbols placed together at left side of each staff, effectively indicating the default pitch class set of the notes to follow.
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For questions about electronic keyboards and other synthesizing instruments and equipment.
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the measure of the breadth of pitches that a particular human voice can generate.
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the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century f…
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Playing or singing a piece directly from sheet music, without prior rehearsing or studying.
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An electromechanical device for amplifying the vibrations from guitar strings. Pickups can consist of ferromagnetic poles wrapped with copper coils for amplifying the vibrations of steel-based strings…
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For question about understanding tablature notation and the use of it. The question should also be tagged with the general notation tag if the tag limit has not been reached.
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electronic devices that alter how a musical instrument or other audio source sounds. Some effects subtly "color" a sound, while others transform it dramatically.
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For general questions about the electric bass guitar instrument, and associated equipment such as amplifiers. Specific topics include history, general selection criteria, setup and adjustment, playing…
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Activities designed to help develop a skill.
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a member of the woodwind family, and is typically made out of silver or wood.
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For questions about writing a song from end to start and the ideas and techniques behind it.
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A sizable instrumental ensemble that contains sections of string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.
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One of a family of single-reed woodwind instruments with a brass body
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An electronic keyboard that just provides MIDI output to connect to computer or some MIDI-capable instrument, frequently through USB connector. MIDI keyboard does not generate musical sound itself. Ma…
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Fine tuning the relationship between different tracks in a recorded song; including effects, equalization, and volume levels.
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Creating notation for a piece of music based on a performance recording. This can also refer to rewriting music for a different instrumentation than what was originally intended.
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an electronic system designed solely or primarily for recording, editing and playing back digital audio.
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For questions about the underlying pulse of a musical piece. Do not use for questions about rhythm patterns and instead use the rhythm tag.
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The characteristic quality of sound produced by an instrument or performer.