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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.
For questions concerning the musical modes. These can include historical views of mode by the Greeks or the various rotations of scale collections. Questions about historical views of mode should also…
For questions centered around the ideas about and classification of distances between two pitch.
For questions about keeping an instrument or related gear in playable condition.
A succession of notes which comprise the principal part in harmonized music.
Playing or singing in front of an audience.
For question about spontaneous composing in real time, typically during performance.
For questions concerning tone-altering effects typically used for guitar or bass. Questions should also be tagged with specific effects types if applicable.
Learning to make distinctions in pitch and/or rhythm when hearing music.
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
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.
For questions about the bass guitar, whether acoustic or electric.
A type of acoustic guitar with nylon (originally gut) strings, rather than classical music played on guitar
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.
The craft of writing multipart music such that all notes are transitioned to in a "smooth" or "harmonious" manner consistent with common practice harmony.
A digital piano is 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…
For questions about the process of learning an instrument and musical theory without formal instruction.
Sound is 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.
Questions relating to the uses, history, types, or analysis of counterpoint.
For questions about the engraving of scores and how to achieve intended notational effects. Questions regarding the meaning of specific notation are best served with the notation tag. For questions di…
A sign (♯, ♭, ♮) indicating a momentary departure from the key signature by raising or lowering a note a semitone, respectively called sharp, flat and natural (which cancels a previous sharp or flat.T…
For questions about electronic keyboards and other synthesizing instruments and equipment.
Playing or singing a piece directly from sheet music, without prior rehearsing or studying.
Vocal range is the measure of the breadth of pitches that a particular human voice can generate.
The characteristic quality of sound produced by an instrument or performer.
Effects pedals are electronic devices that alter how a musical instrument or other audio source sounds. Some effects subtly "color" a sound, while others transform it dramatically.
For questions about the physical science of sound production, behavior, and mechanics. Generic physics questions should be asked at our sister site Physics Stack Exchange.
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.
A digital audio workstations (DAW), is an electronic system designed solely or primarily for recording, editing and playing back digital audio.
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…
For questions about the western concert flute and its variations (alto flute etc.) and other types of flute without their own tag. Some flutes have more specific tags: piccolo, recorder, bansuri.
Blues is 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…
Ableton Live is a digital audio workstation designed for music production, recording, mixing, and sequencing.
For questions about changing key in the middle of a piece of music. Do not tag for the effect of modulation.
The shifting of a melody, a harmonic progression or an entire musical piece to another key, while maintaining the same tone structure, i.e. the same succession of whole tones and semitones and remaini…
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…