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 concerning tone-altering effects typically used for guitar or bass. Questions should also be tagged with specific effects types if applicable.
The study of how music has developed and changed over time.
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 question about spontaneous composing in real time, typically during performance.
For questions centered around the ideas about and classification of distances between two pitch.
For questions about the process of learning an instrument and musical theory without formal instruction.
For questions about the bass guitar, whether acoustic or electric.
Learning to make distinctions in pitch and/or rhythm when hearing music.
A succession of notes which comprise the principal part in harmonized music.
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…
A type of acoustic guitar with nylon (originally gut) strings, rather than classical music played on guitar
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.
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.
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
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 studying the intricacies of a piece of music. Questions should also be tagged with a more specific form of analysis if applicable.
For questions about electronic keyboards and other synthesizing instruments and equipment.
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 measure of the breadth of pitches that a particular human voice can generate.
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…
Playing or singing a piece directly from sheet music, without prior rehearsing or studying.
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…
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 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.
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…
A sizable instrumental ensemble that contains sections of string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.
One of a family of single-reed woodwind instruments with a brass body
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…
Fine tuning the relationship between different tracks in a recorded song; including effects, equalization, and volume levels.
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.
For questions about writing a song from end to start and the ideas and techniques behind it.
a member of the woodwind family, and is typically made out of silver or wood.
For questions about the underlying pulse of a musical piece. Do not use for questions about rhythm patterns and instead use the rhythm tag.
an acoustic-to-electric transducer or sensor that converts sound into an electrical signal. It is the first step in the signal chain, after the sound source itself, for recording sound…