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 keeping an instrument or related gear in playable condition.
331 questions
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…
For questions centered around the ideas about and classification of distances between two pitch.
318 questions
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.
Playing or singing in front of an audience.
292 questions
For question about spontaneous composing in real time, typically during performance.
286 questions
For questions concerning tone-altering effects typically used for guitar or bass. Questions should also be tagged with specific effects types if applicable.
286 questions
A succession of notes which comprise the principal part in harmonized music.
283 questions
Learning to make distinctions in pitch and/or rhythm when hearing music.
257 questions
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.
244 questions
For questions about the bass guitar, whether acoustic or electric.
241 questions
A type of acoustic guitar with nylon (originally gut) strings, rather than classical music played on guitar
233 questions
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
228 questions
For questions about the process of learning an instrument and musical theory without formal instruction.
228 questions
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…
218 questions
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.
217 questions
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.
212 questions
For questions about electronic keyboards and other synthesizing instruments and equipment.
179 questions
Vocal range is the measure of the breadth of pitches that a particular human voice can generate.
172 questions
Playing or singing a piece directly from sheet music, without prior rehearsing or studying.
168 questions
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.
167 questions
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…
164 questions
The characteristic quality of sound produced by an instrument or performer.
162 questions
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…
160 questions
Questions relating to the uses, history, types, or analysis of counterpoint.
158 questions
The modern flute is a member of the woodwind family, and is typically made out of silver or wood.
157 questions
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.
156 questions
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…
155 questions
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.
153 questions
A digital audio workstations (DAW), is an electronic system designed solely or primarily for recording, editing and playing back digital audio.
152 questions
For questions about writing a song from end to start and the ideas and techniques behind it.
146 questions
Fine tuning the relationship between different tracks in a recorded song; including effects, equalization, and volume levels.
146 questions
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…
145 questions
Activities designed to help develop a skill.
144 questions
For questions relating to electrical sub-systems of many common musical instruments, as well as to aspects of professional audio amplification.
142 questions
Recordings made at home or with amateur setup as opposed to one made in a professional grade studio with corresponding pro equipment.
139 questions
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