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For questions relating to electrical sub-systems of many common musical instruments, as well as to aspects of professional audio amplification.
A musical instrument that produces sound by means of vibrating strings. Use this for questions about the category, rather than for a specific instrument.
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…
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…
For questions about the composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Do not use the tag for just his works.
Questions about restoring an instrument from damage to a playable or like-new condition.
For questions about changing key in the middle of a piece of music. Do not tag for the effect of modulation.
A digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software application developed by Apple
a digital audio workstation designed for music production, recording, mixing, and sequencing.
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…
Guitar technique where the thumb and fingers are used to play the strings instead of a pick or plectrum.
A brass musical instrument with a flared bell and a bright, penetrating tone. The instrument has tubing looped to form a straight-sided coil, with three valves.
Questions relating to the uses, history, types, or analysis of counterpoint.
For questions regarding the creation, recording, mixing, and mastering of music.
The family of wind instruments that produce their tone through the buzzing of the lips into a mouthpiece. The most common brass instruments are the trumpet, trombone, tuba, and french horn.
For questions relating to the class of electronically-synthesized music genres. Specific genres should be tagged where appropriate.
Recordings made at home or with amateur setup as opposed to one made in a professional grade studio with corresponding pro equipment.
Marks questions discussing the precise control over pitch that musicians exhibit as part of their technique; also used to describe the tuning of one's instrument or one's system of tuning.
A time period in Western art music spanning between 1600-1760 CE, approximately.
Methods of tuning the open strings on a guitar or other chordophone that differ from what is considered to be standard.
Questions related to playing the (chromatic or diatonic) harmonica.
a musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work. It may differ from the original work by means of reharmonization, melodic paraphrasing, orchestration, or devel…
The craft of writing multipart music such that all notes are transitioned to in a "smooth" or "harmonious" manner consistent with common practice harmony.
managing/improving the sound in the case where the music is being performed live, in front of an audience.
For questions pertaining to maintenance of, usage of, and other musical aspects of equipment (the physical structures used in the creation of music).
One of a family of small four-string chordophones with nylon or gut strings, originating in Hawaii.
The scholarly study of music, particularly different musical cultures and traditions
Musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a hand-held or pedal-operated stick or beater, by shaking, or by rubbing.
Professional adjustment and calibration of multiple parts of an instrument, by a qualified repair technician or luthier, in order to make sure that the instrument is easy to play and has the best into…
A group of wind instruments that includes flutes and all reed instruments (saxophone, bassoon, etc).
Queries that relate to overtones or harmonics as used in a musical context.
For questions relating to forming, working with and performing as an ensemble of musicians. Depending on the size and nature of the ensemble, more appropriate tags may exist. For larger groups, espec…