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The characteristic quality of sound produced by an instrument or performer.
For questions relating to electrical sub-systems of many common musical instruments, as well as to aspects of professional audio amplification.
an electronic system designed solely or primarily for recording, editing and playing back digital audio.
Questions about restoring an instrument from damage to a playable or like-new condition.
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…
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…
For questions relating to the class of electronically-synthesized music genres. Specific genres should be tagged where appropriate.
Guitar technique where the thumb and fingers are used to play the strings instead of a pick or plectrum.
For questions about changing key in the middle of a piece of music. Do not tag for the effect of modulation.
For questions about the composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Do not use the tag for just his works.
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.
a digital audio workstation designed for music production, recording, mixing, and sequencing.
Recordings made at home or with amateur setup as opposed to one made in a professional grade studio with corresponding pro equipment.
A digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software application developed by Apple
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.
Methods of tuning the open strings on a guitar or other chordophone that differ from what is considered to be standard.
A time period in Western art music spanning between 1600-1760 CE, approximately.
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.
Questions related to playing the (chromatic or diatonic) harmonica.
For questions regarding the creation, recording, mixing, and mastering of music.
Questions relating to the uses, history, types, or analysis of counterpoint.
One of a family of small four-string chordophones with nylon or gut strings, originating in Hawaii.
For questions pertaining to maintenance of, usage of, and other musical aspects of equipment (the physical structures used in the creation of music).
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.
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 musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work. It may differ from the original work by means of reharmonization, melodic paraphrasing, orchestration, or devel…
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.
A group of wind instruments that includes flutes and all reed instruments (saxophone, bassoon, etc).
The "baritone" member of the string or violin family, played upright between the legs. Short for violoncello.