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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…
a digital audio workstation designed for music production, recording, mixing, and sequencing.
One of a family of single-reed woodwind instruments with a brass body
For questions regarding the creation, recording, mixing, and mastering of music.
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 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…
Recordings made at home or with amateur setup as opposed to one made in a professional grade studio with corresponding pro equipment.
For questions about the underlying pulse of a musical piece. Do not use for questions about rhythm patterns and instead use the rhythm tag.
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.
Questions about restoring an instrument from damage to a playable or like-new condition.
Guitar technique where the thumb and fingers are used to play the strings instead of a pick or plectrum.
A time period in Western art music spanning between 1600-1760 CE, approximately.
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…
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 and MIDI sequencer software application developed by Apple
For questions about the composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Do not use the tag for just his works.
For questions about changing key in the middle of a piece of music. Do not tag for the effect of modulation.
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 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.
For questions relating to the class of electronically-synthesized music genres. Specific genres should be tagged where appropriate.
For questions related to the intensity, or loudness, of sound.
Queries that relate to overtones or harmonics as used in a musical context.
A group of wind instruments that includes flutes and all reed instruments (saxophone, bassoon, etc).
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 musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work. It may differ from the original work by means of reharmonization, melodic paraphrasing, orchestration, or devel…
turn electric signals into audible sound waves.
A melodic and/or harmonic configuration at the end of a phrase, section, or piece of music.
For questions related to the software and hardware of recorded-sound processing and reproduction. Best used in conjunction with a tag more specific to the question at hand.
whenever the topic involved relative or absolute tones. It can be the frequency of a note, or perhaps the comparison of a tuned instrument vs an untuned one.
Questions related to playing the (chromatic or diatonic) harmonica.
The study or practice of writing music for an orchestra or of adapting music composed for another medium for an orchestra.
a thin, long strip of material, usually wood, containing frets that is laminated to the front of the neck of an instrument.
The harmonic analysis of music using Roman Numerals to express the function of harmony.
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…
used to describe the large-scale pacing of a musical work.