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Ableton Live is a digital audio workstation designed for music production, recording, mixing, and sequencing.
A sizable instrumental ensemble that contains sections of string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.
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 changing key in the middle of a piece of music. Do not tag for the effect of modulation.
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…
A musical instrument that produces sound by means of vibrating strings. Use this for questions about the category, rather than for a specific instrument.
For questions regarding the creation, recording, mixing, and mastering of music.
Questions about restoring an instrument from damage to a playable or like-new condition.
One of a family of single-reed woodwind instruments with a brass body
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 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…
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.
Guitar technique where the thumb and fingers are used to play the strings instead of a pick or plectrum.
A microphone is 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…
Logic Pro is 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.
A time period in Western art music spanning between 1600-1760 CE, approximately.
The craft of writing multipart music such that all notes are transitioned to in a "smooth" or "harmonious" manner consistent with common practice harmony.
Queries that relate to overtones or harmonics as used in a musical context.
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.
Methods of tuning the open strings on a guitar or other chordophone that differ from what is considered to be standard.
The harmonic analysis of music using Roman Numerals to express the function of harmony.
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.
In music, an arrangement is a musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work. It may differ from the original work by means of reharmonization, melodic paraphrasing, orchestration, or devel…
For questions relating to the class of electronically-synthesized music genres. Specific genres should be tagged where appropriate.
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.
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.
When used in contrast with root position, an inversion of a chord is any voicing where the root of the chord is not the bass note of the chord (lowest note). Chord voicings are inversions of each othe…
For questions related to the intensity, or loudness, of sound.
A melodic and/or harmonic configuration at the end of a phrase, section, or piece of music.
A group of wind instruments that includes flutes and all reed instruments (saxophone, bassoon, etc).
For questions about the engraving of scores and how to achieve intended notational effects. Questions regarding the meaning of specific notation are best served with the notation tag. For questions di…
The rhythmic organization of music into regularly recurring measures dictated by a time signature.
For questions pertaining to maintenance of, usage of, and other musical aspects of equipment (the physical structures used in the creation of music).
The scholarly study of music, particularly different musical cultures and traditions
Formal analysis is used to describe the large-scale pacing of a musical work.