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A sizable instrumental ensemble that contains sections of string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.
Fine tuning the relationship between different tracks in a recorded song; including effects, equalization, and volume levels.
For questions regarding the creation, recording, mixing, and mastering of music.
For questions about the underlying pulse of a musical piece. Do not use for questions about rhythm patterns and instead use the rhythm tag.
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.
Recordings made at home or with amateur setup as opposed to one made in a professional grade studio with corresponding pro equipment.
A musical instrument that produces sound by means of vibrating strings. Use this for questions about the category, rather than for a specific instrument.
Musical Form describes the large and small scale sections or divisions of a musical work. Use this tag for questions about the analysis, history, notation, or other aspects of musical form.
For questions about writing a song from end to start and the ideas and techniques behind it.
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.
For questions about the composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Do not use the tag for just his works.
One of a family of single-reed woodwind instruments with a brass body
Activities designed to help develop a skill.
For questions relating to electrical sub-systems of many common musical instruments, as well as to aspects of professional audio amplification.
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…
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.
Logic Pro is a digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software application developed by Apple
For questions about repeated sections of music. Volta repeats (marked with repeat barlines), DC repeats, Simile repeats, as well as the meaning, notation, and implementation of these are all on top…
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.
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 harmonic analysis of music using Roman Numerals to express the function of harmony.
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…
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…
Queries that relate to overtones or harmonics as used in a musical context.
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.
Questions about restoring an instrument from damage to a playable or like-new condition.
For questions related to the intensity, or loudness, of sound.
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.
For questions to related to the accepted uses of harmonic progression within the common-practice period. Questions may also necessitate the chord-progressions tag.
The rhythmic organization of music into regularly recurring measures dictated by a time signature.
Methods of tuning the open strings on a guitar or other chordophone that differ from what is considered to be standard.
Musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a hand-held or pedal-operated stick or beater, by shaking, or by rubbing.
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.
For questions relating to the class of electronically-synthesized music genres. Specific genres should be tagged where appropriate.
A melodic and/or harmonic configuration at the end of a phrase, section, or piece of music.