Tags

A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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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.
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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…
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Guitar technique where the thumb and fingers are used to play the strings instead of a pick or plectrum.
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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.
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A musical instrument that produces sound by means of vibrating strings. Use this for questions about the category, rather than for a specific instrument.
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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…
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Questions relating to the uses, history, types, or analysis of counterpoint.
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For questions regarding the creation, recording, mixing, and mastering of music.
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Questions about restoring an instrument from damage to a playable or like-new condition.
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For questions about the composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Do not use the tag for just his works.
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A time period in Western art music spanning between 1600-1760 CE, approximately.
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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…
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For questions about changing key in the middle of a piece of music. Do not tag for the effect of modulation.
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a digital audio workstation designed for music production, recording, mixing, and sequencing.
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A digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software application developed by Apple
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Recordings made at home or with amateur setup as opposed to one made in a professional grade studio with corresponding pro equipment.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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For questions relating to the class of electronically-synthesized music genres. Specific genres should be tagged where appropriate.
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Methods of tuning the open strings on a guitar or other chordophone that differ from what is considered to be standard.
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turn electric signals into audible sound waves.
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a musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work. It may differ from the original work by means of reharmonization, melodic paraphrasing, orchestration, or devel…
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A group of wind instruments that includes flutes and all reed instruments (saxophone, bassoon, etc).
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For questions related to the intensity, or loudness, of sound.
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Questions related to playing the (chromatic or diatonic) harmonica.
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The craft of writing multipart music such that all notes are transitioned to in a "smooth" or "harmonious" manner consistent with common practice harmony.
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For questions pertaining to maintenance of, usage of, and other musical aspects of equipment (the physical structures used in the creation of music).
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A melodic and/or harmonic configuration at the end of a phrase, section, or piece of music.
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Queries that relate to overtones or harmonics as used in a musical context.
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managing/improving the sound in the case where the music is being performed live, in front of an audience.
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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…
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Musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a hand-held or pedal-operated stick or beater, by shaking, or by rubbing.
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a thin, long strip of material, usually wood, containing frets that is laminated to the front of the neck of an instrument.
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One of a family of small four-string chordophones with nylon or gut strings, originating in Hawaii.