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For questions about the knowledge of music theory and musical practice and the methods by which they are to be taught.
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The "baritone" member of the string or violin family, played upright between the legs. Short for violoncello.
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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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The harmonic analysis of music using Roman Numerals to express the function of harmony.
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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…
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used to describe the large-scale pacing of a musical work.
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Playing stringed instruments with a plectrum.
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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.
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The rhythmic organization of music into regularly recurring measures dictated by a time signature.
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a property of any repeating event, and in music, the phenomenon of pitch is qualitatively assessed via a sound wave's frequency, or number of vibrations per second. Higher sounds have hig…
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Questions about how playing or listening to music affects a person's mental or physical condition or vice versa, how a state of health affects the ability to play or perform music.
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Any unwanted sound from a musical instrument, the environment, people etc
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The study or practice of writing music for an orchestra or of adapting music composed for another medium for an orchestra.
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For questions related to the music notation software developed by Avid Technology. Questions may also necessitate the notation and/or engraving tags. Note that this tag is not intended for the Finnish…
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For questions related to the open-source music notation software or its accompanying sheet-music sharing website. Questions may also necessitate the notation and/or engraving tags.
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For questions generally relating to systems of note frequency assignment. Questions will often include the tuning and/or alternative-tunings tag.
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A brass wind instrument with a cylindrical bore expanding into a bell and bent twice in a U shape, whose length can be varied by a slide.
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Questions about the usage, properties, and future of computers in musical contexts.
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The music rooted in the classical (Northern and Southern) music systems of India.
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the cultural perception of two or more pitches sounded harmonically that form intervals not expected within the current musical context. These intervals typically occur higher in the har…
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The clarinet was invented around 1700 and has since become one of the most versatile wind instruments. It can be found in orchestra, band, jazz, klezmer, Indian traditional music, etc. The clarinet's …
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For questions about playing broken chords, where each pitch of the chord is played successively. Arpeggios are often, but not always, played either ascending or descending. Many questions may also use…
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Juxtaposing the many different styles of music that exist, and also discussing their individual qualities and identifying them.
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The technique which affects the transition or continuity on a single note or between multiple notes.
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musical flourishes that are not necessary to carry the overall line of the melody (or harmony), but serve instead to decorate or "ornament" that line.
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a section or complete piece of music played or sung by one musician, with or without additional accompaniment by an ensemble or tape.
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the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument of the viol family in the modern symphony orchestra.
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For questions about the notation or use of a tuplet (the most common form being a triplet). Questions with this tag will most likely also contain the rhythm tag.
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a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played by a single player.
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a musical symbol used to indicate the set of pitches of written notes.
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The component of a string instrument that separates the strings from, while transmitting vibrations to, the body. Also a part of a piece of music, but don't use this tag for such questions.
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For questions pertaining to the use and history of keyboard pedals, including but not limited to the sustain pedal, the sostenuto pedal, and the piano pedal. Please do not use the pedal tag.
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For questions related to various musical effects of all kinds. For guitar effects, please also use the guitar-effects tag.
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a tag that describes questions about individual composers and their works. For matters of composition itself, see 'composition'.
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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), composer whose work spanned the boundary between the Classical and Romantic eras.