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For questions relating to forming, working with and performing as an ensemble of musicians. Depending on the size and nature of the ensemble, more appropriate tags may exist. For larger groups, espec…
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Queries that relate to overtones or harmonics as used in a musical context.
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Playing stringed instruments with a plectrum.
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Any unwanted sound from a musical instrument, the environment, people etc
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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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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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A melodic and/or harmonic configuration at the end of a phrase, section, or piece of music.
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The rhythmic organization of music into regularly recurring measures dictated by a time signature.
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The harmonic analysis of music using Roman Numerals to express the function of harmony.
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The number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time.
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used to describe the large-scale pacing of a musical work.
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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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Playing a chord rooted with any chord degree except the root on the bass string.
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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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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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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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Juxtaposing the many different styles of music that exist, and also discussing their individual qualities and identifying them.
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Questions about the usage, properties, and future of computers in musical contexts.
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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 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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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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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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The technique which affects the transition or continuity on a single note or between multiple notes.
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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 largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument of the viol family in the modern symphony orchestra.
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The music rooted in the classical (Northern and Southern) music systems of India.
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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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For questions related to various musical effects of all kinds. For guitar effects, please also use the guitar-effects tag.
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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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Questions pertaining to written or printed works about learning or studying music and theory. Do not ask book recommendations as they are off-topic.
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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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a tag that describes questions about individual composers and their works. For matters of composition itself, see 'composition'.
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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.