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.
For questions pertaining to maintenance of, usage of, and other musical aspects of equipment (the physical structures used in the creation of music).
The fretboard is a thin, long strip of material, usually wood, containing frets that is laminated to the front of the neck of an instrument.
A group of wind instruments that includes flutes and all reed instruments (saxophone, bassoon, etc).
The study or practice of writing music for an orchestra or of adapting music composed for another medium for an orchestra.
For questions about the knowledge of music theory and musical practice and the methods by which they are to be taught.
Frequency is 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…
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.
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…
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.
Dissonance is 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…
For questions about using ornaments for music or any other general questions about ornaments. Ornaments or embellishments are musical flourishes that are not necessary to carry the overall line of the…
The scholarly study of music, particularly different musical cultures and traditions
One of a family of small four-string chordophones with nylon or gut strings, originating in Hawaii.
For questions on how to arrange the necessary chord tones among an instrument or ensemble. Some questions may also require the voice-leading tag.
Electro-mechanical devices used to turn electric signals into audible sound waves.
Questions related to playing the (chromatic or diatonic) harmonica.
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…
The technique which affects the transition or continuity on a single note or between multiple notes.
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.
The "baritone" member of the string or violin family, played upright between the legs. Short for violoncello.
For questions generally relating to systems of note frequency assignment. Questions will often include the tuning and/or alternative-tunings tag.
A clef (from French: clef “key”) is a musical symbol used to indicate the set of pitches of written notes.
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…
Chopin was a romantic composer who lived from 1810 to 1849 and wrote mainly - almost only - for the piano.
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.
For questions about rests, an absence of notes in one or multiple voices.
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 questio…
Any unwanted sound from a musical instrument, the environment, people etc
managing/improving the sound in the case where the music is being performed live, in front of an audience.
A solo is a section or complete piece of music played or sung by one musician, with or without additional accompaniment by an ensemble or tape.
For questions about the composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Do not use if you are just referencing his works.
For questions on the clarinet, a single-reed cylindrical bore woodwind instrument.
Playing stringed instruments with a plectrum.
Lyrics are a set of words that make up a song, usually consisting of verses and choruses.
for physical limitations of the musician, not the instrument.
Juxtaposing the many different styles of music that exist, and also discussing their individual qualities and identifying them.