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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).
Musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a hand-held or pedal-operated stick or beater, by shaking, or by rubbing.
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…
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…
For questions about the knowledge of music theory and musical practice and the methods by which they are to be taught.
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 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.
managing/improving the sound in the case where the music is being performed live, in front of an audience.
The "baritone" member of the string or violin family, played upright between the legs. Short for violoncello.
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.
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…
The rhythmic organization of music into regularly recurring measures dictated by a time signature.
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 generally relating to systems of note frequency assignment. Questions will often include the tuning and/or alternative-tunings tag.
Any unwanted sound from a musical instrument, the environment, people etc
For questions about the engraving of scores and how to achieve intended notational effects. Questions regarding the meaning of specific notation are best served with the notation tag. For questions di…
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), composer whose work spanned the boundary between the Classical and Romantic eras.
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 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…
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…
Playing stringed instruments with a plectrum.
Questions about the usage, properties, and future of computers in musical contexts.
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.
The music rooted in the classical (Northern and Southern) music systems of India.
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.
Chopin was a romantic composer who lived from 1810 to 1849 and wrote mainly - almost only - for the piano.
Juxtaposing the many different styles of music that exist, and also discussing their individual qualities and identifying them.
For questions about training the voice and techniques used to make it stronger.
A large musical instrument having ranks of tuned pipes sounded by air from a windchest, and played using one or more keyboards and commonly a pedalboard to produce a wide range of timbres. The ranks o…
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 …
The technique which affects the transition or continuity on a single note or between multiple notes.
Issues related to sound mixers, their usage, characteristics, etc.
a musical symbol used to indicate the set of pitches of written notes.
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.
The bowed stringed instruments usually found in a modern orchestra: violin, viola, cello, and double bass.