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Formal analysis is used to describe the large-scale pacing of a musical work.
Musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a hand-held or pedal-operated stick or beater, by shaking, or by rubbing.
For questions to related to the accepted uses of harmonic progression within the common-practice period. Questions may also necessitate the chord-progressions tag.
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…
Electro-mechanical devices used to turn electric signals into audible sound waves.
One of a family of small four-string chordophones with nylon or gut strings, originating in Hawaii.
The scholarly study of music, particularly different musical cultures and traditions
Questions related to playing the (chromatic or diatonic) harmonica.
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 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 generally relating to systems of note frequency assignment. Questions will often include the tuning and/or alternative-tunings tag.
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…
For questions on how to arrange the necessary chord tones among an instrument or ensemble. Some questions may also require the voice-leading tag.
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…
The "baritone" member of the string or violin family, played upright between the legs. Short for violoncello.
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…
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.
Ornaments or embellishments are 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.
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 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.
managing/improving the sound in the case where the music is being performed live, in front of an audience.
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.
Playing stringed instruments with a plectrum.
The technique which affects the transition or continuity on a single note or between multiple notes.
A clef (from French: clef “key”) is a musical symbol used to indicate the set of pitches of written notes.
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.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), composer whose work spanned the boundary between the Classical and Romantic eras.
Chopin was a romantic composer who lived from 1810 to 1849 and wrote mainly - almost only - for the piano.
Any unwanted sound from a musical instrument, the environment, people etc
Issues related to sound mixers, their usage, characteristics, etc.
for physical limitations of the musician, not the instrument.
Questions about the usage, properties, and future of computers in musical contexts.
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 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.
An octave or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency.