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 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.
a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played by a single player.
For questions related to various musical effects of all kinds. For guitar effects, please also use the guitar-effects tag.
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 bowed stringed instruments usually found in a modern orchestra: violin, viola, cello, and double bass.
a tag that describes questions about individual composers and their works. For matters of composition itself, see 'composition'.
For questions about the digital audio workstation FL Studio, developed by Image-Line.
way of playing a stringed instrument such as a guitar. A strum or stroke is a sweeping action where a fingernail or plectrum brushes past several strings in order to set them all into mot…
a fippled end-blown flute from the woodwind family. The most common recorders are the Descant and the Treble.
A disc jockey (abbreviated D.J. or DJ, sometimes spelld "deejay") is a person who composes and performs music for a live audience, created from samples and loops of commercial recordings augmented wit…
Distortion effects create "warm", "dirty" and "fuzzy" sounds by compressing the peaks of an electric musical instrument's sound wave and adding overtones.
Device for producing a steady rhythm in a precise number of beats per minute which can be calibrated by the user
plugins used within audio software to simulate hardware effects or synthesizers.
Questions pertaining to written or printed works about learning or studying music and theory. Do not ask book recommendations as they are off-topic.
An organized ensemble of singers, typically one that takes part in church services or performs regularly in public.
a shaped stick with horsehair or other material stretched between its ends, which is used to stroke the string and create sound
should be used for questions about creating or modifying instruments and equipment, whether from the perspective of the craftsman or the layman.
For questions related to more directed instruction on an instrument, music theory, or some other musical skill. Questions will likely include a more specific tag, e.g., woodwinds.
Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of "popular") is a genre of popular music which originated in its modern form in the 1950s, deriving from rock and roll. The terms "po…
For questions regarding the accompaniment in music, the musical part supporting or providing background for other musical part, usually the main melody or theme of the composition.
a set of words that make up a song, usually consisting of verses and choruses.
Preparing to perform music without relying on written notation during performance
Breath control as it relates to playing wind instruments, rapping or singing.
The calibrated distance between the open strings of a chordophone and the surface of the fingerboard or frets.
A genre of rock music that usually can be recognized from a thick, massive sound, highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos and emphatic beat with deliberate stresses.
or was performed, including but not limited to issues of instrumentation, tuning, and personnel.
Relating to notes not belonging to the diatonic scale of the key in which the passage is written.
A rapidly vibrating, continuous humming or droning sound, similar to that made by an insect.