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The bowed stringed instruments usually found in a modern orchestra: violin, viola, cello, and double bass.
the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency.
for physical limitations of the musician, not the instrument.
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 art of making stringed instruments.
The music rooted in the classical (Northern and Southern) music systems of India.
Coherent distinguishing of aural sensations. See also "ear-training"
or was performed, including but not limited to issues of instrumentation, tuning, and personnel.
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.
the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument of the viol family in the modern symphony orchestra.
a tag that describes questions about individual composers and their works. For matters of composition itself, see 'composition'.
For questions related to various musical effects of all kinds. For guitar effects, please also use the guitar-effects tag.
The ability to identify pitch without having to make a comparison to a reference note. Also colloquially called *perfect pitch*. Absolute pitch is often used in contrast to relative pitch, the ability…
Device for producing a steady rhythm in a precise number of beats per minute which can be calibrated by the user
For questions related to sound synthesis and sound designing.
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…
a pair of small loudspeakers that are designed to be held in place close to a user's ears.
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.
a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played by a single player.
Relating to notes not belonging to the diatonic scale of the key in which the passage is written.
a fippled end-blown flute from the woodwind family. The most common recorders are the Descant and the Treble.
Distortion effects create "warm", "dirty" and "fuzzy" sounds by compressing the peaks of an electric musical instrument's sound wave and adding overtones.
plugins used within audio software to simulate hardware effects or synthesizers.
For questions about the software GarageBand and its use.
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…
For questions related to music with a tonal center.
For questions related to solfège, the music education method used to teach pitch and sight singing by connecting syllables ("Do," "Re," "Mi," etc.) to pitches.
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.
a shaped stick with horsehair or other material stretched between its ends, which is used to stroke the string and create sound
An organized ensemble of singers, typically one that takes part in church services or performs regularly in public.
the diameter of a string, a synonym for string-weight.
the ability of a person to identify or re-create a given musical note by comparing it to a reference note by identifying the function of a given pitch and/or identifying the interval…
A rapidly vibrating, continuous humming or droning sound, similar to that made by an insect.