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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.
For questions related to various musical effects of all kinds. For guitar effects, please also use the guitar-effects tag.
the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument of the viol family in the modern symphony orchestra.
the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency.
The art of making stringed instruments.
Device for producing a steady rhythm in a precise number of beats per minute which can be calibrated by the user
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 tag that describes questions about individual composers and their works. For matters of composition itself, see 'composition'.
a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played by a single player.
For questions to related to the accepted uses of harmonic progression within the common-practice period. Questions may also necessitate the chord-progressions tag.
Coherent distinguishing of aural sensations. See also "ear-training"
For questions related to sound synthesis and sound designing.
Relating to notes not belonging to the diatonic scale of the key in which the passage is written.
a set of words that make up a song, usually consisting of verses and choruses.
a fippled end-blown flute from the woodwind family. The most common recorders are the Descant and the Treble.
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.
An organized ensemble of singers, typically one that takes part in church services or performs regularly in public.
For questions on how to arrange the necessary chord tones among an instrument or ensemble. Some questions may also require the voice-leading tag.
plugins used within audio software to simulate hardware effects or synthesizers.
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…
Distortion effects create "warm", "dirty" and "fuzzy" sounds by compressing the peaks of an electric musical instrument's sound wave and adding overtones.
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 shaped stick with horsehair or other material stretched between its ends, which is used to stroke the string and create sound
For questions about the digital audio workstation FL Studio, developed by Image-Line.
or was performed, including but not limited to issues of instrumentation, tuning, and personnel.
Preparing to perform music without relying on written notation during performance
should be used for questions about creating or modifying instruments and equipment, whether from the perspective of the craftsman or the layman.
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 rapidly vibrating, continuous humming or droning sound, similar to that made by an insect.
the diameter of a string, a synonym for string-weight.
a pair of small loudspeakers that are designed to be held in place close to a user's ears.
4/4 time with a backbeat (emphasis on the off-beats, beats 2 and 4). It developed from "Race" Music (now called Rhythm&Blues) in the 1950s. The electric guitar is, in a sense, the…
For questions about the software GarageBand and its use.
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.
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…