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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…
the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency.
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.
Device for producing a steady rhythm in a precise number of beats per minute which can be calibrated by the user
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…
should be used for questions about creating or modifying instruments and equipment, whether from the perspective of the craftsman or the layman.
plugins used within audio software to simulate hardware effects or synthesizers.
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.
The bowed stringed instruments usually found in a modern orchestra: violin, viola, cello, and double bass.
a shaped stick with horsehair or other material stretched between its ends, which is used to stroke the string and create sound
a tag that describes questions about individual composers and their works. For matters of composition itself, see 'composition'.
The music rooted in the classical (Northern and Southern) music systems of India.
Chopin was a romantic composer who lived from 1810 to 1849 and wrote mainly - almost only - for the piano.
Preparing to perform music without relying on written notation during performance
An organized ensemble of singers, typically one that takes part in church services or performs regularly in public.
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 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.
Distortion effects create "warm", "dirty" and "fuzzy" sounds by compressing the peaks of an electric musical instrument's sound wave and adding overtones.
A rapidly vibrating, continuous humming or droning sound, similar to that made by an insect.
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.
Directing the performance of a piece of music or a musical ensemble by way of visible gestures.
Breath control as it relates to playing wind instruments, rapping or singing.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), composer whose work spanned the boundary between the Classical and Romantic eras.
The rapid alternation between two adjacent notes, usually a semitone or tone apart.
a pair of small loudspeakers that are designed to be held in place close to a user's ears.
For questions concerning various types of tremolo systems (more correctly called “vibrato systems”) ,often nicknamed “whammy bars”, typically seen on electric guitars and similar instruments.