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An octave or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency.
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…
For questions about training the voice and techniques used to make it stronger.
The music rooted in the classical (Northern and Southern) music systems of India.
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.
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 art of making stringed instruments.
Lyrics are a set of words that make up a song, usually consisting of verses and choruses.
For questions related to how music is or was performed, including but not limited to issues of instrumentation, tuning, and personnel.
The bowed stringed instruments usually found in a modern orchestra: violin, viola, cello, and double bass.
The double bass, or upright bass is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument of the viol family in the modern symphony orchestra.
For questions related to various musical effects of all kinds. For guitar effects, please also use the guitar-effects tag.
Coherent distinguishing of aural sensations. See also "ear-training"
The recorder is 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.
A drum kit, drum set is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played by a single player.
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.
Composers is a tag that describes questions about individual composers and their works. For matters of composition itself, see 'composition'.
Strumming is 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…
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 sound synthesis and sound designing.
For questions related to figured bass (also called thoroughbass), the notation of a bass line and the intervals to be played above the bass.
Device for producing a steady rhythm in a precise number of beats per minute which can be calibrated by the user
Relating to notes not belonging to the diatonic scale of the key in which the passage is written.
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…
For questions about writing pop music, pop music techniques, music written for pop music, or other general questions about pop music. Pop music (term derived from an abbreviation of "popular") is a ge…
For questions about the digital audio workstation FL Studio, developed by Image-Line.
For questions about the software GarageBand and its use.
VSTs (Virtual Studio Technology) are plugins used within audio software to simulate hardware effects or synthesizers.
Rock-n-roll music is 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…
Headphones are a pair of small loudspeakers that are designed to be held in place close to a user's ears.
For questions related to music with a tonal center.
Distortion effects create "warm", "dirty" and "fuzzy" sounds by compressing the peaks of an electric musical instrument's sound wave and adding overtones.
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.
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.