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Breath control as it relates to playing wind instruments, rapping or singing.
Questions pertaining to written or printed works about learning or studying music and theory. Do not ask book recommendations as they are off-topic.
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.
For questions related to frequencies greater than the fundamental frequency of a given sound. Questions may also necessitate the acoustics and/or harmonics tags.
For questions related to the formal process wherein an original subject is played imitatively in multiple voices for the remainder of the work. Most questions should also use the counterpoint tag.
a musical effect consisting of a regular, pulsating change of pitch.
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.
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.
Directing the performance of a piece of music or a musical ensemble by way of visible gestures.
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…
the simultaneous use of two or more conflicting rhythms, that are not readily perceived as deriving from one another, or as simple manifestations of the same meter.
a device used on the neck of a stringed (typically fretted) instrument to shorten the playable length of the strings, hence raising the pitch.
the scientific study of sound perception.
For questions about performing music in front of an audience, being it a concert, a recital, a show, or a gig.
For questions related to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), a leading composer of the Classical era.
For questions involving specifically studio-related setup and layout.
For questions about electronic wiring in electric, acoustic-electric and digital instruments.
The vocal folds, also known commonly as vocal cords or voice reeds, are composed of twin infoldings of mucous membrane stretched horizontally, from back to front, across the larynx.
For questions related to bending notes, i.e., actively altering a given pitch.
The rapid alternation between two adjacent notes, usually a semitone or tone apart.
a tablature editor software for guitar, bass, and other fretted instruments. Equipped with a powerful audio engine, it makes writing music easier, and it constitutes an essential tool fo…
For questions about Audacity,a free open source digital audio editor and recording computer software application, and how to use it.
For questions about Steinberg Cubase, a digital audio workstation software used for recording, editing and producing audio files.
the distance from the lowest to the highest, pitch it can play.
An amplifier that prepares the initial electrical signal from microphone, electric guitar or other source for the further amplification or processing. They can be mounted near the signal source, insid…
Questions about the practice or preparatory performance of a musical piece for later public performance to ensure that all details of the performance are adequately prepared.
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 related to tuning systems that privilege justly tuned intervals as opposed to equal temperament, meantone temperament, etc. Questions will likely also require the tuning tag.
For questions related to Bansuri, the Hindustani Classical flute originating from the Indian Subcontinent.
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), provides examinations in music at centres in about 93 countries. Founded in 1889, based in London. Questions specifically related to ABRSM exam …
For questions related to the graded exams by the ABRSM, LCM, VCM, Rockschool, or other reputable music examination board.
For questions related to modal music, which can be understood as either a) pre-tonal music composed with modes, or b) modern music which uses modes instead of classical tonality.
a type of classical male singing voice and has the lowest vocal range of all voice types.