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Methods and best practices for cleaning a musical instrument. Everyday cleaning maintains an instrument's quality in the long term. Cleaning up an old instrument, even if previously unplayable, can ma…
Andalusian style of dancing, and the style of music that accompanies the dance.
Questions about how the body should be positioned when playing.
For questions related to microtonal tuning systems, or systems that use intervals smaller than a half step.
For questions about the process of audio mastering.
Sustain means to hold a note for a prolonged period of time. Sustain may also refer to the sustain pedal on the piano.
For questions related to creating and using loops in music, particularly using technology to achieve this (e.g. effects pedals). A loop is a musical phrase that is recorded, and then continuously repe…
A musical indication that two or more notes should be played smoothly and connected-- i.e. no intervening silence between notes.
for physical limitations of the musician, not the instrument.
For questions related to the style or technique of using a bow on a stringed instrument.
Questions related to standardized or accredited musical education.
a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the …
a term denoting an era of Western classical music that began in the late 18th or early 19th century. Examples of composers in this era includes: Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Frederic…
a plectrum used for guitars and other string instruments
A wavering effect in a musical tone, produced either by rapid reiteration of a note, by rapid repeated slight variation in the pitch of a note, or by sounding two notes of slightly different pitches t…
the part of certain string instruments that projects from the main body and is the base of the fingerboard, where the fingers are placed to stop the strings at different pitches.
an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work combining text (called a libretto) and musical score, usually in a theatrical setting.
A string instrument with strings perpendicular to the soundboard. For questions regarding the free reed wind instrument, use the "harmonica" tag.
An instrument of the violin family, larger than the violin and tuned a fifth lower which plays on the alto clef generally. Middle voice of violin family.
a model of electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares.
For questions related to figured bass (also called thoroughbass), the notation of a bass line and the intervals to be played above the bass.
For questions related to the Finale music notation software. Questions may also necessitate the notation and/or engraving tags.
For questions about PA (public address) systems.
For questions about being able to play a different part on each hand and how to improve.
For questions about use of beaming in notation. Questions should most likely also contain the notation tag.
For questions about the resonance phenomenon in music.
Questions about instruments in the Accordion family. Including Piano accordion, Chromatic button accordion, Diatonic button accordion (Melodeon), Bayan, and Cajun accordion.
the technique of using algorithms to create music.
a soprano-ranged, double reed musical instrument of the woodwind family made from a wooden tube roughly 65 cm long, with metal keys, a conical bore and flared bell.
A piece of thin cane, metal, or other material, sometimes doubled, that vibrates in a current of air to produce a sound on a musical instrument.
available for a given instrument, voice, or ensemble.
For questions related to non-chord tones, also known as non-harmonic tones or embellishing tones.