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    • A capriccio

    • A capriccio [a kkaˈprittʃo] (Italian: "following one's fancy") is a tempo marking indicating a free and approach to the tempo (and possibly the style) of the piece. This marking will usually modify another, such as lento a capriccio, often used in the Hungarian Rhapsodies of Franz Liszt. Perhaps the most famous ... Read »


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    • Alternatim

    • Alternatim refers to a technique of liturgical musical performance, especially in relationship to the Organ Mass. A specific part of the ordinary of the Mass (such as the Kyrie) would be divided into versets. Each verset would be performed antiphonally by two groups of singers, giving rise to polyphonic settings of hal ... Read »


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    • Audition

    • An audition is a sample performance by an actor, singer, musician, dancer or other performer. It typically involves the performer displaying their talent through a previously memorized and rehearsed solo piece or by performing a work or piece given to the performer at the audition or shortly before. In some cases, such ... Read »


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    • Backing track

    • A backing track is an audio recording on audiotape, CD or a digital recording medium or a MIDI recording of synthesized instruments, often of rhythm section or other accompaniment parts that live musicians play or sing along to. Backing tracks enable singers and bands to add parts to their music which would be impracti ... Read »


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    • Black conductors

    • Black conductors are musicians of African, Caribbean, African-American ancestry and other members of the African diaspora who are musical ensemble leaders who direct classical music performances, such as an orchestral or choral concerts, or jazz ensemble big band concerts by way of visible gestures with the hands, arms ... Read »


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    • Blind audition

    • A blind audition is a method of evaluating the job skills being tested, while the candidate performs from behind a wall or screen. The purpose is to ensure that the decision-makers do not make snap judgements and are evaluating the person solely on performance, with no consideration of appearance, name, gender, educati ... Read »


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    • Boehm system

    • The Boehm system is a system of keywork for the flute, created by inventor and flautist Theobald Boehm between 1831 and 1847. Prior to the development of the Boehm system, flutes were most commonly made of wood, with an inverse conical bore, eight keys, and tone holes (the openings where the fingers are placed to prod ... Read »


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    • Bravura

    • In classical music, a bravura is a style of both music and its performance intended to show off the skill of a performer. Commonly it is a virtuosic passage performed as a solo, and often in a cadenza. The term implies "effect for effect's sake". Therefore, while many pieces of Beethoven do require a high skill, they ... Read »


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    • Bugle call

    • A bugle call is a short tune, originating as a military signal announcing scheduled and certain non-scheduled events on a military installation, battlefield, or ship. Historically, bugles, drums, and other loud musical instruments were used for clear communication in the noise and confusion of a battlefield. Naval bugl ... Read »


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    • Cadenza

    • In music, a cadenza (from Italian: cadenza [kaˈdɛntsa], meaning cadence; plural, cadenze [kaˈdɛntse]) is, generically, an improvised or written-out ornamental passage played or sung by a soloist or soloists, usually in a "free" rhythmic style, and often allowing for virtuosic display. During this time the a ... Read »


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    • Chapel (music)

    • In music, chapel refers to a group of musicians. In European Christian tradition church buildings had a body of clergymen responsible for the religious services, including the singing in these services. The group of performers could include instrumentalists. For the larger church buildings, like cathedrals, an aps ... Read »


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    • Concert

    • A concert is a live music performance in front of an audience. A recital is a concert by a soloist or small group which follows a program, such as featuring the works of a single composer (organ recital). A recitalist is a musician who gives frequent recitals. The invention of the solo piano recital has been attributed ... Read »


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    • Concert performance

    • A concert performance is a performance of a musical theater or opera in concert form, without set design or costumes, and mostly without theatrical interaction between singers. Concert performances are commonly presented in concert halls without a theater stage, but occasionally also in opera houses when a scenic prod ... Read »


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    • Concert program

    • A concert program or programme is a selection and ordering, or programming, of pieces to be performed at an occasion, or concert. Programs may be influenced by the available ensemble of instruments, by performer ability or skill, by theme (historical, programmatic, or technical), by musical concerns (such as form), or ... Read »


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    • Conducting

    • Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert. The primary duties of the conductor are to set the tempo, ensure correct entries by various members of the ensemble, and to "shape" the phrasing where appropriate. To convey their ideas and interpretation, a conductor com ... Read »


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    • Drum solo

    • A drum solo is an instrumental solo played on a drum kit. A drum solo may be set or improvised, and of any length, up to being the main performance. In rock, drum solos are unique in that traditionally they are minimally or never accompanied, whereas other instruments may play solos accompanied or unaccompanied. They a ... Read »


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    • Fake book

    • A fake book is a collection of musical lead sheets intended to help a performer quickly learn and perform new songs. Each song in a fake book contains the melody line, basic chords and sometimes lyrics – the minimal information needed by a musician or small group to make an impromptu, extemporized arrangement o ... Read »


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    • Flute beatboxing

    • Flute beatboxing (also known as fluteboxing) represents an innovation in the extended technique of the flute, or conversely, an extension in innovative sound resonators for beatboxing. Involving the production of distinct and stereoscopic flute tones (producing two separate sounds by humming while blowing into the flut ... Read »


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    • Guitar solo

    • A guitar solo is a melodic passage, instrumental section, or entire piece of music written for a classical guitar, electric guitar or an acoustic guitar. In 20th and 21st century traditional music and popular music such as blues, swing, jazz, jazz fusion, rock and metal guitar solos often contain virtuoso techniques an ... Read »


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    • Instrumental idiom

    • In music, an instrumental idiom refers to writing, parts, and performance, those being idiomatic or nonidiomatic depending on how well each is suited to the specific instrument intended, in terms of both ease of playing and quality of music and the inherent tendencies and limitations of specific instruments. The analog ... Read »


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    • Jazz drumming

    • Jazz drumming is the art of playing percussion (predominantly the drum set, which includes a variety of drums and cymbals) in jazz styles ranging from 1910s-style Dixieland jazz to 1970s-era jazz fusion and 1980s-era Latin jazz. The techniques and instrumentation of this type of performance have evolved over several pe ... Read »


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    • Live 4 X

    • Live 4 X is an online charitable event series launched in 2010 by Grammy winning recording artist Imogen Heap and social media philanthropist and urban entrepreneur Thomas Ermacora. Initially inspired by the 2010 Pakistan floods, each individual event is organized as a charitable initiative in response to catastrophic ... Read »


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    • Live electronic music

    • Live electronic music (also known as live electronics and electroacoustic improvisation) is a form of experimental improvised music. Instruments can include traditional electronic sound-generating devices, modified electric musical instruments, hacked sound generating technologies, and computers. Initially the practice ... Read »


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    • Live instrumentation

    • In music, live instrumentation is the use of acoustic and electronic musical instruments in live music and recording rather than DJing, sampling, and other recording techniques. ... Read »


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    • Live PA

    • Live PA (meaning Live Public Address, or Live Personal Appearance) is the act of performing live electronic music in settings typically associated with DJing, such as nightclubs, raves, and more recently dance music festivals. In a performative context, the term was originally used to refer to live appearances, initia ... Read »


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    • Live-set

    • Live-set refers to any performance of electronic music that is generated live out of a bank of equipment or a laptop rather than a DJ mix, which is played from a pre-recorded medium, such as vinyl and CD with turntables or audio files with DJ software such as Traktor, Serato or Virtual DJ. In some cases, advanced DJ m ... Read »


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    • Mallet dampening

    • Mallet dampening is a vibraphone technique that facilitates legato phrasing on the instrument. It is accomplished by striking a note on one of the bars of the instrument while the pedal is depressed and then using the head of the same or another mallet to stop the vibrations of the bar without raising the pedal. There ... Read »


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    • Mensural notation

    • Mensural notation is the musical notation system used for European vocal polyphonic music from the later part of the 13th century until about 1600. The term "mensural" refers to the ability of this system to describe precisely measured rhythmic durations in terms of numerical proportions between note values. Its modern ... Read »


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    • Music industry

    • The music industry consists of the companies and individuals that earn money by creating new songs and pieces and selling live concerts and shows, audio and video recordings, compositions and sheet music, and the organizations and associations that aid and represent creators. Among the many individuals and organization ... Read »


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    • Musical expression

    • Musical expression is the art of playing or singing music with emotional communication. The elements of music that comprise expression include dynamic indications, such as forte or piano, phrasing, differing qualities of timbre and articulation, color, intensity, energy and excitement. All of these devices are at the s ... Read »


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    • Myspace secret shows

    • MySpace Secret Shows is a free concert series where MySpace users are alerted that a band is playing a free show through a series of blog posts and bulletins. These bulletins and blogs are sent out from both the artist's page and the official MySpace Secret Shows' profile two or three days before the show. The series b ... Read »


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    • Offstage brass and percussion

    • An offstage brass and percussion part is a sound effect used in classical music, which is created by having one or more trumpet players (also called an offstage trumpet call), horn players, or percussionists from a symphony orchestra or opera orchestra play a note, melody, or rhythm from behind the stage. This creates ... Read »


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    • One-man band

    • A one-man band or one-woman band is a musician who plays a number of instruments simultaneously using their hands, feet, limbs, and various mechanical and/or electronic contraptions. One person band musicians also often sing while they perform. The simplest type of "one-person band" — a singer accompanying him/her ... Read »


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    • Open mic

    • An open mic or open mike (derived from the expression "open microphone") is a live show at a coffeehouse, nightclub, comedy club or pub where audience members who are amateur performers are given the opportunity to perform onstage. Typically, as the name suggests, the performer is provided with a microphone which is pl ... Read »


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    • Performance studies

    • Performance studies is an interdisciplinary field that studies and uses performance as a lens to study the world. The term 'performance' is broad, and can include artistic and aesthetic performances like concerts, theatrical events, and performance art; sporting events; social, political and religious events like ritu ... Read »


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    • Phantom practice

    • Phantom practice is the purported phenomenon in which a person's abilities continue to improve, even without practicing at all. It is mostly associated with practicing a musical instrument. After habitual practicing, a person may believe that they have continued to experience improvement even after they stop practicing ... Read »


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    • Phrase (music)

    • In music theory, a phrase (Greek: φράση) is a unit of musical meter that has a complete musical sense of its own, built from figures, motifs, and cells, and combining to form melodies, periods and larger sections. Terms such as sentence and verse have been adopted into the vocabulary of music from lingu ... Read »


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    • Piano solo

    • Piano Solo was an envisaged plot for an Italian coup in 1964 requested by then President of the Italian Republic, Antonio Segni. It was prepared by the commander of the Carabinieri Giovanni De Lorenzo in the beginning of 1964 in close collaboration with the Italian secret service SIFAR, CIA secret warfare expert Vernon ... Read »


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    • Promenade concert

    • Although the term promenade concert is often associated today with the Proms summer classical music concert series founded in 1895 by Robert Newman and the conductor Henry Wood, the term originally referred to concerts in the pleasure gardens of London, where the audience could stroll about while listening to the music ... Read »


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    • Range (music)

    • In music, the range of a musical instrument is the distance from the lowest to the highest pitch it can play. For a singing voice, the equivalent is vocal range. The range of a musical part is the distance between its lowest and highest note. The terms sounding range, written range, designated range, duration range an ... Read »


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    • Rehearsal

    • A rehearsal is an activity in the performing arts that occurs as preparation for a performance in music, theatre, dance and related arts, such as opera, musical theatre and film production. It is undertaken as a form of practising, to ensure that all details of the subsequent performance are adequately prepared and coo ... Read »


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    • Rehearsal letter

    • A rehearsal letter is a boldface letter of the alphabet in an orchestral score, and its corresponding parts, that provides the conductor, who typically leads rehearsals, with a convenient spot to begin at places other than the start of movements or pieces. Rehearsal letters are most often used in scores of the Romantic ... Read »


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    • Segue

    • A segue i/ˈsɛɡweɪ/ (Italian pronunciation: [ˈseːɡwe]) is a smooth transition from one topic or section to the next. The term is derived from Italian segue, "follows". In music, segue is a direction to the performer. It means continue (the next section) without a pause. The term attacca is ... Read »


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    • Singing

    • Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music (arias, recitatives, songs, etc.) that can be sung with or without accompanimen ... Read »


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    • Solo (music)

    • In music, a solo (from the Italian: solo, meaning alone) is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer. Performing a solo is "to solo", and the performer is known as a soloist. The plural is soli or the anglicised form solos. In some context these are interchangeable, but soli tends to be res ... Read »


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    • Sound system (DJ)

    • A sound system is a group of DJs and engineers contributing and working together as one, playing and producing music. The sound system concept originated in the 1950s in Kingston, Jamaica. DJs would load up a truck with a generator, turntables, and huge speakers to set up street parties. The sound system scene is ... Read »


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    • Street performance

    • Street performance or busking is the act of performing in public places for gratuities. In many countries the rewards are generally in the form of money but other gratuities such as food, drink or gifts may be given. Street performance is practiced all over the world by men, women and children and dates back to antiqui ... Read »


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    • Unstaged

    • Unstaged (also known as American Express Unstaged or Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express) is a series of individual concert films sponsored by American Express. The live performances by various artists are filmed by the various directors listed below and broadcast live streaming on the artists' official ... Read »


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    • Woodwind doubler

    • A woodwind doubler (or reed doubler) is a musician who can play two or more instruments from the five woodwind families (clarinets, saxophones, oboes, bassoons and flutes) or other folk or ethnic woodwind instruments (e.g., recorder, panflute, irish flute), and can play more than one instrument during a performance. A ... Read »


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