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Type of singing performed by one or more singers, either with instrumental accompaniment, or without instrumental accompaniment , in which singing provides the main focus of the piece. Wikipedia

  • Singing

    Act of producing musical sounds with the voice. Called a singer or vocalist . Wikipedia

  • Sheet music

    Handwritten or printed form of musical notation that uses musical symbols to indicate the pitches, rhythms, or chords of a song or instrumental musical piece. Paper , although the access to musical notation since the 1980s has included the presentation of musical notation on computer screens and the development of scorewriter computer programs that can notate a song or piece electronically, and, in some cases, "play back" the notated music using a synthesizer or virtual instruments. Wikipedia

  • Barbershop quartet

    Group of four singers who sing music in the barbershop style, characterized by four-part harmony without instrumental accompaniment, or a cappella. The four voices are: the lead, the vocal part which typically carries the melody; a bass, the part which provides the bass line to the melody; a tenor, the part which harmonizes above the lead; and a baritone, the part that frequently completes the chord. Wikipedia

  • A cappella

    Group or solo performance without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. Originally intended to differentiate between Renaissance polyphony and Baroque concertato style. Wikipedia

  • Vocal composition with an instrumental accompaniment, typically in several movements, often involving a choir. Effectively a type of short oratorio. Wikipedia

  • Aria

    Aria is a self-contained piece for one voice, with or without instrumental or orchestral accompaniment, normally part of a larger work. Formal musical composition unlike its counterpart, the recitative. Wikipedia

  • Monophony

    Simplest of musical textures, consisting of a melody , typically sung by a single singer or played by a single instrument player (e.g., a flute player) without accompanying harmony or chords. Many folk songs and traditional songs are monophonic. Wikipedia

  • Soprano

    Type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types. From approximately middle C (C4) = 261 Hz to "high A" (A5) = 880 Hz in choral music, or to "soprano C" (C6, two octaves above middle C) = 1046 Hz or higher in operatic music. Wikipedia

  • Songwriter who writes lyrics—words for songs—as opposed to a composer, who writes the song's music which may include but not limited to the melody, harmony, arrangement and accompaniment. A lyricist's income derives from royalties received from original songs. Wikipedia

  • Tenor

    Type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range lies between the countertenor and baritone voice types. One of the highest of the male voice types. Wikipedia

  • Riff

    Repeated chord progression or refrain in music ; it is a pattern, or melody, often played by the rhythm section instruments or solo instrument, that forms the basis or accompaniment of a musical composition. Also sometimes based on a riff, such as Ravel's Boléro. Wikipedia

  • Composer

    Person who writes music, especially classical music in any form, including vocal music (for a singer or choir), instrumental music, electronic music, and music which combines multiple forms. A composer may create music in any music genre, including, for example, classical music, musical theatre, blues, folk music, jazz, and popular music. Wikipedia

  • Concerto

    Instrumental composition, written for one or more soloists accompanied by an orchestra or other ensemble. The typical three-movement structure, a slow movement (e.g., lento or adagio) preceded and followed by fast movements (e.g. presto or allegro), became a standard from the early 18th century. Wikipedia

  • Rock music that emphasizes musical instruments and features very little or no singing. Examples of instrumental rock can be found in practically every subgenre of rock, often from musicians who specialize in the style. Wikipedia

  • Organ (music)

    Keyboard instrument of one or more pipe divisions or other means for producing tones, each played with its own keyboard, played either with the hands on a keyboard or with the feet using pedals. Relatively old musical instrument, dating from the time of Ctesibius of Alexandria , who invented the water organ. Wikipedia

  • Extended technique

    Unconventional, unorthodox, or non-traditional methods of singing or of playing musical instruments employed to obtain unusual sounds or timbres. Not specific to contemporary music and it transcends compositional schools and styles. Wikipedia

  • Drone (music)

    Harmonic or monophonic effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is continuously sounded throughout most or all of a piece. Archaic term for this is burden such as a "drone [pipe] of a bagpipe", the pedal point in an organ, or the lowest course of a lute. Wikipedia

  • Iterative speaking or singing of words or sounds, often primarily on one or two main pitches called reciting tones. Chants may range from a simple melody involving a limited set of notes to highly complex musical structures, often including a great deal of repetition of musical subphrases, such as Great Responsories and Offertories of Gregorian chant. Wikipedia

  • Sound effect used in orchestral and opera which is created by having one or more instrumentalists from a symphony orchestra or opera orchestra play a note, melody, or rhythm from behind the stage, or having a choir of singers sing a melody from behind the stage. This creates a distant, muted effect which composers use to suggest "celestial voices", melancholy, or nostalgia, or to create a haunting or mysterious effect. Wikipedia

  • Guitar solo

    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 and varying degrees of improvisation. Wikipedia

  • Work of vocal music that is either sung a cappella or accompanied by instruments, according to a particular style or tradition. Nasheed are popular throughout the Islamic world. Wikipedia

  • Rhythm section

    Group of musicians within a music ensemble or band that provides the underlying rhythm, harmony and pulse of the accompaniment, providing a rhythmic and harmonic reference and "beat" for the rest of the band. Often contrasted with the roles of other musicians in the band, such as the lead guitarist or lead vocals whose primary job is to carry the melody. Wikipedia

  • Art of creating sounds with one's mouth that approximate, imitate, or otherwise serve the same purpose as a percussion instrument, whether in a group of singers, an instrumental ensemble, or solo. Recent musicological research points at Brazilian songwriter and musician Marcos Valle as a pioneer of vocal percussion. Wikipedia

  • Recording without any vocals, although it might include some inarticulate vocals, such as shouted backup vocals in a Big Band setting. Through semantic widening, a broader sense of the word song may refer to instrumentals. Wikipedia

  • Backup band

    Musical ensemble that accompanies a lead singer at a live performance or on a recording. Instrumental soloist, such as a lead guitarist or solo fiddler, though all-instrumental performances, with no singing, are not common in popular music and traditional music. Wikipedia

  • Quartet

    Ensemble of four singers or instrumental performers; or a musical composition for four voices or instruments. String quartet. Wikipedia

  • Women in music

    Women in music describes the role of women as composers, songwriters, instrumental performers, singers, conductors, music scholars, music educators, music critics/music journalists and in other musical professions. As well, it describes music movements (e.g., women's music, which is music written and performed by women for women), events and genres related to women, women's issues and feminism. Wikipedia

  • Oboe

    Type of double reed woodwind instrument. Oboes are usually made of wood, but may also be made of synthetic materials, such as plastic, resin or hybrid composites. Wikipedia

  • Vocal coach

    Music teacher, usually a piano accompanist, who helps singers prepare for a performance, often also helping them to improve their singing technique and take care of and develop their voice, but is not the same as a singing teacher (also called a "voice teacher"). Vocal coaches may give private music lessons or group workshops or masterclasses to singers. Wikipedia

  • Type of singing competition originating in Ancient Greece. In it, a first party sings according to a topic and verse structure of their choosing. Wikipedia


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