Wind instruments

We need a vibrating medium, just like all other instruments. In this case, it’s the air. Main categorization: brass instruments and woodwind instruments.

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VST

The initials of Virtual Studio Technology. In broad terms, you have stuff in your computer that you don’t actually have in real life. It takes significantly less space than the…

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Voice type

A classification of female and male voices according to their ranges. Male (from low to high): bass, baritone, tenor, countertenor. Female (from low to high): contralto, mezzo-soprano, soprano.

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Woodwind instruments

A category of the wind instrument family that has two subcategories. They are divided into the flute instruments and the reed instruments.

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Voice articulator

It’s basically anything and everything from the larynx up. It’s the tongue, the lips, the teeth, the soft and hard palates, the nasal cavity… Every single little thing. Articulators help…

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Weak beat

Bars of music have weak and strong beats. Weak beats aren’t always the same. The main factor is the time signature. Bars containing two beats have a strong beat (beat…

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Variation

Variations are one of the ways to develop musical ideas. So, you take the material you want to develop and repeat it in an altered form. By combining these variations,…

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Vibrato

Lit.: to vibrate. In vocals: instead of keeping the note as smooth and steady as possible, we slightly variate the pitch. In instruments: same principle, most commonly used in string instruments and…

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Verse

A verse to music is what a stanza is to poetry. It’s one of the two main parts that make up a song. It’s not what’s repeated, it’s the chorus’…

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