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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Tuplet

An ‘unusual’ grouping of notes within a bar. For instance, notes are grouped in twos or in fours within bars in 4/4 (that would be the time signature where there…

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Voice

As in our voices. The sounds we produce when we speak, when we sing, when we sigh, when we exclaim… Animals also have voices. And yes, animals do speak… I should…

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Unison

Two sources playing the exact same note, in the same octave. When we say that two instruments play in unison, we mean that both instruments play exactly the same music…

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Vocal cords

The source of our voices. They are mucus membranes that are located in our larynges that open and close fast to produce sounds.

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Twelve-bar blues

In its original form, it’s a really, really, really common chord progression. It’s not just about the blues. In altered versions, it can also be used in pop and rock.…

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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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