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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Turning point

Generally speaking, it’s when a situation changes dramatically. I will be using this term as the change of the music narrative that either is (or is leading us to) the…

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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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