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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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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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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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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Virtual instrument

Also VSTi or VST instrument. Call them however you want, depending on your mood or on how fancy you wanna sound, I guess… Virtual instruments use VST technologies to produce…

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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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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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