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Release (music)

In the music industry, a release usually is a creative output from an artist available for sale or distribution. It is a broad term covering the many different forms music can be released in. Music can be released as singles, extended plays or as ...

                                               

RIAA certification

In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other secondary stores.

                                               

Rotation (music)

In broadcasting, rotation is the repeated airing of the limited playlist of songs on a radio station or satellite radio channel, or music videos on a TV network. They are usually in a different order each time, however they are not completely shu ...

                                               

List of Bryan Adams backing band members

Bryan Adams is a Canadian rock musician, who started his solo carrier in 1979 in Kingston, Ontario. Bryan Adams live performances contrast with its in-studio counterpart: although Adams is in complete creative control in the studio, he has typica ...

                                               

List of music magazines

This is a list of magazines that focuses on music. Topics included in these magazines are about the music industry and news related to musicians, musical instruments, upcoming or newly released albums and songs.

                                               

List of Oasis band members

Liam Gallagher Active: 1991–2010 Instruments: lead vocals, tambourine Release contributions: all Oasis releases Gem Archer Active: 1999–2010 Instruments: guitar, keyboards, harmonica, bass, backing vocals Release contributions: all Oasis releases ...

                                               

List of post-disco artists

1979: Michael Jackson - "Rock with You" 1986: Sade - "The Sweetest Taboo" 1989: Miho Nakayama - "Overtune / Misty Love" 1996: Namie Amuro - "Super Luck!" 1981: Taana Gardner - "Heartbeat" 1978: Lakeside - "Shot Of Love" 1980: Lakeside - "Fantasti ...

                                               

List of Slipknot band members

Slipknot is a heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. The band started in 1995 by vocalist and percussionist Anders Colsefini, guitarists Donnie Steele and Josh "Gnar" Brainard, bassist Paul Gray, drummer Joey Jordison,and percussionist Shawn Cra ...

                                               

List of Soundgarden awards

Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron became the bands permanent drummer in 1986 and bassist Ben Sh ...

                                               

List of Soundgarden band members

Soundgarden is an American rock band. They began in Seattle, Washington in 1984. They first had three members: singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. At first, Cornell, played the drums while singi ...

                                               

List of "Weird Al" Yankovic polka medleys

"Weird Al" Yankovic is well known for his polka medleys. In these, he takes choruses and other memorable lines from popular music and they are reinterpreted into a polka.

                                               

VH1

VH1 is an American television network. It is a sister station to the groundbreaking MTV. VH1 shows reality shows and reruns of sitcoms, whereas MTVs focus is on the current hits and also reality shows. VH1 also shows Youre Cut Off! on Mondays for ...

                                               

Classical period (music)

The Classical music period is the time from about 1750 to 1820 when Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert were the most famous living composers. We often talk about" classical music” meaning European music which is not pop music or jazz or folk ...

                                               

Minimalism

Minimalism is a way of making modern art or music that uses simple ideas, sounds or shapes. It was most popular in America in the 1960s and 1970s. There are many different kinds of minimalism. Sometimes a simple thing is repeated many times until ...

                                               

Serialism

Serialism is a way of composing music using a series of notes in a particular order and using this to build up a whole piece of music. These series and patterns can also be applied to other parts of music.

                                               

Aida (musical)

Aida is a musical by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice, first opened in 1998. It was based on the Verdi opera of the same name It was nominated for Tony Awards.

                                               

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen is a musical. The music and lyrics were written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The first performance was in July 2015. It was at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. It opened on Broadway in December 2016 at the Music Box Theatre. ...

                                               

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof is a musical, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein. It is set in Imperial Russia, 1905. The story revolves around a poor Jewish milkman, Tevye, and his five daughters, as he attempts to ...

                                               

The Sound of Music Live

The Sound of Music Live! was a live television production of the musical The Sound of Music. It was telecast on NBC Thursday evening December 5, 2013 between 8 and 11 p.m. ET.

                                               

Whistle Down the Wind (1996 musical)

Whistle Down the Wind is a 1996 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with Jim Steinman who wrote the lyrics. Whistle Down the Wind was first a book, published in 1959, written by Mary Hayley Bell, then became British film, made in 1961 and set in Lancashi ...

                                               

Clef

A clef is a sign at the beginning of a staff of music which makes it possible for the player to work out what the notes are. The word" clef” is a French word meaning" key”. The original Latin word is" clavis”. It is the" key” to understanding whi ...

                                               

Crotchet

A crotchet or quarter note is a note played for one fourth of a whole note. Quarter notes are written as a filled-in oval note head and a straight, flagless stem. The stem usually points up if it is below the middle line of the stave or down if i ...

                                               

Dynamics (music)

In music, the dynamics in the piece is the variation in loudness between notes or phrases. In written music the dynamics are shown by letters which stand for Italian words for the dynamic levels. They are listed in the table below. Notice that" p ...

                                               

Flat (music)

In music, flat, or Bemolle, means "lower in pitch." In music notation, flat means "lower in pitch by a semitone," and has the symbol. The Unicode character ♭ is the flat sign. Its HTML entity is ♭. Under twelve tone equal temperament, C flat is t ...

                                               

Ledger line

A ledger line is a short line used in musical notation to write notes which would otherwise be too high or too low to put on any of the five lines on the staff. A short line is drawn parallel to the lines on the staff, and the note head is placed ...

                                               

Middle C

Middle C is the name given to the musical note C which is in the middle of the piano keyboard. It is not actually quite the middle note of the keyboard, but very nearly, and of all the Cs on the piano it is the one nearest to the middle. When wri ...

                                               

Musica ficta

Musica ficta is a term used in medieval and Renaissance music. It means that when musicians play or sing music they put in accidentals which are not written in the music. In those days near the end of the 16th century music used modes instead of ...

                                               

Musical notation

Music notation or musical notation is a way of writing down music so that anyone can play it. Many systems have been used in the past to write music. Today most musicians in the Western world write musical notes on a stave: five parallel lines wi ...

                                               

Musical note

In music, a note is a small bit of sound, similar to a syllable in spoken language. For example: in the first two lines of the song "Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are" there are 14 notes: one for each syllable. Confusingly, ...

                                               

Neume

A Neume is a way to write music. Neumes were mainly in the Middle Ages before the modern system of musical notation was developed. Sometimes they are also called neum in English. Neumes are different from modern notation: Neumes do not show rhyth ...

                                               

Ornamentation (music)

In music, ornaments are notes which are added to the main notes of a piece of music in order to make it more interesting. There are several types of ornaments, including trills and slides. Music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods have lots of ...

                                               

Sharp (music)

In music, sharp, or Diese, means higher in pitch. In musical notation, sharp means "higher in pitch by a semitone," and looks like this. Under twelve-tone equal temperament, B sharp, for instance, is enharmonically equivalent to sounds the same a ...

                                               

Staff (music)

A staff is the name given to the five horizontal lines on which we can write music. Musical notes can be placed either on a line or in a space. There are four inside spaces as well as the two outer spaces at the top or bottom. The higher the pitc ...

                                               

Stem (music)

Stems are the lines which extend from the notehead. Stems may point up or down. Different-facing stems indicate the voice for polyphonic music written on the same staff. For single-note melodies, the stems usually point down for notes on the midd ...

                                               

Theoretical key

In music theory, theoretical keys or impossible keys are keys with key signatures that contain at least one double-flats or double-sharps. Double-flats and double-sharps are used in music as accidentals, but they are rarely placed in the key sign ...

                                               

Time signature

A time signature is a set of two numbers, one on top of the other one, written right after the key signature in a piece of music. The two numbers in a time signature tell you how many of one kind of note there are in each measure in the song. For ...

                                               

Transcription (music)

A musical transcription is musical notation for an existing piece of music that had been previously unnotated. Musicians often disagree about what should be called a" transcription” and what is an" arrangement”. Usually transcriptions are a direc ...

                                               

Opera

Opera is a drama set to music. An opera is like a play in which everything is sung instead of spoken. Operas are usually performed in opera houses. The singers who sing and act out the story are on the stage, and the orchestra is in front of the ...

                                               

Alessandro Moreschi

All of Moreschis recordings were made in Rome in two recording sessions for the Gramophone & Typewriter Company. The first series of recordings were made on 3 and 5 April 1902 by Will and Fred Gaisberg. Eighteen usable sides by the members of the ...

                                               

Pietro Metastasio

Pietro Metastasio was a poet from Italy. His real name was Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi. He was born in Rome and died in Vienna. For many years he was the poet laureate for the Holy Roman Emperor in Vienna. He is most famous for his libr ...

                                               

Francesco Maria Piave

Francesco Maria Piave was an Italian writer. He wrote the librettos for many operas. He is most famous for the librettos he wrote for operas composed by Giuseppe Verdi.

                                               

Domenico Sarro

Domenico Natale Sarro, also called Domenico Sarri, was a composer from Italy. He composed 18 operas. He also composed, cantatas, oratorios, and music for flutes and other musical instruments. His operas placed great importance on the music for th ...

                                               

Understudy

In theater, an understudy is an actor or singer who studies the part of one of the main actors or singers in cases when they cant perform. If a main performer is unable to perform, the understudy will take their place. The understudy is often a m ...

                                               

Wolfgang Wagner

Wolfgang Wagner was a German opera director. He was the grandson of the opera composer Richard Wagner and great-grandson of the composer Franz Liszt. For 42 years he was director of the Bayreuth Festival, which was created by Richard Wagner for t ...

                                               

1812 Overture

The 1812 Overture is an orchestral work by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It commemorates Russias 1812 defense against Napoleons advancing Grande Armee at the Battle of Borodino, during the French invasion of Russia. The Overtures first public perform ...

                                               

Double stopping

Double stopping means playing two notes at once on a bowed string instrument by drawing the bow across two strings at once while "stopping" two notes by pressing the fingers down on the fingerboard: one finger on each of the two strings being pla ...

                                               

Fingering

Fingering means: choosing which finger to use for each note when playing a piece on a musical instrument. When learning to play a piece it is important to try to find a good fingering. Once a good fingering has been found it should always be used ...

                                               

Glissando

In music a glissando is a slide up or down the notes of a scale. The plural is" glissandi”. In written music the instruction to the player is often shortened to" gliss”. The word comes from the French" glisser” =" to slide”. With the singing voic ...

                                               

Intonation (music)

Intonation, in music, can have two different meanings: The word "intonation" is used in music to describe whether someone who is playing a musical instrument is playing in tune. This is not used for instruments such as the piano which are tuned a ...

                                               

Melisma

In music, a melisma is the technique of singing one syllable to a lot of notes. They are often called vocal runs or simply runs. Music which uses melismas can be called melismatic. In Western music melismas are often used in operas or any other m ...