N5 Music Technology Timbre
All concepts, controls, effects and processes
Terms in this set (20)
Instruction given to string players to use a bow.
Abbreviation pizz. An instruction given to string players to pluck the strings instead of using the bow.
A very fast repetition of a note on a percussion instrument, eg: on a snare drum or timpani.
voices — mezzo soprano
A female singer whose voice range lies between that of a soprano and an alto.
Voices - Soprano
Highest female voice
Voices - baritone
Male voice - range lies between a bass and a tenor
A family of instruments made from metal with a mouthpiece, e.g.: trumpet and trombone
An electronic organ is an electronic keyboard instrument which was derived from the harmonium, pipe organ and theatre organ. Originally, it was designed to imitate the sound of pipe organs, theatre organs, band sounds, or orchestral sounds.
Instruments that are played by hitting, striking, shaking or scraping.
The family of instruments which have strings. The sound is produced by dragging a bow across the strings or by plucking them with the fingers.
voices — S A T B
The human instrument used to speak or sing. Soprano - the highest range of female voice. Alto - the lowest female voice. Tenor - a high-pitched, adult male voice. Bass - the lowest male voice.
the highest range of female voice.
the lowest female voice.
a high-pitched, adult male voice.
the lowest male voice.
Instruments which produce sounds by blowing across a hole, against an edge or through a single or double reed, eg flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe and bassoon. They need not be made of wood.
Electronic instrument, usually keyboard based, that uses electronically generated waveforms through filters and processors to emulate (or synthesise) acoustic sounds. While most of these emulations of real instruments are at best approximate, synthesisers are capable of generating a wide range of sounds that no acoustic instrument ever could. Thus they have become an important element of modern sound production as an instrument in its own right.
A keyboard instrument usually found in churches. It usually has more than one keyboard, plus pedals that are played with the feet.
A version of the acoustic guitar which derives its signal entirely electronically from a series of pick-ups positioned close to the steel strings
The group of drums and cymbals that have been pieced together and standardised over the years to create a drum kit includes a bass drum, snare drum, usually 2-4 tom-toms, a pair of hi-hats and at least one crash and one ride cymbal.
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