Words Related to Music

Words Related to Music - Producing and Performing Music 1

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Here you will learn some English words related to producing and performing music, such as "chant", "baton", and "amplify".
amplifier
amplifiernoun

an electronic device that strengthens electrical signals or causes sounds to get louder

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to amplify
to amplifyverb

to make a sound, especially a musical sound, louder

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arrangementnoun

the act of adapting or arranging a musical piece to be performed by different instruments or voices

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auditionnoun

a meeting with filmmakers during which they ask the actor or actress to perform a short scene to see if they are suitable for a role

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to auditionverb

to give a short performance in order to get a role in a movie, play, show, etc.

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back catalognoun

a collection of previous records produced by a musician or a company

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backingnoun

music that is intended to accompany the main singer or tune

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baton
batonnoun

a slender stick used by a conductor while leading an orchestra

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beatbox
beatboxnoun

an electronic piece of equipment that imitates drum sounds adding a backbeat to songs

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to busk
to buskverb

to play music in public and ask the passers-by for money

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busking
buskingnoun

the act of playing music in public and asking the passers-by for money

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carol singingnoun

the act of singing Christmas carols in churches or streets, usually to collect money for charity

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to chantverb

to sing a piece such as a psalm, canticle, etc. in a limited range of notes and with a repetitive tone

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to compose
to composeverb

to write a musical piece

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composition
compositionnoun

the art or the act of writing pieces of music, poetry, etc.

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to conduct
to conductverb

to direct a choir or orchestra using special movements of the hands

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to cutverb

to record or sing a song, track, etc. in order to make a studio recording

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demonoun

a short recording that serves as a sample of the work of a musical band or performer

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encorenoun

an additional or repeated piece that is performed at the end of a concert, because the audience has asked for it

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gig
gignoun

a live performance by one or more musicians who play jazz or popular music, or by a comedian

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to headline
to headlineverb

to be the star performer in a concert or performance

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to humverb

to sing a tune with closed lips

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to improviseverb

to create and perform words of a play, music, etc. on impulse and without preparation, particularly because one is forced to do so

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instrumentationnoun

the arrangement or composition of a musical piece for a particular set of instruments

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interpretationnoun

a representation that an actor or a performer gives of an artistic or musical piece that shows their understanding and feeling toward it

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to jamverb

to play music along other musicians without practicing and as an act of improvisation

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karaoke
karaokenoun

a form of entertainment in which people sing the words of popular songs while a machine plays only their music

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to masterverb

to make the final version of a musical rendition or movie from which copies can be made

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microphone
microphonenoun

a piece of equipment used for recording voices or sounds or for making one's voice louder

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to mixverb

to combine several musical pieces from various sources into a single piece

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