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Is there a name for these similar sounding high-pitched voices?

The voices in question can be found in these two choruses: I Feel Like Dying - Lil' Wayne Lonely - Akon and also in this song starting at 0:13 seconds: First Of The Year - Skrillex I hope I'm not ...
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A question about specific and general terms for paraverbal resources used in songs?

Does the part of a certain song, when the singer produce animal-like sounds or more extreme-emotional sounds or object-like sounds or tribal sounds, receive some denomination ? For example I know that ...
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What are these techniques or common singing styles called?

I am looking to know if there is a name for two "techniques" or "singing styles" that I have found commonly in many songs. The first, is a sudden change in the the voice of the ...
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What is meant by Remastering the song? [duplicate]

Whenever you search for any song, (in my case on YouTube Music), 2 kinds of songs usually pop-up, one the original title and the other a remastered version. I have always wondered, how the process of ...
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Have any artists incorporated physical pain with composition and performance?

Self-harm, suicide and pain in general are all central themes in many subgenres of metal (especially black metal). Some performers have been known to cut themselves with razor blades on-stage during ...
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Is Sviatoslav Richter using the pedal in his recordings of Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier"?

Is Sviatoslav Richter using the pedal in his recordings of The Well-Tempered Clavier? I'm not able to listen and deduce whether he is using it or not. (Since I like his way of playing, I would like ...
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What was the purpose of the bar count in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds?

On the collector's edition of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War Of The Worlds, there are four tracks featuring guitarist Chris Spedding counting bars, apparently all through the entirety of the ...
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Is this string instrument making a trill sound?

https://youtu.be/H8e0PFMo_6E?list=LL8veiH4tExKaroj4Tif84cw&t=530 8:50~8:53 is this sound a trill? what bowing technique is it?
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What do you call a song that starts with its chorus instead of its verse?

I am listening to the bollywood song "Challa" from the movie: "Jab Tak Hai Jaan 2012". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a4izd3Rvdw At 00:28, I feel the song suddenly starts with its chorus instead ...
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Was Elvis Presley's 'Suspicious Minds' the first song with a fade-out and fade back in?

Wikipedia on Suspicious Minds explains: Elvis' primary producer Felton Jarvis made the unusual decision to add a premature fade-out to the song starting at 3:36 and lasting for 15 seconds before ...
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What musical effects is Jimi Hendrix using in "Machine Gun"? [closed]

Now I am listening to Jimi Hendrix' Machine Gun, one thing I do not understand is which additional musical effects Jimi Hendrix is using.
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What is that change in tune called?

I was listening to this song here. At 3:49 I find there is something change in tune or tempo, What is that transformation called? Is there any english term for this?
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When was the first use of broadcast or live performance where singers lip synched?

Since the 80s and 90s a lot of bands and singers performed on film, on stage or on television while lip synching to a pre-recorded performance.. Now I wonder, when and by who was the first use of ...
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What are some techniques to identify different rappers featured in a song?

I have always wondered who a rapper is that is featured in a song. For example, when the rap version of Bad Blood came out...I had no idea how to identify the rapper. I couldn't find anywhere that ...
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Non-stylistic reasons for whole-song fade out

I have noticed that a good chunk of songs, particularly older ones, use whole-song fade outs as outros to end the song. By "fade out" I am not talking about playing a final note and having that fade (...
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Looking for songs with tension-building guitar hammer-ons

I recently first listened to 'Can't Stop' by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I really like how this song builds up tension in the beginning using a (I think) guitar hammer-ons technique. I could swear I ...
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How is the effect called when you slap a drum stick on the metal edge of the snare?

I am actually looking for a sample that contains this effect, like in this song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at 0:55
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How is/was this guitar vocoder effect achieved?

In Funkify Your Life by the Meters (and many other Funk tracks I've heard), the guitar line blends with a vocoder effect. You can hear it in the first 30 seconds here on YouTube. How was this ...
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What is the first use of the 'tapping' method?

The ‘tapping’ method is an advanced guitar technique where both hands are placed on the fretboard, typically reserved for solos. Who was the first guitarist to use this method - live or otherwise?
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