Questions tagged [terminology]

For questions about particular terms used in a subject of study, theory, profession, etc.

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What is the name for a track hidden before the CD content?

If I rewind the track 1 of the debut album by The Music, I can get to track 0. To play this hidden track I need to rewind until I reach its beginning; I found no other way to access it. Is there a ...
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What is the difference between a “cover” and a “remake” of a song?

Is there a difference between a cover and a remake of a song? Or do both terms mean the same thing?
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Is it OK to distinguish “songs” from “tracks” based on presence of vocals?

I often correct my friends from calling tracks "songs" because it's a music piece that does not come with vocals or audible lyrics (for example, dubstep tracks with messed up audio). Is this correct? ...
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Is the music played in silent films considered to be a soundtrack? Why or why not?

A soundtrack, also written sound track, can be recorded music accompanying and synchronized to the images of a motion picture, book, television program or video game; a commercially released ...
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What defines a trap-beat?

I'm actually more the boom bap Hip-Hop, 90's style beat guy. But I find myself enjoying trap music more and more, since it's getting more and more popular and also because my friend is making more ...
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What is the difference between a LP and an EP?

Many bands/artists release EPs and LPs. I have noticed that many artists that are still on the beginning of their career release EPs. What does EP and LP mean?
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What does it mean for an album to be remastered?

There are times when older albums get re-released as a remastered version. What is the difference between the original version and the remastered version?