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What is meant by Remastering the song?

What is meant by Remastering the song? ... How [is] the process of remastering ... carried out[?] As a starting place, the Wikipedia article on remastering gives a reasonable overview. Is [shrillness] ...
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Have any artists incorporated physical pain with composition and performance?

The closest example I can think of is the use of the "casket vocal track" in Black One by Sunn O))). Scott "Malefic" Conner of Xasthur is claustrophobic so they decided his vocal ...
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Is this string instrument making a trill sound?

This is not a trill, but a tremolo or "trembling sound". It has the effect of a single sustained note, but it is caused by bowing back and forth very rapidly, and with very small motions.
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Was Elvis Presley's 'Suspicious Minds' the first song with a fade-out and fade back in?

The Wikipedia article on Fade states that it is not possible to reliably identify the first modern recording to use fade. It also states, in relation to earlier recordings: By the early 1930s ...
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What is that change in tune called?

This is called a modulation, or more informally (as David indicated) a "key change." It repeats some or all of the song as transposed to a new key. It is very common in some styles of music (for ...
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What was the purpose of the bar count in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds?

This was recorded before the use of click tracks. The bar count would have been used to ensure that overdubs and edits started at the correct place in the music.
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Non-stylistic reasons for whole-song fade out

Agree with Zach. In addition, some songs were played in concert Grateful Dead style with the song followed by an extended instrumental jam. In the record studio, the jam would be faded out just ...
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Is there a name for these similar sounding high-pitched voices?

The voice has been sped up in each case. This is often called the "chipmunk effect" after the 1958 recording by "Alvin and the Chipmunks" where this was first commercially used.
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What are these techniques or common singing styles called?

The first of the examples has nothing to do with the singer doing something different with her voice. The line "He looks up grinning like a devil" sounds different firstly because it's ...
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Have any artists incorporated physical pain with composition and performance?

"Torture as an Instrument of Music", by John T. Hamilton, describes instances in which torture has been (purported to be) used to produce music as its result. Different, obviously, from the ...
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What are some techniques to identify different rappers featured in a song?

listening to unknown artists, i frequently search for exact string matches of particular lyrics. it can be tricky to spell the lyrics as they were transcribed by others, and the text has to be long ...
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