The most common popular song form. *
Sung without instrumental accompaniment.
A musical radio broadcast that was originally recorded for distribution to other stations; radio broadcasts that people have recorded off the radio that are sometimes released commercially or bootlegged.
The last chorus (in older jazz), often louder and more vigorous than the rest, and played by the ensemble.
The various takes recorded of a piece of music at a single recording session, that for whatever reasons were not chosen to be used. (A version recorded on a different day is not an alternate take.)
Sounding the individual notes of a chord quickly, one at a time, usually starting at the lowest note.
An adaptation of a musical composition. Arrangements may be as minimal as a bass line or as complex as a full orchestral score. An arranger may take such great liberties with the original piece that it becomes a new composition.
The style in which a tone is produced, i.e., with slurs, staccato, variations in volume, and the like.
A term loosely applied to various forms of "experimental" jazz first heard in the 1950s, and their later offshoots, especially in the sixties and seventies (see free jazz)
John Coltrane, "Impressions" (1961)
Also "axe." Any musical instrument.