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Cut

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘cut’ is used to describe the process of making a master recording (usually on a disc) from which other disc or tape copies will be manufactured. The term originated in the early days of phonograph recording when, at the same time...

Spasm Band

Paul Oliver

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Groups of children who played improvised instruments on the street, particularly in New Orleans in the 1920s and 1930s, have frequently been referred to by jazz writers as ‘spasm bands.’ The term was apparently derived from the name...

Lineup

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The full personnel of a band or orchestra is frequently termed the ‘lineup.’ Although its first use remains uncertain, it appears to have arisen from the conjunction of two sources: the presentation of the members of a band...

Shout/Shouter

Paul Oliver

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

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...A shout in customary usage is a loud cry, or vocal expression, projected with considerable exhalation and strain on the vocal cords. Generally used to attract attention, it can be arresting, indignant, vehement, exultant or, indeed...

Washboard

Paul Oliver

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...Formerly used throughout the Western world for scrubbing clothes, the ‘washboard’ consists of a corrugated wood or metal platen, usually with legs that stand in a washtub. Concrete washboards molded into concrete tubs have continued...

Hi-Fi (FFRR)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Hi-fi,’ the abbreviated form of ‘high fidelity,’ refers to any sound recording that exhibits extended frequency and dynamic range. Used as early as the 1930s, the term came into widespread use during the late 1940s and was often associated...

Fade-In

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘fade-in’ is used to describe the process of gradually increasing the loudness of an audio signal from silence. In music recording, a fade-in at the beginning of a song is rarely used, partly because the technique sounds artificial...

Frame

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...A frame is the smallest temporal unit used in synchronizing audio, film and video equipment. Used as part of a standardized time code scheme of hours, minutes, seconds and frames, the frame usually corresponds to a single unit of the visual...

Monitor

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘monitor’ is used most often to refer to loudspeaker systems used in live performance and in studio recording. In performance, musicians use stage monitors so that they can hear themselves; the loudspeakers, and the mix fed...

Diddley-Bow

Paul Oliver

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

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...An improvised one-stringed instrument, the ‘diddley-bow,’ also known as a ‘doodle-bow’ or, more frequently, a ‘jitterbug,’ was often the first instrument taken up by blues guitarists in Mississippi and adjacent states. Although variants...