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Music Term: Head

H
Haas effect
Habanera
Hachijo daiko
Hail columbia
Hail to the chief
Hair
Hairpin
Hairpins
Hakenneumen
Hakusuu
Halbe
Halbe pause
Half cadence
Half close cadence
Half note
Half rest
Half step
Half-pedal
Hall
Hall program
Hallelujah
Halling
Hals
Hammer
Hammer dulcimer
Hammer-on
Hammerclavier
Hammerklavier
Hammond organ
Han'on
Han'onkai
Hand bell
Hand bells
Hand drums
Hand horn
Hand organ
Hand vibrato
Handel-werke-verzeichnis
Handstuck
Handtrommel
Happyoukai
Hara
Hard disk recording
Hardanger fiddle
Harfe
Harmonia
Harmonic
Harmonic analysis
Harmonic chromatic scale
Harmonic distortion
Harmonic mark
Harmonic minor scale
Harmonic progression
Harmonic rhythm
Harmonic series
Harmonica
Harmonics
Harmoniemusik
Harmonium
Harmony
Harp
Harp lute
Harp stop
Harpe
Harpsichord
Hasosra
Hassou
Hastig
Hats
Haupt
Hauptstimme
Hausmusic
Hausse
Haut
Haut bois
Haut instruments
Hautbois
Hay
Hayashi (or bayashi)
Haye
Head
Head arrangement
Head chart
Head voice
Headphones
Headroom
Heads
Hearing impairment
Hearing limitation
Hearing range
Heavy metal
Heftig
Heidentenor
Heikinritsu
Heiter
Heldentenor
Helicon
Hemidemisemiquaver
Hemidemisemiquaver rest
Hemiola
Hemitonium
Hen
Henbyoushi
Henrotanchou
Hensoukyoku
Heptachord
Heptatonic scale
Herald trumpet
Hermaneutics
Hertz
Hervortretend
Heterophonic
Heterophony
Hexachord
Hexachordum durum
Hey
Hi hat
Hi hat clutch
Hi-hat
Hi-z
Hichiriki
Hidden fifths
Hidden octaves
High frequencies
High frequency
High hat
High impedance
High mass
High-impedance mic
High-pass filter
Highs
Hilfsline
Hindustani
Hira do, hira daiko
Hirtenflote
His
Historic instruments
Historical instruments
Historically informed
Hocket
Hoedown
Hoftanz
Hold
Holz
Holzklapper
Homage
Homo
Homophonic
Homophony
Homorhythmic
Homorhythmic chordal
Hoop
Hopak
Horn
Hornbostel, erich moritz von
Hornbostel-sachs
Hornpipe
Hornwerk
Hosanna
House
House sync
Howlback
Huaino
Huapango
Huehuetl
Huitieme de soupir
Hum
Hum note
Hummel
Humoreske
Humoresque
Hungarian school
Hunting horn
Hurdy-gurdy
Hwv
Hydraulis
Hydraulos
Hymn
Hyoushi
Hyoushigi
Hyper
Hyperaeolian
Hypercardioid pattern
Hypo
Hyporchema
Hz
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Head
Definition and background:
A tight membrane stretched across the end of a drum that is struck by a stick to create sounds. Up until the middle of the 20th century, drum heads were made out of animal skin. Today, a plastic material is used. The tip of sticks used to strike drums with.The round part of a note symbol as distinguished from the stem or any other part of the note.See also notehead. A slang expression in jazz that refers to the beginning of a composition. For example, if you perform a composition from the head, the performers know to start at the beginning. This is also known as the edge of the composition or at the top. A slang expression, primarily in jazz, that refers to the main melody of a popular song. The term head is typically used in the song form where the head is performed and repeated, followed by a bridge section, and ending with the return of the head. This is a common form (A-A-B-A).

In tape recording, the transducer, or energy converter, that changes the audio energy from electrical energy to magnetic energy and back. This also refers to devices that apply magnetism to the recording tape for other purposes such as in the erase head.
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Last Updated: 2017-12-18 05:23:08
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