Dashboard icon
View Member Profile
View Profile
Add or Edit My Works icon
My Works
Edit Member Profile icon
Edit Profile
Member Orders Page icon
Member Shipping Settings Page icon
Member Profile Page Statistics icon
Edit Member Settings icon
Member Inbox icon
Logout icon
Member Login Sign Up icon
Country Flag
per page

Music Term: Slide

Library Menu icon
Library Home
Promotion Tools
Member Help
Member FAQ
Roving Festival FAQ
Site Map
Link to Artopium
About Us
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9


Definition and background:

The movable metal tube of a trombone which lengthens or shortens the tubing of the instrument, thus changing the fundamental and harmonic series of the instrument, enabling it to hit each chromatic note of its range. A rapid run of notes, without differentiating or accenting each of the intermediate notes. See glissando. An ornamentation of two accessory notes, when performed upwards it is called an "elevation", when downwards, a "double backfall" or a "slur". The small movable metal tube(s) of a brass instrument which lengthens or shortens the tubing of the instrument, thus changing the pitch to bring the instrument, in tune with other instruments in an ensemble. Typically, there is a slide associated with each valve, so they can be tuned individually. Pulling a slide out (or making the tubing longer) will lower the pitch or make the pitch flatter. Pushing a slide in (or making the tubing shorter) will raise the pitch or make the pitch sharper.

A plastic or glass tube placed over the third or fourth finger of the left hand and used to play "slide" or glissando effects in rock and blues and other forms of traditional music

A control that has a knob which moves in a straight line and which outputs part of an input voltage according to the position of the knob.

Select from a letter above to find a music term in the Artopium index, or enter a music term below to search the entire index using Google Search.

This is a collection of over 7,000 music terms and definitions used for music theory, composition, instruments and more; a dictionary compiled by Artopium.com as a resource for all musicians everywhere, but especially for Artopium.com member artists. Artopium is a consignment website dedicated to promoting and selling the works of independent artists, musicians, filmmakers, fashion designers and authors from around the world. After looking up your music term and definition, if you have't already, please peruse the thousands of titles listed on Artopium by selecting from one of the categories above (Art, Music, Fashion, Video and Books). Or if you're an artist, sign up today for free and start selling your work immediately!

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

Artopium © 2002 - 2017