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Music Term: Trigger

T
T.s.
Ta'amim
Tab seam
Tabla
Tablature
Tablature or tab
Table
Table-book
Tabor
Tabs
Tacet
Tach roller
Tach signal
Tach/tachometer
Tachi dai
Tactus
Tafelmusik
Tagliato
Taiko
Tailgate
Taille
Tailpiece
Tails out
Take
Take notation
Take sheet
Take-up motor
Take-up reel
Take-up tension
Take-up turntable
Takt
Taktstrich
Tal
Tala
Talea
Talk box
Talkback
Talking drum
Tallone
Talon
Tam-tam
Tamboora
Tambora
Tamborito
Tambour
Tambourin
Tambourine
Tambur
Tambura
Tamburo
Tampon
Tamtam
Tan
Tanbur
Tanchou
Tangency
Tangent
Tango
Tanpura
Tanto
Tantum ergo
Tanz
Tap
Tap dance
Tape
Tape cartridge
Tape delay
Tape guide
Tape hiss
Tape loop
Tape machine
Tape operator
Tape recorder
Tape switch
Tapeless studio
Taper angle, mouthpiece
Taper depth, mouthpiece
Taps
Tar
Tarantella
Tardamente
Tardo
Tarogato
Taste
Tastiera
Tasto
Tasto solo
Tattoo
Te
Te deum
Te deum laudamus
Technic
Technique
Tedesca
Teion
Teionpu
Tekoto
Telephone filter
Telyn
Tema
Temperament
Temperaments
Tempestoso
Temple blocks
Tempo
Tempo di marcia
Tempo di sturb de neighbors
Tempo di valse
Tempo giusto
Tempo i
Tempo indications
Tempo mapping
Tempo ordinario
Tempo primo
Tempo primo, tempo uno, or tempo i
Tempo rubato
Tempus
Tempus imperfectum
Tempus perfectum
Ten
Ten stroke roll
Teneramente
Tenerezza
Tenon
Tenor
Tenor c
Tenor clef
Tenor cor
Tenor crumhorn
Tenor drum
Tenor horn
Tenor recorder
Tenor saxophone
Tenor trombone
Tenor tuba
Tenor violin
Tenorbass posaune
Tenore di forza
Tenore robusto
Tenorhorn
Tenorlied
Tenorschlussel
Tension
Tension rod
Tension switch
Tenso
Tenth
Tenuta
Tenuto
Teponaztli
Terce
Terminal
Terminal double bar
Terminate
Ternary
Ternary form
Ternery form
Terraced dynamics
Tertian harmony
Tertiary harmony
Terz
Terzet
Terzett
Terzetto
Terzina
Tessitura
Test lacquer
Test oscillator
Test pressing
Test tape
Test tones
Testo
Testudo
Tete de la note
Tetrachord
Text
Text declamation
Text painting
Text setting
Texture
Thaat
Thd
The forty
The pit
The tonic
The well
Thematic catalogue
Thematic development
Thematic transformation
Theme
Theme and variations
Theme group
Themenaufstellung
Themes, contrasting
Theorbo
Theory
Theremin
Thesis
Thin sound
Third
Third stream
Thirteen stroke roll
Thirty
Thirty-second note
Thirty-second rest
Thorough bass
Thoroughbass
Three to one rule
Three track
Three track stereo
Three way speaker
Three-line
Three-part form
Threnody
Threshold
Threshold control
Threshold of hearing
Throat
Throat, mouthpiece
Throne
Through
Through-composed
Throw
Throw off
Thru box
Thru port
Thumb hole
Thumri
Thunder machine
Ti
Tibia
Tie
Tie lines
Tief
Tiento
Tierce
Tierce de picardie
Tight sound /hyped" sound
Timbal
Timbale
Timbales
Timballo
Timbre
Time
Time base
Time code
Time code generator
Time compression/expansion
Time constant
Time signature
Time weighted average (twa)
Timing
Timing clock
Timing tape
Timoroso
Timpan
Timpani
Timpano
Tin pan alley
Tin whistle
Tintal
Tintinnalulum
Tip
Tiple
Tirade, tirata
Tirana
Tirare
Tirasse
Tirer, tirez
Tirobhav
Tivar
To arms
To the color
Toccata
Toccatina
Tocsin
Todesgesang
Todeslied
Todtenlied
Tokkate
Tolling
Tom
Tom tom stand
Tom-tom
Tom-tom (or tom)
Tombeau
Toms
Ton
Ton-leiter
Tonabstand
Tonada
Tonadilla
Tonal
Tonality
Tonart
Tonary
Tondichtung
Tone
Tone arm
Tone cluster
Tone color
Tone generator
Tone poem
Tone row
Tonette
Tongue
Tonguing
Tonhohe
Tonic
Tonic accent
Tonic chord
Tonic minor
Tonic sol-fa
Tonicization
Tonika
Tonkunstler
Tonmalerei
Tono
Tono llanero
Tonschrift
Tonus
Tonus peregrinus
Top action string-operated rotary valve
Top-sprung p?rinet valve
Torbellino
Tornadas
Torque-limit switch
Tosto
Total serialism
Touch
Touche
Toujours
Tourdion
Tourney
Toy
Toye
Tpt
Tr
Tr?molo
Track
Track log/track assignment sheet
Track signal
Tracker action
Tracking
Tracking error
Tract
Trailing edge
Train beat
Train whistle
Traktur
Tranquillamente
Tranquillo
Transcribe
Transcription
Transducer
Transfer curve
Transformation
Transformer
Transformer matrix
Transient
Transient response
Transition
Transmit
Transport
Transport controls
Transpose
Transposing instrument
Transposing instruments
Transposition
Transverse flute
Trap
Trap work
Traps
Trapset
Traquenard
Trash can
Tratt.
Trattenuto
Trauermusik
Traumerisch
Traurig
Trautonium
Tre
Tre corda
Tre corde
Tre corde or tc
Treble
Treble clef
Treble frequencies
Treble shift
Tredezime
Treibend
Tremando
Tremelo
Tremolando
Tremolo
Tremulant
Trente et deuxieme de soupir
Trepak
Triad
Triangle
Triangular wave
Tribrach
Tricesimoprimal temperament
Tricinium
Trigger
Trigonon
Trill
Trillo
Trim status
Trim/trim control
Trio
Trio sonata
Triole
Triolet
Triple meter
Triple paradiddle
Triple ratamacue
Triple stroke roll
Triple time
Triple-stop
Triplet
Triplum
Tristamente
Tristan chord
Triste
Tritone
Tritonic
Trochee
Tromba
Trombon
Trombone
Trommel
Trommelbass
Trompa
Trompeta
Trompete
Trompette
Trompette demilune
Tronco
Trope
Troper
Troppo
Troubadour
Troubadours
Troubleshooting
Trouvere
Trumpet
Trumpet marine
Truncation
Trusses
Trutruka
Tsutsumi
Tuba
Tubaphone
Tube
Tubular bells
Tudel
Tumba (or tumbadora)
Tune
Tuned
Tuned cavity
Tuned percussion
Tuned pipe instrument
Tuner
Tuning
Tuning fork
Tuning hammer
Tuning peg
Tuning pin
Tuning slide
Tuning-slide
Tuning-slide crook
Tupan
Tuplet
Turba
Turca
Turca. alla turca
Turkish crescent
Turmmusik
Turn
Turn over
Turn pages
Turnover frequency
Turntable
Tusch
Tutti
Tutto, tutta
Tv interference
Tvisogur
Tweak
Tweeter
Twelfth
Twelve
Twelve-note music
Twelve-tone music
Twelve-tone row
Twentieth century music
Two part form
Two step
Two way speaker
Two-line
Tympani
Tympanium
Tyrolienne
Tzigane
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Trigger
Definition and background:
A lever used on certain brass instruments that provide special functionality. The lever will typically operate a rotary valve to add tubing to the instrument and lower the key ( tonality) of the instrument's harmonic overtone series or control the movement of one the tuning slides to provide a high degree of control over intonation. The trigger is typically operated by the index finger, thumb, or fourth (little) finger depending upon the instrument. The most common use of the trigger is on trombone, horns, tubas, and trumpets. Horn Thumb Triggers The modern horn is an instrument in the key of F. The double horn has a trigger to put the horn into the key of B-flat (raising the key by a perfect fourth). A double horn will normally have two full sets of tubing (one set for F and one for B -flat) and the thumb trigger will route the air stream through the second set of tubes. The air stream is directed into the F tubes ( F side) or the B -flat tubes ( B- flat side) depending upon whether or not the trigger is engaged. The F side of the horn works well for the lower pitches and the B-flat side of the horn is better suited for the higher register of the instrument since the tubing is shorter. Trombone Triggers The trombone is in the key of B -flat. Typically the bass trombones and many large bore tenor trombones will have a trigger to put the instrument into the key of F (lower the key by a perfect fourth). This allows the performer to perform the low C and B -flat (on the bass clef staff) in 1st and 2nd positions rather than the normal 6th and 7th positions providing better flexibility in fast passages. It also extends the playable notes in the low range between the F below the staff (FF) to the low C (CC). As a side note, the extra tubing associated with the trigger systems will always have a tuning slide to allow the performer to correctly tune that portion of the instrument. Often long tuning slides are used that can be pulled out far enough to allow the same attachment to be tuned to E (a half step lower) and increase the range of possiblilities for certain musical passages. The use of the trigger also changes the positions of the notes slightly. Bass trombones often have a second trigger which is either "dependent" or "independent" of the first trigger. That means, in the dependent trigger system, the second trigger will not work unless the first trigger is also engaged. The independent trigger system allows each trigger to be used independently. Typically, the second trigger will be in the key of D (extendable to D -flat). The use of the independent trigger system will have four keys available in one trombone: B -flat, F, G (or G -flat), and D (or D -flat). Trumpet & Tuba Triggers Trumpets and tubas will occasionally have trigger devices that will allow the performer to slightly extend the first or third valve tuning slides to adjust the intonation for certain valve combinations. They are most commonly spring-loaded so the tuning slide (once extended) will return to it's original position once the trigger is released.

The signal or the action of sending a signal to control the start of an event. Also refers to a device, which puts out a signal to control the start of an event, including a device that puts out such a signal when struck.
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