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Music Term: Valve

V
V"ina
V-bridge
V.s.
Va
Vacuum tube
Vacuum tube volt meter
Vadi
Vagans
Vaghezza
Vago
Vakra
Valor
Vals
Valse
Valve
Valzer
Vamp
Vamp and fade
Vamp till cue
Vamphorn
Varana
Vari-speed
Variable-d
Variante
Variation
Variations
Varjit
Varsovienne
Vaudeville
Vca
Vca automation
Vca fader
Vca group
Vca master
Vca trim
Vco
Velato
Vellutato
Veloce
Velocissimo
Velocity antinode
Velocity message
Velocity microphone
Velocity node
Velocity sensitive
Venetian school
Veni sancte spiritus
Venite
Vent
Vent hole
Ventil
Ventilhorn
Veranderungen
Verbunkos
Vergrosserung
Verismo
Verkleinerung
Vermindert
Vers
Vers mesure
Verschiebung
Verse
Verse anthem
Verset
Versetzung
Versicle
Verstarken
Versus
Vertical interval code
Verve
Verzierungen
Vespers
Vezzoso
Vgd
Via
Vibes
Vibra-slap
Vibrafono
Vibraharp
Vibraphone
Vibraphone (or vibes)
Vibraslap
Vibration
Vibration isolator
Vibrato
Vidala
Vide
Viel
Vielle
Vielstimmig
Vienna horn
Viennese waltz
Vierhebigkeit
Viertel
Viertelnote
Viertelpause
Vierundsechzigstel
Vierundsechzigstelnote
Vierundsechzigstelpause
Vif
Vigoroso
Vihuela
Vikrit
Vilambit
Villancico
Villanella
Villanelle
Vinnula
Viol
Viola
Viola bastarda
Viola clef
Viola d'amore
Viola da braccio
Viola da gamba
Viole
Violento
Violetta
Violin
Violin family
Violine
Violino
Violon
Violoncell
Violoncelle
Violoncello
Violoncelo
Violone
Virelai
Virgil clavier
Virgin kick
Virginal
Virtual tracking
Virtuosity
Virtuoso
Vista
Vite
Vite, vitement
Vittorioso
Vivace
Vivacissimamente
Vivacissimo
Vivacity
Vivadi
Vivo
Voc.
Voca
Vocal
Vocal booth
Vocal cords
Vocal folds
Vocal music
Vocal range
Vocal score or piano-vocal score
Vocal style
Vocalese
Vocalise
Vocalization
Vocalize
Voce
Voce di petto
Voce di testa
Voci
Vocoder
Vogelpfeife
Voice
Voice as an instrument
Voice exchange
Voice leading
Voice over
Voices
Voicing
Voile
Vokal
Volante
Volata
Volatile memory
Volkslied
Volt meter
Volta
Volta brackets (1st and 2nd endings)
Voltage
Voltage control oscillator
Voltage controlled
Voltage controlled amplifier
Voltage controlled attenuator
Voltage controlled fader
Voltage controlled filter
Voltage controlled oscillator
Volte
Volteggiando
Volti
Volti subito
Volume
Volume control
Volume envelope
Volume pedal
Volume unit
Voluntary
Voodoo
Vorausnahme
Vorbereiten
Vordersatz
Vorhalt
Vorschlag
Vorspiel
Vortrag
Vortragszeichen
Vorwarts
Vorzeichnung
Votive
Vox
Vso
Vu
Vu meter
Vuelta
Vuoto
Vv
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Valve
Definition and background:
On a brass instrument, a valve is a mechanism that, when in use, directs the air column along additional tubing inside the instrument, thus producing a different fundamental and harmonic series.Most modern valved instruments employ similar valve systems which results in the same patterns of valve combinations to alter a pitch. For example, depressing the first valve will normally result in lowering the original pitch by one step, or the interval of a second. The table below shows the valve combinations of a typical valved instrument and the resulting pitch alterations. It should be noted that the addition of the fourth valve became common in the mid-20th century to help produce better intonation with the third valve combinations that tended to be "out of tune" or having poor intonation (especially the 1st & 3rd valve combination). Valves can be created in a rotary or piston configuration.See also rotary valve, piston valve.Valve CombinationsPitch Lowered2nd Valve1/2 step1st Valve1 full step3rd Valve1 & 1/2 steps1st & 2nd Valves1 & 1/2 steps2nd & 3rd Valves2 full steps1st & 3rd Valves2 & 1/2 steps1st, 2nd, & 3rd Valves3 full steps4th Valve Combinations'4th Valve2 & 1/2 steps2nd, & 4th Valves3 full steps1st, & 4th Valves3 & 1/2 steps3rd, & 4th Valves4 full steps1st, 2nd,, & 4th Valves4 full steps2nd, 3rd, & 4th Valves4 & 1/2 steps1st, 3rd, & 4th Valves5 full steps1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Valves5 & 1/2 stepsAnimation of the trumpet valves.device for diverting the air flow in a brass instrument away from a section of the main tube and into a tube of a different length, giving a different pitch

A mechanical device for adding, virtually instantaneously, a fixed length of tubing into the windway of an instrument. Most valves are `descending valves' which add to the air column length when operated; with the rarer `ascending valve' the air column is longer when the valve is not operated
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