Gain

Gain is a measure of how loudly the sound plays back. You can change gain, just like you can turn the volume up or down on your TV or stereo.…

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Gesture

A Gesture is an energy trajectory (pathway), moving from one point to another. They always move forwards and give the impression of passing time (the opposite would be texture, which…

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Glitch

Glitches are mistakes that come from technology. They might be clicks or pops on a vinyl record or tape, skips on a CD or mistakes in a digital file. Just…

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Grain

Grains of Sound Imagine the grains of sand on a beach. Each of them is very small, but together they can form sand castles and even mighty sand dunes. Grains…

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Granulation

A process that causes the splitting of an existing sound into numerous small sound grains (fragments) which are then re-assembled in a sound cloud.

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Graphic Score

A way of notating music and sound visually but without using traditional notation. Traditional notation provides a performer with instructions about the type of sound that they should create. When…

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GRM (Musical Research Group)

The GRM was officially founded in 1958, as a new version of various earlier groups (Studio and Club d’Essai, Groupe de Recherche de Musique Concrète) that all shared the aims…

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