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Sheet music

Sheet music is a type of printed music. The music that musicians have in front of them when they play is printed music. The sheet or sheets of paper that contain the written notation of what the musician are to play is called printed music. Sheet ...

Song rhythm tracks

Song Rhythm Tracks are musicians backing tracks that are composed entirely of percussion and/or drums and arranged for a song. Specifically, they do not include any harmony or melody parts. They are neither traditional song backing tracks, which ...

Sound City Studios

Sound City Studios is a recording studio in Los Angeles, California. It first opened in 1969 in the Van Nuys neighborhood. Before this, it was a factory for the British musical instrument maker Vox. The studio became well known for having a uniqu ...

Syncopation

Syncopation is music which creates rhythmical variation. Examples would be: A rest where there would normally be a beat. A stress accent on a beat not usually stressed. Minute delays or advances in the timing of beats. Use of split-beats. "If a p ...

The Best of Rock za Hrvatsku

"The Best of Rock za Hrvatsku" was a popular album of anti-war and patriotic songs by many different song writers and bands. It was released in 1992, during the Croatian War of Independence. Some of the artists whose songs were in this album were ...

Transposition (music)

Transposition or transposing in music means playing or writing music in a way that makes it sound higher or lower. This can be done by playing or writing the music in a different key, or by playing or writing it up or down an octave, without chan ...

TraxWeekly

TraxWeekly was one of the main PC demoscene e-zines of 1990s. The other one was DemoNews. TraxWeekly only focused on music and used to be the most important source of news on tracker music and major releases in the music industry. It ran for 119 ...

Tuning fork

A tuning fork is a sound resonator which is a two-pronged fork. The prongs, called tines, are made from a U-shaped bar of metal. This bar of metal can move freely. It resonates at a specific constant pitch when set vibrating by striking it agains ...

Virtuoso

A virtuoso is someone who is an expert in his or her field. A musical virtuoso is one who plays a musical instrument very well. Musicians who have exceptional talent and can play extremely fast and difficult music are "virtuosi" plural of "virtuo ...

Waits

Waits or waites were British town musicians. From medieval times up to the early 19th century, every important British town and city had a band of waites. Some other countries in Europe also had waits. They were called Stadtpfeifer in Germany and ...

Addictive personality

People who have a personality with many traits that make them prone to addiction are said to have an addictive personality. An addiction is a physical or psychological dependency that influences the life of that person negatively. Very often, suc ...

Narcissistic parent

The term narcissistic parent refers to parents who are affected by narcissism. They are almost exclusively close to and possessive about their children. The parents are especially envious regarding their child growing to independence. In other wo ...

Significant other

Significant other is way of saying a person has a close relationship. Deliberately, it does not say what the relationship is. It refers to a persons partner, but says nothing about marital status, relationship status, or sexual orientation. Simil ...

Band (anthropology)

In anthropology, bands are the tiniest societies, consisting typically of 5-80 people, most or all of them close relatives by birth or by marriage. In effect, a band is an extended family or several related extended families. Today, autonomous ba ...

Breakup

The word breakup is an idiom. It is when an intimate relationship ends. The term is not used for relationships that end because of death. Marriages which end are not normally called breakups.

Childfree

The term childfree means people who choose not to have children. It includes people who have had sterilisation to make themselves unable to have children. The most common reasons for being childfree are: personal well-being thinking that wanting ...

Childlessness

Childlessness is not having a child. Since the 1970s, there are more childless people. There are two kinds of childlessness, voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary childlessness is when people choose to not have children. People do this for several ...

Dating

When two people go out together because they are or want to be in a romantic relationship, this is often called dating. When someone goes on a date, they try to do things that both people will like doing: go to see a movie, eat in a restaurant, d ...

Divorce

In most systems of law it is necessary to give facts about a bad act by one married person to get a divorce. The person may give arguments against the decision. Examples of this sort of reason for a divorce are: the other person got married a sec ...

Doctor-patient relationship

The relationship between a doctor and a patient is a very important part of medicine. Only when there is a good relationship between the two is it possible to have high-quality healthcare. This relationship is also at the base of medical ethics. ...

Friendship

Friendship means familiar and liking of each others mind. People who are friends talk to each other and spend time together. They trust one another and also help each other when they are in trouble or are hurt. Friends are people that can be look ...

Grandparent

The term grandparent means the parents of a persons father or mother. Grandparents have always been important members of a family. The role of a parent is often very different from the role of a grandparent. Parents are the providers and discipli ...

Hug

A hug is an embrace between two or more people. It is usually a sign of affection or love. In several cases observed by psychologists around the globe, hugs are often used to solidify relationships in both sexual and platonic cases and often lead ...

Intimacy

Intimacy is linked with feelings of closeness among partners in a relationship. It is usually characterized by love and attachment. These feelings may or may not be connected or confused with sexual feelings. In other relationships, intimacy has ...

Meritocracy

A meritocracy is the condition where people who deserve to can go up in rank, as opposed to a system like nepotism. It applies generally to all positions to which people may be appointed. It is often reinforced by laws, such as that women should ...

Neighbour

A Neighbour is a person who lives nearby, normally in a house or apartment that is next door or, in the case of houses, across the street. Some people form friendships with their neighbours, and help them by sharing their tools and helping with g ...

Nepotism

Nepotism is when a person in authority gives jobs to their relatives. It comes from the practice of mediaeval Popes, appointing their nephews to important positions. Nepote is Italian for nephew. For instance, Pope Callixtus III, head of the Borg ...

Platonic love

Platonic love or platonic relationship means a close relationship between two people that is not sexual. It means a non-romantic relationship, usually between heterosexual friends. The term is named after the philosopher Plato, although the philo ...

Roommate

A roommate is a person who shares a room, apartment or house with others. A housemate is someone who shares a house with others. For students living on a university campus, having at least one roommate is a traditional arrangement. Most college a ...

Schizoid personality disorder

Schizoid personality disorder is a Cluster A personality disorder which involves not being interested in social relationships, often being alone. They are also secretive and dont show many emotions. It is often shortened to SzPD or SPD. This cond ...

Social network

A social network is a set of people who interact. This includes group organizations. The social relationships may include friendship/affect, communication, economic transactions, interactions, kinship, authority/hierarchy, trust, social support, ...

Speed dating

Speed dating is a formal dating process for singles. It is a fun way to meet a large number of new people in a short period of time. Singles spend three-to-five minute periods of time with as many as 25 prospective partners. The conversations are ...

Team

A team is a group of people who have a certain task to complete. In order to meet their target, the members of the group must work well with each other. Successful team - a group of people who tend to meet their target despite barriers. The group ...

Tribe

A tribe is a group of people who live and work together in a shared geographical area. A tribe has a common culture, dialect and religion. They also have a strong sense of unity. The tribe is usually headed by a chief. A tribal society is a group ...

Airbag

An airbag is a part of the safety restraint system in cars. Airbags are bags that rapidly fill with air when an accident happens. That way they can prevent injuries that occur when the driver hits a hard object. An airbag is a useful vehicle safe ...

Booster seat

A booster seat is a seat cushion that is used to elevate children in cars. Children have to use booster seats so that the seat belt fits better. In general most booster seats can be used for children who are between four and twelve years of age a ...

Civil defence

Civil defence is a system used to protect the civilians of a state from coming under attack. It involves plans for preparing for and responding to emergency situations, plans for evacuation, and plans for how to recover from attacks. In some coun ...

Climbing harness

A climbing harness is used by rock climbers. It is used to secure the climber to a piece of rope. It is one of the basic parts of the rock climbing equipment.

Corium

Corium or lava-like fuel containing material) is a lava-like fuel containing nuclear fuel, fission products, control rods, structural materials from the affected parts of the reactor, products of their chemical reaction with air, water and steam, ...

Danger

Danger is the possibility of something bad happening. A situation in which there is a risk of something bad happening, is called dangerous, risky or perilous. People often take risks, or do things that might hurt them. An example of this is cross ...

Emergency

An emergency is a situation in which a risk to health, life, property or environment is about to happen. Most emergencies need quick attention to prevent it from becoming worse. Even though some emergencies are easy to see, like a natural disaste ...

Explosion

An explosion is a fast increase in volume and increase in energy made available. It normally makes high temperatures and makes gases. Many natural events can make explosions, such as lightning, volcanic eruptions, meteors, and supernovae. People ...

Fall (motion)

A fall is, in everyday language and thought, a movement down that happens due to gravity. An example is when something rolls off a table and falls down to the floor.

Fire alarm

A fire alarm is an electronic sounder or a bell. The alarm makes a loud, high pitched sound to notify people that there is a fire in the building. The sounders can be programmed to sound different tones. Most fire alarm sounders in Europe sound l ...

Fire drill

A fire drill is a sudden practice event, where people leave a building. They are practicing what they would do if there was a fire in the building. The event is started when the fire alarm goes off. The fire alarm sound can either be a continuous ...

Hazard

A hazard is something that can be dangerous. Fire, Explosives and Fuel are all examples of hazards. Many chemicals can be a hazard. There are ways to get rid of hazardous things. There are different types of hazards; some can catch things on fire ...

Hot stick

A Hot stick is a tool used by Utility Workers dealing with high voltage electricity. It is an insulated pole made usually from Fiberglass, measuring anywhere from 5ft-10ft, up to about 40ft in length. It can have different tools attached to the e ...

Internet safety

Internet safety is the topic of teaching people how to be safe when using the internet. It is particularly important when using social media, through which personal information is shared. Internet safety is mainly taught in primary and secondary ...

Lifeboat

A lifeboat, also known as a liferaft, is a small, stiff or inflatable boat carried for emergencies in the event of a disaster on a ship. Lifeboats are required by law to be on larger ships. When steamships became commonplace in the 19th century, ...

June McCarroll

June Hill Robertson McCarroll was a nurse with the Southern Pacific Railroad in the early twentieth century. She has been credited by Caltrans with the idea of using a painted line to separate lanes of traffic on a highway. This is now in use all ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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