Glossary: Music Terms, Techniques & Slang for Beginners

Definition to most of the common music related terms you'll come across.

Find the definition to most of the common music related terms you’ll come across when learning how to play a musical instrument. Everything from A through Z.


Your Instructor


Samuel Ramos
Samuel Ramos

Samuel Ramos is a seasoned educator, instructional designer, and musician. He graduated from Antillean Adventist University with a Bachelor's in Music Education and from Full Sail University with a Master's in Educational Media Design and Technology, equipping him with the knowledge to excel in both academics and music.

Not only has Samuel served as a music teacher and Assistant professor of Guitar at the Inter-American University of San German, Puerto Rico, but he has also had the opportunity to become the Multimedia Designer for the Walt Disney Company, Digital Learning Designer for the University of St. Augustine at San Marcos, California campus, and Sr. Instructional Technologist for the University of San Diego. His skills have also extended to becoming LMS Administrator/Instructional Designer for Taylor Guitars in San Diego, California. He wrote several instructional books on playing various instruments including the Puerto Rican cuatro, guitar, and mandolin.

When he is not busy teaching or designing content, Samuel dedicates his time to 4jibaro.com—a website that serves as an online community aiming to increase awareness about Puerto Rican folklore music and its heritage. Through his work here Samuel attempts to bring hope and joy to persons through music by transforming the world – one note at a time!


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course—you decide when you start and when you finish. We'll provide you with a study plan to follow and track your progress. You'll be able to submit performance videos for feedback from the instructor.
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Immediate access to every video lesson, 300+ interactive sheet music, live Q&A sessions and access to the community. You’ll also get your questions answered through live lessons, discussion boards and chat.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
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