Musician & Sound Engineer Glossary – English / Spanish

This is for working musicians and sound engineers. many of these words are not easy to find in dictionaries. Please contribute or suggest any additions or corrections .

accent = acento m.

accidental = alteración f.

amplifier = amplificador m.

bar = compas m

bar line = barra, linea divisoria

bass drum = bombo m. tambora f.

beat = tiempo m.

board / desk = consola f., mezclador m.

body (guitar) = cuerpo m. caja f.

boom ( stand) – jirafa

brass = metales m.

bridge ( song or guitar) = puente m.

channel = canal m.

chart = partitura f., papele m.

chord = acorde m.

chorus = ( choir or song) = coro m.

cover band = grupo versátil m., grupo de versions m.

crossed (clave) = cruzado / a

crossover = red de cruce f.

crosstalk = diafonia f.

cut (level) = v. atenuar , n. atenuación f.

cymbal = platillo m.

dep (UK) = suplido (m noun), suplir (verb)

disc jockey = pincha discos

drum head = parche de tambor

drum stick = baqueta f.

effect = efecto m.

eighth note = corchea f.

electricity = luz f., electricidad f.

equalizer = ecualizador m.

feedback = acople(s) m, realimentación f., chillida f.

fingering = digitacion f.

flat (eq) = plano

flat = bemol

flightcase = caja de transporte f.

FOH / front of house = sistema principal f.

fret = traste m

fretless = sin trastes

gain = ganancia f.

gig = tocada f., actuación f., hueso m. ( huesito = little gig)

half note = blanca f.

head (amp or tape) = cabezal

head ( guitar) = clavijero m

hiss = soplido m.

horns = metales m.

impedance = impedancia f.in tune = afinado, a tono.

jack plug = plug m.

jack socket = jack de salida m.

jam, jam session = palomazo m.n. descargar v., descarga f.n.

jobber = huesero/a

key (instrument) = tecla f.

key = tono m, tonalidad f.

key signature = armadura de la clave f.

keyboard = teclado

keyboardist = teclista , tecladista

kick drum = bombo

lyrics = letra f.

major = mayor

meter (electronic) = indicador m.

mic = micro m.

middle C = do central / do medio

minor = menor

mixing board / desk = consola f, mezclador, mesa f.

mode = modo f.

modulate = modular

monitor = monitor ( de scenario)

music stand = atril m.

mute = v. mutear n.enmudecimiento

natural sign = becuadro m.

neck = cuello m.

neodymium – neodimo

note = nota f.

nut ( guitar) = cejuela f.

ohm = ohmio m.

out of tune = desafinado

passing tone = nota de paso f.

perfect pitch = oido absoluto

pick (plectrum) = pua f.

pickguard = golpeador m.

pickup = pastilla f.

piezo pickup = captador piezoelectronico m.

power = potencia f.

power (electricity) = luz f., electricidad f.

powered (speakers) = auto amplificado

private gig = evento m.

quarter note = negra f.

rehearsal = ensayo m.

repeat = n. repetición f.

rest = silencio m.

scale = escala f.

screen = pantalla f.

sharp – sostenido m.

sheet music = partitura, papeles

sixteenth note = semicorchea

snake = culebra f.

snare drum = caja f.

soundcheck = prueba de sonido

soundman = sonidista

sound post ( violin family) = alma

speaker = bocina f.

staff = pentagrama

stage = escena , etapa, plataforma, escenario

string (section) = cuerdas, arcos

string = cuerda f.

sub (US) = suplencia (m noun), suplir (verb)

tambourine = pandereta

thirty second note = fusa f.

time signature = indicacion de compas f.

track = pista f.

transpose = transportar

truss rod = alma f.

tuner = afinador m.

union scale = del sindicato, tarifa sindical

verse = estofa f.

watt = vatio m.

whole note = redonda f.

woodwind = maderas

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