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[SOLVED] Vocabulary help

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<a href="/ar/translator/breezyday" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1394713">BreezyDay</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 31.08.2018
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In Beyonce's concert, she says "Catty play your horn!" to introduce a saxaphone solo.

Or in a recording session, if the lead vocalist says something like "shake it!"

Is there a word for this kind of musical exhortation?

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<a href="/ar/translator/crimsondyname" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1311076">crimsonDyname</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 14.10.2016

I would call it a shout-out, if not a sort of command. It's kind of an introduction to a new section of a song.

JLY
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<a href="/ar/translator/jly" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1411722">JLY</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 07.02.2019

It might alternately be called a "lead-in," which is often an introduction to a solo in a song.

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<a href="/ar/translator/phil-ambro" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1399548">Phil Ambro</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 19.10.2018

As far as I know, "giving a shout out to (someone)" is like acknowledging someone who is NOT on stage, but whom you want to mention.
"I'd like to give a shout out to my mom, who couldn't be here tonight, because she's home recovering from the flu."
But, yeah, it's a "Shout!"

As for acknowledging other band performers who are on stage, "Katty, play your horn!" She's introducing the band members. Although I don't know any standardized thing to call this, it's understood to be "musician introductions". Almost all performers do this some time during a live show to give credit to the band members, unless they're self-absorbed assholes. I'd just call it a "band member introduction". Normally, they have every band member play something, as they list them off one by one, so it does seem strange to only call out one member of the band, and leave the rest unknown. That seems weird. So, I don't really know what you would call just singling out ONE band performer. I have no idea.

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<a href="/ar/translator/breezyday" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1394713">BreezyDay</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 31.08.2018

Thanks Phil. I wish I could think of some examples that actually are not introducing a singer, because to me it's in the same family of exhortations. In Spanish-language music, it would be called a "grito", I believe, and it might be "epa", "echa". But I can't think of an English-language song equivalent right now.

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<a href="/ar/translator/breezyday" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1394713">BreezyDay</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 31.08.2018

Thanks everyone!

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<a href="/ar/translator/camikaze" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1404560">Camikazie</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 03.12.2018

i added no controbution but no problem

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