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Should we require prior research?

Lots of questions on Music SE could have been answered almost instantly with a quick Google search (e.g. this one). Should we require questions to demonstrate at least a minimal amount of prior ...
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Editing an own answer shall I delete me first explanation?

How to edit an answer? a) Just writing Edit and add the new or corrected information b) Delete the earlier part and the first reflections? c) Just post a second answer?
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How I can make attention to an earlier question I can answer now?

I think I've found a better or probably the correct answer to an earlier question. How is this answer found by the OP and other users? Shouldn't it be shown as active now? I couldn't find it yet.
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Bug report: disappearing table/code block [duplicate]

Appears in this answer here: https://music.stackexchange.com/a/90663/62794 After page load, the contents of the code block disappears. It renders properly in the editor, but not on the normal page. ...
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Leaving SE for an indefinite time

I'm only putting this on Music because I feel like this is (or has been) my SE "home", despite the fact that I've been on Math.SE the longest. For anyone who doesn't know, SO/SE has recently made ...
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Clarify tags “organ” and “pipe-organ”

Purists maintain that these mean exactly the same thing. If it ain't got pipes, it ain't an organ. Practically, we already have a few dozen questions about the Hammond B3, properly and usefully ...
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altered comments by moderators?

Is it that modes are altering comments? Thus A,C, Eb is correct and A,C,D# would be not the best. But if you construct dim7 chords you can build an dim7 on each tone of the tetrad A,C,Eb,Gb and ...
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Feature request: embeddable hosted audible sound clips

In my opinion, the difficulty of embedding actual audible music hinders communicating ideas about music on music.stackexchange.com. Off-site services Youtube and SoundCloud can be used (see YouTube ...
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Immediately Down Voting New Users

I recently gained the privilege of reviewing new user's first posts. Several of them have been sparse, poorly written or didn't really constitute an answer at all (more of a comment, if that). I have ...
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Resurrecting REALLY Old Questions

Occasionally I see a new answer pop up on a REALLY old question (like 8+ years). I have done this a couple times myself, but mostly on accident when I didn't realize how old it was. I mostly try to ...
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Isn't this question not a question, or: Have I lost my mind?

Several days ago I voted to close The implications of tuning a 12-string guitar in fifths. If I recall correctly, my close reason was "primarily opinion-based." I didn't see any other votes in support ...
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Blacklist the [music] tag

We've already discussed how the music tag does not have a use on this site in this question, can we please blacklist the music tag? It has started cropping up again.
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Are questions on copyright on topic?

I was going to ask about using an excerpt from a classical piece that was not in public domain in a song was on topic. In more detail, my question was going to be about how much I would have to change ...
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Should questions on this site ever be removed from “Hot Network Questions”, and if so, when?

Catija's words from Updating the Hot Network Questions List - now with a bit more network and a little less "hotness"! I recommend each site have a meta discussion with guidance for ...
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“How to connect my instrument to my audio interface?” needs a canonical Q&A

I see a constant stream trickle of questions asking how to connect instrument X to audio interface Y. (I say Y, but it's usually the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2). The problem usually stems from ...
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Why was a question about compositional practice migrated to music fans?

A question about compositional practice was migrated to music fans, even though it complies with the first two bullet points on our topics page: practice or performance technique music theory, ...
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Are questions about the knowledge to know what type of music to use/listen to on-topic?

From What topics can I ask about here?, it's clear that "recommendations of pieces to listen to, study, or play, or that meet particular criteria" are off-topic. However, would asking what knowledge ...
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Would there be any enthusiasm for a single “general theory resources” thread?

This community has decided that asking for links to resources is off-topic, for understandable reasons (e.g. we're trying to be 'the resource' ourselves, and there's a risk of link rot). However, we ...
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Please Reopen this Question: “Using Chord iii in a Chord Progression (Major Key)”

Link to question: Using chord iii in a chord progression (major key) This question was apparently a great question that I decided to answer it. However, before I even typed a character, the question ...
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To what extent are composition questions off topic?

Is it off topic to post a fugue exposition with a question about whether the counterpoint makes any faux pas harmonically/tonally?
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(Flags) Marking Non-English Posts as “Rude or Abusive”

A few months earlier, when I was going through the "First Posts" section of the review queues, I saw a weird post that was posted as an answer to a question. The answer was entirely written in Arabic,...
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Are questions about music competition ruling on topic here?

I want to ask a question about why no first prize was awarded at Japan’s Sendai International Violin Competition this year. Is this the right place?
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Question about re-creating the sound of a specific recording

Is this on-topic: I tried to match the sound of this song but it sounds very different, what am I missing? As it stands, the question and answer are completely specific to this one song, so it seems ...
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How to display measure numbers in ABCjs?

I'd like to share my practice notes and performance preparation and use ABCjs to display notation of examples. Is there a way for ABCjs to display measure numbers? (ABCjs seems to ignore the %%...
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Can answer comprise only a quote, if the quote alone clearly answers the question?

Please see the question in the title. Suppose that a quote answers a question so clearly that you don't truly need to add anything. Books and journal articles are obviously on-topic. Does the source ...
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Please mark “Modal Cadence Options” as a duplicate

02fentym had posted a question titled Modal Cadence Options. This question is seemingly a duplicate of Cadences for Modes, which is another question asked by the exact same user. The problem here, ...
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Best way to ask a question about folk music recordings?

This question was closed: Where can I find Bartók's field recordings? I understand why; it is asking for resources. However, the transcription of folk music by both classical composers and ...
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(Apology) Dear Moderators (Doktor Mayhem, Dom, and Matthew Read),

This is Maika Sakuranomiya, an established user in Music Stack Exchange. I would like to apologize for my bad behavior. I've signed up as a user here last Autumn, and I've been constantly violating ...
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Why is no one using jTab for guitar chords?

I was looking at this question and noticed that none of the answers by four high-rep regulars uses the jTab Custom Chord Notation feature to show the chord and fingering. Instead there are notations ...
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Duplicate UI - in what conditions do they appear?

I recently saw four different duplicate UIs in questions that are closed as a duplicate: (1.) This question already has an answer here: Minor key and its chords (2.) This question is an ...
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Displayed reasons for declined flags

When I go through my list of flags, I see four different messages to those that were declined: "Declined" "Declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that ...
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Do we have a policy on offensive language? [duplicate]

I see someone's on an edit spree to remove expressions like "play your ass off" and "the damn trem arm" and " a piece of shit cello". Are these edits considered useful? Do we have a policy on what is ...
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Should we 'fughetta' the fughetta tag?

Is there a reason we have a fughetta tag? There is only 1 question that uses it and it is about a Bach Fughetta. Still, wouldn't the fugue tag be just as relevant to the question linked here: At what ...
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Are there any bots here other than Community and Feeds?

I saw two bot users so far on this site: Community (-1) and Feeds (-2). So I have a question: are there any bot users on this site other than the two?
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Do we still agree that identification of types of instrument is on topic? Should we change the on-topic page, or the identification tag guidance?

There seems to be some confusion on What Musical Instrument is this? as to whether such a question is on topic here. My reading of the answers and votes on Why are instrument identification ...
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Should I immediately answer questions that I post to prevent them being downvoted and closed because they are too broad? [duplicate]

I noticed some holes in the MSE knowledgebase and posted questions to fill those holes: How do you construct triad superimpositions in the style of Steve Khan? What is Pat Martino's Diminished ...
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ABC.js score: changing clef for a few measures

I decided to try and use the ABC.js plugin to add a score excerpt to this answer. (I had been wondering why ABC isn't used more often on this site, and now I know; it isn't the most user-friendly ...
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Why can't we close and migrate Music Stack Exchange questions to anywhere other than the Music Meta Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

When clicking on "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" in a question's "close" menu on Music Stack Exchange, the only Stack Exchange offered as an option is music.meta....
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Synonyms: [anacrusis], [pickup-measure], [pickup-bar]

I don't have the required score in any of these tags to suggest any tag synonyms, but all three seem to be expressing the exact same idea. What do you guys think?
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Would there be any interest in a “Featured Track”, like Photo.SE's “Featured Image”, as a way of showcasing work by users of this site?

I noticed: https://photo.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2657/weekly-featured-image-ongoing-contest ...and also the way that popular submissions are embedded in the main site: And I thought it ...
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'Click to hide' button not working

When I click the 'Click to hide' button of the upper banner telling me to join, nothing happens. It also it gives me the following error on the dev tools console: full-anon.en.js?v=37d414698c5e:4 ...
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Do we accept duplicates of questions that are posted by the same user?

A user named 02fentym had posted a question named Modal Cadence Options which was a complete duplicate of his / her older question named Cadences for Modes. Do we accept such duplicate questions here?...
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Multiple questions about notation in a specific Baroque song

I want to arrange a particular 4-part Baroque song from a 1624 publication facsimile, and the notation has a number of facets I've never seen before. Should I create a single post with all my ...
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Enable MathJAX?

Someone asked a question about why picked guitar strings sound different from finger-plucked strings. A complete answer to this is very math-heavy for this site. I posted my answer here: https://...
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This has to be too trivial to be approved, right?

Come on. You cannot possibly convince me that that edit was substantial enough. It was one character! Is there some glaring reason to approve this that I've missed? I mean, no offense to the person ...
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Asking an unanswered question again

If I have a question which was unanswered, or if I didn't receive satisfactory answers for it, do I ask the question again (by typing the whole thing again), or there is a way of bringing back this ...
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What exactly is peer reviewing?

Okay, so this is probably an idiotic question but how exactly does peer reviewing an edit work? Do you have to be of a certain reputation to peer review edits? Who exactly reviews your edits?
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How “basic” is basic for “basic analysis question” from the off-topic close description?

Sure, no one likes "What key is this completely diatonic pop song in", or "what is C-E-G-A♯", or their million uninspiring counterparts. But the close reasons we have seem to expressly forbid "chord/...
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Are questions on chords with more than one possible chord symbol not allowed?

So I asked a question regarding a chord which could possbily have more than one chord symbol. The answers to the question also said that there could be more than one chord symbol. But now my question ...
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What sense does it make to ask for the a#- (b-) minor scale pattern before learning a-minor tab?

The question is related to this one: What is the scale of A # Minor / B flat minor? What does it look like in tab? I would agree with The comment of Tim to transpose up the a- minor scale (or the b-...

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