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who has the competence to define a term in music (if it has not been known or used before)

let's say "paraphrasing" in music as an analogy of paraphrasing in psychology and psychiatry? or in other words: how much reputation will I need to determine or define a term? will 40k fit for it? ...
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Edits that add to answers

If someone answers a question, and another user edits it by adding on more information, should the edits be approved? On the one hand, the post is improved by the edit, but on the other hand, shouldn'...
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can I propose a new tag: hand-signs for solfège?

I wonder what experience teachers all around the world have made with this method of Kodaly of which I would hold my hand in the fire that it is most successful that I propose to add a new tag: hand-...
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Language Barriers

I recently came across a post in a review queue that was completely written in another language. I couldn't understand it, and couldn't translate it using the internet, so I left it as is. How does ...
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Questions with accepted answers: May I upvote and post other answers?

Is it appropriate to answer questions with accepted answers and to upvote other answers?
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How can I find a question that was recently asked?

I've read a question this morning and can't find it again. is there a possibility to search by date?
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Interval terminology vis-a-vis 'exotic' chords

Your quality standards are incomprehensible to me. What's wrong with asking a question about interval descriptions and including examples of what I believe to be the answer?
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what is this site NOT for? (to answer questions concerning elementary music theory? chords?)

... questions that could be answered by consulting wikipedia or youtube, elementary courses of music etc? In another group I have found this restriction for put on hold: "This site is about the usage ...
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combining accounts

I've just stumbled across my first account here, back on Feb. 06, '12, answering the question 'As a guitarist, how can I learn to sight-read music?' How can I combine that account with the present ...
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Can I share Beatles Guitar Tunings and Keys Here?

I would like to share a list of Beatles Guitar Tunings, Keys, and Intonation parameters to see if other people agree. Here's an overview of how I see it (where I have adjusted the guitar intonation to ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Typing musical signs!

I've now found out simple ways of printing sharp, flat and natural signs for this site! At least, it works on my PC Windows. Sharp is ampersand sharp semicolon. Flat is ampersand flat semicolon. ...
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How to use preformatted text *without* abcjs rendering it as abc music [duplicate]

When I put text like "Bm" into preformatted text it gets rendered by ABC JS as chord symbols. Is there a way to override this?
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Is asking for methods to find/book small gigs on topic?

I'm currently mulling over a question that I'd like an answer for, and I wanted the site's opinion on whether it would be considered a good, on-topic question for the Music stack exchange. As a ...
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Upvote and Downvote icons are rests

It would be really fun and make music stack exchange even more unique if the upvote icon on a post could be a half-rest, and the downvote icon could be a whole-rest.
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Should we agree on a set duplicate for “is this notated correctly” questions?

I've seen an up-tick in questions recently asking if a particular rhythmic notation is ideal, and what a better practice might be (if there is one). Consider, for example, Dotted or tied quarter on ...
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Why are most unanswered questions about technology?

Basically, I noticed that almost all of the questions on the "unanswered" tab are about technology in some way or another. Does this come as a consequence of a lack of experts in that field on our ...
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Cannot close header that suggest to join the community

Not working for the meta site either. I've tried some other sites (not all) but this is the only one that give me this error
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When posts by moderators are flagged, do they get any say on its status?

Flagged posts go to the moderators for decisions, right?, They get to make the choice. let's suppose there's a user called User A, and User B, a moderator. When User A flags someone's post, User B and ...
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Shouldn't we have a tag for bluegrass?

Shouldn't we have a tag for bluegrass? There are tags for Blues and Rock-n-Roll, rightly so. I asked in What's going on in Soldier's Joy? whether we should also have this tag.
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What is the relationship between the notation and engraving tags?

I'm unclear on how we use these two tags. I think we could potentially get rid of the engraving tag and only use notation, but I also wonder if some questions really do deserve the engraving tag. ...
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Is it respectful to start an answer with “Welcome to Stack Exchange” for new members?

I've noticed that when someone asks a question, often the first line of the answer will be "Welcome to Stack Exchange!", followed by a response. When I started out on this site, I felt patronized and/...
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What's the best practice regarding borderline duplicate cases?

Recently there have been a few instances where, although I don't personally believe something is a duplicate, I mark it as a duplicate to bring attention to the relationship between the questions. ...
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Voting for closure and migration of questions

When off-topic questions are posted, one of the reasons for closure available to voters is that "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network." But when that selection is made, ...
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Can we have some beginners guide to ABC notation for new users, or at least a note when posting saying “SE supports ABC notation using this syntax:”

I ask because the only reason I'm even aware it's possible to include embedded sheet music in a question without just embedding an image is because I asked a question on meta about lilypond: there's ...
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What to do with Very Low Quality flags in the review queues for answers that are really Not an Answer?

I have noticed a few answers showing up in the review queues lately which were flagged as Very Low Quality, but which were clearly Not an Answer since the posted answers were actually questions ...
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Music's updated site theme is live for everyone

Update - the theme and layout is now live for everyone. Thanks for your feedback in this process. If there's additional feedback, please feel free to add to the answers below. As part of ...
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Do we accept edits that simply update the characters used for accidentals?

I recently rejected some edits to previous posts of mine that used Gb, F# notation where the edit was just replacing these notations with G♭ and F♯, using Unicode code points U+266D–U+266F. ...
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Are questions on writing by composers on-topic? [duplicate]

As https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/q/7003/1055 and https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/q/7001/1055 were unilaterally migrated, I thought to check.
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Can my edit be approved before the post is locked?

I suggested this edit to correct grammar, before it was approved by 1 member but was automatically rejected because of a moderator's lock. As it "has historical significance" and can still be seen, ...
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Are “How do I make this sound” questions on-topic?

Examples: How to make this synth sound in the background around 0:15? How to create a sound like the opening of this song by Mac De Marco? Are these, and the occasional questions like them, on-...
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Is it allowed to ask for general feedback on arrangement?

There is a SE site called Codereview that is a splendid complement to Stackoverflow. In the latter one you typically ask questions that has a clear answer. But on Codereview a question is typically ...
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Advice for my 30-day suspension for only 2 answers?

On Jun 10 2018, I was suspended for 30 days for posting 2 answers. The previous time that I posted anything was Apr 2 2018. Yet I think I could've solved any difficulties without a suspension? ...
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Are we allowed to post videos here for your music to be critiqued?

Are we allowed to post a link for a youtube video here and ask for feedback?
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Is the “baroque” tag inconsistent?

We have a classical-period tag and a romantic-period tag, but then we have the baroque tag. Is it worth changing this to "baroque-period" for the sake of consistency/my OCD? After all, as Richard ...
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Can I ask here about lyrics of music and meanings?

I was wondering if here is the best place to ask about lyrics of music, since I did not find any other place for that.
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Is this site a good place to share your music for others to comment on

I was wondering if it would be appropriate to share say an mp3 of improvisation or some composition on a pdf or if this is not that kind of site?
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How does the “be nice” policy apply to comments on Music.SE?

Occasionally, critical comments are posted to questions about theory. Once recent example is: I find this sort of question both pointless and rather sad. I flagged the comment containing this ...
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Are questions about music appreciation pertinent?

Since we, as music lovers, are usually familiar with some styles and curious about others, would it make sense to ask about suggestions on how to best enjoy music X or Y? E.g. : Alice is a Bach lover ...
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Attaching the melody?

If my question or answer includes a short piece of a melody, what's the best way to include it? An example would be a question to identify a song I remember from a long time ago, and I only remember ...
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Why was my answer referring to an interview with Elliott Carter unilaterally deleted?

Why was this deleted? How doesn't Elliott Carter answer the question in his video? On 12 July 2018, I transcribed him. Please undelete? I can't comment on deleted posts. So I reply here. Moderator "...
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What should be done with answers that consist almost entirely of material copied from external sites?

This answer started life with only material copied from a Reddit thread, though the user did provide a link to the original material. Then a second section was added in the form of a long (by the ...
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Where's the line between an answer and spam?

This answer is mostly an answer and then at the end it promotes what seems to be the answerer's web site: https://music.stackexchange.com/a/71542/6070 The web site name matches the user name, so it'...
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How does one ask a learning method question?

For example, is it better to learn the guitar using an all-fourths turning if your goal is more than strumming pop/folk chords on all six strings. Many professional musicians use this turning and ...
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My tags keep automatically changing to acoustic, even though I put in physics

How do I fix this?I notice it when I pressed post question but then a red box appeared, the questions stay the same but the tags were changed.
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How does this site prefer to see a question with many examples?

Let’s say a user has put a fair bit of research into a question. If there are many examples of text or sheet music—say, the user is interested in several measures of some piece of sheet music and has ...
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Is it ok to ask book recommendations on music/ piano on stack exchange?

I have been evaluating a few books but not being able to determine which is better. I am not sure if I can ask about them on stack exchange, because I have faced rather strong and rude reactions to a ...
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“Taking the temperature” of MP&T participation

A cardinal guideline across all SE sites is the dictum to "be nice" in one's comments and responses. Based on my limited time on MP&T it would appear that participants to this site are in ...
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May I ask this question?

I'm not familiar with the site (Music.SE) or its Meta. There's a question I'd like to ask but I'm not sure if you'll like it. I'd like to: Post the first line of a (country) song -- 5 measures -- ...
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Code block for a LilyPond version statement alone produces a tab staff [duplicate]

Found while answering here. The code I see: \version "2.18.2" What shows up:

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