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Proposed tag synonym: [trumpet-or-cornet] = [trumpet]

We currently have a trumpet tag, but there are a variety of questions for cornet which do not currently have an effective tag. I've created a trumpet-or-cornet tag and proposed it as a synonym for ...
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Do we create “stub” or “signpost” duplicate questions?

Do we ever create "intentional duplicates" for questions that have not been explicitly asked, but which have answers in other, related questions? Case in point There are several posts in ...
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Locked question “Instruments that are easy on left pinkie fingers” would benefit from [physical-limitations] tag

The question Instruments that are easy on left pinkie fingers is currently (and appropriately) locked. Since it has enough value to be kept accessible, it would benefit from having the physical-...
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Bulk editing: can it be done without clogging the Top Questions page?

It's become something of my hobby/quest to explore old MP&T posts. To seek out sets of related questions. To boldly go To find ways to improve the connections between them for future searchers. ...
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2020 Moderator Election - Results

Music: Practice & Theory's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them ...
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Seeking clarification on disputed flag

I raised a "not an answer" flag on How do I practice arpeggios on the piano?, which was resolved as "disputed". No quarrel with the resolution, just looking to refine my ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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cognitive bias of this site's userbase [closed]

A lot of users on this site are amateur musicians, and they want to feel relevant, so they don't want to admit that the best music was made 60 years ago, making them very irrelevant: https://music....
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Can you delete my account and my personal information?

I came across the site from Google yesterday , I seen some good questions on here so i tried to join up because I am a music educator and it was the only way I could see to give information as an ...
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Dead link report in Election message [closed]

On the page 2020 Moderator Election, the link More information about the candidates is not working.
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Can I undelete my question?

Earlier today, I posted a question and self-answer that proved unpopular (-3 to both). I deleted the answer so I could rethink it, but I also deleted the question, thinking it worked the same way. I ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Music: Practice & Theory is scheduled for an election next week, October 26. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of ...
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How can I go about sharing information about a potential opportunity for musicians here

Don't get me wrong, I'm not going for something like promoting an online music group. But if there an opportunity at an online music group (no money involved anywhere) which I think people here at ...
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Where are we on spelling edits?

I’m not as active as I once was. But I visit once a day. To prevent the “broken windows effect” I sometimes clear up obvious spelling mistakes. And for clarity. I don’t pick up on grammar, capitals ...
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Tag to address disabilities/limitations other than physical

There are currently three MP&T questions regarding dyslexia. With the understanding that this is a small number, and I don't immediately find other questions regarding non-physical types of ...
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“Fanatic” badge streak disrupted - Why was login via GitHub disabled yesterday? Is there a chance to recover the streak?

As stated in the title, login via GitHub was not available yesterday. I'm working towards a Fanatic Badge and was technically unable to fullfil the task. I'm asking just in case someone else is ...
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I want to start a series of questions on how to compose a song from x popular genre. May I?

I don't know how on other SEs question-series are started, so I thought simply to ask in meta. I want to start a series . Wikipedia does not fill this gap; for example, the article on country music ...
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Is it good or bad form to copy my answer from a duplicate to the canonical question?

I answered a question that was shortly afterward closed, correctly, as a duplicate. I put significant time and effort into developing the answer, so I'd hate for it to be lost because of its question'...
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Is it acceptable to show a specific part of video(s) where someone practices music and ask if there is a name to the movement they do with their hand?

So basically I watched some videos where someone was doing something I found unusual (the way they moved their fingers to press the keys on the piano), so I was thinking there might be a name for that....
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Site health: Acceptance rate (how can we improve it?)

How can we improve our answer acceptance rate? As I write, there are 18,677 question on MP&T with at least one positive-scored answer, and there are 9,978 questions with accepted answers: a rate ...
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Create a musician and singer resume

In Stack Overflow there is a functionality to maintain a developer resume. What about musicians and singers? Is it possible to make something similar?
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Unable to retract a flag

I flagged an answer as "not an answer". The flag is currently "disputed", and after a second look, I realize my initial flag was in error. However, I'm not able to find a way to ...
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Vote for a solution: Use of unicode accidental symbols adversely affects searches

Issue: We should standardize our use of unicode accidentals versus keyboard equivalents. Why there's a problem Questions and Answers that use the unicode sharp (♯) and flat (♭) symbols (for example) ...
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ABCjs: can't set clef in K info field if mode not fully specified and image is cached

See end of post for workaround The following three ABC code samples should be equivalent: X:0 X:0 X:0 K:C bass K:Cmaj bass K:C major bass A,,B,,C, A,,B,,C, A,,B,,C, ...
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Should I flag a very old question for migration?

I came across a question from 2011 that, were it not so old, I would flag for migration to Music Fans.1 Is there a rule or rule-of-thumb for this? The question has been here a long time, and it's not ...
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ABCjs misinterprets L:1

The two code blocks below should produce identical results. In Example 1 we have L:1/1, which renders correctly, displaying whole notes; however, in Example 2 L:1 incorrectly renders as eighth notes. ...
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Request to implement ABCjs arpeggio symbol (and a note regarding other decorations)

A question regarding the interpretation of a vertical arpeggio symbol revealed that the SE ABCjs implementation does not render the arpeggio decoration. (An answer attempted to use it.) For example, ...
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Should we create a FAQ about Music Theory?

I see a lot of people asking duplicate questions (including me). So should we create one page to list the most duplicated questions so that it can prevent it more effectively than commenting on every ...
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Proposal: The MP&T “precognitive” badge be retired

As I understand it, the "Precognitive" badge can no longer be earned for Music: Practice and Theory. I suggest to move it to the "Retired" list. From https://music.stackexchange....
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ABCjs compound time signature numerator not centered properly

When attempting a compound time signature, like 3+2/4, the SE implementation does not properly center the numerator. For example, the code X:0 K:none M:3+2/4 L:1/8 c6 c2 | [M:3+2+3/8] c3 c2 c3 | ...
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Can I describe a specific piano training/learning situation and ask if it's a bad practice?

The title pretty much summarises my intent. Basically, I am learning piano without a private teacher but rather following some lessons, because of which I can only rely on following the instructions ...
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“you cannot vote again after retracting”: applies to just that question?

When attempting to retract a close vote, one is asked to confirm the retraction with a message saying: "you cannot vote again after retracting". That applies just to the specific question, ...
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Courtesy accidental – FAQ

Every week we have a question (or five) about accidentals. 9 out 10 times the answer is: "courtesy accidental". I can't blame the people who asked the question, because if they never heard ...
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How can I appeal a closed question?

I asked a question here and its reason for closing is... not even relevant to what the question is asking. It's so irrelevant that I'm having a difficult time defending against it outside of "the ...
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Does piano recycling count as instrument maintenance or is on topic at all?

I recently (something like 1 or 2 years ago) bought an used digital piano off of a comrade who didn't use it anymore. The instrument is perfectly playable, fit for training, and doesn't show much sign ...
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Is there a way I can write about how this website has benefitted in my music learning journey?

This question itself may sound silly, but it's more of my experience here over the last 1 year that I've been a member. I attempted to give my Music Theory Exam last year through self-study, and I ...
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How should we respond to questions whose answer depends on the genre?

I have noticed a few questions where the answer will depend heavily on which genre the original poster is asking about. In some cases, the question is simple enough that a good answer could say, ...
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-1 reputation for downvoting. How does it work?

We know that when you downvote a post, you lose 1 reputation. This makes sense because you don't want people randomly downvoting questions without a strong reason behind it. But I have a few doubts ...
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Schedule Post for Questions

I have noticed that the Music: Practice & Theory Stack Exchange is very active when I am asleep and barely active when I am awake. Is there a schedule send feature so that I could post my ...
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Open images and links in a new tab instead of the current

Images and links in questions and answers open in the current tab, redirecting away from SE. With use of the browser back-button you end up where you were, including the position you scrolled to, ...
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New tag for multiple voices issue helpful?

This question is only the latest of a re-curring kind of question: too many notes in a bar due to multiple voices in one system. It is quite difficult to find one of the numerous duplicates due to ...
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Is a question about sung phonemes on-topic?

I'd like to ask "Over what phoneme is overtone singing possible?", but it seems there currently is no question about phonemes in singing. Should I ask this question on Linguistics SE instead?
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Should the Help Center be updated?

Today we had this question: The Art of practicing electric contemporary guitar where OP was basically asking So, I'm a classically trained guitar player who also plays contemporary guitar, mainly ...
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What can we do in self-isolation?

Now the whole nation is recommended to act like musicians usually do. Isn't this touching! I think most of us don't have to change a lot ;)
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Community Wiki questions about modes

Every other day, a new question about modes arises. Or better the same question rephrased, some variation of "are [mode] and [parent major scale] the same?". Would it make sense to build some ...
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What's wrong with the review queue?

The review queue shows up like this: And after I've reviewed it, I just get: And it loads for a long time without anything happening. I closed my tab, opened it up again and after a while I got the ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Answers not always sorted by votes

Has something recently changed that allows answers with lower scores to end up higher up than answers with higher scores? I think I've seen this a number of times now in the past few weeks, and the ...
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Do we need the [identification] tag?

Note: this is not about the on or off topic status of identification questions, this is just talking about the identification tag. The identification tag is in desperate need of clean up and we need ...

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