Can we clarify the FAQ and add playing recommendations to the off-topic list in it? Here is what it should be like (or something similar):


and it is not about...

  • identifying a song, genre, instrument, etc.
  • shopping or buying/selling recommendations
  • audio production techniques and equipment
  • listening/playing recommendations
  • requesting a list of resources
  • legal issues

... then you're in the right place to ask your question!


  • Would asking for more broad recommendations (aka a whole entire genre/sub-genre) be acceptable?
    – segiddins
    Oct 24, 2012 at 1:34
  • Do you have an example question? Oct 24, 2012 at 15:53
  • I want to learn how to play [technique], what genre of music should I look to for practice?
    – segiddins
    Oct 24, 2012 at 17:13
  • It might be better phrased as "What genres of music commonly employ [technique]?" Oct 24, 2012 at 17:36
  • Very true. I guess you're right.
    – segiddins
    Oct 24, 2012 at 20:31
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    @segiddins And the other option is "How can I learn [technique]?"
    – user28
    Oct 24, 2012 at 22:28

2 Answers 2


I've changed it to

listening recommendations or recommendations of pieces to play

since I found "playing recommendations" a little unclear. What do you think?

  • Perfect as long as no one thinks it is too long. How long does it take to update? Oct 24, 2012 at 22:30
  • @Luke Should be instant, you may just have to refresh the page.
    – user28
    Oct 25, 2012 at 0:50
  • Yeah, it's good now. Thanks. Oct 25, 2012 at 0:51

As @segiddings noted in a comment, many of these questions can be edited from

What music can I play to learn [technique]?

to just

How can I learn [technique]?

and be salvaged.

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