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I have an idea for a Community Wiki question, but I'd like to feel-out the room before unilaterally creating it.

We get a lot of questions requesting resources, which are each individually off-topic; BUT what if they were all neatly confined to a single page, community-editable, each answer outlining a curriculum for a specific instrument or music topic? An annotated bibliography for the site?

So, it would look something like this:


Music Practice & Performance Community Wiki Resource Guide for Learning Music

The page is intended to contain a collection of answers, each targeted to a specific musical instrument which should offer a list of books or other resources that would be useful in studying that instrument.

Eg.

Guitar

Classical Method and Technique

  • Romero, Celedonio. (out of print)
    Some explanation of the contents.

  • Segovia, Andres, etc.
    Some explanation of the contents.

Rock Technique

  • Something else.
    Explanation of contents.

Easy Songbooks

  • Rise up Singing!
    A collection of lyrics and chord-changes of popular and folk songs collected from Sing out! magazine.

If you have more books or resources for a topic that already exists as an answer, please edit the existing answer to add the new resources, rather than create a new answer which will make the information more difficult to find.

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    This seems like it could get awfully large and unwieldy. – Matthew Read Jan 19 '14 at 7:23
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    I feel like we should start with a smaller subset, like music theory, and see how it turns out. If it turns out good we can extend it to other subsets like guitar, bass, piano, ect. – Dom Jan 20 '14 at 15:17
  • That does seem wise to start small. I can start it off with a "share-your-knowledge" q+a, about theory books, but I need to get back my pile from my cousin first. :) – luser droog Jan 21 '14 at 21:37
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While there are some notable resources that stand the test of time, I think the concern is that this would require frequent updating so loses it's value as a Q&A resource rapidly.

  • I think you and @Matthew raise valid concerns, but ... I don't sense a strong verdict. The size could be assisted by adding an index of the answers to the question. ... That unfortunately would exacerbate the frequent-updating problem. ... Hmmm .... – luser droog Jan 19 '14 at 7:41
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    Yeah - I'm definitely not against it in principle, but the Stack Exchange argument against this general category of questions does make sense. – Doktor Mayhem Jan 19 '14 at 12:03

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