It came up in chat that perhaps we should give a name to the main chat room, like how the main Arqade chat room is called “The Bridge.” Is this a good idea, and if so what names do you recommend?


As I mentioned in my other answer about the site name:

The Practice Room

... in reference to the common experience of musicians of all styles of music!

And if the site ends up being called Music: Theory & Practice, this also becomes a play on "chat room" and the site title. ;-)

  • I like that name! Slightly better than the one I posted, in fact. May 15 '14 at 22:10
  • This is the highest vote, when will we change it? :D
    – seseorang
    Jun 7 '14 at 5:10
  • @seseorang Done!
    – NReilingh
    Jun 7 '14 at 7:15

@Dom's suggestion from the chat:

The Green Room

The green room is a general term for a room that performers hang out in before they perform.

  • This one occurred to me too. So far I like this one second best. I like that it has "room" in the name, for one thing. May 17 '14 at 21:42
  • As a non-anglophone, I had no idea what this term meant 10 seconds ago.
    – Édouard
    May 26 '14 at 21:25
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    @Édouard See? This site is so educational! May 27 '14 at 23:51

Another alternative:


Well... backstage.
Although it also fits other performing arts it might fit the bill here. However not every musician is a stage performer and might never be backstage (such as composers, producers, studio musicians, etc). But the chat is kind of backstage to the main site.

  • This one has a bit more personality, I like it.
    – user28
    May 16 '14 at 1:17
  • I like this for a "site meta" type of room.
    – NReilingh
    May 16 '14 at 20:43

The same discussion came up with the suggestion of calling our main chat room:

The Pit

. . . in reference to orchestra pits and mosh pits.

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    Nice getting to vote for my own name :P May 16 '14 at 0:17
  • My immediate association is with holes leading to oblivion ... so my -1, sorry!
    – user28
    May 16 '14 at 1:18
  • @Matthew No worries, I personally like the Practice Room myself! Posted this because it was suggested in chat. May 16 '14 at 1:19

The Grapevine

... in reference to the song.


Or an alternative:

The Jam

Not the band, but the session where everyone contributes

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    Classical musicians don't 'jam' :P May 16 '14 at 13:46
  • There are improvisation competitions though. However, these aren't very common. @AmericanLuke
    – 11684
    May 17 '14 at 21:37

What about


Because of its Greek roots: συν (sun - u pronounced like German ü) = together and φωνή (foni) = voice.


I mixed some words up, luckily shevliaskovic caught it. Turns out it is an even better fit, in a chat room voices are together. (Bit awkwardly phrased, my English is not perfect either.)

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    Actually, φόνος means murder :P The word 'Symphony' comes from the words 'Συν' and 'Φωνή' (Φωνή means voice) May 18 '14 at 18:16
  • Whoops, this is not the first time I mix those up! Feel free to edit! Good thing I may use a dictionary in class. @Shevliaskovic
    – 11684
    May 18 '14 at 19:17

The Music Room seems fairly apposite to me! If we've got one, we're lucky. if we haven't most of us would like one...


Or we could add something like

Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Chat Band


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    I actually kinda like that. :) May 17 '14 at 18:17

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