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Lyric translations

There's been an interesting discussion here and there was a suggestion to pose a question at ELU as to what cultural considerations should be taken into account by music teachers deciding whether to ...
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Controversial question — might need to be improved

I've recently posted a question: When should tenor clef be used? Apparently it's somewhat controversial. Within just 1 day two weeks it's attracted: 2k views 8 up-votes 9 up-votes 3 down-votes 5 ...
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Are questions under the "mixer" tag more appropriately asked in a different exchange?

I asked a question about mixers here which got many replies and no comments calling it off topic. Since then I have found the Sound Design exchange which seems like a more appropriate exchange for ...
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Is it on topic to ask about how to improve the recording of an acoustic piano?

I think this is almost on the same vein as this meta question, but I still wanted to make sure. I tried to record myself trying out an upright piano at the piano store with a portable recording device....
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Can I ask for constructive feedback on a song I rewrote and sang over an instrumental? Looking to become better at music [duplicate]

Can I ask for constructive feedback on a song I rewrote and sang over an instrumental? I'd like to know what needs improvement from musically inclined people. I'm not sure if it's okay to ask on this ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Would a question about whether it is possible to play a note on the flute at a certain dynamic and tempo be on topic?

Before I ask the question, sorry that the title is so long. If somebody could shorten it while still getting across what I am asking about, that would be nice. On to the question itself. So, I have ...
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Can I ask about what sort of things I should ask a luthier for?

I am taking my violin to a luthier. There's nothing massively wrong with it, it's a culmination of a few issues that I would like professional advice on and potentially require things like a new ...
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Should we require prior research?

Lots of questions on Music SE could have been answered almost instantly with a quick Google search (e.g. this one). Should we require questions to demonstrate at least a minimal amount of prior ...
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Are questions about music competition ruling on topic here?

I want to ask a question about why no first prize was awarded at Japan’s Sendai International Violin Competition this year. Is this the right place?
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Best way to ask a question about folk music recordings?

This question was closed: Where can I find Bartók's field recordings? I understand why; it is asking for resources. However, the transcription of folk music by both classical composers and ...
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Asking an unanswered question again

If I have a question which was unanswered, or if I didn't receive satisfactory answers for it, do I ask the question again (by typing the whole thing again), or there is a way of bringing back this ...
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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 does the "Ask Question" button have two different colors?

The color changes in both the main site and the meta: On question lists On question editing panels
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confusion about the difference between 'technical analysis' and 'transcription'

I'd like to ask for help about figuring out the exact "fingerpicking path" of a song played with a guitar. I think I figured out most of it by listening to and watching a live recording but ...
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Minimal Working Examples (MWEs) for LilyPond Questions

I recently answered Unable to switch text fonts in LilyPond. In the question, the OP provided a link to his/her code, available here. Visiting this link shows the code to be well over 400 lines long. ...
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where ask for personal opinion or recommendations?

In a community I would like to hear personal opinion or recommendation from more experienced users about instruments, keyboards, guitars or DAW softwares. However is forbidden to "Questions asking us ...
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Is it violating Music Stack Exchange rules to ask "Who is the singer of this lyrics?"?

I have received a miscellaneous clip that its author had mixed a piece of music (~ 40 seconds) with some pictures. I extracted the music from the clip and already have recognized the singer of the ...
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Music software: should we engage in general troubleshooting?

I recently came across a question about encountering an error that source files were missing for an Ableton project. What is your opinion about general troubleshooting questions? My definition for a ...
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finale vs lilypond

May ask such a question in the forum? I'm using Finale notation program for fifteen years or more. In the forum I learned about lilypond it's a whole different ball game then Finale. Does it pay to ...
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what's the right place to ask an identification question?

My question is about identifying a book of piano music from my childhood. It's the sort of question that (in its domain) Movies & TV handles all the time. Here it'd clearly not be on-topic. Is ...
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Are recommendation questions on topic?

I want to buy a chromatic harmonica, never had one before and this topic hasn't been discussed on the web. Furthermore, harmonica forums are either dead or so inactive, therefore chances of getting ...
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Are Questions on Production, mixing and mastering allowed on the site?

There was recently the question Making all elements clearly audible in the mix Which seems better suited for Sound Design stack exchange There was another question related to mastering which I ...
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Should we use heavy editing to generalize questions or ask new questions altogether?

Many questions that pop on Music.SE are about particular pieces. Most of them are closed. But regularly, a question’s validity according to scope is in dispute. Case in point: How to identify complex ...
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Would asking for a gear specific lesson be off-topic?

Just want to make sure I'm following the rules here. There doesn't seem to be any "lesson" tag, so I figured I'd ask first. I have a Korg Krome 88 keyboard, and coming from the piano, I find it quite ...
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Questions about my guitar's history

Would a question about my guitar's history be appropriate for this site? I have found several sites that offer some partial information according to the serial number, but I was only able to get was ...
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Questions pertaining Performance reviewal

IS it appropriate for someone to upload/provide a link to his own performance of a piece and then ask for corrections/suggestions about matters including but not limited to basic techniques, timing, ...
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Clarify the How To Ask sidebar first sentence

I think that the How To Ask sidebar https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/ask Is your question about music practice, performance, composition, technique, theory, or history? should be changed ...
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