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Incorrectly closed question?

A question entitled "What makes a song a Christmas song?" was closed as opinion-based. Apart from lyrics, what features have been common to Christmas music in different traditions and eras ...
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How can a question closed as "seeking recommendations for specific equipment" be made on-topic?

In particular, I am looking at this Q&A: Detect piano notes and chords. The original post was an explicit request for software recommendations: Is there an app or open source software that can ...
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What is a sufficiently "substantial" question?

This question began with my curiosity about the close votes and decision on this recent question: Help me figure out the mode of this Howard Shore piece The rationale given for closing is as follows: ...
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Reopen request: What characterizes My Chemical Romance's music?

What characterizes My Chemical Romance's music? was originally posted as "I don't really know how to phrase this but I'll try, Does anyone know what key most MCR songs are in?" and closed. I'...
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On closing vs. tolerating weak questions

I've had several occasions recently where I've felt frustrated, either by deleted comments or by closed threads (others, not my own). Although I have a music degree (theory major) and a lot I'd like ...
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Should we be more aggressive in deleting closed questions?

The accepted answer to the Meta post When should I vote to delete a question? advocates an aggressive approach to deleting closed questions. Summarizing, the author suggests: always deleting unclear ...
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Do I need to vote for both reopen and undelete, or is just one sufficient?

A question was closed because it was a request for equipment. It was later deleted altogether. I edited the question to reframe it and then voted both to reopen and to undelete. Were both votes needed,...
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Please re-open "What is this open, vertical rectangular symbol?"

The question was closed as needing details/clarity. The information needed -- the piece from which the symbol in question came -- was already present, but "hidden" inside the image ...
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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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Is asking for books or online resources for Trinity Music Theory not allowed on the website?

I am trying to self teach myself Trinity Grade 8 Theory. I asked a question regarding any help available online, such as good websites or additional theory books which can help me learn more. My ...
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Wanting to phrase the question more objectively

Here is my most recent question on Music Stack Exchange: Are my orchestration ideas for the Grave section good? Here, I am asking about whether or not I need to adjust my orchestration. That sounds ...
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Why am I not getting reopen votes?

I saw my scherzo question go from open to on hold. I edited it and voted for it to reopen but 5 votes are needed for the question to be reopened. I saw the reason why it was put on hold as being ...
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Could my migrated question be reinstated here, please

I asked about Mozart as a performer. It was closed by one person and migrated to music fans. A great place for the question to sit and rot and not get any attention. https://musicfans.stackexchange....
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Closure: 'Is there Brutalist Music composed after 1900 that doesn't hurt the listener?' [closed]

Sorry, but I'm not certain why Is there Brutalist Music composed after 1900 that doesn't hurt the listener? was closed as off-topic? Is the hitch my writing? How can I improve? This is a ...
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Closures: 3 Different Questions about Xenakis [closed]

Sorry, but I'm not certain why: Why did Xenakis compose music that 'hurt' listeners? 'closed as off-topic'? Is Xenakis's dissonant music intended to express his personal sufferings and ...
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Why is this question opinion-based?

I made this question. I just read this. Doesn't the latter apply to my question?
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Request for software with specific features closed as off topic: Any use rewording it?

I know the meta section is overflowing with these kind of questions, but I'm still having trouble interpreting the policy. I recently asked if there is any guitar learning software that offers a ...
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Should this question about identifying a scale have been closed?

I'm asking about this question: What is a scale consisting of Root, m2, m3, P4, d5, M6, M7 called? It asks, What is this scale called? I have not been able to find the name of it Root, m2, m3, P4, d5,...
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Music SE suffers from trigger happy closers

As our sites has been in public beta for more than 3 years, we have a good user base with a lot of high rep users. Also we have a big lot of medium rep users that has got the magic power of review ...
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Why is my post about getting a music producing software off topic?

You can read here my question. It take me a long time to write it, because i want to make my point clear. I did link some examples and created a demo and uploaded it to make my point clear! So the ...
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What criteria will we use to define what makes a question "Subjective and Argumentative?"

This discussion was relocated to http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/463 I've now looked at many questions that have been closed, citing "subjective and argumentative" as the reason. And I've ...
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