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The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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Language Barriers

I recently came across a post in a review queue that was completely written in another language. I couldn't understand it, and couldn't translate it using the internet, so I left it as is. How does ...
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Questions with accepted answers: May I upvote and post other answers?

Is it appropriate to answer questions with accepted answers and to upvote other answers?
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How can I find a question that was recently asked?

I've read a question this morning and can't find it again. is there a possibility to search by date?
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Interval terminology vis-a-vis 'exotic' chords

Your quality standards are incomprehensible to me. What's wrong with asking a question about interval descriptions and including examples of what I believe to be the answer?
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what is this site NOT for? (to answer questions concerning elementary music theory? chords?)

... questions that could be answered by consulting wikipedia or youtube, elementary courses of music etc? In another group I have found this restriction for put on hold: "This site is about the usage ...
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Can I share Beatles Guitar Tunings and Keys Here?

I would like to share a list of Beatles Guitar Tunings, Keys, and Intonation parameters to see if other people agree. Here's an overview of how I see it (where I have adjusted the guitar intonation to ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Typing musical signs!

I've now found out simple ways of printing sharp, flat and natural signs for this site! At least, it works on my PC Windows. Sharp is ampersand sharp semicolon. Flat is ampersand flat semicolon. ...
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Is asking for methods to find/book small gigs on topic?

I'm currently mulling over a question that I'd like an answer for, and I wanted the site's opinion on whether it would be considered a good, on-topic question for the Music stack exchange. As a ...
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Upvote and Downvote icons are rests

It would be really fun and make music stack exchange even more unique if the upvote icon on a post could be a half-rest, and the downvote icon could be a whole-rest.
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Should we agree on a set duplicate for “is this notated correctly” questions?

I've seen an up-tick in questions recently asking if a particular rhythmic notation is ideal, and what a better practice might be (if there is one). Consider, for example, Dotted or tied quarter on ...
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Why are most unanswered questions about technology?

Basically, I noticed that almost all of the questions on the "unanswered" tab are about technology in some way or another. Does this come as a consequence of a lack of experts in that field on our ...
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Shouldn't we have a tag for bluegrass?

Shouldn't we have a tag for bluegrass? There are tags for Blues and Rock-n-Roll, rightly so. I asked in What's going on in Soldier's Joy? whether we should also have this tag.
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What is the relationship between the notation and engraving tags?

I'm unclear on how we use these two tags. I think we could potentially get rid of the engraving tag and only use notation, but I also wonder if some questions really do deserve the engraving tag. ...
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Is it respectful to start an answer with “Welcome to Stack Exchange” for new members?

I've noticed that when someone asks a question, often the first line of the answer will be "Welcome to Stack Exchange!", followed by a response. When I started out on this site, I felt patronized and/...
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What's the best practice regarding borderline duplicate cases?

Recently there have been a few instances where, although I don't personally believe something is a duplicate, I mark it as a duplicate to bring attention to the relationship between the questions. ...
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Voting for closure and migration of questions

When off-topic questions are posted, one of the reasons for closure available to voters is that "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network." But when that selection is made, ...
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What to do with Very Low Quality flags in the review queues for answers that are really Not an Answer?

I have noticed a few answers showing up in the review queues lately which were flagged as Very Low Quality, but which were clearly Not an Answer since the posted answers were actually questions ...
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Music's updated site theme is live for everyone

Update - the theme and layout is now live for everyone. Thanks for your feedback in this process. If there's additional feedback, please feel free to add to the answers below. As part of ...
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Do we accept edits that simply update the characters used for accidentals?

I recently rejected some edits to previous posts of mine that used Gb, F# notation where the edit was just replacing these notations with G♭ and F♯, using Unicode code points U+266D–U+266F. ...
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Are questions on writing by composers on-topic? [duplicate]

As https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/q/7003/1055 and https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/q/7001/1055 were unilaterally migrated, I thought to check.
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Can my edit be approved before the post is locked?

I suggested this edit to correct grammar, before it was approved by 1 member but was automatically rejected because of a moderator's lock. As it "has historical significance" and can still be seen, ...
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Are “How do I make this sound” questions on-topic?

Examples: How to make this synth sound in the background around 0:15? How to create a sound like the opening of this song by Mac De Marco? Are these, and the occasional questions like them, on-...
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Is it allowed to ask for general feedback on arrangement?

There is a SE site called Codereview that is a splendid complement to Stackoverflow. In the latter one you typically ask questions that has a clear answer. But on Codereview a question is typically ...
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Advice for my 30-day suspension for only 2 answers?

On Jun 10 2018, I was suspended for 30 days for posting 2 answers. The previous time that I posted anything was Apr 2 2018. Yet I think I could've solved any difficulties without a suspension? ...
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Are we allowed to post videos here for your music to be critiqued?

Are we allowed to post a link for a youtube video here and ask for feedback?
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Is the “baroque” tag inconsistent?

We have a classical-period tag and a romantic-period tag, but then we have the baroque tag. Is it worth changing this to "baroque-period" for the sake of consistency/my OCD? After all, as Richard ...
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Can I ask here about lyrics of music and meanings?

I was wondering if here is the best place to ask about lyrics of music, since I did not find any other place for that.
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Is this site a good place to share your music for others to comment on

I was wondering if it would be appropriate to share say an mp3 of improvisation or some composition on a pdf or if this is not that kind of site?
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How does the “be nice” policy apply to comments on Music.SE?

Occasionally, critical comments are posted to questions about theory. Once recent example is: I find this sort of question both pointless and rather sad. I flagged the comment containing this ...
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Are questions about music appreciation pertinent?

Since we, as music lovers, are usually familiar with some styles and curious about others, would it make sense to ask about suggestions on how to best enjoy music X or Y? E.g. : Alice is a Bach lover ...
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Why was my answer referring to an interview with Elliott Carter unilaterally deleted?

Why was this deleted? How doesn't Elliott Carter answer the question in his video? On 12 July 2018, I transcribed him. Please undelete? I can't comment on deleted posts. So I reply here. Moderator "...
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What should be done with answers that consist almost entirely of material copied from external sites?

This answer started life with only material copied from a Reddit thread, though the user did provide a link to the original material. Then a second section was added in the form of a long (by the ...
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Where's the line between an answer and spam?

This answer is mostly an answer and then at the end it promotes what seems to be the answerer's web site: https://music.stackexchange.com/a/71542/6070 The web site name matches the user name, so it'...
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How does one ask a learning method question?

For example, is it better to learn the guitar using an all-fourths turning if your goal is more than strumming pop/folk chords on all six strings. Many professional musicians use this turning and ...
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How does this site prefer to see a question with many examples?

Let’s say a user has put a fair bit of research into a question. If there are many examples of text or sheet music—say, the user is interested in several measures of some piece of sheet music and has ...
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Is it ok to ask book recommendations on music/ piano on stack exchange?

I have been evaluating a few books but not being able to determine which is better. I am not sure if I can ask about them on stack exchange, because I have faced rather strong and rude reactions to a ...
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“Taking the temperature” of MP&T participation

A cardinal guideline across all SE sites is the dictum to "be nice" in one's comments and responses. Based on my limited time on MP&T it would appear that participants to this site are in ...
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May I ask this question?

I'm not familiar with the site (Music.SE) or its Meta. There's a question I'd like to ask but I'm not sure if you'll like it. I'd like to: Post the first line of a (country) song -- 5 measures -- ...
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Answer on “Why do we have same chord but different name?”

Why do we have same chord but different name? I flagged this answer with the "not an answer" flag. Flag was declined because flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an ...
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Seemliness check: Why did Boulez judge Bartók's Violin Concerto to have “weaknesses, but also no contradictions”?

I fret about possible downvotes and closures, and so like this, please let me check seemliness here. If my question is on-topic, please migrate it to the main site. My question is: Andrew Clements ...
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Is this question about composition and collaboration on topic/not too broad?

I've been listening to a lot of musical theater lately, and have become curious about the process of writing songs where different people are the composer/lyricist (for example, Rogers and Hammerstein,...
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Downvotes: How can I learn to hear an octave-displaced popular piece, as easily as the popular piece?

Why was How can I learn to hear an octave-displaced popular piece, as easily as the popular piece? downvoted? This comment states: I've downvoted as it's not a good question - we don't know what's ...
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Is feedback on music book authors on-topic?

These appear to be: Working through George Lawrence Stone's stick control book, Can learning music theory from this book teach me enough to start composing?, Is Hanon's "Virtuoso Pianist&...
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Closure and Deletion: Why do some conductors quiver their body or grimace?

https://music.stackexchange.com/q/69979/26407 was closed by 2 users and 1 moderator. Doesn' tit involve music practice and performance? On May 5 18, it was automatically deleted. Please undelete?
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Should we accept superficial edits on questions which have been closed?

I just reviewed and rejected a suggested edit on this question. The original question was clearly off-topic, and it was closed as such. The suggested edit made some superficial grammar corrections, ...
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Answer on What is it about the blues chord progression that makes the blues feel?

Here we have a very knowledgable user who has chosen to mutilate what could have been a good post with nonsense: What is it about the blues chord progression that makes the blues feel? If you've ...
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Are questions in the style of code review SE allowed?

CodeReview.SE lets you post a section of code (usually <100 lines) and other users can review it. Is this allowed in Music P+T SE? Examples: What are the difficulties of the piece Moonlight ...
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Question Cleanup: Could we curate a list of questions with good answers on common topics?

One of our moderators recently posted about the increasing need to keep the site tidy - and one of the tasks there is voting to close questions that are duplicates. Of course this often a good thing ...
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Our on-topic page currently says that 'identifying a… technique' is off topic, but does that reflect our current feelings?

I see some 'identifying a technique' questions that are closed... What Instruments could have been used to make this 'seashell'-sound? (though that's more identifying an instrument than a ...