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Do we need the [identification] tag?

Note: this is not about the on or off topic status of identification questions, this is just talking about the identification tag. The identification tag is in desperate need of clean up and we need ...
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Edition of a question: how to contact editor?

If someone proposes an edition of my question - how can I contact him for discussing a point?
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transcription how-to

I just learned that questions about transcribing music are off topic. I do agree that if someone has a tune that they're having trouble notating, they shouldn't be able to just come here out of ...
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Does SE have any policies I should be aware of before requesting a text transcript of an audio recording

I have a recording where someone was talking about a piano's having some kind of problem, but I couldn't find out what it was due to primarily being hard-of-hearing. I can't find anybody to help me ...
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What's the deal with the “guest” posts?

I've been active on this site for a while now, and I'm just wondering -- what is the deal with all the "guest" answers? Is this a single person who just re-registers for a new "guest" account every ...
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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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When is it appropriate to post one's own music/material?

I understand there is a policy that prohibits self-promotion and product placement. But, I'm wondering when it is ok to post one's own material on this SE? I assume it is acceptable in instances ...
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Is it okay to post products and ask which one is better?

I want to buy a violin and there's none to advise me. I searched through the Internet. Read a lot and concluded on some products. Is it okay if I post them and ask for an opinion? They are online ...
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2019: 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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What about introducing a collaboration Zone/Tag on Music?

I posted an answer to a Question about engagement on the site, that was actually intended to be just a comment but grew while I was writing it. Even though I truly mean what I wrote down there, I was ...
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Are book recommendations on topic?

I got interested in basso continuo and so searched the site and found this great question with many useful answers: How can I learn thoroughbass? But then I wondered about whether a product ...
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Votes on questions in meta should not be interpreted as endorsing/condemning the topic of the question

I just gave an upvote to a question on meta because I think it is a valuable question to ask. Upvotes/Downvotes on questions should not be about whether you agree/disagree with the position expressed ...
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Legal to post whole music sheet with fingerings?

I have seen people post segments of music sheets with title in the screenshot such as "Pirates of the Caribbean." I'm thinking about posting a whole music sheet of a pop song with all my fingerings ...
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Is this question on topic?

I think it belongs on superuser or stackoverflow. LilyPond - how to write a basic makefile
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Is it ok to link to LilyPond GitHub Repositories?

On other SE sites like code review some people linked to their GitHub repositories to give readers the chance to have look to the code as a whole and not just the snippets used in the question, as ...
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Why is our engagement rate low?

@Dom remarks in Please upvote the questions you answer The bigger problem I'd say is we only generate 4 votes per answer and 6 votes per question and our question rate is pretty low only about 51 ...
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Please upvote the questions you answer

This is something that I'm very guilty of but I'm trying to improve. Somebody asks a question and I answer it to the best of my ability but I don't upvote the question. If it's worthy of my time to ...
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Could we have a tag like „puzzles“?

I‘d wish we had a tag called „Puzzles“. Recently someone asked: What means inuendo. I thought this must be joke as it was clear that was a part of dim...
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Is it important for previous answers and comments to still make sense after an OP edits a question

Wondering about the necessity of editing this specific question: What technique is Eddie Van Der Meer using? ...the OP originally asks about a specific technique starting at 0:21 of the video he ...
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Why does the identification tag specify instruments, even though those questions might be off-topic?

There are suddenly two votes to close my 1+ year old question What instrument is Stevie Wonder playing in this video?. It received a speedy and well-received answer a year ago, and seemed to be fine. ...
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Is this suggested edit merited?

The only changes in this suggested edit that got approved 2-1 were that "Lilypond" in the title was changed to "LilyPond" (capitalised the P) and changed "PianoStaff" to "PianoStaff". Can someone ...
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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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Editing an own answer shall I delete me first explanation?

How to edit an answer? a) Just writing Edit and add the new or corrected information b) Delete the earlier part and the first reflections? c) Just post a second answer?
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Leaving SE for an indefinite time

I'm only putting this on Music because I feel like this is (or has been) my SE "home", despite the fact that I've been on Math.SE the longest. For anyone who doesn't know, SO/SE has recently made ...
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Clarify tags “organ” and “pipe-organ”

Purists maintain that these mean exactly the same thing. If it ain't got pipes, it ain't an organ. Practically, we already have a few dozen questions about the Hammond B3, properly and usefully ...
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altered comments by moderators?

Is it that modes are altering comments? Thus A,C, Eb is correct and A,C,D# would be not the best. But if you construct dim7 chords you can build an dim7 on each tone of the tetrad A,C,Eb,Gb and ...
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Immediately Down Voting New Users

I recently gained the privilege of reviewing new user's first posts. Several of them have been sparse, poorly written or didn't really constitute an answer at all (more of a comment, if that). I have ...
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Resurrecting REALLY Old Questions

Occasionally I see a new answer pop up on a REALLY old question (like 8+ years). I have done this a couple times myself, but mostly on accident when I didn't realize how old it was. I mostly try to ...
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Isn't this question not a question, or: Have I lost my mind?

Several days ago I voted to close The implications of tuning a 12-string guitar in fifths. If I recall correctly, my close reason was "primarily opinion-based." I didn't see any other votes in support ...
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Blacklist the [music] tag

We've already discussed how the music tag does not have a use on this site in this question, can we please blacklist the music tag? It has started cropping up again.
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Are questions on copyright on topic?

I was going to ask about using an excerpt from a classical piece that was not in public domain in a song was on topic. In more detail, my question was going to be about how much I would have to change ...
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Should questions on this site ever be removed from “Hot Network Questions”, and if so, when?

Catija's words from Updating the Hot Network Questions List - now with a bit more network and a little less "hotness"! I recommend each site have a meta discussion with guidance for ...
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“How to connect my instrument to my audio interface?” needs a canonical Q&A

I see a constant stream trickle of questions asking how to connect instrument X to audio interface Y. (I say Y, but it's usually the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2). The problem usually stems from ...
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Why was a question about compositional practice migrated to music fans?

A question about compositional practice was migrated to music fans, even though it complies with the first two bullet points on our topics page: practice or performance technique music theory, ...
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Are questions about the knowledge to know what type of music to use/listen to on-topic?

From What topics can I ask about here?, it's clear that "recommendations of pieces to listen to, study, or play, or that meet particular criteria" are off-topic. However, would asking what knowledge ...
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Would there be any enthusiasm for a single “general theory resources” thread?

This community has decided that asking for links to resources is off-topic, for understandable reasons (e.g. we're trying to be 'the resource' ourselves, and there's a risk of link rot). However, we ...
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Please Reopen this Question: “Using Chord iii in a Chord Progression (Major Key)”

Link to question: Using chord iii in a chord progression (major key) This question was apparently a great question that I decided to answer it. However, before I even typed a character, the question ...
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To what extent are composition questions off topic?

Is it off topic to post a fugue exposition with a question about whether the counterpoint makes any faux pas harmonically/tonally?
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(Flags) Marking Non-English Posts as “Rude or Abusive”

A few months earlier, when I was going through the "First Posts" section of the review queues, I saw a weird post that was posted as an answer to a question. The answer was entirely written in Arabic,...
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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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Question about re-creating the sound of a specific recording

Is this on-topic: I tried to match the sound of this song but it sounds very different, what am I missing? As it stands, the question and answer are completely specific to this one song, so it seems ...
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How to display measure numbers in ABCjs?

I'd like to share my practice notes and performance preparation and use ABCjs to display notation of examples. Is there a way for ABCjs to display measure numbers? (ABCjs seems to ignore the %%...
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Can answer comprise only a quote, if the quote alone clearly answers the question?

Please see the question in the title. Suppose that a quote answers a question so clearly that you don't truly need to add anything. Books and journal articles are obviously on-topic. Does the source ...
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Please mark “Modal Cadence Options” as a duplicate

02fentym had posted a question titled Modal Cadence Options. This question is seemingly a duplicate of Cadences for Modes, which is another question asked by the exact same user. The problem here, ...
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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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(Apology) Dear Moderators (Doktor Mayhem, Dom, and Matthew Read),

This is Maika Sakuranomiya, an established user in Music Stack Exchange. I would like to apologize for my bad behavior. I've signed up as a user here last Autumn, and I've been constantly violating ...
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Why is no one using jTab for guitar chords?

I was looking at this question and noticed that none of the answers by four high-rep regulars uses the jTab Custom Chord Notation feature to show the chord and fingering. Instead there are notations ...
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Do we have a policy on offensive language? [duplicate]

I see someone's on an edit spree to remove expressions like "play your ass off" and "the damn trem arm" and " a piece of shit cello". Are these edits considered useful? Do we have a policy on what is ...
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Should we 'fughetta' the fughetta tag?

Is there a reason we have a fughetta tag? There is only 1 question that uses it and it is about a Bach Fughetta. Still, wouldn't the fugue tag be just as relevant to the question linked here: At what ...

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