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Do you need to disclose that you used an LLM to convert a table from CSV to Markdown?

In I'm having difficulty comprehending the timing information presented in the CSV files of the MusicNet dataset the OP originally had a sentence Certainly! Here's the provided data presented in ...
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Should we repeat tags in question title?

For context, I created post at SE question on SE Meta by mistake, while it was intended to come here. As @Elements In Space suggested, I repost it here The answer below (and in the duplicate) are ...
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why not music to test stack exchange discussions?

Stackoverflow started a trial of a new feature: discussions. I realized it wasn't tested on the music SE, I would think that music would be the best topic to test the discussions feature. Why wasn't ...
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Create "playing by ear" tag?

As Tim noted in a recent question, there isn't a tag about "playing by ear." We do have improvisation (and jamming, see my Meta Q about the overlap) and ear-training. But to define our terms,...
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Help needed with question formatting

how can I insert a picture from my own device? I don’t know to link it, and need with an analysis. Thanks!
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Should we explicitly include “piece recommendations” as a close reasons?

Our Help Center says that asking for recommendations of pieces of music is off-topic: If you have a question […] [that] is not about… recommendations of pieces to listen to, study, or play, or that ...
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Why are my embedded youtube videos playing from the beginning rather than the specified timestamp?

I intend to self-answer this question to share what I just learned. I used several Youtube videos in an answer recently. For some of them, I wanted to cue the video to start at a certain point. In ...
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How do I get feedback in the Auditorium chat room?

I am writing a marimba solo and saw that there is a chat room dedicated to giving feedback, namely the auditorium. I posted some information about my composition and a link. I am asking if someone ...
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Should [jamming] be linked to [improvisation]?

As I contemplated answering this question, I was thinking about the fact that "jamming" is a type of improvisation. I then remembered that we have a tag for improvisation, with 307 uses. We ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Retag questions using [transition]

There are 10 posts (as of this writing) using transition. About half are about musical transitions (modulations or between sections of a piece), and about half are on a transition of skills (e.g., ...
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Question closed, asked for song examples to illustrate modes

Regarding this question, it was immediately closed due to the reason that it asked for song identification. First, closing due to identification is another animal, usually where the OP is just firing ...
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What forum is appropriate to ask questions on specific pieces of music?

My post Opening chords of ABBA Super Trouper? was closed by the moderator @Elements_In_Space as being off-topic. I clicked on their profile but could not see a way to privately message the moderator. ...
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Is there a better way to write a "what key is this" question?

My understanding is that "what key is this chord progression" is not considered on topic/appropriate for this site (Reducing occurences of "What key is this song in?") Does that ...
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Why was "Isn't it obvious the pitch value alphabet language of music is Chomsky regular?" closed?

The question Isn't it obvious the pitch value alphabet language of music is Chomsky regular? seems like a valid and potentially useful music theory question. It asks about whether music can be modeled ...
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Proposal to designate a canonical "how to modulate" post

We get a significant number of "how to I modulate from X to Y" questions such as Modulate from a minor to D major. I propose that these are all duplicates of How many types of modulation are ...
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Should I ask (and eventually answer) a possibly opinion-based about an intrinsically ambiguous topic?

I was going to write (and eventually answer) a question about best practices in writing percussion parts for an orchestral ensemble, as I've seen some questions here and elsewhere dealing with such ...
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Is the Community Bot trying to take over the world?

I just noticed a couple of times recently in which the Community Bot acted swiftly and decisively when I would have expected a more protracted process. First, I noticed an answer that had been "...
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2023 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #3 on Music: Practice & Theory has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them ...
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I suggest eliminating tag "fingerstyle-violin"

This has bugged me for a while, but I don't have the privilege to edit tags. There's a tag called fingerstyle-violin. I would argue that there shouldn't be. "Fingerstyle" is a familiar term ...
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Can we ask staff for a new colour scheme?

In light of the new site-wide purple debacle - Did the purple highlight just get worse? [& link to initial launch within] could we ask that our purple be swapped for something less… glaring? The ...
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Why should I (or anyone) become a moderator? What will I be in for?

Please migrate to the big meta if it belongs there... I'm getting notices about the nomination phase of the current election ("This community needs your help!") and my eligibility to self-...
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Suggestion for 'critique' wording for help/on topic

As we have fairly solid support for the idea suggested in Can we add "Vocal critique" to our list of 'and not about' in the Help/on topic page? - so far 28 upvotes across the ...
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2023 Community Moderator Election

The 2023 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Can we add "Vocal critique" to our list of 'and not about' in the Help/on topic page?

Ref: https://music.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic We have quite a specific list of 'do not ask' in the help, better defined than many sites - but we still get the occasional 'how good is my voice?' ...
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2023 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Music: Practice & Theory Stack Exchange is scheduled for an ...
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2023 Moderator Election Announcement

SE friends, It is, I regret to share, time for me to step down as mod. I had hoped to be a mod for longer—and a more active one!—but a recent promotion has severely impacted the time I once spent here ...
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New tag for rests

There are a significant number of questions (80+) that are primarily about rests: These are about the: rhythm, notation, engraving, history, etc. of rests, or about getting them to work with ...
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General Moderation Strike!

For those who are unaware — as of Monday the 5th of June 2023 — there is a Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange network general moderation strike. For details, please see this Meta post: Moderation Strike: ...
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Is it a bad idea, when closing an invalid question, to also answer in a comment?

We had a small rash today of first-time users posting easy-close questions—"recommend me a theory book," "recommend me a signal processor," and "what's this musical quote.&...
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Partimento does not exist on this site?

That's what the box told me when I went looking for a Partimento tag. To me, the new scholarship around partimento is the most interesting things to appear in "classical" music since........
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What just happened to the "tritone" tag?

A newish user (mathlander) created a new tag: tritone. They started adding it to questions across the site: 13 in total. Being a low rep user, these retag edits had to be approved by several other ...
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Add a "Fux" tag?

I did a quick search for "fux is:question" and got 39 results. We get Fux-related questions often enough that I wonder if we should either: Add a fux tag, or Add fux as a synonym for ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Discussion of content generated by machine learning, AKA "AI"

Many Stacks have been discussing ML-generated content on their Stacks in their Meta sites. After reviewing those discussions, I became very curious and wanted to look at the potential impact of ML-...
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Why is "Learning to Patch Synthesizers" locked?

Why is Learning to Patch Synthesizers locked? Is it because the question is too vague? It has a lot of useful info in the answers that I don't know you'd find anywhere else. I'm asking because one of ...
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How can we refine the "basic analysis" close reason?

Here's a great example of a question that generated several thoughtful and interesting answers in which advanced members of the community disagreed: How does one differentiate a song in Dorian vs. a ...
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Tag proposal: [ancient-greece]

Periodically we get questions related to the music of ancient Greece, which had a unique musical culture in both practice and theory. The study of music in ancient Greece is an academic specialty and ...
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Is it just me, or is adding pictures to a reply broken?

Is it just me, or is adding pictures to a reply broken?
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my question is closed with an invalid(?) reason

I asked [this question][1] yesterday. The question is closed as it's claimed to be 'opinion-based'. Plus, history tag becomes useless. There is not a biased or subjective opinion in this question. Do ...
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Merge [church-music] and [hymnody] tags into new [sacred-music] tag

The question Notes not adding up to time signature, with weird white oval note turned out to be related to a piece of Punjabi Christian sacred music. In looking to add an appropriate tag to the ...
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Are "name that song" questions appropriate here?

Are "name that song" questions appropriate here on music.stackexchange.com? For instance, if users have already asked on all the other forums, Reddit, etc.
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Should there be a tag for questions about Scheme?

There are over 400 questions with tag lilypond on SE: MP&T, these are about the music programming language LilyPond. However, at least 20 of theses questions* are really about Scheme. Scheme is ...
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Looking for users interested in committing to the chat room(s)

UPDATE: New trial-run room added, "Name that Tune" To address: Identifying the song stuck in your head. Getting repertoire suggestions. Identifying the song stuck in someone else's head. ...
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Legal question prohibition vs. copyright questions and the [copyright] tag: Close them all and remove the tag [duplicate]

There is currently a contradiction between prohibition of legal questions and the existence (and usage) of the copyrights tag. The legal questions prohibition is long established. For example On our ...
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The Copyrights tag

There are a dozen or so questions with the copyrights tag, many currently pending closure. Legal issues are off-topic on SE: Music Practice & Theory (see: Are questions on copyright on topic?). ...
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I asked 1 question in total, it has 4 upvotes, 3 answers, 0 flags. How can I have a history of asking low quality questions?

Day 4: Dom kindly provided some background information as he/she stated in the comments. The moderation still claims that both accounts are mine, but I've had only 1 account. On top of that, depending ...
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Is "homework" a close reason?

I've heard several comments lately saying that we don't allow questions asking us to "do your homework for you," and I wanted to check since I'm not aware of it as an official position. Note,...
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Do we have a canonical post for "Music doesn't have to be in a key" and/or "As long as it sounds good ..."?

The question Non Diatonic Harmonization?, at core, comes down to the same "you can do anything if you like the sound", "rules are only guidelines", "music doesn't have to be ...
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Please undelete my answer

I wrote an answer to this question: Software to sync with tempo in violin It was deleted. There were two comments: This looks like a product advertisement. The main claim (that one should not use a ...
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