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Is there a better name for this site? [duplicate]

From the FAQ: Topics include practice & performance, composition, technique, theory, and history It seems to me that "Music Practise & Performance" suggests the scope of this site is ...
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Should we agree on requesting ABC music markup now, unequivocally?

ABCjs integration now available Please contribute to Which questions/answers would most benefit from music markup like ABC? and How could ABC notation be embedded in our posts' Markdown? It's ...
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Are Shopping List Questions On-Topic?

Are shopping list questions on-topic, off-topic, or to be determined on a case-by-case basis? In other words, does http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/qa-is-hard-lets-go-shopping/ apply here and, if ...
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Request Lilypond support from the SE developers [duplicate]

The other decision question is going reasonably well, so here goes the next. There's been some talk in the past about a music markup language. This question is to see if we can decide to request ...
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Music SE is graduating. Congratulations!

Music Stack Exchange has a steady flow of high quality questions and answers, and a growing number of users contributing to site health and maintenance. You're on a consistent upward trend, and the ...
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Documentation for ABCjs

This is a post that would act as documentation for the ABCjs syntax, which would be a good reference site for help on basic syntax. Please add aswers here with basic examples for ABCjs syntax to make ...
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What should our logo and site design look like? [duplicate]

One of The 7 Essential Questions of Every Beta. This one is pretty straightforward. Solicit contributions, throw out ideas, post preliminary (or finished) designs, and be supportive and respectful of ...
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We should try to produce more “expert” questions

I have the feeling that after almost two days there are currently a lot of beginner and easy questions and comparatively few expert questions. It is very important to have questions here that you ...
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So why is this site still in “beta”?

I looked at the criteria on the "Area 51" listing and it seems that Musical Practice & Performance has exceeded every one of the criteria to get out of "beta" stage with the exception of only one: ...
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jTab and ABCjs Formatting Sandbox

Since we now have both jTab and ABCjs on active on the meta, it's time we had a specific place to test both. Use the answer space below to test and stretch the limits of both jTab and ABCjs for both ...
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How could ABC notation be embedded in our posts' Markdown?

While it has by now been determined that music.SE wants ABC music markup, and the SE community managers have taken note, the integration remains to be implemented. A crucial point where this touches ...
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Community Wiki, List / Recommendation Questions, and You

I'd like to clarify some things regarding the Community Wiki Standard and elaborate on what constitutes a good question on Musical Practice & Performance (or Musicians, if you prefer the proposed ...
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Music.SE Site Design (With an updated logo and color!)

UPDATE MARCH 28, 2016 Thank you to everyone who took the time to review and provide feedback. Based on your feedback, the following changes are being made to the design: Logo A few people mentioned ...
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Site Rename Poll, Round Two!

With the recent news of our site graduating from beta, we need to decide if and how our site name should change. This question was raised shortly after we entered beta over three years ago, and nearly ...
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Criteria for allowed analysis of specific music

(skip to the "in short" section for the TL;DR) One of the reasons of not allowing analysis of specific works is that the question and answer might not be useful to many people, potentially useful 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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Do questions about reverse engineering compositions fit on this site?

Should we consider requests that ask for aid in reverse engineering / transcribing compositions valid? By this I obviously mean well constructed questions that the OP has put clear effort into, ...
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The Guitars SE site has been folded in to this site

The guitars.stackexchange site did not make it out of public beta. As such, we have closed that site and folded the content into music.stackexchange. Rep associated with these posts has been ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

This question deals with one of the 7 essential meta questions of every beta that the community should discuss early on during the site's life. Our FAQ currently reads: What kind of questions can I ...
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Promotion T-shirts

Thinking about how to promote Musical Practice & Performance, I remembered that a few people over at the Theoretical Computer Science SE had this great idea about promoting their website using t-...
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Can I identify songs somewhere? [duplicate]

I know the sounds of 2 songs that I'd like to identify. Is music.stackexchange the best place to ask (The two songs are 1 70s disco that goes Keep on dancing (I know many songs are like that but I ...
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Migration pathways

As we have now graduated I have looked at all the migrations we have made since May 2011, and I think the 3 obvious migration routes for us are: Meta Music Fans Sound Design We have also migrated a ...
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YouTube and SoundCloud embedding is now enabled

It is now possible to embed YouTube (audio/video) and SoundCloud (audio) clips in posts here. Here's how: Upload your audio to the respective site. When composing your post, paste the URL to the ...
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ABCjs integration now available

Update: ABCjs is now enabled on the main site as well. If there are any problems, please report them the usual way - in a new post tagged bug. Thanks, and enjoy! Y'all asked for ABCjs integration ...
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Please relax the policy on questions that ask for examples of a particular class of compositions

During a fairly short period of time since I started visiting the "Musical Practice & Performance" stackexchange site, I saw and answered a couple of - IMO - excellent questions: Which pieces did ...
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Should we allow questions about legal issues?

There are a fair number of legal issues related to music. Examples are downloading copyrighted songs and performing music you obtained "unofficially". Should questions about legal issues be allowed?
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To promote the site, follow the Music Tweeter?

There is an (automatic, I believe) Tweeter of questions for our site: Twitter account 'StackMusic' If you follow it, your own followers and the ones you follow will have a chance to know about it ...
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Instrument tagging standards

I wanted to ask a question about bass guitar, and I realized that since this is now a universal music site, that I can't just use "bass" as a tag like I could on the Guitars.SE due to potential ...
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Regarding closing questions because of lack of previous research

You can find a TL;DR at the end. Some users suggest that previous research before asking a question is a must. I don't think it should be a must, but I do agree that it enriches the question, it ...
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Rename the site to Music: Theory and Practice?

The most popular answer by far on Site Rename Poll, Round Two! was to rename the site to Music: Theory and Practice. but, it's been decided 3 answers down by a small section of the community that the ...
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I think we should start allowing the analysis of specific musical works

(You can find the discussion about the criteria we could use to allow musical analysis here: Criteria for allowed analysis of specific music) Analysis requests of specific works (time signature, ...
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Why are book recommendations off topic, but software recommendations on topic?

The community here has closed a lot of questions that ask for music book recommendations, and there have been some discussions here on meta (here), where people say that most likely, those questions ...
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Wording of the close reason for “bad” analysis questions

We've come up with some criteria for allowing analysis questions here: If some analysis of specific works is to be allowed, what are the criteria? What should the wording of the close reason be for ...
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What is the rationale for not allowing a transcription request?

(My last meta question wasn't well received so I will try to be really clear.) This question How to transcribe Indian classical music using Western music notation? ...is clearly a request for a ...
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If some analysis of specific works is to be allowed, what are the criteria?

In I think we should start allowing the analysis of specific musical works, a broad consensus was reached that we should allow at least some questions of this type. If we can do the usual posting of, ...
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Please help to cover more topics more in-depth.

Take a look at the three first tag pages, there are two things to notice: There are tags that obviously get more attention than the majority of tags, for example piano. There are tags that barely ...
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“Name that tune” type questions

Should we allow questions that ask for trivia or identification of something (chord, guitar, song, etcetera)? This question inspired me to ask. I think it could be reworded to be a much more valuable ...
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What is our site and community about?

One of The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta. Robert Cartaino has made an article, here is a small slice of it: Instead of stressing out over the vagaries of the brutal, cut-throat .com domain ...
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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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Vote early, vote often

I would like to echo a post that Scott Morrison made on Tex.SE. A link to the post here, and the text of the post: "I'm a moderator from MathOverflow, and this "question" is actually ...
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Promoting the “Musical Practice & Performance” site

After only a few days of public Beta, 85% of the committers have signed up, 50% of followers have signed up and 9% of commitments have been fulfilled. These are good signs but there are less good ...
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Would a question about music notation software be on topic?

After a discussion on the chat about computers in music, this question came up. Would a question about how to use a certain software for making scores or other music notation be on topic? Say if you ...
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Are DJs unwelcome on Musical Practice & Performance?

I have a feeling that DJs are not considered as musicians here, and therefore their activity doesn't fall into this SE on Musical Practice & Performance. A lot of DJ questions pertain to the use ...
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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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I'm going to print up some flyers to distribute at music colleges

Based on one of the entries in this question on what our logo should look like, I have decided to try and actively target music colleges in Scotland with flyers that will look like this: This is my ...
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Could a question about live performance software be treated as appropriate?

Could a question that regards to music software or sequencers be treated as appropriate? Like 'How to make this and that in Reason 4'?
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Adding recording to the topics

Today, the topics include practice & performance, composition, technique, theory, and history. But not recording. This is no accident, from the discussions on Area51, recording is intentionally ...
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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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Are we, perhaps, voting to close questions a little too enthusiastically due to giving undue weight to certain turns of phrase?

How do you teach relative keys to new musicians? was close-voted as "Too Broad". A comment was made that: a "how" question needs to set out some criteria, otherwise that's a purely subjective ...
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Tagging for the physical health and conditioning aspects of musicianship?

As I'm sure we all know, health is an important part of being a musician. Pianists tend to be especially concerned with their hands, and singers tend to be concerned about everything located above the ...