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Should we add a mod post guitars merge?

There were a couple of moderators who were doing an excellent job over at guitars prior to the merge. Should one (or two) of them be added as mods here in order to help with the transition of the ...
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Review/comment on this piece I wrote…

We haven't had any on the site yet, but I was wondering what people are thinking with regard to questions that ask for help composing. To me this falls a little bit within the realm of "help me ...
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The “physics” tag is unclear and inconsistent

I find the physics tag very unclear on a site like this. It's been used on questions about physical aspects like bow length, a couple physiology questions, and several questions about sound such as ...
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Potentially redundant: construction / lutherie

I think most of the times, these two terms are redundant in music.SE. Perhaps one could make one the synonym of the other. Your opinion? EDIT: I mean, I see many questions on guitar construction, ...
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Making music with computers

Long story short: Where do we draw the line between this and Audio Recording and Production ? All questions about mastering, mixing, etc clearly belong there. But how about questions about: ...
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Guitar questions everywhere!? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Guitars SE site has been folded in to this site This site seems to have totally gone to pot. All I see when I log on these days is a long stream of questions about guitars ...
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Guitar question tagging conventions

Hi Guys, I was pretty active on the guitars.se site, and in my effort to make the merge a success, I'm about to embark on tagging/retagging any unorganised questions from the old site that made the ...
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Guitar questions that were migrated shouldn't be closed

They were migrated for a reason: they were open, valid questions on guitars.se.com -- closing them because they got folded in to here is not the right approach IMO. Re-tagging them is a better ...
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The scope of music.SE should be revisited.

When guitars.SE was merged, music.SE had already decided what kinds of questions to field (which I absolutely do not disagree with). An unfortunate consequence of that is that the guitars.SE community ...
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Musician/Composer tagging standards

I wonder what kind of tagging policy we may have on very famous composers. There is currently bach, schubert and beethoven used here. But especially in the case of Bach, there are many composers by ...
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Do we need an “intonation” tag?

I though this question could use a tag about intonation: Guitar isn't playing in tune The problem is that "intonation" can be used differently in other musical contexts, such as in singing. So ...
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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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How should we tag questions about whammy bars?

With all the new questions from Guitars, we now have several questions regarding whammy bars. I've been tagging them whammy-bar, but I'm wondering if tremolo-bar or something else might be better. I'...
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Is the “exercises” tag necessary?

I've been wondering if exercises is necessary. It and practice are not being used consistently, so if both stay around then they need to be more clearly defined. As I see it, all exercises are ...
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Make “singing” tag a synonym of “voice” tag?

Currently there are 4 questions tagged voice and 1 question tagged singing. I think it would make sense to merge them.
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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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How to increase traffic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Promoting the “Musical Practice & Performance” site Looking at our Area51 page, we can see that we currently have around 215 visits/day, where "1,500 visits ...
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Is this site appropriate to ask questions like “Please analyze all the chords in Song X”?

Is this site appropriate to ask questions like "Please analyze all the chords in Song X?" It's not quite clear to me because, chord analysis can be subjective to some extent. Also, I haven't yet ...
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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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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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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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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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The “innovative contemporary music” question is not subjective AND argumentative

This question does not appear subjective and argumentative to me. Its merely subjective, but I don't see any point about which to argue.
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Shouldn't [music-theory] be renamed to [theory]?

Why have the extra word music? It is obviously music or we wouldn't be here :)
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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 ...
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pedagogy vs. teaching tags

pedagogy should almost certainly be a tag on music.SE. teaching already exists, as does learning. Perhaps teaching or pedagogy should be made a synonym of the other? And is there a significant ...
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“Violin”/“viola” or “violin-family”?

Viola and violin are close enough instruments that they can be considered the same for most discussions -- so technically, the "violin-family" tag is more accurate than the "violin" tag, but I think ...
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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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What is the tune that goes..

Are questions of the form "What are the notes to this (popular refrain)?" ok or not?
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Should questions asking for similar music be canonical?

The question https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/615/pieces-on-the-same-level-as-sarabande-in-d-minor is asking for other classical and famous pieces are on par with this one, so I will know ...
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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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Questions about instrument care and repair

Should questions regarding the care and repair of our instruments be considered on topic here? Why? Why not? Could that be extended to questions about making musical instruments?
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How do we handle duplicate questions from a pending merged site (Guitars)?

This may be a moot point because the Guitars.SE merge could be happening really soon but I have seen a couple of duplicate questions that we already answered over on guitars on Music.SE already. Is it ...
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Public service announcement regarding accepting answers

Please do. More specifically, I have not noticed very many questions with accepted answers. I do not know the exact percentages or whether the percentage here is better or worse than other sites, ...
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Music glossaries online

For non-English speakers, technical terms about music are sometimes difficult to find. Can you list available glossaries please? I will start with the musical notation glossary from LilyPond.
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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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