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Issues over a closed question involving a strange chord

Here is the post in question: Chord has every note of the harmonic minor scale. Name? Transcript of events that have occured: Maika Sakuranomiya: What is the name of the first chord in these bars? ...
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Why were my two answers deleted?

I posted my first answer on Why did Beethoven include "in the Lydian Mode" in the title of String Quartet, Op.132 - 3? and it was later removed by Community: So then I posted a second ...
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simple questions simple answers

I'have to admit that I have still a problem to vote up simple elementary questions and also simple answers that could be solved by looking up any site for music theory or searching at google. I ...
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Wanting to phrase the question more objectively

Here is my most recent question on Music Stack Exchange: Are my orchestration ideas for the Grave section good? Here, I am asking about whether or not I need to adjust my orchestration. That sounds ...
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What are the attributes of a good repertoire request?

I voted to close this question on the basis of its being too broad: Piano Piece Recommendations My reasons for voting to close were that the two works mentioned by the OP as an indication of present ...
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identified related questions - what to do?

I've found that I have already given an answer to a similar or related and duplicated question. What is to do? The following questions are mentioning the same problem - in my opinion - but they are ...
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Why can't I make comments over notifying users about content issues?

Doktor Mayhem has posted this comment to me: Maika, editing out that word was okay, but making comments like yours about something so minor is really not appropriate. If you have an issue with a ...
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Edits: Foul Language in a song warranting removal of link?

In relation to To summarily edit out offensive language?, I just saw another edit that I feel was a little over-the-top. I think this one should probably be okay given that the song in question simply ...
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Question over Neil Meyer's answer

Neil Meyer has posted this answer to one of the questions about minor key harmony: Minor key and its chords The chords are: Tonic (minor) (A-C-E) Supertonic (diminished) (B-D-F) Mediant ...
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My post does not answer the question?

One of my answers on How can A minor key have a sharp chord in it? has been deleted after a comment by Doktor Mayhem: Hi Maika - this doesn't answer the question. Please read How to Answer for ...
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Comment is Gone

I got this comment on one of my answers: Did @RailroadHill become Maika Sakuranomiya? All the comments on the thread here is mixed up. (A comment on this answer: Does anyone play 11th chords?) ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Is this question a duplicate?

I asked a question last night about improvising vocals in chiptune, and then one hour later, someone else posted a question about generally improvising vocals. Is the question about generally ...
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Requesting Bansuri/Venu tag

I humbly request Bansuri/Venu tag. Bansuri is Hindustani Classical flute, while Venu is Carnatic Classic flute (from melodious South India). Update: Bansuri tag created March 13th 2019 by Community
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What criteria should we use when choosing close reasons for marginal questions?

Sometimes we get questions that seem like they may be closed or put on hold for multiple reasons. I have in mind this question at the moment. The question is asking about analyzing MusicXML files ...
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Could we improve the on-topic page line relating to 'shopping help — including product or music search — or buying/selling advice or recommendations'?

https://music.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic states that the following is off-topic: shopping help — including product or music search, or buying/selling advice or recommendations I don't ...
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Do we allow posts to be disparaging towards artists, works, or genres?

Inspired by an answer to Difference between new-age classical and traditional classical as far as theory?, which refers to two artists as writing "formless drivel": Most users of this site - myself ...
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Why am I not getting reopen votes?

I saw my scherzo question go from open to on hold. I edited it and voted for it to reopen but 5 votes are needed for the question to be reopened. I saw the reason why it was put on hold as being ...
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If music production is covered here, how do we square that with our aversion to 'specific equipment' questions?

It's currently suggested in meta that production questions are on-topic: Is Music Production covered here? However, Music production without low-latency software was closed as looking for '...
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What is the proper tag name for tempo indications/directions/instructions?

I'm writing because of the question What's the difference between "con brio" and "con fuoco"?. The tags "conbrio" and "confuoco" (which should be "con-brio" and "con-fuoco") ...
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is the question about different types of learning off-topic?

Almost all teachers I had (piano, theory, singing) had the position: If you don't want the bread I'm selling you can leave. They were not my private teacher, they were payed by the state and also by ...
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Why was my question closed?

Is there a set of closely related keys in modern popular music? - This question has been closed as unclear what I was asking. I could not know why.
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How to ask for showing Youtube links that are in foreign language meant for beginners?

I have discovered some really good videos in Youtube that would help beginner's questions concerning note reading, chords, staff etc.such I have encountered here in the last few weeks I've been in ...
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who has the competence to define a term in music (if it has not been known or used before) [closed]

Zlet's say "paraphrasing" in music as an analogy of paraphrasing in psychology and psychiatry? or in other words: how much reputation will I need to determine or define a term? will 40k fit for it? ...
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Edits that add to answers

If someone answers a question, and another user edits it by adding on more information, should the edits be approved? On the one hand, the post is improved by the edit, but on the other hand, shouldn'...
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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 propose a new tag: hand-signs for solfège?

I wonder what experience teachers all around the world have made with this method of Kodaly of which I would hold my hand in the fire that it is most successful that I propose to add a new tag: hand-...
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Is it okay to ask a question and answer it at the same time?

In What to do when you get lost in a jazz song? judging from the timestamps and user both on the question and the answer, it looks like the question was asked, answered and marked as the answer all at ...
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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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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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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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I've just been made the victim of a vicious character assassination in an answer

Somebody just registered named "www.tenstringguitar.INFO". He's posted two "answers" to this question What are the advantages of Narciso Yepes' 10 stringed guitar? both involving ugly insults ...
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How many members of this group are professionals?

I sometimes run into puzzling conflicts in the culture of this site and I wonder if there is a way of clarifying this for me. Is there a way of answering the question of how many anonymous members ...
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Older Questions with Misleading Titles

After posting my question about cut time someone pointed out the question may have already been answered in another question. By the title alone, it did not seem like it was directly related to cut ...
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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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Do we need a tag for every composer/artist?

Today there was this user that suggested quite a few edits that added a bartok tag. I rejected them, because I don't see much point in such a tag, but some of them were approved anyway. Do we use this ...
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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, in ...
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Genre definition and comparison questions

Are questions about evaluating music and comparing generes on-topic here? Example: What are the similarities between Baroque and Minimalist music? This question will involve history to a great ...
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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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Are questions about teaching music frowned upon?

I would like to ask a question or two about teaching music, but I'm not sure if I should ask it because I feel like there are many methods of teaching that work there would be multiple correct answers ...
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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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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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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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