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To what degree are music business questions off topic?

Our Help Center indicates that "business" questions are off-topic for MP&T: Music: Practice & Theory Stack Exchange is for musicians, students, and enthusiasts. If you have a ...
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Which question about piano finger-sustain notation is "canon", and which is duplicate?

There are two questions about how to notate a piano broken chord in which each note is sustained with the fingers while the others are played. Is there piano notation for finger sustained notes (as ...
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A proposal for dealing with certain over-broad questions

Background The question What is the function of this chord progression in Schubert's “Winterreise”? was closed as needing "details or clarity." In response to various comments, the OP did ...
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List of topics having, or in need of, a solid, well-researched canonical post

Finding/Creating a Canonical Post When you find or create a Q&A that you feel is a good canonical Q&A for some topic, nominate it with a Meta post. Get a score of 10 or more, and it's canon. ...
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Do we create "stub" or "signpost" duplicate questions?

Do we ever create "intentional duplicates" for questions that have not been explicitly asked, but which have answers in other, related questions? Case in point There are several posts in ...
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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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Do we accept duplicates of questions that are posted by the same user?

A user named 02fentym had posted a question named Modal Cadence Options which was a complete duplicate of his / her older question named Cadences for Modes. Do we accept such duplicate questions here?...
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Gogehat's question - clarity

Gogehat's question Why isn't there a closely related key to C minor that has D as tonic? is in question here. At first his / her question was so unclear. So a bunch of users began to guess ...
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What to learn/do first questions

Today we have new question - or maybe not: What to learn first? Maybe my memory is playing tricks on me, but seems to me that this or very similar questions pop up regularly. Should we have a ...
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Question Cleanup: Making questions findable for others

We've grown a lot in the past 7 years of the site many questions being asked and answered. As of this post over 12,000 questions have been asked. However, as we have grown we have to take care in ...
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Would a question about arranger intent be too broad or not suited for this site?

I would like to ask if anything is known about the reasons why Liszt decided to introduce some pretty significant changes/additions to the piano transcription of Danse macabre by Camille Saint-Saens ...
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When to protect?

I'm just curious as to have more details as to when to protect. I seem to be on the site in a very slow time in the mornings. If I see an answer to old question from a very new user that does seem to ...
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improvements in the tour

I would like to propose in the tour, to point out the importance of searching in the 'Search' for a question before asking it on SE. The questions come up time and again, an asked question or ...
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difference in colored lettering on badges

In my collection of badges, some have white letters and some have blue. My question is. What is the difference between badges with blue lettering and the badges with white lettering?
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Being able to click on a question score to see number of up & down-votes - is this dependent on user's reputation?

This is a functionality I've seen on other SE sites but I'm sure when I was first on music.se, it wasn't working. However I tried today and now it is. Is that because you need a certain amount of rep ...
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Isn't identifying a sound effect the same as identifying a music instrument?

Questions like "What is the instrument used at 3:21 in this song?" are off-topic, because they are not useful to any future readers. Today I saw the following question: Three days grace guitar ...
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What to do with someone who posts excessively or redundantly

What should be the approach to someone who posts a large number of similar questions? Does SE have some method for general readers to call for a ban, or is this up to some upper-level moderator? An ...
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Let's ask Questions!

We just dipped below the 5 questions per day mark again while maintaining a steady growth in users and keeping our views a day stable. People are visiting the site, but we seem to have a real problem ...
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May I ask for product reviews or is it considered a shopping question?

I would like to ask the following question In my country, you can't find Lee Oskar or Hohner or Suzuki harmonicas, i bought mine from the states on amazon. Everyone sells Yamaha here. I'm ...
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Improving on counterpoint questions in digest format

We've had a recent influx of very interesting counterpoint-related questions (as well as some excellent answers), but I want to improve on the way they are being asked, so this post is designed to ...
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I don't think my question would be valid for the main site, am I correct?

I don't want my first post on a new StackExchange site to be a bad one. I was going to post the below question but I think it falls under the "Song Identification" category of the FAQ. If I am correct,...
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Can anyone tell me what happened to Guitar Theory forum site?

I remember months before I subscribed to another forum site from stackExchange for Guitar by name guitar theory (or may be a different name, but something with Guitar.) I couldnt find that website any ...
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What to do about "Where can I find X?" questions

"Where can I find X?" questions have always bothered me. They tend to be low on criteria, contributing to low-quality answers. They tend to result in an itemized list: Many short answers that ...
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Chord Progression Questions

I would like to ask questions about when to use certain Chord progressions in music, but I feel that it might be too subjective. It really can't give a definitive answer. I feel though that it leaves ...
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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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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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