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Can I ask here about lyrics of music and meanings?

I was wondering if here is the best place to ask about lyrics of music, since I did not find any other place for that.
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Why is Genre Placement Off Topic?

Take a look at this question: https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/45218/rhythm-blues-vs-blues It has been put on hold for being off-topic, because genre placement is off-topic. Now, the only ...
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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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Would questions about acoustics, namely isolation, would be in topic?

I need to isolate a room to play and avoid disturbing neighbours. Since other musicians may have the same problem and experience, would asking it here be on topic?
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Music software: should we engage in general troubleshooting?

I recently came across a question about encountering an error that source files were missing for an Ableton project. What is your opinion about general troubleshooting questions? My definition for a ...
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LilyPond programming questions on SO

LilyPond is "a computer program and file format for music engraving" (quote from wikipedia). There's a LilyPond tag on stackoverflow and a LilyPond tag on the Music SE. I recently asked a question ...
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Are Vinyl Questions on Topic?

Are general vinyl questions on topic here, or should they be asked in Music Fans SE? They wouldn't really relate to the practice or theory of music, but not necessarily for fans of music.... Music ...
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Should we make a separate SE site for Music Gear?

There are tons of good gear questions on this site. Gear questions are not about practice or theory (the formal title of this site) but this is the only technical music site (see note 1), so they end ...
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Why should this equipment question be closed?

What type of bass strings produces a very warm and mellow sound? In my mind, this should be allowed. Why should string types be off topic on a site for musical performance? I don't see the ...
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Is asking why a certain piece of music sounds “strange” on topic?

I have read the help section, but just to be sure, I would like to know if a question like the following would be on topic. There is a song that at a specific point (it goes from a part with lyrics ...
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Reasons for closing this question

The question below is on the brink of being closed, probably due to being a "shopping" question. I strongly disagree. It's not about specific brands, it's not going to be outdated any time soon. It's ...
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Do we ask popular questions on this site that already have adequate answers on the web?

I use Stack Overflow a lot. When I have any programming question in any language, Stack Overflow answers are the first to come up in my Google searches. From my understanding, that is the intent. Is ...
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Does the era of the music decide if a question fits here or on Music Fans SE?

I think Why did Shostakovich not release his 4th, but did release his 5th symphony? is a question for Music Fans. Some people do think it's a good fit here. I think this is equivalent to "Why didn't ...
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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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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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Will we want to rename music.SE?

As we all know, there is a Music fans SE proposal going strong right now. My question is fairly simple: soon, we may have "music" and "music-fan" as stackexchange websites. For more clarity, wouldn't ...
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Should questions about audio equipment not used to create music be on topic?

I thought this question was pretty obviously not on topic, but opinions seem to differ. https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/20768/besides-a-turntable-what-equipment-do-i-need-to-listen-to-vinyl-...
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Are Popular Musicology questions likely to be better suited to MusicFan.SE?

If users want to gain musicological knowledge about specific works of popular music, or specific artists, or indeed be pointed towards lists of relevant information, do you feel this is likely to be ...
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Let's Talk about the Scope

We have been dancing around this for quite a while, but I feel we need to talk about it. We really need to solidify scope if we want to get out of beta. I don't think it will be an easy nor a fast ...
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Can i ask a question about the correctness of a tab being transcribed by me

I'm trying to train my ear by transcribing/tabbing parts of a song. can i ask about the correctness of the tab i wrote ?
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Questions pertaining to knowing an instrument

I would like to ask a question regarding how to use a particular instrument i.e some of the controls of my electric guitar. Will this question be off-topic ?
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Asking about how to play a piece of music from a tab On Topic?

I have difficulty in playing a part of the song from a guitar tab.Is it on topic to ask about it ?
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Are questions about electronic music equipment on topic?

This question made me wonder what the consensus is: Store only voice in PSR keyboard memory bank The question has been closed, re-opened, and is in the close review queue again. I did a quick search ...
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Are questions on musicology on-topic?

I was delighted to see that a stackexchange site devoted to music exists, and I looked forward to finding answers to questions such as: `I have heard recordings of Beethoven's C sharp minor string ...
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“Shopping Guidance” questions

There've been some successful answers to this question by answering a more general form of the question to make a feature-comparison rather than a "shopping recommendation". I'm not sure how to ...
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Is a question about the sound and ease of use of a specific harmonica model on topic?

I recently bought on impulse an harmonica, however i'm wondering how good it is in terms of sound and ease of use considering i plan using it to learn to play, but i'm not sure if this would be on ...
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Questions in the form of “What chord is this?”

There was a small outbreak of comments on this question: What chord is this from Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 "G - Db - F"? about its topicality. Specifically, @MatthewRead and I engaged in ...
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Are technical questions about how to use a particular product on-topic?

I'm thinking about questions more restricted in scope than "how should I play this particular chord on the guitar"; for example: I have a "Brand B Model M" synthesizer which features a sequencer. ...
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Are questions like “Where can I find sheet music for ____” on-topic?

(I found this similarly-titled question which in reality seems quite unrelated; I apologize if this turns out to be a duplicate.) I play piano, and I usually find new songs to learn by watching ...
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Need the help with the recognition [duplicate]

I am sorry for this question to be maybe off-top. I play piano a lot and I usually know how to play the music I hear. I heard one song a couple of times - but I only know that the text is in English ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 get ...
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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...