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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 the “baroque” tag inconsistent?

We have a classical-period tag and a romantic-period tag, but then we have the baroque tag. Is it worth changing this to "baroque-period" for the sake of consistency/my OCD? After all, as Richard ...
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My tags keep automatically changing to acoustic, even though I put in physics

How do I fix this?I notice it when I pressed post question but then a red box appeared, the questions stay the same but the tags were changed.
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What's the the learning-resources tag for?

Just spotted this question... What are some good, free resources to teach myself to play piano? ..and its use of the learning-resources tag. This tag doesn't have any usage guidance, but given that ...
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Instrument-Identification tag

The first question I asked on this site was about identfiying instruments in a music track (What happened to that question ? I dont see it in my past questions list !) It got deleted because "...
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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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Remove the “harminoca” tag and merge with harmonica

https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/harminoca
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Suggesting tags for care of various body parts

Related: Tag for pain/ergonomics? Inspired by Should drummers have blisters/calluses on their hands?, I would like to propose the following tags: care of hands care of voice ergonomics care of the ...
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How do I block a tag?

I know this a dumb question, but StackExchange has so many great features spread about, that I find it difficult to find everything. I searched in a few different places for "block tag" and got ...
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Let's have a tag for “instrument-choice”

Example of a question where this tag would come in handy: How expensive is it to play bassoon in high school?
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Duplicated tags 'transpose' and 'transposition'

Are the tags below duplicated? If so, should one of them be removed and/or become a synonym for the other? If not, should we modify the description to highlight the differences? transposition (52 ...
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Possibly redundant tags: chords, chord-theory, and harmony

I'd like to open up a discussion on the use of three distinct tags: chords, currently listed as "Three or more notes sounded together." chord-theory, currently listed as "For questions about the ...
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Temperament tag agreed to cover concert-pitch issues?

A newly added question had the tag "temperament" added in connection with violoncello and upon finding an impressive amount of text in the tag description, I conclude that it claims to cover concert-...
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The Feedback tag is kinda hilarious right now

I was just poking around, and I noticed the feedback tag seems to have multiple interpretations. Some think of it in terms of getting feedback from a person about their playing, and others use it in ...
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“church-music” tag — Do we need it, and if so, what does it cover?

There is a new church-music tag. So far it only has one question, so I'm not convinced that it is necessary. The first point of discussion is whether we need it... Second, if we do need it, what ...
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Tag wiki excerpts

In the last couple of weeks, I have proposed three edits to tag wiki excerpts, all of which were rejected for the same reason: Simply defining what a [tag] is rarely helps those using it unless the ...
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Why is the guitar tag a related tag to itself?

While looking at the guitar top users, I noticed that the tag itself is a related tag: Is this a bug?
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Responsible tagging

I find the site very 'engaging'. The interplay of answers and comments (not to mention meta comments) is fascinating. I'm trying my best to participate in a responsible manner. I realize that I'm not ...
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Why do we have a 'set-theory' tag?

There's an intriguing (if baffling) question on the main site: Inversions of Pitch Class set prime numbers and it has the tag set-theory. Why do we have a set-theory tag? What does it have to do with ...
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Could we add some internet related tags?

I know this site is primarily about music theory, but in our present day and age, much of this is taught and learned online or through the use of technology. Could we have some tags added that are ...
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How should the bass tag be used?

The tag bass is currently on 18 questions and used to describe many different contexts including: bass guitar (which already has a tag: bass-guitar) bass vocals (which already has a tag: bass-voice) ...
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Applying Tags to Questions

The garage-band tag was just created, and there are many that should be tagged with this, is it right to edit them all to add that tag?
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Is the [instruments] Tag too broad?

I don't know if my thinking concurs with others here but the instruments tag seems a bit too broad and most questions would either have the instrument name in the title or body, (which would then ...
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Misspelling of 'hand independance' tag

Am I the only one that thinks the tag for hand-independance is misspelled? That it should be hand-independence with an e? Can this be corrected?
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Instrument-maintenance tag should be removed/aliased

We have instrument-maintenance and maintenance tags, seemingly serving the same purpose. The latter has the vast majority of usage. I believe the former should be removed, or linked to the latter. ...
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Tags: what is the purpose of “sheet-music”?

As I look over the sheet-music tag, it appears that 90% of these questions aren't about "sheet music" any more than they are about notation, and are already tagged as such. What is the purpose of ...
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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 ...
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Tag Cleanup For Graduation

We all know the site is graduating soon and one nice thing to do before we are fully graduated is to clean up the tags on the main site. We have almost 300 tags and tags are very important to ...
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Do we need the tags “mac” and “pc”?

Is there a reason should keep the mac and pc tags? The questions tagged with mac and pc are typically about software or connecting instruments or midi devices to a computer. Also there are two ...
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Should we make the tag instrument-care a synonym of maintenance?

I saw the tag, instrument-care and maintenance. They're not synonym, they have the same description. What's the difference? Should we make them as synonym tag (one of them) or what?
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Tag for pain/ergonomics?

Related: Tagging for the physical health and conditioning aspects of musicianship? It’s common to experience pain when learning a new instrument or technique, and I see a lot of questions on the ...
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Should we separate guitar tags?

I think we should separate guitar tag. So, the question will be more specific. So, no one can use the guitar tag, and they can change it into acoustic-guitar or electric-guitar. I've search in the ...
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Tag for fingerstyle bass?

I just asked a couple of questions about fingerstyle bass technique and it wasn't clear which tags to use. There was fingerstyle-guitar and finger-picking, but it wasn't clear what the difference is ...
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Separate tags for Sibelius (composer/software)

Having asked a question about Sibelius 7 software recently, I noticed that the Sibelius tag is used for the composer and the software. Would it be useful to have, for example, "Sibelius (composer)" ...
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Can we get rid of the these tags?

Note: I don't see a way to "flag" a tag other than posting in meta 1) "Non-Western" This one: https://music.stackexchange.com/tags/non-western/info It (currently) only has one question, which is ...
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Practice versus Practice

We need to have a tag for practice which refers to the act of preparation for musical performance (which we already have) and a separate tag for practice which refers to performance practice, which is ...
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Algorithmic music tag

Should we have an algorithmic-music tag? We already have How can I generate nice-sounding random chord progressions? and Algorithms for music composition. How does the Risset Rhythm work? is also ...
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Synonym flugel and flugelhorn tags?

Can/should flugel be a synonym of the flugelhorn tag?
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Please add more tags on “Musical Practice and Performance” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where I can request a new tag? I tried to post a question on "Musical Practice and Performance" and I have found out that it is very short on tags. It's a feature request to ...
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Where I can request a new tag?

While writing my previous question I realized that "Musical Practice and Performance" has a really low number of tags. I wanted to know how I can request the site administrators to suggest some new ...
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Should we shorten the “soprano-recorder” tag to “recorder”?

The tag, "soprano-recorder" seems too specific. Only two questions with this tag are specific to the soprano recorder. The rest of the questions under that tag are not specific to the soprano recorder....
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Should there be a new tag for Schenkerian-Analysis?

The Schenkerian approach to music theory is very common amongst scholars and is a necessary tool to understand if you're going to get through graduate level music theory. I also think adding this tag ...
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Tag for questions about music videos?

After reading some of the comments on this post, I was wondering: Should we have a music-video tag? (After reading here, it seems like the would probably just be video to stay consistent.) I ...
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Should there be a new tag for personal physical limitations?

Example questions Piano: Significantly right hand arrangement styles/composers Arthritis In Hands (Playing With Pain In Hands) - Are There Recommended Approaches? Related meta questions: Tagging for ...
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Question: tag creation after retagging

Situation: I've achieved the 150 rep on site yesterday and decided to retag my question to create and add the 5-string-bass-guitar tag. Unfortunately, I've misspelled it, and added the 5-strings-bass-...
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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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The “learning” tag

Why do we have the learning tag? The whole purpose of this site is learning. Usually it's used to refer specifically to beginners learning to play, but I'm not sure it's useful to have a tag for that (...
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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 ...