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Should [jamming] be linked to [improvisation]?

As I contemplated answering this question, I was thinking about the fact that "jamming" is a type of improvisation. I then remembered that we have a tag for improvisation, with 307 uses. We ...
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Retag questions using [transition]

There are 10 posts (as of this writing) using transition. About half are about musical transitions (modulations or between sections of a piece), and about half are on a transition of skills (e.g., ...
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I suggest eliminating tag "fingerstyle-violin"

This has bugged me for a while, but I don't have the privilege to edit tags. There's a tag called fingerstyle-violin. I would argue that there shouldn't be. "Fingerstyle" is a familiar term ...
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New tag for rests

There are a significant number of questions (80+) that are primarily about rests: These are about the: rhythm, notation, engraving, history, etc. of rests, or about getting them to work with ...
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What just happened to the "tritone" tag?

A newish user (mathlander) created a new tag: tritone. They started adding it to questions across the site: 13 in total. Being a low rep user, these retag edits had to be approved by several other ...
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Add a "Fux" tag?

I did a quick search for "fux is:question" and got 39 results. We get Fux-related questions often enough that I wonder if we should either: Add a fux tag, or Add fux as a synonym for ...
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Tag proposal: [ancient-greece]

Periodically we get questions related to the music of ancient Greece, which had a unique musical culture in both practice and theory. The study of music in ancient Greece is an academic specialty and ...
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Merge [church-music] and [hymnody] tags into new [sacred-music] tag

The question Notes not adding up to time signature, with weird white oval note turned out to be related to a piece of Punjabi Christian sacred music. In looking to add an appropriate tag to the ...
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Should there be a tag for questions about Scheme?

There are over 400 questions with tag lilypond on SE: MP&T, these are about the music programming language LilyPond. However, at least 20 of theses questions* are really about Scheme. Scheme is ...
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Legal question prohibition vs. copyright questions and the [copyright] tag: Close them all and remove the tag [duplicate]

There is currently a contradiction between prohibition of legal questions and the existence (and usage) of the copyrights tag. The legal questions prohibition is long established. For example On our ...
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The Copyrights tag

There are a dozen or so questions with the copyrights tag, many currently pending closure. Legal issues are off-topic on SE: Music Practice & Theory (see: Are questions on copyright on topic?). ...
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New tag for repeats

I've created a new tag (and suggested the tag wiki), I'm sure it will be useful: repeats There are probably a few hundred old questions that ought to have this tag. But, I'm not sure what the best ...
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New tag for Buy/Purchase/Shop?

We have enough questions asking about how to buy various products, I wonder if a tag would be helpful in categorizing and finding them. As someone who uses tag searches, it would be helpful to me. Say ...
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Create tag "overtone-singing"?

There's a small handful of questions on the site that relate to overtone singing, but they use fairly divergent terminology so it's hard to collect them all. An overtone-singing tag would encompass ...
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Tag Synonyms Proposals Repository!

Let's not kid ourselves - no one actually uses the "suggest tag synonyms" feature. It's slow, obscure, and difficult to obtain the relevant privileges. I even took the liberty of writing up ...
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Should [tag:learning-resources] posts still be considered on-topic or made off-topic?

The question Reading list for music theory for a self taught was closed as off-topic (including a close vote from me). However, in updating the tags, I noticed our guidance for learning-resources: ......
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Should there be a [finger-slide] or [legato-slide] tag to differentiate from [slide-guitar]

Today a user posted How should I do slides on guitar without hurting my fingers? and tagged it with slide-guitar. That tag was later removed, because the question seems to be about legato sliding with ...
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Discussion of a new tag for physical positioning issues aside from fingering

For the piano, and perhaps other instruments, we get a fair number of questions about hand/arm/wrist positions and motions for efficiently executing passages, producing good tone, and other issues ...
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Proposed tag synonym: [trumpet-or-cornet] = [trumpet]

We currently have a trumpet tag, but there are a variety of questions for cornet which do not currently have an effective tag. I've created a trumpet-or-cornet tag and proposed it as a synonym for ...
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Locked question "Instruments that are easy on left pinkie fingers" would benefit from [physical-limitations] tag

The question Instruments that are easy on left pinkie fingers is currently (and appropriately) locked. Since it has enough value to be kept accessible, it would benefit from having the physical-...
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Bulk editing: can it be done without clogging the Top Questions page?

It's become something of my hobby/quest to explore old MP&T posts. To seek out sets of related questions. To boldly go To find ways to improve the connections between them for future searchers. ...
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Tag to address disabilities/limitations other than physical

There are currently three MP&T questions regarding dyslexia. With the understanding that this is a small number, and I don't immediately find other questions regarding non-physical types of ...
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New tag for multiple voices issue helpful?

This question is only the latest of a re-curring kind of question: too many notes in a bar due to multiple voices in one system. It is quite difficult to find one of the numerous duplicates due to ...
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Do we need the [identification] tag?

Note: this is not about the on or off topic status of identification questions, this is just talking about the identification tag. The identification tag is in desperate need of clean up and we need ...
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Burn the [music] tag

We've already discussed how the music tag does not have a use on this site in this question, can we please burn the music tag? It has started cropping up again.
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Should we 'fughetta' the fughetta tag?

Is there a reason we have a fughetta tag? There is only 1 question that uses it and it is about a Bach Fughetta. Still, wouldn't the fugue tag be just as relevant to the question linked here: At what ...
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Should the [catholic-church] tag be burninated?

It looks like a user recently created the catholic-church tag just so that they could do a tag-edit on one of their own old questions. Someone has already removed the tag from the question, but do we ...
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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 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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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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