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Blacklist 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 blacklist the music tag? It has started cropping up again.
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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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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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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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Instrument tagging standards

I wanted to ask a question about bass guitar, and I realized that since this is now a universal music site, that I can't just use "bass" as a tag like I could on the Guitars.SE due to potential ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Tagging for the physical health and conditioning aspects of musicianship?

As I'm sure we all know, health is an important part of being a musician. Pianists tend to be especially concerned with their hands, and singers tend to be concerned about everything located above the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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Shouldn't [music-theory] be renamed to [theory]?

Why have the extra word music? It is obviously music or we wouldn't be here :)
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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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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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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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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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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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Make "singing" tag a synonym of "voice" tag?

Currently there are 4 questions tagged voice and 1 question tagged singing. I think it would make sense to merge them.
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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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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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"Violin"/"viola" or "violin-family"?

Viola and violin are close enough instruments that they can be considered the same for most discussions -- so technically, the "violin-family" tag is more accurate than the "violin" tag, but I think ...
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Remove the "harminoca" tag and merge with harmonica

https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/harminoca
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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pedagogy vs. teaching tags

pedagogy should almost certainly be a tag on music.SE. teaching already exists, as does learning. Perhaps teaching or pedagogy should be made a synonym of the other? And is there a significant ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...