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Request for change of wording: "song" should be "piece"

In a few instances, the site's system text uses the term "song" when it really means "piece". The term "song" technically implies there is at least some component of the ...
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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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Isn't this question not a question, or: Have I lost my mind?

Several days ago I voted to close The implications of tuning a 12-string guitar in fifths. If I recall correctly, my close reason was "primarily opinion-based." I didn't see any other votes in support ...
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What criteria should we use when choosing close reasons for marginal questions?

Sometimes we get questions that seem like they may be closed or put on hold for multiple reasons. I have in mind this question at the moment. The question is asking about analyzing MusicXML files ...
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Voting for closure and migration of questions

When off-topic questions are posted, one of the reasons for closure available to voters is that "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network." But when that selection is made, ...
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Reducing occurences of "What key is this song in?"

I think we're agreed that definition questions like "What key is this song in?", "What instrument is this?", etc. are not good questions and will be closed shortly after they are posed. However, many ...
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Should this question be closed?

This question, about reproducing a type of bass sound the asker found in a song, has some upvotes and some close votes. Achieve samplepad/keyboard synth sound with a bass guitar for playing live? ...
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Procedure or guidelines for closing a complete duplicate (double-post)?

Recently, two copies of the exact same question were posted due to a client bug. On the second question, the OP posted an answer apologizing for the duplicate. I voted to close the first question, ...
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Should we close this question asking about unusual instruments?

In my opinion, this question is off-topic: Instruments that challenge your ear It asks for a list of unusual instruments. As a list question, it doesn't have a single answer and is effectively a ...
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Do we want to be able to opt-out of the new duplicate hammer?

StackExchange is testing out a new feature that allows owners of gold badges in specific tags to instantly close questions in those tags as duplicates. I know that we've had issues with people being ...
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Mod hammer on closing questions

I would like to ask moderators whether they think it's correct to use the mod hammer (i.e. closing question solely by the diamond vote) for questions that could be easily closed by the community if ...
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