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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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To what degree are music business questions off topic?

Our Help Center indicates that "business" questions are off-topic for MP&T: Music: Practice & Theory Stack Exchange is for musicians, students, and enthusiasts. If you have a ...
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Are "name that song" questions appropriate here?

Are "name that song" questions appropriate here on music.stackexchange.com? For instance, if users have already asked on all the other forums, Reddit, etc.
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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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Looking for users interested in committing to the chat room(s)

I'm looking for like-minded MP&T users to help grow our use of The Practice Room (our main chat room), The Auditorium (for posting recordings of oneself), Saptak (for discussion of Indian ...
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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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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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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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I asked 1 question in total, it has 4 upvotes, 3 answers, 0 flags. How can I have a history of asking low quality questions?

Day 4: Dom kindly provided some background information as he/she stated in the comments. The moderation still claims that both accounts are mine, but I've had only 1 account. On top of that, depending ...
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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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Convert "What are the most common uses for stereo channels on a mixer?" to community wiki?

The question What are the most common uses for stereo channels on a mixer? is one we might normally close, being a "list question". But it's clearly popular and valuable. I wonder if it ...
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What is the correct flag for questions which simply request external resources or book lists?

Sometimes we see questions which seem to be simple requests for external resources. Another variant on this is the request for titles from the literature on some topic. This is something that I have ...
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Incorrectly closed question?

A question entitled "What makes a song a Christmas song?" was closed as opinion-based. Apart from lyrics, what features have been common to Christmas music in different traditions and eras ...
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Can opinion based questions be valuable?

At this moment the question How can I stop playing notes and start playing music? has already 14 answers, yet the highest voted one has only two upvotes, 3 questions have 1 upvote, remaining 10 have ...
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Updating close reasons to fit the new format

As another year of Music SE comes to a close, it brings an opportunity for us as a site to reflect and make the site better. One way we can do this is through a newish global SE improvement. The close ...
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jTab and ABCjs Formatting Sandbox

Since we now have both jTab and ABCjs on active on the meta, it's time we had a specific place to test both. Use the answer space below to test and stretch the limits of both jTab and ABCjs for both ...
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Is "homework" a close reason?

I've heard several comments lately saying that we don't allow questions asking us to "do your homework for you," and I wanted to check since I'm not aware of it as an official position. Note,...
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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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Are answers of "if you like it, do it!" really answers?

In my time here, I've noticed a lot of answers that say things like: If it sounds good, do it. You can do whatever you want. Theory gives rules, but you can always break them. Who cares what the ...
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Do we have a canonical post for "Music doesn't have to be in a key" and/or "As long as it sounds good ..."?

The question Non Diatonic Harmonization?, at core, comes down to the same "you can do anything if you like the sound", "rules are only guidelines", "music doesn't have to be ...
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Make jtab active on the meta so we can have a formatting sandbox

Today this question came up where the OP wanted to use jtab in his post, but it wasn't rending even though the website for jtab showed it working. It took a lot of trial and error from me and the OP ...
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Immediately Down Voting New Users

I recently gained the privilege of reviewing new user's first posts. Several of them have been sparse, poorly written or didn't really constitute an answer at all (more of a comment, if that). I have ...
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Please undelete my answer

I wrote an answer to this question: Software to sync with tempo in violin It was deleted. There were two comments: This looks like a product advertisement. The main claim (that one should not use a ...
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RIP Dave Smith, inventor of the Prophet 5 synth

Dave Smith (1950-2022) was a musician and engineer who founded Sequential Circuits (a major synth manufacturer) and invented the Prophet 5 synthesizer. The Prophet 5 was a significant milestone in ...
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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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Request for LilyPond Syntax Highlighting

On the Music Practice and Theory Stack Exchange main site there are over 400 Questions with the lilypond tag. These are based on the music programming language LilyPond, with most such questions and ...
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What are the primary rationales for banning "recommendation" questions (to help decide when something should be CVed and when it shouldn't)

I was looking at this question, "Are there any keyboards that can let you do pitch-bend by directly manipulating the key," which has attracted several close votes as a "recommendation ...
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Soundcloud embedding - new issues?

I'm not sure whether I'm doing this wrong or it's just not working for me. We've been able to embed Soundcloud links for a while now - YouTube and SoundCloud embedding is now enabled even though there ...
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Clarify tags "organ" and "pipe-organ"

Purists maintain that these mean exactly the same thing. If it ain't got pipes, it ain't an organ. Practically, we already have a few dozen questions about the Hammond B3, properly and usefully ...
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Can I please create a canonical grouping question?

I have some resource material from ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall and UNISA than can answer all the grouping questions that are a recurring theme here. I can ask and answer my own question and create a ...
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Trying to leave SE Music, if I can

I scheduled my SE Music account for deletion a couple of days ago. At first there was a banner at the top of my profile page that said "This account is scheduled to be deleted 24 hours from now.&...
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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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If we have an Auditorium, should we have Concerts?

I recently became aware that we have at least 2 regular chatrooms. The Practice Room for general music p&p chitchat. And The Auditorium for performance critique. Now, I think this is great in its ...
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Is the second Open Mic Nite open in the Auditorium?

Is the Open Mic Nite happening right now? Again? (note to dup script: this is a different one than the last question)
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Diminished and half-diminished chord notation

I'd like to discuss symbols used to notate diminished and half-diminished chords in Music SE. They are often notated with an open or single-crossed circle. Sometimes it is referred to as "zero&...
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Is the first Open Mic Nite open in the Auditorium?

Is the Open Mic Nite happening right now?
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Hey, where'd our "belongs on musicfans" close-reason go?

I went to vote to close a question just now as being better suited for musicfans.stackexchange. When I clicked on "A community-specific reason" and "belongs on another site," the ...
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Single question posts with answers duplicating each other

I frequently run into questions which have multiple answer posts, two or more of which are saying the same thing. Sometimes this is valuable. Each post might contain a nugget that another doesn't, or ...
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Please reactivate chat room The Auditorium

The Auditorium was created to allow for feedback on user's compositions and performances but closed due to inactivity. A new question has been posted on the main site which is perfect for that chat ...
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Please delete two chat rooms created by accident

This below links are to chat rooms I mistakenly created. They were intended for the MusicFans chat site. Not sure how they ended up in the MP&T chat. (And would be happy to know!) https://chat....
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Vote to reject edit show up in approved list

In the Suggested Edits page of the Moderator tools, I noticed that my name appeared in the "approved by" list for an edit I voted to reject. (See image below.) This seems like a bug, either ...
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What to do if a bounty attracted no activity?

I posted a question and got several up-votes but neither comments nor answers. I offered a 100 pt. bounty, and still nothing. I don't really care about losing the points but I really AM hoping for ...
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How can a question closed as "seeking recommendations for specific equipment" be made on-topic?

In particular, I am looking at this Q&A: Detect piano notes and chords. The original post was an explicit request for software recommendations: Is there an app or open source software that can ...
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Lyric translations

There's been an interesting discussion here and there was a suggestion to pose a question at ELU as to what cultural considerations should be taken into account by music teachers deciding whether to ...
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How invasive of an edit is too invasive?

I recently made an edit to an answer and another user raised the question of whether it was "kosher." In this case, I feel pretty confident that it's reasonable (or else I wouldn't have done ...
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Controversial question — might need to be improved

I've recently posted a question: When should tenor clef be used? Apparently it's somewhat controversial. Within just 1 day two weeks it's attracted: 2k views 8 up-votes 9 up-votes 3 down-votes 5 ...
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Lost one of my questions

One of my questions appears to have been deleted. It was about how one can say a composer is better than another, and mentioned Eurovision, Taylor Swift, and (if I remember right) Mozart. It had an ...
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Is this question seeking personal advice on topic?

How do I get started again when I've lost heart? The OP seems to have had a rough time; I can sympathize with that, but "does anybody have any tips on how to move past great loss.... if ...
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Are questions under the "mixer" tag more appropriately asked in a different exchange?

I asked a question about mixers here which got many replies and no comments calling it off topic. Since then I have found the Sound Design exchange which seems like a more appropriate exchange for ...

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