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Should we agree on requesting ABC music markup now, unequivocally?

ABCjs integration now available Please contribute to Which questions/answers would most benefit from music markup like ABC? and How could ABC notation be embedded in our posts' Markdown? It's ...
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Is there a better name for this site? [duplicate]

From the FAQ: Topics include practice & performance, composition, technique, theory, and history It seems to me that "Music Practise & Performance" suggests the scope of this site is ...
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Guitar tab plugin (jTab) should be active only in questions tagged [guitar]

I see that the jTab guitar tab plugin has been introduced at music.se now as it was on guitars.se, which I think is brilliant. But it should perhaps be only applied for questions tagged [guitar]. I ...
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Are Shopping List Questions On-Topic?

Are shopping list questions on-topic, off-topic, or to be determined on a case-by-case basis? In other words, does http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/qa-is-hard-lets-go-shopping/ apply here and, if ...
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Is there some sort of mark-up for music notation? [duplicate]

I know on the Guitars site (soon to be merged with this one), JTab was used for rendering tablature notation (see). For those not familiar with it, tab (tablature) is a simplifed music notation ...
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Request Lilypond support from the SE developers [duplicate]

The other decision question is going reasonably well, so here goes the next. There's been some talk in the past about a music markup language. This question is to see if we can decide to request ...
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Documentation for ABCjs

This is a post that would act as documentation for the ABCjs syntax, which would be a good reference site for help on basic syntax. Please add aswers here with basic examples for ABCjs syntax to make ...
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Music SE is graduating. Congratulations!

Music Stack Exchange has a steady flow of high quality questions and answers, and a growing number of users contributing to site health and maintenance. You're on a consistent upward trend, and the ...
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What should our logo and site design look like? [duplicate]

One of The 7 Essential Questions of Every Beta. This one is pretty straightforward. Solicit contributions, throw out ideas, post preliminary (or finished) designs, and be supportive and respectful of ...
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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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We should try to produce more “expert” questions

I have the feeling that after almost two days there are currently a lot of beginner and easy questions and comparatively few expert questions. It is very important to have questions here that you ...
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So why is this site still in “beta”?

I looked at the criteria on the "Area 51" listing and it seems that Musical Practice & Performance has exceeded every one of the criteria to get out of "beta" stage with the exception of only one: ...
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Music.SE Site Design (With an updated logo and color!)

UPDATE MARCH 28, 2016 Thank you to everyone who took the time to review and provide feedback. Based on your feedback, the following changes are being made to the design: Logo A few people mentioned ...
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Suggestion: Make music symbols available to copy in to text. (♭ ♮ ♯ ♪ ♩)

Example question: Can a chord contain both the C and C♯ notes? (as opposed to containing C and D♭ notes) I don't know how much trouble the author went through to get those symbols, but he has got ♭, ♮...
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Don't you think this music site just lacks the music itself? [duplicate]

Stack Overflow is a site about programming, a discipline that deals with code. To deal effectively with the code they implemented Markdown in their editor, an awesome software solution that allows ...
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jTab needs to render in Markdown preview

I didn't find any information about special diagram notations in the FAQ... I tried to put the string names next to the guitar neck diagram in this question, but this produced chord diagrams which ...
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How could ABC notation be embedded in our posts' Markdown?

While it has by now been determined that music.SE wants ABC music markup, and the SE community managers have taken note, the integration remains to be implemented. A crucial point where this touches ...
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Community Wiki, List / Recommendation Questions, and You

I'd like to clarify some things regarding the Community Wiki Standard and elaborate on what constitutes a good question on Musical Practice & Performance (or Musicians, if you prefer the proposed ...
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Site Rename Poll, Round Two!

With the recent news of our site graduating from beta, we need to decide if and how our site name should change. This question was raised shortly after we entered beta over three years ago, and nearly ...
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Criteria for allowed analysis of specific music

(skip to the "in short" section for the TL;DR) One of the reasons of not allowing analysis of specific works is that the question and answer might not be useful to many people, potentially useful to ...
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what's the right place to ask an identification question?

My question is about identifying a book of piano music from my childhood. It's the sort of question that (in its domain) Movies & TV handles all the time. Here it'd clearly not be on-topic. Is ...
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YouTube and SoundCloud embedding is now enabled

It is now possible to embed YouTube (audio/video) and SoundCloud (audio) clips in posts here. Here's how: Upload your audio to the respective site. When composing your post, paste the URL to the ...
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Do questions about reverse engineering compositions fit on this site?

Should we consider requests that ask for aid in reverse engineering / transcribing compositions valid? By this I obviously mean well constructed questions that the OP has put clear effort into, ...
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ABCjs integration now available

Update: ABCjs is now enabled on the main site as well. If there are any problems, please report them the usual way - in a new post tagged bug. Thanks, and enjoy! Y'all asked for ABCjs integration ...
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The Guitars SE site has been folded in to this site

The guitars.stackexchange site did not make it out of public beta. As such, we have closed that site and folded the content into music.stackexchange. Rep associated with these posts has been ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

This question deals with one of the 7 essential meta questions of every beta that the community should discuss early on during the site's life. Our FAQ currently reads: What kind of questions can I ...
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Promotion T-shirts

Thinking about how to promote Musical Practice & Performance, I remembered that a few people over at the Theoretical Computer Science SE had this great idea about promoting their website using t-...
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Can I identify songs somewhere? [duplicate]

I know the sounds of 2 songs that I'd like to identify. Is music.stackexchange the best place to ask (The two songs are 1 70s disco that goes Keep on dancing (I know many songs are like that but I ...
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Being able to toggle on jTab instead of being on by default

Can we have the option to toggle on and off jTab? As it is right now if there are any note names in code blocks turn into guitar chords and this site is about so much more than guitar chords. I'm ...
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ABC shows up scrambled on first loading, correct only after page refresh

In this answer, I used a couple of ABC snippets. They seemed to render ok – however, upon revisiting the page, the output is actually severely mangled: Only upon refreshing the page, does it change ...
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Unclickable Link on Flag Summary/Review page

https://music.stackexchange.com/users/flag-summary/10938 On "Flags for [Username]" at the top, my username is formatted as a link, but unclickable - it's a proper link on other sites. (looks like the ...
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Please relax the policy on questions that ask for examples of a particular class of compositions

During a fairly short period of time since I started visiting the "Musical Practice & Performance" stackexchange site, I saw and answered a couple of - IMO - excellent questions: Which pieces did ...
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Should we allow questions about legal issues?

There are a fair number of legal issues related to music. Examples are downloading copyrighted songs and performing music you obtained "unofficially". Should questions about legal issues be allowed?
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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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To promote the site, follow the Music Tweeter?

There is an (automatic, I believe) Tweeter of questions for our site: Twitter account 'StackMusic' If you follow it, your own followers and the ones you follow will have a chance to know about it ...
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How to turn off auto guitar-chord-chart in posts?

I tried to draw an ascii art Circle of 5ths like this It previews fine while I'm writing the post, but after posting it the notes get transformed into a guitar chord diagrams, like: How do I disable ...
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Regarding closing questions because of lack of previous research

You can find a TL;DR at the end. Some users suggest that previous research before asking a question is a must. I don't think it should be a must, but I do agree that it enriches the question, it ...
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Rename the site to Music: Theory and Practice?

The most popular answer by far on Site Rename Poll, Round Two! was to rename the site to Music: Theory and Practice. but, it's been decided 3 answers down by a small section of the community that the ...
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I think we should start allowing the analysis of specific musical works

(You can find the discussion about the criteria we could use to allow musical analysis here: Criteria for allowed analysis of specific music) Analysis requests of specific works (time signature, ...
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Why are book recommendations off topic, but software recommendations on topic?

The community here has closed a lot of questions that ask for music book recommendations, and there have been some discussions here on meta (here), where people say that most likely, those questions ...
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Migration pathways

As we have now graduated I have looked at all the migrations we have made since May 2011, and I think the 3 obvious migration routes for us are: Meta Music Fans Sound Design We have also migrated a ...
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What should be done with answers that consist almost entirely of material copied from external sites?

This answer started life with only material copied from a Reddit thread, though the user did provide a link to the original material. Then a second section was added in the form of a long (by the ...
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Wording of the close reason for “bad” analysis questions

We've come up with some criteria for allowing analysis questions here: If some analysis of specific works is to be allowed, what are the criteria? What should the wording of the close reason be for ...
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Will a music markup language be added to Music SE? If not, then what is the preferred way of entering standard notation? [duplicate]

For background reading on this question, see: Is there some sort of mark-up for music notation? Don't you think this music site just lacks the music itself?
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What is the rationale for not allowing a transcription request?

(My last meta question wasn't well received so I will try to be really clear.) This question How to transcribe Indian classical music using Western music notation? ...is clearly a request for a ...
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Questions pertaining Performance reviewal

IS it appropriate for someone to upload/provide a link to his own performance of a piece and then ask for corrections/suggestions about matters including but not limited to basic techniques, timing, ...
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Decision: Request ABC Notation support from the SE developers [duplicate]

There is currently a question regarding asking SE developers to implement Lilypond markup for our SE site. I would suggest ABC Notation support instead of Lilypond because there is already an open-...
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Please help to cover more topics more in-depth.

Take a look at the three first tag pages, there are two things to notice: There are tags that obviously get more attention than the majority of tags, for example piano. There are tags that barely ...
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If some analysis of specific works is to be allowed, what are the criteria?

In I think we should start allowing the analysis of specific musical works, a broad consensus was reached that we should allow at least some questions of this type. If we can do the usual posting of, ...
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What is our site and community about?

One of The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta. Robert Cartaino has made an article, here is a small slice of it: Instead of stressing out over the vagaries of the brutal, cut-throat .com domain ...

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