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New Site Design Launched!

Congratulations! As you can see, the new site design just went live. Later this week a themed the Twitter account, newsletter template, and chat room will be made for the community based off of this ...
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Music SE is getting a new name — Music: Practice & Theory

As soon as we announced that Music SE would be graduating, the community mobilized to get the site name changed to better reflect how music, as a discipline, gets explored in Q&A around here. Now, ...
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Improving on counterpoint questions in digest format

We've had a recent influx of very interesting counterpoint-related questions (as well as some excellent answers), but I want to improve on the way they are being asked, so this post is designed to ...
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Please continue to commit to the Music Fans Area 51 proposal

A while ago, we decided we wanted to support the Music Fans proposal on Area 51. The proposal still needs about 50 more people to support it to make it into beta, but it's been growing very slowly for ...
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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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transcription how-to

I just learned that questions about transcribing music are off topic. I do agree that if someone has a tune that they're having trouble notating, they shouldn't be able to just come here out of ...
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Are you a college student studying music or a music teacher, and like free food?

If so, I would love to get in touch with you. I'm looking for high school or college students or teachers (or anyone who has connections to a music learning community) who might be interested in ...
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history of strings for musical instruments

Is a question about the specific history of metallic instrument strings appropriate here? I see in the Help Tour that "we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question ...
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Minimal Working Examples (MWEs) for LilyPond Questions

I recently answered Unable to switch text fonts in LilyPond. In the question, the OP provided a link to his/her code, available here. Visiting this link shows the code to be well over 400 lines long. ...
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Comment Building Blocks

These replies are stock for copy/pasting. Please feel free to add and edit comments. Welcome Hello and welcome to Music.SE! You can click [here](http://music.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic) to ...
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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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Triangle fermata vote buttons

Why did the triangle fermata voting buttons get removed? Reminded by the comments here Triangle above note, with dot in it
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Music glossaries online

For non-English speakers, technical terms about music are sometimes difficult to find. Can you list available glossaries please? I will start with the musical notation glossary from LilyPond.
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Linking to other Music SE questions

Question Should sight-reading be emphasized less for piano instruction with new developments in technology appeared to me as similar to another question, so I put a link in the comment. As there was ...
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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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Courtesy accidental – FAQ

Every week we have a question (or five) about accidentals. 9 out 10 times the answer is: "courtesy accidental". I can't blame the people who asked the question, because if they never heard ...
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Can we have some beginners guide to ABC notation for new users, or at least a note when posting saying “SE supports ABC notation using this syntax:”

I ask because the only reason I'm even aware it's possible to include embedded sheet music in a question without just embedding an image is because I asked a question on meta about lilypond: there's ...
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Where's the line between an answer and spam?

This answer is mostly an answer and then at the end it promotes what seems to be the answerer's web site: https://music.stackexchange.com/a/71542/6070 The web site name matches the user name, so it'...
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Should we VTC/flag old questions that are now considered off-topic?

I think the title speaks for itself. Several times I have come across old questions with some interesting information in answers, sometimes with highly upvoted and/or accepted answers, but by the ...
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Separate code rendering and jTab

I feel like jTab and code snippets should be created and presented differently, have a look at the current design: jTab Code In my opinion at least, neither design works. The text for the code ...
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Improved support for displaying accidentals

In this question, people use various ways to notate double sharps: F## Fx F double-sharp All of these are reasonable ways to work around the lack of an available double sharp symbol. The same ...
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How are accounts with spam profiles handled?

I stumbled upon two obviously bogus user profiles that simply serve as spam. Neither has posted anything, so they can't be flagged. Is this a common problem, and how should it be handled? Account #1: ...
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2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Music's updated site theme is live for everyone

Update - the theme and layout is now live for everyone. Thanks for your feedback in this process. If there's additional feedback, please feel free to add to the answers below. As part 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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Reword existing question or create new question?

I'm not quite sure what the SE etiquette is for this. The OP for the following question: Understanding MIDI Files provided some additional information in a recent edit, which allowed me to state in ...
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Announcer Badge Reward

In an effort to increase the number of visitors per day to the site and up the site's visibility, we will be rewarding users who receive the Announcer Badge from the time of this post's publishing ...
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ABCjs: can't set clef in K info field if mode not fully specified and image is cached

See end of post for workaround The following three ABC code samples should be equivalent: X:0 X:0 X:0 K:C bass K:Cmaj bass K:C major bass A,,B,,C, A,,B,,C, A,,B,,C, ...
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Request to implement ABCjs arpeggio symbol (and a note regarding other decorations)

A question regarding the interpretation of a vertical arpeggio symbol revealed that the SE ABCjs implementation does not render the arpeggio decoration. (An answer attempted to use it.) For example, ...
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Legal to post whole music sheet with fingerings?

I have seen people post segments of music sheets with title in the screenshot such as "Pirates of the Caribbean." I'm thinking about posting a whole music sheet of a pop song with all my fingerings ...
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Cannot close header that suggest to join the community

Not working for the meta site either. I've tried some other sites (not all) but this is the only one that give me this error
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Suggested Edit status is showing rejected but it shows pending review in the review section

I suggested an edit on this post. This post was vandalized by the original poster and picked by SmokeDetector in Charcoal HQ. I used the source of previous version to restore it with a minor spelling ...
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So we have hit 10 000 question

So I have been a little bit less active lately. I see now we have hit the 10 thousand questions mark, let us maybe take a moment to reflect on how this community has grown over the years. I think all ...
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Flag for migration and vote to close, or only one of those?

If a question is off-topic here and seemingly on-topic for another SE site, should it be flagged for moderator attention to have it migrated, or should it be voted for closure, or both? I just did ...
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Bad formatting: “Questions about transcribing or finding a particular song —”

Today, on the Off Topic Closing Reasons I found this bug:
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Community Goal: 5 QPD by end of the year

We're below 2 QPD. I don't want to see this site closed. My goal is to raise the QPD stat to 5 by Dec 31, 2012. When this site first got out of Private Beta, everyone involved got an email saying : ...
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jTab not rendering correctly

The jTab notation %5/1.5/1.7/3.5/1.6/2.5/1[I] %3/1.5/3.3/1.4/2.3/1.3/1[IV] %5/1.7/3.5/1.6/2.5/1.5/1[V] Does not render properly. It results in %5/1.5/1.7/3.5/1.6/2.5/1[I] %3/1.5/3.3/1.4/2.3/1.3/1[IV] %...
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ABC.js does not render on mobile

When viewing answers that use ABC.js, the notation does not render, and I only see a code block with the plaintext ABC.js code. The notation renders correctly only when I view the edit history of the ...
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Could SE ask for more details on the scores in questions

When one asks a question, Music SE asks to "provide details" but doesn't specify what details. In particular when quoting a score example, I think we should ask for: Author and title ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Do links to Wikipedia hurt the site?

A comment to this question says: The reason such a problem even exist is because Google has assigned a high "value" to SE pages. If more than x% of SE is filled with lmgtfy, Google would soon self-...
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Review opportunities

I wonder whether an individual has the chance to review his own post, which has come up for review due to others. I'm sure I've posted and it's been taken down, but I haven't been given this ...
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Reasons for closing this question

The question below is on the brink of being closed, probably due to being a "shopping" question. I strongly disagree. It's not about specific brands, it's not going to be outdated any time soon. It's ...
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Standardize inline chord symbol formatting

I love asking, answering, and reading questions/answers about chords, but lately I've noticed it is sometimes when a question/answer talks about chords, notes, and keys all the letters kind of run ...
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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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New synonym to violin tag: fiddle

Could someone make/suggest fiddle as synonym tag to violin. I don't have enough reputation points and its quite common sense that violin is called fiddle often, and fiddle means violin in what ...

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