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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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Vote early, vote often

I would like to echo a post that Scott Morrison made on Tex.SE. A link to the post here, and the text of the post: "I'm a moderator from MathOverflow, and this "question" is actually ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Music Stack Exchange - Top User Swag!

We want to congratulate and thank everyone that helped this site and community grow healthily into what they are today! If you can find your name among the top 72 users in the first two pages here, ...
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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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Congratulations! Music: Practice & Theory is graduating!

It's a big day. You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Music met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites and after a review, the Community Team determined that you'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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You can have either “not opinion-based” or you can have musicology, but not both

One of the topic areas of Music.SE that is most exciting and interesting to me is musicology. Because SE, as a system, is richly populated with -- and I use this term with all pride and fondness -- ...
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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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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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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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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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Leaving SE for an indefinite time

I'm only putting this on Music because I feel like this is (or has been) my SE "home", despite the fact that I've been on Math.SE the longest. For anyone who doesn't know, SO/SE has recently made ...
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Would a question about music notation software be on topic?

After a discussion on the chat about computers in music, this question came up. Would a question about how to use a certain software for making scores or other music notation be on topic? Say if you ...
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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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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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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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Which questions/answers would most benefit from music markup like ABC?

The conclusion of Should we agree on requesting ABC music markup now, unequivocally? seems to be a resounding Yes. As such, I would like to present our case to SE and see if we can get this done. ...
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Music SE suffers from trigger happy closers

As our sites has been in public beta for more than 3 years, we have a good user base with a lot of high rep users. Also we have a big lot of medium rep users that has got the magic power of review ...
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Voting on Music SE, are we being mean to questioners?

My StackExchange background is mainly Maths.SE, and something I have noticed that appears to be different here on Music.SE is that there seem to be quite a few questions which have very few (or none) ...
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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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Music Fan SE Proposal

The Music Fan SE proposal has been gaining traction over on Area51. I know most of this site, besides being musicians, theorists, and students, enjoys music. Hopefully if Music Fans gets to beta we ...
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What's the deal with the “guest” posts?

I've been active on this site for a while now, and I'm just wondering -- what is the deal with all the "guest" answers? Is this a single person who just re-registers for a new "guest" account every ...
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A Blog for Music.Stackoverflow?

I spotted https://english.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2969/elu-blog-the-reboot/4519#4519 this morning, about the English Language & Usage stack Overflow having a blog. Our familiar friend @...
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Do we need a “music” tag?

Is there a reason we have a music tag? The site is about music so isn't it kind of implied that questions will be about music in some way, shape, or form. It is tagged in only 4 questions and it seems ...
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'Whole lotta voting!

When our exciting graduation takes place, most of us will be faced with the harsh drawback that the probationary privilege levels will rise to their normal levels. So everybody loses privileges! Meh! ...
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“Vanishing” sample code

When I post this answer I must see my code vanishing when I click on "Save answer". While editing the answer the code was displayed correctly before I clicked "Save". The code block background remains ...
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Feature Request: jTab

We just got a whole bunch of questions migrated from Guitars. As such, I think we need jTab. Many of the imported questions relied on it, and are much worse off now (example). They could be edited, ...
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Resurrecting REALLY Old Questions

Occasionally I see a new answer pop up on a REALLY old question (like 8+ years). I have done this a couple times myself, but mostly on accident when I didn't realize how old it was. I mostly try to ...
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Music Community Site Design Ideas — Input Welcomed! [duplicate]

My name is Joshua, and I'm a Senior Product Designer at Stack Overflow. And, congrats, I will be working on your community's site design. Congrats! I've reviewed a previous post discussing the site ...
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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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Please upvote the questions you answer

This is something that I'm very guilty of but I'm trying to improve. Somebody asks a question and I answer it to the best of my ability but I don't upvote the question. If it's worthy of my time to ...
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Are DJs unwelcome on Musical Practice & Performance?

I have a feeling that DJs are not considered as musicians here, and therefore their activity doesn't fall into this SE on Musical Practice & Performance. A lot of DJ questions pertain to the use ...
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Someone plagiarized an answer I wrote. What's the right thing to do? [duplicate]

It's come to my attention that someone has copied something I wrote on music.SE, without attribution, and posted it to his own website. I learned of this today when someone posted a new answer to ...
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Decision: Change policy for equipment questions

So, let's try to get an actual decision to happen here. I believe that the policy for equipment questions should be changed. At the very least I would like to see the wording for reasons to close ...
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Are questions on musicology on-topic?

I was delighted to see that a stackexchange site devoted to music exists, and I looked forward to finding answers to questions such as: `I have heard recordings of Beethoven's C sharp minor string ...
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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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Promoting the “Musical Practice & Performance” site

After only a few days of public Beta, 85% of the committers have signed up, 50% of followers have signed up and 9% of commitments have been fulfilled. These are good signs but there are less good ...
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Is there a way I can write about how this website has benefitted in my music learning journey?

This question itself may sound silly, but it's more of my experience here over the last 1 year that I've been a member. I attempted to give my Music Theory Exam last year through self-study, and I ...

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