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Make “singing” tag a synonym of “voice” tag?

Currently there are 4 questions tagged voice and 1 question tagged singing. I think it would make sense to merge them.
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What criteria will we use to define what makes a question “Subjective and Argumentative?”

This discussion was relocated to http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/463 I've now looked at many questions that have been closed, citing "subjective and argumentative" as the reason. And I've ...
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Should questions asking for similar music be canonical?

The question https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/615/pieces-on-the-same-level-as-sarabande-in-d-minor is asking for other classical and famous pieces are on par with this one, so I will know ...
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Come and join us on the chat.

Looking for fellow Musicians to chit-chat or perhaps do an interesting discussion with? Or do you want to help towards getting this site off the ground? Come and join us on the chat! :) Feel free to ...
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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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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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Clarify the How To Ask sidebar first sentence

I think that the How To Ask sidebar https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/ask Is your question about music practice, performance, composition, technique, theory, or history? should be changed ...
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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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Transcribing notes and publishing them: what is copyright violation and what is not?

I don't know about you, but hearing people say transcribing the notes of a tune "might" be copyright infringement irritates me profoundly. If transcribing notes is so illegal, how are songsterr.com, ...
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“Violin”/“viola” or “violin-family”?

Viola and violin are close enough instruments that they can be considered the same for most discussions -- so technically, the "violin-family" tag is more accurate than the "violin" tag, but I think ...
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What is the tune that goes..

Are questions of the form "What are the notes to this (popular refrain)?" ok or not?
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Public service announcement regarding accepting answers

Please do. More specifically, I have not noticed very many questions with accepted answers. I do not know the exact percentages or whether the percentage here is better or worse than other sites, ...
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pedagogy vs. teaching tags

pedagogy should almost certainly be a tag on music.SE. teaching already exists, as does learning. Perhaps teaching or pedagogy should be made a synonym of the other? And is there a significant ...
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How do we handle duplicate questions from a pending merged site (Guitars)?

This may be a moot point because the Guitars.SE merge could be happening really soon but I have seen a couple of duplicate questions that we already answered over on guitars on Music.SE already. Is it ...
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When will this site be merged with the other music proposals? [closed]

Particularly, the guitar stackexchange. It was mentioned here and here (see @Rebecca Chernoff's comment) that they would likely be merged. Now, I know the music Q&A site literally just went out ...
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Questions about instrument care and repair

Should questions regarding the care and repair of our instruments be considered on topic here? Why? Why not? Could that be extended to questions about making musical instruments?
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The “innovative contemporary music” question is not subjective AND argumentative

This question does not appear subjective and argumentative to me. Its merely subjective, but I don't see any point about which to argue.
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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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Tagging for the physical health and conditioning aspects of musicianship?

As I'm sure we all know, health is an important part of being a musician. Pianists tend to be especially concerned with their hands, and singers tend to be concerned about everything located above the ...
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Musician/Composer tagging standards

I wonder what kind of tagging policy we may have on very famous composers. There is currently bach, schubert and beethoven used here. But especially in the case of Bach, there are many composers by ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Shouldn't [music-theory] be renamed to [theory]?

Why have the extra word music? It is obviously music or we wouldn't be here :)
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Genre definition and comparison questions

Are questions about evaluating music and comparing generes on-topic here? Example: What are the similarities between Baroque and Minimalist music? This question will involve history to a great ...
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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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Could a question about live performance software be treated as appropriate?

Could a question that regards to music software or sequencers be treated as appropriate? Like 'How to make this and that in Reason 4'?
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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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Community Wiki Standard

By design, many of the questions on this website are asking for tips and advice. But some questions are more likely to admit many equally good answers. What is this community's standard for ...
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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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Reputation migration?

I joined this SE because I see the death of guitars.SE as practically inevitable. Will there be some form of reputation migration from other sites as they are folded into this one?
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Adding recording to the topics

Today, the topics include practice & performance, composition, technique, theory, and history. But not recording. This is no accident, from the discussions on Area51, recording is intentionally ...
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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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Can We Invite Anyone Else To The Private Beta?

I have some musical friends who might be interested in contributing to the private Beta? Can I invite them or do they have to wait until the public Beta?

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