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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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To what extent are composition questions off topic?

Is it off topic to post a fugue exposition with a question about whether the counterpoint makes any faux pas harmonically/tonally?
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Why can't we close and migrate Music Stack Exchange questions to anywhere other than the Music Meta Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

When clicking on "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" in a question's "close" menu on Music Stack Exchange, the only Stack Exchange offered as an option is music.meta....
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How does this site prefer to see a question with many examples?

Let’s say a user has put a fair bit of research into a question. If there are many examples of text or sheet music—say, the user is interested in several measures of some piece of sheet music and has ...
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Are questions in the style of code review SE allowed?

CodeReview.SE lets you post a section of code (usually <100 lines) and other users can review it. Is this allowed in Music P+T SE? Examples: What are the difficulties of the piece Moonlight ...
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Closing Reason: Migrate to Music Fans

After the Music Fans site enters the public beta phase, can we get a migrate to Music Fans Closing Reason? There are many questions here that could fit there.
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Tags: what is the purpose of “sheet-music”?

As I look over the sheet-music tag, it appears that 90% of these questions aren't about "sheet music" any more than they are about notation, and are already tagged as such. What is the purpose of ...
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Promote Music.SE at NAMM & Musikmesse

A good way to meet people from the music industry (blogs, press, professionals, music fans...) would maybe to be present in the next MusikMesse (March 21-24 in Frankfurt, Germany) or NAMM (January 19-...
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Site health: Acceptance rate (how can we improve it?)

How can we improve our answer acceptance rate? As I write, there are 18,677 question on MP&T with at least one positive-scored answer, and there are 9,978 questions with accepted answers: a rate ...
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Is this suggested edit merited?

The only changes in this suggested edit that got approved 2-1 were that "Lilypond" in the title was changed to "LilyPond" (capitalised the P) and changed "PianoStaff" to "PianoStaff". Can someone ...
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Multiple questions about notation in a specific Baroque song

I want to arrange a particular 4-part Baroque song from a 1624 publication facsimile, and the notation has a number of facets I've never seen before. Should I create a single post with all my ...
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Is it acceptable for answers to invoke religion?

This question seeks advice on becoming less nervous when performing in front of an audience. This answer essentially says that the issue is mental, and strengthening one's Christian faith can help one ...
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Let's ask Questions!

We just dipped below the 5 questions per day mark again while maintaining a steady growth in users and keeping our views a day stable. People are visiting the site, but we seem to have a real problem ...
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Can the help center be clarified on Lilypond?

There has been some confusation as to if Lilypond questions belong here. For example, On which site are LilyPond questions on-topic? Could we clarify in the help center that these questions are ...
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Off-topic link to Sound Design SE

I've seen many other sites have close options that questions belong on another site. E.g. English to Writers SE. I think Music SE should have an option "Belongs on Sound Design SE". I don't know if ...
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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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Bad background color for favourite questions

The highlighting of questions with your favourite tags are a bit strange. The light red color makes it feel like the questions are deleted or something.
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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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Please re-open “What is this open, vertical rectangular symbol?”

The question was closed as needing details/clarity. The information needed -- the piece from which the symbol in question came -- was already present, but "hidden" inside the image ...
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'Click to hide' button not working

When I click the 'Click to hide' button of the upper banner telling me to join, nothing happens. It also it gives me the following error on the dev tools console: full-anon.en.js?v=37d414698c5e:4 ...
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Should answers contain any practical and objective advice?

I have not been on this site for long, and I may not be the best judge as to what belongs on the site, but should we welcome contributions like this answer? (Part of the problem is of course that the ...
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May I ask this question?

I'm not familiar with the site (Music.SE) or its Meta. There's a question I'd like to ask but I'm not sure if you'll like it. I'd like to: Post the first line of a (country) song -- 5 measures -- ...
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Can I ask for exercise ideas?

I'd like to ask a question requesting ideas for tuning exercises, particularly in concert bands (although I suspect they'd apply to any band that uses wind or string instruments). I can formulate a ...
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Should there be a new tag for personal physical limitations?

Example questions Piano: Significantly right hand arrangement styles/composers Arthritis In Hands (Playing With Pain In Hands) - Are There Recommended Approaches? Related meta questions: Tagging for ...
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Should there be a [finger-slide] or [legato-slide] tag to differentiate from [slide-guitar]

Today a user posted How should I do slides on guitar without hurting my fingers? and tagged it with slide-guitar. That tag was later removed, because the question seems to be about legato sliding with ...
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Synonyms: [anacrusis], [pickup-measure], [pickup-bar]

I don't have the required score in any of these tags to suggest any tag synonyms, but all three seem to be expressing the exact same idea. What do you guys think?
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Our on-topic page currently says that 'identifying a… technique' is off topic, but does that reflect our current feelings?

I see some 'identifying a technique' questions that are closed... What Instruments could have been used to make this 'seashell'-sound? (though that's more identifying an instrument than a ...
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Are we drawing a consistent line on music search questions?

This question is getting upvotes: Sustain pedal works And this one has three VTCs at this time (full disclosure, one vote is mine, then I thought better of it and came here): Are there any good ...
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Should this question about identifying a scale have been closed?

I'm asking about this question: What is a scale consisting of Root, m2, m3, P4, d5, M6, M7 called? It asks, What is this scale called? I have not been able to find the name of it Root, m2, m3, P4, d5,...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Musical Practice & Performance Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they ...
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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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Do we have a canonical question on interval ear-training for non-singers?

I have some ideas for a post on how to practice ear training of intervals for people who have difficulty singing on pitch. There are a large number of questions to hunt through to try to find an ...
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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 &mdash;”

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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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Why is no one using jTab for guitar chords?

I was looking at this question and noticed that none of the answers by four high-rep regulars uses the jTab Custom Chord Notation feature to show the chord and fingering. Instead there are notations ...
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How will we specify which notation-system a code-block uses? [duplicate]

We currently use code-blocks for jTab markup. If (when) we add lilypond or ABCnotation support, how should a code-block declare which system it's intended for?
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Would there be any enthusiasm for a single “general theory resources” thread?

This community has decided that asking for links to resources is off-topic, for understandable reasons (e.g. we're trying to be 'the resource' ourselves, and there's a risk of link rot). However, we ...
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Why isn't this SE just called “music”?

There don't seem to be any other "music"-based sites here on Stack Exchange, so why is this SE dedicated to "Musical Practice and Performance"? The one question I've asked on the main page has nothing ...
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Is it okay to ask a question and answer it at the same time?

In What to do when you get lost in a jazz song? judging from the timestamps and user both on the question and the answer, it looks like the question was asked, answered and marked as the answer all at ...
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altered comments by moderators?

Is it that modes are altering comments? Thus A,C, Eb is correct and A,C,D# would be not the best. But if you construct dim7 chords you can build an dim7 on each tone of the tetrad A,C,Eb,Gb and ...
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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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Five questions at once from a brand-new user, all of them off-topic for our forum

How should we respond? How does sending MIDI over USB compare to using a dedicated MIDI interface? https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/6620/what-circuitry-to-use-to-construct-analogue-...

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