The question [Reading list for music theory for a self taught][1] was closed as off-topic (including a close vote from me). However, in updating the tags, I noticed our guidance for [tag:learning-resources]:

> ... asking about the existence or availability of certain types of resources (e.g., "what apps are available for learning to hear intervals?") is fine.

By this standard, there is a very compelling case that the question should not have been closed and should be reopened. The underlying issue of "equipment requests" dovetails with the discussion in [Our “recommendations for specific equipment” rule seems to be catching cases beyond those looking for a brand/model recommendation][2] and has been previously addressed but not (definitively) resolved in [Should external resource lists be allowed on the site?][3].

Although I believe these questions are valuable, I think they're not a good fit for the this site, as they are highly opinion based and prone to lengthy lists of possibilities.

**SUGGESTIONS:**

1. Rewrite the tag guidance to exclude the current exception.
2. Update [My Question was closed a software/equipment recommendation. What does that mean and what can I do?][4] to include this case.
3. Consider burninating [tag:learning-resources] (this would require reviewing the 36 [currently] questions using this tag to see if there are appropriate use cases. I am happy to do that an update with proposals if the discussion here supports looking into burnination).


  [1]: https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/114846/reading-list-for-music-theory-for-a-self-taught
  [2]: https://music.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3709/our-recommendations-for-specific-equipment-rule-seems-to-be-catching-cases-bey
  [3]: https://music.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/671/should-external-resource-lists-be-allowed-on-the-site
  [4]: https://music.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3714/my-question-was-closed-a-software-equipment-recommendation-what-does-that-mean?cb=1