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Music: Theory & Practice I think our DNA is in approaching music from a theoretical perspective--this is StackExchange after all, and education/learning relies on theory to be most effective whether you're a classical violinist or a bluegrass fiddler! So, I support the addition of the word "theory" to the site's name. I also think this would be a good ...


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Excellent news Ana, As per Chris's comment, some kind of music rendering, probably a JS implementation of Lilypond, is likely to be required, although having a basic set of musical characters to include in questions may also be useful. And we already have some initial thoughts on a logo - will need to be brought up to date etc. We also reckon a Music blog ...


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Myself, I'd certainly love Lilypond, which I'm familiar with. Though, truth be told, I find Lilypond not exactly simple, and indeed often rather a bit clunky. I hadn't used ABC until yesterday, and wasn't particularly enthusiastic when it was last proposed. But after playing around with the language a bit, I must say I'm actually rather pleased. This isn't ...


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Yes, we should propose that Lilypond is implemented. It is widespread, open and free.


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This is because Music SE is geared towards people who create, practice, and study music, not for the general music consumer. The questions don't match the audience we have here. Not all SEs handle the same type of question the same way as the scope and the target audience for each is very different . There is a Music Fan Stack Exchange site that was made to ...


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I don't think if we have had a definite answer from the council, but we've discussed about a kind of music rendering for the site. Don't know if this is something we can have, or if we can have before the design along with our graduation, but it will the help the community a lot; writing posts would be much easier. The two discussions: Decision: Request ...


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I know that if you've got something to say that no one else has said yet, answering extremely late should be fine, since future readers will be able to receive your knowledge, even if OP might not. I would refrain from restating what others have said, but if you've got something new to add to the post, by all means, I'd rather have a late answer than no ...


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There are badges that you can only get by answering or editing old questions. It is definitely encouraged, by design.


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Music: Theory & Practice (Or perhaps Theory & Practice alone? See below.) I think it would be great to rekindle this site rename effort, and I truly think our DNA is in approaching music from a theoretical perspective--this is StackExchange after all, and education/learning relies on theory to be most effective whether you're a classical violinist ...


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Obviously, we're all volunteers here and our contributions aren't copyrighted. Actually, they are. Per the bottom of the page, site design / logo © 2014 stack exchange inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required Given the existence of StackOverflow, I'm SURE StackExchange has a policy for dealing with things like this, ...


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There has been a long discussion with quite a few suggestions on the name of the site. I don't know if we can/will change it, but I thought it was worth mentioning. I personally like the Music: Theory & Practice name.


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Musicians This is similar to using Music but (perhaps) makes a more "academic" impression. I note that there are other SE sites named like this: Webmasters, Android Enthusiasts, Database Administrators and Writers. Originally posted by user 8128.


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The whole point of Stack Exchange is to vote for the post NOT the author. You may be a devoted musician, but that doesn't mean your posts are going to be right for everyone, or appropriate to that particular scenario. If someone disagrees with a point, or dislikes it, or in fact just wants to downvote it, they can. Conversely, if someone likes a post or ...


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Yes The "research" clause in the question guidelines is really about making sure you have already searched this site for your answer. You may get a little flak for asking a question that a web search or Wikipedia page can answer, but they are not ipso facto bad questions here and should not be downvoted or discouraged. Questions that already have an answer ...


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It is a terrible idea to allow edits that censor the music that posters are allowed to ask about. Note that here I am talking about the music referenced in the post, not about the language of the post itself. In my opinion, this edit should be rejected, and I have cast my vote to reject the edit. Policing content on a publicly available platform presents ...


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I can't think of a good reason. Two of those four questions were closed anyhow, and the other two didn't use them to mean something other than the name of the site. I removed the tags from the questions -- the tag will be removed from the site overnight.


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Song identification is off-topic on Music.SE. Some of the people in Chat might be able to help (asking about this there is fine), but the real Stack Exchange place for this might be a site that is currently in proposal form only: See Music Fans on Area 51. That proposal needs about 70 more committers (at this time) before the site enters beta.


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One way to look at the difference is that this isn't exactly "the Music community" of Stack Exchange. That's Music Fans. This is more like "the musician community" of Stack Exchange. Imagine if World Building allowed identification questions. It would not fit in with that site at all. World Building is in many ways the writer's community on Stack Exchange, ...


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It needs to be in a code-block, so either start each line with 4 spaces, or click the {} button above the text-edit frame and type shift-enter for each new line (it automatically adds the 4 spaces). The actual syntax is specified by the jTab library. You should be able to use the previewer on that site to avoid blowing through the edit limit (after too many ...


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Music: Practice & Theory I spoke with the Community Team and it was readily agreed that NReilingh's proposal of 'Music: Theory & Practice' fits the scope of this site better than the current name does. We're happy to make this change, but are recommending one small tweak; 'Music: Practice & Theory'. We're suggesting the switch because we think ...


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There's no close reason for "Too Old". If there's another reason they should be closed, then it should be put up for review, but otherwise questions stay open indefinitely. This is pretty standard in SE.


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LilyPond is very on topic here as it is a music engraving program like Finale of Silibus, just the difference is that the output is generated via text file instead of GUI interface. The description on the website describes it as: LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. IMO it makes much more ...


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My most-downvoted answer is how do I compute midi stop time - a topic that I know a fair bit about. I've written more than one piece of MIDI software. My most-upvoted answer is What do 'vent holes' do on a music stand? - a random guess at a topic I know nothing about. Voting on this site can be pretty random. Don't worry about it!


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The music tag should be blacklisted as intrinsic tag. If your site has a term that can apply to all questions on the site and folks are persistent about trying to use it as a tag, post a request on your meta and we'll mark it as intrinsic.


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I think maybe the wider SE stance on this issue has changed somewhat between when we entered beta and now. Back when we were starting out, the "what's our awesome/clever/catchy site name going to be?" meta topic was practically one of the "essential questions of every beta", giving rise to sites like Ask Different, Cross Validated, Seasoned Advice, Arqade, ...


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A page clip holder with a version of the logo and URL across the top


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Congratulations, Richard! I think we're in good hands. I humbly concede to my excellent opponent.


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I'm of the opinion that the specific one talked about here should be on topic, but questions asking whether something is a 1952 or 1954 Les Paul guitar shouldn't be. So there's obviously a line there, and to be honest I don't know where it is. This probably is a community that has enough folks with wide ranging experience that we could identify weird, ...


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