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Are questions about touring off topic?

I'm assuming it's https://music.stackexchange.com/questions/22864/is-there-tour-routing-software-available. The closer probably thinks of the question as "boat programming". Since you need to eat on ...
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Should "Does tuning music to A = 432 Hz versus A = 440 Hz have a measurable effect on listeners?" stay or go

I support luser droog and Edward's answers, and for what its worth, I know your answer there is getting downvotes - that isn't your fault, but stems from a debunked study - but the question is good, ...
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Should "Does tuning music to A = 432 Hz versus A = 440 Hz have a measurable effect on listeners?" stay or go

I've seen way too many 432Hz evangelists. It seems wrong to me to not address it, if we are to build a body of music-related knowledge. I'd certainly prefer to have our page on the google search for ...
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Should "Does tuning music to A = 432 Hz versus A = 440 Hz have a measurable effect on listeners?" stay or go

I think adding to the answer would be the best course. I wasn't aware of the anti-Semitic aspect and it would be good to address this information head on rather than hiding it IMO.
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Are technical questions about the construction of instruments/accessoires on-topic?

After closer examination, this has apparently already been asked here. In short, there is actually a construction tag, so it's certifiably on-topic. Since it's a guitar question, you'll probably get ...
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Music software: should we engage in general troubleshooting?

The Stack Exchange network in general is ideally suited for troubleshooting specific errors, and "usage of music related software" is on topic, so I'd say yes. People search on "Abelton missing ...
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Questions pertaining Performance reviewal

My first instinct is no. They would be very hard for anyone else to find via a Google search just because of the nature of the question and likely be unhelpful if anyone did find them. They are highly ...
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Are questions for song identification on topic?

No - from https://music.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic, you can see that "identifying a song, style/genre, instrument/equipment, technique, chord progression, etc." is off topic. However ...
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Where to ask about BUYING music

There is not a Stack Exchange site for this topic. The upside is that the internet already careers very well for this. Google (and other search engines) provide shopping searches, vendor ratings etc. ...
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Are "identify this piece" questions on-topic?

No they are not on topic here as our FAQ states: Music: Practice & Theory Stack Exchange is for musicians, students, and enthusiasts. If you have a question about... practice or performance ...
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Questions on commercial music?

The "commercial-ness" of the music doesn't have any bearing on whether or not a question is on topic here. If it's a question that a musician would be asking about the theory or practice of that music,...
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Are questions about touring off topic?

I would propose the rule of thumb that if your question is not specific enough to music that I could, for instance, swap in "athletic team" or "inspirational speaker" or "author" in for "musician" ...
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Should [tag:learning-resources] posts still be considered on-topic or made off-topic?

This has similar problems to the old identification tag where most of its uses were off-topic. I suggest we get rid of the tag we can even edit it as a do not use tag while we try to figure out if a ...
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Should "Does tuning music to A = 432 Hz versus A = 440 Hz have a measurable effect on listeners?" stay or go

The question you asked isn't bad. It addresses a popular topic and I see no reason to close it. In your answer you posted quotes from several articles. As another answer points, these articles are bad ...
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Why does the identification tag specify instruments, even though those questions might be off-topic?

In general a question open does not mean it's guaranteed to be on topic nor an affirmation we want to make questions like this on topic. I'd love for the site to be consistent, but we do occasionally ...
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Why does the identification tag specify instruments, even though those questions might be off-topic?

If: the question rate is low (and that seems to be the case) the general quality of the questions is satisfactory the questions are about music then I don't see how any negatives can be identified ...
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Why is this getting so many close votes?

I can't find "analysis of a specific work" as a banned topic. I see "identifying a song, genre, instrument, etc.". Not sure if I'm not looking hard enough, but... Asking for analysis of specific ...
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Are questions about touring off topic?

Touring questions are on topic, however this question does not really pertain to the music side of touring. Here is an excerpt from your second paragraph: The trouble is, there are many different ...
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Questions pertaining Performance reviewal

I would be interested in seeing review requests in chat. Initially at least, such requests seem appropriate for the general chat. Should they become popular (i.e., numerous), a new "reviews" ...
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Are questions about teaching music frowned upon?

Five years too late, maybe! Cannot see problems here. A lot of the questions (and answers) relate to teaching - or more specifically, what we might or might not have been taught by teachers - and a ...
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Questions on commercial music?

It depends a lot on exactly what you mean. As I read your question, I'm pretty certain these kind of questions will be off topic here, but you can ask at the Music Fans site. The beta site will ...
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Why is this getting so many close votes?

I think this should have been allowed. The question could have been edited, like suggested to "How to identify falsetto", and the example left in there. So, an edit instead of closing could have saved ...
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