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For questions looking to identify a song. Be sure to include enough information (lyric snippets, a good quality sound clip, etc.) for someone to be able to identify it.
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For questions regarding the words to a song, their interpretation and meaning.
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For questions on Western Classical Music in both, the narrow sense of the music between roughly 1730 and 1820, as well as the broad sense of any music written for an orchestra, or other instrument or …
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For questions about the music accompanying the images of a movie, TV show, TV commercial, video game, ect.
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For questions about the past or present events of Musical History.
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questions about the genre known as "Rock", which is characterized by a heavy guitar-driven sound
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What does a specific part of a song mean? What does the interpreter or songwriter try to tell us?
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For general questions related to musical genres and how they are defined, grouped or marketed. Do not use this tag to identify a genre (use [tag:identify-this-genre] instead) or for asking what bands …
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For questions looking to identify a genre. Be sure to include enough information (sound clip, music-video, song references, descriptions) for someone to be able to identify it.
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produced mainly using electronic instruments and equipment, such as computers (and software), drum machines, synth keyboards, sequencers, and the like. Electr…
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For questions looking to identify the reuse of a recorded sound fragment in another main song. Be sure to include enough information (main song(s) info, video link, source of the sample, etc.) for som…
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For questions looking to identify a video related to music. Be sure to include enough information (Youtube link, pictures, description, etc.) for someone to be able to identify it.
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questions about the genre known as "Jazz", which is characterized by heavy improvisation
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For questions about music videos: video clips usually used to promote a song. Do not use this tag to identify a music video, use [tag:identify-this-video] instead.
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For questions about music played by musical or digital instruments, without singing or lyrics.
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For questions about the genre known as "pop music", which is characterised by being appealing to a general audience rather than a particular sub-culture or ideology.
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For questions seeking bands, artists or musicians that are similar in genre, bpm, sound, etc. to the band, artist or musician in the original question.
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For questions about particular terms used in a subject of study, theory, profession, etc.
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For questions looking to identify an artist. Be sure to include enough information (picture, video, description, sound sample, etc.) for someone to be able to identify it. If you are looking to identi…
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For questions about the vinyl medium, including LPs, EPs and 45's (aka singles)
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Questions related to the title of a song, not about identifying a song. For questions about trying to identify a song, use identify-this-song instead.
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For questions looking to identify a music band. Be sure to include enough information (sound clip, picture, video, description, etc.) for someone to be able to identify it.
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a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.
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For questions about the genre known as "hip-hop", which commonly features rap with an electronic backing.
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For questions about the genre known as "blues", characterised by chord progressions that mirror the call-and-response pattern.
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For both, general questions about albums as well as questions about specific albums. Do not use this tag to identify an album, instead use (identify-this-album).
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For questions about folk music, both traditional as well as contemporary.
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For general questions about bands, how they live, how they work... Do not use this tag to identify a band, use [identify-this-band] instead. Do not use it to look for similar artists, use [similar-art…
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Questions about the music in video games. Please do not ask questions that aren't solely about the music.
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For both, general questions about live music performances as well as questions about specific live performances by a musician or musicians.
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For questions about or related to aspects of monetary side of the music industry.
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For questions about cover versions of musical works. (NOT for cover art on albums, CDs, etc. For album cover art, use the "artwork" tag instead.)