Is there a place online (either a store or a site that facilitates merchants or a single merchant) that sells custom or just awesomely painted upscale (Taylor, et al) guitars?
posted by jitterbug perfume
on Jul 22, 2014 -
I have about $300-400 to spend on a new acoustic guitar that will be gifted to someone who is a classically-trained pianist but would be a beginner on this particular instrument, someone who wants to play music in the vein of Cat Stevens (i.e.
, pop-folk). There are simply so many options out there that I thought I would ask this site for advice. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Jun 10, 2014 -
I'm a huge fan of Four Color Love Story by The Metasciences.
Are there more songs like this?
The songs don't need to be about comic books, or even acoustic, really. I'd just love to find more obscure little love songs that are a little unusual. Recommendations for both specific songs and places to find songs like this would be appreciated.
posted by considerspace
on Mar 6, 2014 -
Please suggest your favorite music for yoga and/or meditation that is made with real sounds or instruments (singing bowls, water, etc) instead of synthesizers. [more inside]
posted by Josephine Macaulay
on Mar 4, 2014 -
I used to hear a very unplugged version of In the Presence of the Lord by Eric Clapton. It may have been accompanied only by acoustic guitar. If there were other instruments they were very restrained. Very plain vocals. Nothing like the drama and emoting in the Blind Faith versions. I can't find it on Google or YouTube. Anybody have an idea where to look next?
posted by Bruce H.
on Oct 27, 2013 -
Over the weekend, I was blindsided by a powerful urge to buy an acoustic bass guitar (not stand up bass), mostly for noodling around the house without plugging in my electric or an occasional acoustic jam with friends. Can you give any buying advice or perspectives? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Aug 5, 2013 -
Looking for the best songs to play with two acoustic guitars, any genre. [more inside]
posted by pwally
on Nov 19, 2012 -
What's-that-song-filter x 3. What's that song where a young man plays an acoustic guitar and sings "better let everyone in your life who you love know it, better let them know it, yeah, better let them know it?" And for extra credit, you could tackle two unsolved "what's that song?" questions from years ago. [more inside]
posted by salvia
on Nov 14, 2012 -
I'm an huge Everlast fan. Finding others songs or artists that are like his rap-heavy songs is easy; please help me find more like his acoustic guitar-heavy songs. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A
on Oct 7, 2012 -
I share a wall
with my roommate, which isn't as acoustically opaque as I would like (I'm occasionally woken up by late-night activities). What's the best/cheapest way to soundproof it? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Eigenvariable
on Jul 28, 2012 -
I love The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
and would like more music like it! Suggestions? I particularly love them live and acoustic and wish their albums were just recorded in a room with a mic or two - so lower fi is cool; More produced isn't what I want. Also particularly love the vocalist and vocal harmonies (although instrumental is great too). Thanks! [more inside]
posted by SampleSize
on Apr 29, 2012 -
Guitar players -- what are some good country/folk/blues songs for a couple of intermediate acoustic players, one strumming or picking, the other accompanying on slide? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Mar 24, 2012 -
I'm looking for some completely acoustic "orchestra" recordings. I went to see Steven Schick's NINE RIVERS Part II: Iosis performance at Columbia's Miller Theater back in September here in NYC, but I haven't been able to find an entirely acoustic orchestra performance since then.
posted by lrnarabic
on Feb 19, 2012 -
MusicHiveMind: Can you help me find a high quality version of this song for our wedding? (The Damnwells/Alex Dezen - Golden Days (acoustic version only) [more inside]
posted by MaverickX
on Feb 12, 2012 -
We played for years with V-Drums and just recently switched to acoustic drums. We've found that the cymbals get picked up by the vocal mics and distort or drown out the rest of the mix. How do we prevent that? [more inside]
posted by Alien Parachute Man
on Jan 22, 2012 -
I've been filling some of my idle time by playing Bastion (previously
), and have fallen in love with the soundtrack
. I'm pretty sure I remember some thematically similar stuff in Firefly, as well, for what that's worth. The Bastion team have categorized it as "acoustic frontier trip-hop," but since that's a genre that they pretty much just made up, I was hoping that my fellow AskMe folks could point me at other similar music. Special snowflake details after the break. [more inside]
posted by stufflebean
on Jan 18, 2012 -
Is Tracy Chapman's guitar in this video
(best shots are in the first 10 seconds) a custom jobbie, or is an acoustic with electric pickups a thing that can be bought off the rack? [more inside]
posted by CKmtl
on Dec 27, 2011 -
I'm going to practice guitar half an hour a day for the next 56 days. I've never played an instrument before, and I'd like to learn basic social guitar. What goals make sense for that timeframe, and how should I practice? [more inside]
posted by jhc
on Nov 6, 2011 -
What's the cool new/used acoustic guitar store you'd recommend to a friend in the Boston area, bonus points for being near Rockport, Mass. [more inside]
posted by lothar
on Oct 24, 2011 -
What other songs are like Ross' Concert by Jeff Danna?
Instrumental, preferably acoustic with delight, energy and ideally a similarly blissful build and crescendo? Ideally I'm after pop-song length pieces. I'm not against vocals - the important thing is finding similar moods, expressiveness and complexity.
posted by AbsoluteDestiny
on Oct 21, 2011 -
What are some restaurants, coffee shops, bars etc. in Austin, TX that would welcome a solo acoustic act?
posted by ReWayne
on Jun 8, 2011 -
Using Youtube-to-MP3 tools found online, I've recently started putting some of my favorite acoustic covers of popular music on my iPod. Some of these favorites are within, along with other popular examples of the stripped-down cover trend, but I would appreciate discovering yours as well. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor
on Jun 8, 2011 -
I've found a bunch of YouTube videos of A Perfect Circle (Acoustic Sessions) like this one.
There's no video, really, just the band logo over the songs. What are these songs from? Are these from an album or a DVD that I can buy? [more inside]
posted by Eumachia L F
on May 18, 2011 -
You are around 20 years old and live in Spain. What songs would you like to hear on acoustic guitar? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Apr 4, 2011 -
Calling all guitar players: Looking for popular songs that can easily be played and sung by a single person with an acoustic guitar without losing too much. Basically, the kind of songs you can put in a set list where people's reactions are to immediately say, "Hey, I really like that song," followed immediately by "and hey, that sounds pretty close to the original too!"
Also, very important: Any song should be playable by a *mediocre
* guitar player. [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe
on Mar 11, 2011 -
To make a DIY Soundproof Window Plug
, what material (or combination of materials) should we use? The window is quite large (9' x 5') and the plug should ideally be relatively lightweight and removable. Looking for personal reviews of the different materials under consideration or suggestions for materials our research has missed. [more inside]
posted by jbenben
on Dec 2, 2010 -
I have been thinking about getting a tonerite for guitar
. I have no doubt that they work, but don't really wanna spend $150.00. I am trying to think of a less expensive, but suitable substitute that will vibrate the instrument in the same way. I am thinking an aquarium aerator with its tiny motor may fit the bill. Tell me how wrong I am and why. Any other ideas for a sub for the tonerite?
posted by wsg
on Aug 21, 2010 -
I like to take my acoustic guitar to parties. As well as songs and karoke, what else can I do? Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque
on Aug 12, 2010 -
LongShotFilter: I once was in a music store in Northern California and while waiting for a friend I picked up a mini acoustic guitar which was selling for around $75-150 (I think) in order to pass the time. To my great surprise, I loved the feel and sound of this cheap small guitar, and would have bought it at the time but was broke. Now I need to find it again... [more inside]
posted by rooftop secrets
on Apr 28, 2010 -
I've been playing acoustic guitar for a bunch of years now (and am so-so at it). I really like those transitional moments between chords -- stuff you can throw in to make just strumming along a bit more interesting; things like the turnaround in Alice's Restaurant, but even really simple things like -- starting on a D chord and leading on the low e string 0-2-3 to get to a G chord. What are your favorite little phrases like those? Or, alternatively, do those have an official name I can google? Or, alternatively alternatively, any good websites or books for that kind of thing? Oh -- I mostly play with a pick, so I'm more interested in phrases you can play that way.
posted by The Dutchman
on Apr 8, 2010 -
What other songs and artists fit my overly-specific criteria?
Briefly: female vocalist; sweet, soothing voice; singing quietly and backed by lush acoustic instrumentation. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Mar 4, 2010 -
What is a mint 1975 guild d40 NT worth?
posted by Rlocurto
on Feb 23, 2010 -
Guitar filter: Will worn-out peg holes affect the intonation of a steel string acoustic guitar? If so, what should I do? [more inside]
posted by davidriley
on Dec 26, 2009 -