I've found great music and open mics in NYC, but exclusively at bars. I miss the coffee house music of my college days, where I could sip a chai instead of a beer in a laid back atmosphere. [more inside]
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?
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]
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.
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]
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?
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]
What emulators are there for the 80s 8-bit microcomputers, that simulate the incidental noises the machine makes — particularly, the sounds of the floppy drive? [more inside]
Looking for the best songs to play with two acoustic guitars, any genre. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
I'm looking for folky and bluegrassy covers of popular songs. Examples inside. [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
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]
Recently switched from digital drumset to acoustic. How do we keep them from being picked up by the vocal mics?
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]
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]
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]
Recommendations for an acoustic guitar (Yamaha, < $200) on which to learn to play? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
What are some of the best stripped-down performances of songs? [more inside]
Looking for music like these two specific songs sung by Jose Gonzalez. Dark, deep music with acoustic guitars. ("Far Away" and "Rope and Summit")
Where can I find some people to jam with in Southampton UK. [more inside]
What are some restaurants, coffee shops, bars etc. in Austin, TX that would welcome a solo acoustic act?
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]
What is your favorite cool and relaxing music? [more inside]
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]
You are around 20 years old and live in Spain. What songs would you like to hear on acoustic guitar? [more inside]
Fender Starcaster Acoustic: Can you help me find the right tuning pegs? (Picture links inside) [more inside]
Going from acoustic to electric guitar. [more inside]
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]
Recommendations for acoustic covers of pop songs that add emotion? [more inside]
Feed me music! Fast paced acoustic guitar jams and anything related. [more inside]
Help me identify an acoustic guitar [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for acoustic covers of techno songs, can you help me? Not necessarily acoustic, but using analog instruments, whether amplified or not (e.g. Clara Engel covers Born Slippy, Stance's ukulele cover of Harder Better Faster Stronger, Acoustic Instruments cover Star Guitar). Other electronic dance music genres also welcome.
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?
I like to take my acoustic guitar to parties. As well as songs and karoke, what else can I do? Examples inside. [more inside]
Looking for pop/rock suggestions for our destination wedding video [more inside]
Looking for good rock acoustic guitar music, no vocals [more inside]
Looking for upbeat, uptempo acoustical pieces without lyrics.. any suggestions? [more inside]
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]
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.
lady songs by ladies.... en francais? [more inside]
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]
What is a mint 1975 guild d40 NT worth?
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