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]
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'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'm looking for folky and bluegrassy covers of popular songs. Examples inside. [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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?
Suggestions for acoustic music venues in New Orleans? I'll be visiting NOLA in a couple of weeks and would appreciate some advice about likely spots to hear live music. My tastes run to acoustic Americana, a touch of twang okay, bluesy too, and I already have a basic notion of the more touristy Dixieland scene from previous visits (all of them pre-Katrina). As examples of my interests I would mention the Nawlins-based musicians Mary Gauthier and Anders Osborne (or at least his folkier side). Thanks!
How do I improve the acoustics in a room not really cut out for recording? [more inside]
Tell me how to arrange eight to twelve singers, a guitarist (acoustic), a fiddler and a bodhrán player, all unamplified, for best overall audibility and musicality. [more inside]
does anyone know the guitar chords/ tab for Chad Vangaalen's echo train? PLease....
[Music Filter] I'm totally into acoustical guitar and also incredibly picky. Help me find music I like and I'll be eternally grateful. [more inside]
Songs for acoustic guitar and beginner violinist? [more inside]
Our children are taking piano lessons. They need a piano. We don't know what we're doing. [more inside]
Help me find some good songs or artists featuring the acoustic guitar. [more inside]
Musicfilter: Help me find similar music to the sounds of this or that album. More heartwrenching info follows... [more inside]
As per this MeTa post, I'll be over from London to San Francisco for the third week in August. Where can I gig when I'm there? [more inside]
My 9th grade son has taught himself guitar and he's thinking about entering the school talent show. He's trying to pick a good song that he can play and sing, and I'd like to help him out. What's a good song for one young man and an acoustic guitar and a high school audience? [more inside]
Church worship leader needs help with a key change transition for a Christmas song! [more inside]
Looking for tracks of acoustic sets - acoustic guitar, bass, and percussions. [more inside]
I'd like your tips on recording acoustic music with Audacity. [more inside]
How do I properly clean and tune a newly purchased, but second-hand, acoustic guitar? [more inside]
I'd like to buy a beginner's acoustic guitar. [more inside]
What little things separate a hack guitarist from a decent one and how does one make the transition? [more inside]
Guitar Modification: I have a Taylor 214 acoustic with a Martin Thinline Acoustic pickup, but no preamp. What sort of preamp should I get installed? [more inside]
I've just discovered The Mountain Goats (John Darnielle) courtesy of Large Hearted Boy and some positive online reviews. I love the fact that he used to record albums into a boom box, and has a voice and singing style that are quirky but oddly compelling. Any other recommendations for acoustic indie lo-fi folk (if that is a category)? [more inside]
I'm looking for some good road trip music, specifically instrumental music, acoustic guitar if possible.
I got a guitar for Christmas! Acoustic. I've never played before, but I do read music. What now? How do I learn to play? Books, DVDs, videos? Or are private lessons the way to go?