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'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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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!
posted by Rain Man
on Nov 7, 2009 -
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]
posted by Faint of Butt
on Apr 22, 2009 -
does anyone know the guitar chords/ tab for Chad Vangaalen's echo train? PLease....
posted by madmamasmith
on Apr 17, 2009 -
[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]
posted by _Mona_
on Apr 3, 2009 -
Our children are taking piano lessons. They need a piano. We don't know what we're doing. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild
on Sep 19, 2008 -
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]
posted by JParker
on Feb 22, 2008 -
How do I properly clean and tune a newly purchased, but second-hand, acoustic guitar? [more inside]
posted by chos
on Jan 29, 2007 -
What little things separate a hack guitarist from a decent one and how does one make the transition? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Jan 10, 2006 -
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]
posted by ludwig_van
on Jun 27, 2005 -
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]
posted by craniac
on Jun 18, 2005 -
I'm looking for some good road trip music, specifically instrumental music, acoustic guitar if possible.
posted by 4easypayments
on Oct 12, 2004 -
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?
posted by MrMoonPie
on Dec 29, 2003 -