How do I properly clean and tune a newly purchased, but second-hand, acoustic guitar? [more inside]
Replacing power tubes in a guitar amp [more inside]
I have an Epiphone 12-string from the early 70s. How do I find its year of manufacture/model/worth? [more inside]
I need to buy my first pair of replacement guitar strings. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Looking for new acoustic guitar. Anyone have any experience with the Taylor 110, Martin DX1, or similar guitar? [more inside]
Recommend some good Russian songs for guitar? [more inside]
GuitarStrings filter: I'm a noob. Forgive me. Why can't I change these acoustic strings? (picture inside) [more inside]
How hard is it, as a (relatively) long-time musician, to pick up new instruments? (more specifically, as a guitarist moving to other areas) [more inside]
Calling all guitar geeks: I've got an x0 birthday coming up and with that I've got a hankering to get into music, and guitar seems like something I can geek into... [more inside]
Asking for a dear friend: help identify a song with an unexpected short pause. [more inside]
I am looking for a guitar teacher in either DC or Baltimore. I am at an intermediate level (mostly rock). I used to take lessons but haven't in about 8 years, so I'm rusty. I am looking for someone with an excellent reputation, which I am willing to pay for. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I'm having a party on Nov 11th to celebrate the release of Guitar Hero 2 and to rock out to new songs with my friends. I was thinking it might be cool to hang up some fake flyers for my in-game band (Della Rhesus Monkey) around my place for flavor. I have no idea how to go about it, though. I have access to Photoshop, but have very little skill in it. How best to capture that "crappy local band flyer" feeling? Any other suggestions on how to add some nice flavor to the party? (I already have a wig and leather wristbands.)
I just bought a Telecaster but I don't know any country licks! [more inside]
I want to buy an electric guitar, but I have no idea what to get. How do I choose a good first guitar in the $200-$300 range? Any suggestions? Feel free to ask questions that might help with answers.
Hello guitarists! Technical question here: Is there any advantage to having two overdrive/distortion devices in my signal chain? [more inside]
Last week AskMe helped me decide to start giving guitar lessons. I've taught many people how to play, but never formally or for pay. I live in an urban area surrounded by schools and rec centers, so getting the word out by flyer will be easy. In order to be properly prepared there is ... [more inside]
What is the rhythm guitar strumming pattern for the song "Wheat Kings" by Canadian band The Tragically Hip? [more inside]
I've been asked to give music lessons to a young blind boy. He has been blind since birth, and he is a music fanatic. Please help me figure out the best approach to take in teaching him about music. [more inside]
Mefi Guitarists! Hope me with a certain aspect of fingerpicking on my guitar! [more inside]
Help with a volume pot that won't turn off. [more inside]
I do not use a plectrum. At all. Everything I play (and I am in the initial - mid level proficiency stage) whether it is chords, scales, full songs, licks - I play them on my acoustic with my right hand fingers. I feel fine doing this, and I know that I am probably never going to play an electric. Should I be worried about anything in the future (besides the low volume as compared to a pick)?
Help me to find guitar tabs/chords for childrens songs. [more inside]
How do I play my clarinet alongside guitar? [more inside]
Help me learn to play the blues... Basically, I'm looking for info - scales, riff cheat sheets, etc. that will allow me to build a basic repertoire of blues chops like this man plays: [more inside]
So-Cal punk rock filter: D Boon of The Minutemen, played a Fender Telecaster. [more inside]
So, um, I bought a ukulele today. What should I do with it? [more inside]
Decentgearonashoestringbudgetfilter: looking for recommendations for a $500-ish guitar head. Details and [more inside]
I have recently been turned on to bluegrass, and am especially in awe of banjo players. I play guitar and would love to add banjoesque picking techniques to my arsenal, and assume other players have already done so. Are there any guitarists who employ banjo picking patterns? Online instruction, tabs, &c.?
Guitar Filter -> I just helped my 15 year old brother buy his first electric guitar... how does he use it? [more inside]
Recommend a good DVD for learning the bass guitar. [more inside]
GuitarGearFilter: I'm a semi-skilled guitarist looking to add pedals and effects to my rig. I like the idea of those several-pedals-in-one processor thingies, but I'm baffled by the array of stuff out there and a bit wary of the opinions of the possibly-commissioned staff of the local music store. [more inside]
RalphRecordsFilter: How did Snakefinger get his guitar to sound like that? [more inside]
Another audio recording question, this time regarding some technical aspects of Guitar Rig [more inside]
Help me become an entertainer! Help me beat my fingers into submission without boring my friends and neighbors with the same two songs over and over again. Help me -- I am looking for songs I can play on the guitar using only the following chords: A, Am, C, D, E, Em, and G. [more inside]
How can I rock out like Wolfdog? (or Sabbath, for that matter). One caveat--I prefer the fiddle, thanks. [more inside]
Metafilter music has re-invigorated me to get some stuff recorded (thanks matt!) and I am going to need some help. Mostly I have questions about getting ideal guitar sounds recorded. [more inside]
I have a fairly steel-string guitar (an 1987 Alvarez Yari DY77). I'd rather have an inexpensive guitar and some cash. Would I do better to sell the guitar on eBay, or to trade it at a guitar store? Any recommendations for guitar stores in the Seattle area?
How/where can I learn some simple, instrumental spanish guitar-sounding songs on my acoustic? Attn: SpecialK. [more inside]
I play some classical guitar (mostly self-taught), and after watching a few flamenco videos on youtube and elsewhere, got enthusiastic about flamenco. How can I find a flamenco guitarist around Atlanta who would teach me? Are there good DVDs, or book/CD combinations for self-study?
How can I keep my picking hand from cramping up when I play guitar? [more inside]
What tips do people have for hardening fingers so they're good for extensive guitar playing. [more inside]
HipsterFilter: help me de-lame-ify a friend's playlist for guitar busking [more inside]
Help me understand how guitars (steel-string and classical) are built. [more inside]
Looking to record classical guitar music near me for a reasonable price - I am thinking of posting something up at the music school at the nearby university, and maybe a guitar shop or two in town if I can do that, and making some recordings with willing musicians. Is this a reasonable concept or a blindingly stupid idea? If it's workable, what sort of price range should I pay the musician(s)? [more inside]
How do I get rid of stiffness from my fingers? [more inside]
How do I convert my Palm into a guitar player's best friend? [more inside]
I have a 1997 Telecaster Plus with a rosewood fretboard that I'd like to darken up a bit. [more inside]
What's a good, warm tube amp to go with a Gibson SG? [more inside]
I'm looking for a bluegrass mandolin and/or guitar teacher in new york city - specifically someone near Columbia University or on the upper west side (or who would travel there for lessons). Have tried finding one on craig's list and looked at flyers at music stores. Any suggestions on how to find such a teacher, or knowledge of such a person?