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good sound for cheap

Decentgearonashoestringbudgetfilter: looking for recommendations for a $500-ish guitar head. Details and [more inside]
posted by bradn on Aug 14, 2006 - 6 answers

banjo 101 for guitarists

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.?
posted by signal on Aug 12, 2006 - 10 answers

What the $%#@! do those knobs do?

Guitar Filter -> I just helped my 15 year old brother buy his first electric guitar... how does he use it? [more inside]
posted by bob bisquick on Aug 10, 2006 - 8 answers

Learning the bass guitar

Recommend a good DVD for learning the bass guitar. [more inside]
posted by triolus on Aug 8, 2006 - 1 answer

Help a guitarist become a shoegazer!

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]
posted by Schlimmbesserung on Aug 4, 2006 - 13 answers

That Snakey Guitar Sound

RalphRecordsFilter: How did Snakefinger get his guitar to sound like that? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Aug 4, 2006 - 3 answers

Some questions about audio recording

Another audio recording question, this time regarding some technical aspects of Guitar Rig [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Aug 1, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me beat my fingers into submission

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]
posted by Soulbee on Jul 24, 2006 - 41 answers

RAWK.

How can I rock out like Wolfdog? (or Sabbath, for that matter). One caveat--I prefer the fiddle, thanks. [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Jul 21, 2006 - 21 answers

Some guitar micing/recording questions

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]
posted by RustyBrooks on Jul 14, 2006 - 14 answers

Selling a guitar

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?
posted by The corpse in the library on Jul 13, 2006 - 15 answers

Learning to play guitar Old World style.

How/where can I learn some simple, instrumental spanish guitar-sounding songs on my acoustic? Attn: SpecialK. [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on Jul 13, 2006 - 8 answers

Flamenco guitar lessons/self study

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?
posted by palet on Jun 15, 2006 - 3 answers

My hand, she hurts...

How can I keep my picking hand from cramping up when I play guitar? [more inside]
posted by gally99 on Jun 11, 2006 - 17 answers

Guitar Finger Hardening

What tips do people have for hardening fingers so they're good for extensive guitar playing. [more inside]
posted by seanyboy on Jun 7, 2006 - 30 answers

folk music does NOT end with John Denver!

HipsterFilter: help me de-lame-ify a friend's playlist for guitar busking [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger on Jun 4, 2006 - 31 answers

Luthierizing

Help me understand how guitars (steel-string and classical) are built. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Jun 1, 2006 - 7 answers

Simple recording of classical guitar - what's a fair price?

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]
posted by beth on May 23, 2006 - 12 answers

How do I keep my fingers agile in cold weather?

How do I get rid of stiffness from my fingers? [more inside]
posted by Zero Gravitas on May 20, 2006 - 4 answers

How do you make a Palm a guitarist's best friend?

How do I convert my Palm into a guitar player's best friend? [more inside]
posted by bd on May 20, 2006 - 2 answers

Darkening a rosewood fretboard.

I have a 1997 Telecaster Plus with a rosewood fretboard that I'd like to darken up a bit. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on May 19, 2006 - 11 answers

What's a good, warm tube amp to buy?

What's a good, warm tube amp to go with a Gibson SG? [more inside]
posted by spiderskull on May 18, 2006 - 17 answers

Bluegrass guitar or mandolin teacher in NYC?

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?
posted by davidvan on Apr 21, 2006 - 9 answers

Guitar or ukulele or what?

Guitar filter: Looks like a 3/4 sized acoustic guitar, popular in the 1930's, tuned EADGBE like a normal guitar (I think) but one octave higher. Produces a nice "crystal" sound. The one I saw looked like it had a Martin logo on it, but can't see anything like this on the Martin website.... [more inside]
posted by oxala on Apr 4, 2006 - 12 answers

A Perfectly Good Guitar

What's the best guitar store in the South? [more inside]
posted by catfishjohn19 on Mar 31, 2006 - 11 answers

What instrument should I learn?

Where to start learning a musical instrument for the musically inept? [more inside]
posted by KirTakat on Mar 30, 2006 - 38 answers

They are staring at me. I must oblige.

Summer. The evening is starting. Friends gather around on the beach. I have my acoustic guitar. They ask me to play something. What to play ? [more inside]
posted by XiBe on Mar 29, 2006 - 45 answers

music heard in a tv documentary

Can you help me identify an instrumental piece of music heard in a tv science documentary? [more inside]
posted by funambulist on Mar 28, 2006 - 2 answers

what's this crap on my fingers?

Sometimes, but not always, when I play my acoustic guitar, I get this dark "dirt" on my fingertips... [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Mar 24, 2006 - 12 answers

Should I return guitar or fix it?

I bought a guitar on Ebay "significantly not as described"-- should I send it back? [more inside]
posted by InfidelZombie on Mar 9, 2006 - 12 answers

Fix my guitar's neck

I have a Martin Backpacker Guitar that I love. I bought it 2nd hand and haven't taken all that good care of it, so the back of the neck has a fair number of small dents (like it would get from being banged against sharp edges) in the wood. This looks crappy and is distracting when moving up and down the fretboard, especially using a slide. What method could I use to fix theses nicks? I'm thinking some sort of wood-paste and fine sandpaper, but don't want it to come out looking like crap. Please don't use brand names, as I'm in Chile and while I can probably find the same products, they'll have different names.
posted by signal on Feb 23, 2006 - 7 answers

Stringing a guitar properly

Help me clear up all the guitar stringing advice I've received. Should you remove all the strings from your guitar and then add the new ones, or change the strings one-by-one? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Feb 9, 2006 - 22 answers

How do I learn to play guitar and sing at the same time?

How do I learn to play guitar and sing at the same time? [more inside]
posted by Paul KC on Feb 4, 2006 - 17 answers

Name That Tune :: PBS ThirteenHD Promo

Name that tune please :: PBS is great, and the songs in their promos are actually just as good. Currently running is a promo that ends with the words; "Be More ~ ThirteenHD" (this is PBS Thirteen's High-Def channel which they broadcast in NYC & possibly elsewhere?). The music which accompanies it is a piece that I'd classify as sort of a Blues/Rock/Jazz instrumental. My Question: Name that tune!?! [more inside]
posted by Jhaus on Jan 31, 2006 - 2 answers

Which guitar for a beginner?

I'd like to buy a beginner's acoustic guitar. [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Jan 20, 2006 - 24 answers

I wanna rock.

Help me rock out. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Jan 17, 2006 - 17 answers

Who's a good guitar teacher in San Francisco?

Can anyone recommend a good guitar teacher in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by autojack on Jan 16, 2006 - 2 answers

Limos and music in Boston?

We've got a couple last details to work out for our wedding in May in Boston. What we really need is a limo and someone to play classical guitar for our ceremony. Finding either of these isn't hard, what we really want is recommendations to try to narrow down the field to ones that people have had good experiences with.
posted by JonahBlack on Jan 16, 2006 - 2 answers

Hack guitarist wants to become less of a hack.

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 - 24 answers

Name That Tune

What's the music in the (International #1) trailer for The World's Fastest Indian? It's the guitar riff that begins right after the line, "It's what we're here for"--cut to a shot of a red vehicle speeding down the Bonneville Salt Flat. It's used again after the zoom-in on Anthony Hopkins and the VO, "Burt Monro's not ready to finish yet, I'll tell you that mate." Quicktime: small, large.
posted by fandango_matt on Jan 5, 2006 - 7 answers

What is the guitar effect on Steve Hackett's solo on Counting Out Time?

What is the effect on Steve Hackett's guitar solo on the live version of Counting Out Time? It's definitely weird pitchy and I'm boggled as to what it is...My first thought was a Mutron Biphase, but I after listening to it a few times I don't think so...If any early Genesis/Steve Hackett fans can help, much thanks!
posted by vurnt22 on Jan 2, 2006 - 3 answers

Mysterious Bob Dylan musical theory

In Bob Dylan's book Chronicles, Vol. 1 he describes an esoteric numerological scheme for playing guitar, saying most melodies are based on the number 2, but that he's taken it to the next level by choosing what to play based on the number 3. Can anyone explain what he is talking about? [more inside]
posted by johngoren on Dec 29, 2005 - 23 answers

Songs for Children

I recently had a baby boy and I have some music-related questions. [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Dec 28, 2005 - 19 answers

New guitar for leftie string it jimmy hendrix style?

I've gotten my 5 year old a 1/2 size guitar for Christmas. I remembered as he picked it up for the first time from under the tree this morning- that he is left handed. I'd like to be able to teach him the basics. Should I restring the guitar for a leftie, or teach him to use his right hand for strumming? What do most left handers do? Should I train him Jimmy Hendrix style?
posted by Dag Maggot on Dec 24, 2005 - 32 answers

Bush Highlight Video Riff?

Reggie Bush highlight tape riff? [more inside]
posted by Yelling At Nothing on Dec 8, 2005 - 2 answers

What on earth is that sound?

At the end of Abbey Road, John, Paul and George are trading guitar solos and the section ends with John playing a guitar part that sounds like a howling or blaring car horn. How did he get this sound? Is it feedback? Or is it maybe some kind of pedal effect?
posted by gfrobe on Dec 3, 2005 - 6 answers

How do I replace my guitar strings?

Someone bought me an electric guitar two years ago. Maybe one. I never played it. When I hauled it out of the closet yesterday and took it out of the bag, I discovered that one of the strings was off; it is no longer attached at either end. How unfortunate. Especially for someone who has no idea what to do. How do I fix the guitar?
posted by punishinglemur on Dec 1, 2005 - 19 answers

How do I get the word out about my friend's auction?

My friend is selling his rare signed guitar... It's signed and played by Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo fame. What's the best way I can get the word out? I was thinking of submitting it to sites like BoingBoing and the like, places which would carry the story of a guitar with a nice story behind it being sold, but a lot of the places frown on "self-linking". Since it's not me selling it, I dunno if that would apply. Any suggestions?
posted by unrequited on Nov 27, 2005 - 10 answers

Christmas music for guitar

Alternative, interesting Xmas songs needed for a performance. Must be playable on guitar with one voice accompaniment. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Nov 9, 2005 - 20 answers

was it thin lizzy?

What was the first band to employ dual-guitar harmonized "solos"? What are some good bands who have employed it?
posted by kenko on Nov 6, 2005 - 39 answers

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