What are some restaurants, coffee shops, bars etc. in Austin, TX that would welcome a solo acoustic act?
posted by ReWayne
on Jun 8, 2011 -
What genre(s)of Mexican music is/are exemplified in the first three minutes of this song
? What albums and musicians are hallmarks of this genre?
posted by Philipschall
on Jun 8, 2011 -
My mum is learning to play guitar. I am trying to find some software that would help her. I think a program that plays MIDI files would be good, so I am wondering what is a good one? But other ideas would be good too. [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c
on Jun 6, 2011 -
Did you start learning to play an instrument in your 20s? I guess I have this feeling like it's Too Late for me! [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz
on Jun 6, 2011 -
GuitarFilter: Multi FX vs. Pedals. In particular, I'm trying to figure out whether I should buy a $100 floor controller for my Line 6 Pod XT, or stump for a couple of pedals instead. Lots of snowflakiness inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane
on May 30, 2011 -
I'm getting back into playing my electric guitar. Two questions: 1) how do I tell whether it's worth throwing money at the existing guitar vs. getting a new one (details inside, I'm in Boston); and 2) what's a good effects processor these days (details also inside). [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on May 26, 2011 -
Where can I get a detachable sheet-music holder for acoustic guitar, similar to the lyres used for instruments in marching bands? [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan
on May 25, 2011 -
I'm doing a song analysis on this awesome song, but I can't nail down one of the instruments.
It appears around 3:15
into the song, and also at the end.
I'm figuring its either a xylophone or a synth. Anyone care to shed some light (that will never go out)
posted by bodaciousllama
on May 23, 2011 -
What connection kit and software do you recommend for amp modeling and recording guitar on iOS? I'd like to plug the guitar into the connector, pick an amp, record stuff, then get the audio files either off the device or into other apps for mixing.
posted by ignignokt
on Apr 25, 2011 -
Who would you see as a seminal guitar player in the early to mid eighties? Totally frivolous question! [more inside]
posted by gijsvs
on Apr 7, 2011 -
You are around 20 years old and live in Spain. What songs would you like to hear on acoustic guitar? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Apr 4, 2011 -
I'm thinking about getting back to playing guitar after a decade. I never got past the basics the first time around, so I've always wondered about two things: how do experienced guitar players fundamentally see and "know" their instrument (especially where everything is on the fretboard), and what motivated them to keep practicing when they were newbies? [more inside]
posted by jklaiho
on Apr 1, 2011 -
The bass player in my band has this combo amp
. It has 2 internal speakers, and an external speaker jack rated for a minimum impedance of 4 ohms. If he wants to hook up an additional cabinet, what does the impedance of the extra cab need to be? [more inside]
posted by anazgnos
on Mar 13, 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 -
What is this musical technique / style (?) called? Consists of a simple pattern that becomes more complex as the song progresses till it reaches full maturity. [more inside]
posted by Upal
on Mar 7, 2011 -
I'm travelling to Hawaii this summer and want to spend a couple of days learning ukulele, steel guitar or slack-key guitar in the traditional Hawaiian style. I have some music background so I'm looking for more than just a tourist novelty class. Any suggestions from local experts? [more inside]
posted by ChristopherS
on Mar 7, 2011 -
Emmylou Harris ordinarily uses a Gibson acoustic guitar, but on some songs (notably The Pearl) she uses a crazy guitar with its lowest string lifted off the fretboard as a drone. Who makes it?
Here is a (mesmerizing) video of her playing The Pearl
And here is a photo of her playing it.
(The pic shows the luthier's mark on the headstock, but I do not recognize it).
posted by capnsue
on Mar 6, 2011 -
Guitarfilter: I am looking to find the best DI (Direct Injection) box for my needs. The most important things to me are: 1.) Active not Passive 2.) Has two outputs, one to USB for PC recording and one (as bypass or as wet) standard 1/4" to feed to amp 3.) Low latency. [more inside]
posted by kjl291
on Mar 3, 2011 -
I would like to learn to play the guitar. I think I would like to start with an acoustic. I have a small (7.5") finger span and slightly damaged left hand. [more inside]
posted by theefixedstars
on Jan 26, 2011 -
Name that song: from This American Life 149
, about 29 minutes in. It sounds like an electric guitar cover of The Beach Boys' "In My Room", but it has no vocals, and doesn't sound like the cover by Grant Lee Buffalo.
posted by l33tpolicywonk
on Jan 24, 2011 -
As an adult, I'm finally trying to explore my musical side. I'm leaning towards electric guitar and/ or piano. Lots of special details and questions inside! [more inside]
posted by GastrocNemesis
on Jan 21, 2011 -
My son wants to learn guitar; I know how to play, but I'm a righty- he's a lefty. I'm looking for advice on how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar
on Jan 12, 2011 -
What's the Takamine guitar that Marshall Chapman is playing here
, and where can I buy one?
posted by partner
on Jan 9, 2011 -
I've been learning to play metal guitar for the last couple months, and my guitar teacher asked me to bring some tabs with (preferably relatively easy) lead parts in A minor pentatonic scale. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by vorfeed
on Dec 16, 2010 -
What are some of the best resources on the electric guitar? Any medium is welcome: books, videos, articles, etc. Money is not an issue; if there's a really good reference that costs thousands of dollars, I'd like to know about it. Collectively, I'd like these resources to cover everything a professional electric guitarist would need to know, from technique (basic and advanced) to related tech (amps, effects units, etc.) to guitar maintenance. Thank you!
posted by archagon
on Dec 12, 2010 -
I finally figured out the perfect gift to get the boyfriend but am having trouble finding what I want. Help me navigate the world of diy audio kits with respect to guitar amps! [more inside]
posted by joydivasian
on Dec 10, 2010 -
Looking for recommendations for a guitar teacher in the Fairlawn, Ohio area. Older beginner student, interested in electric blues.
posted by Lone_Wolf
on Dec 7, 2010 -
Help me identify this vintage electric guitar I found. There are no discernable markings of any kind, save what appears to be a serial stamped inside the control cavity. [more inside]
posted by SamuelF
on Dec 7, 2010 -