My 13 year old wants a bass guitar for Christmas. People who have some idea about musical instruments, please tell me what I should be looking for in a beginner bass guitar. [more inside]
I'm going to practice guitar half an hour a day for the next 56 days. I've never played an instrument before, and I'd like to learn basic social guitar. What goals make sense for that timeframe, and how should I practice? [more inside]
What's the cool new/used acoustic guitar store you'd recommend to a friend in the Boston area, bonus points for being near Rockport, Mass. [more inside]
How does Sheryl Crow play 'Chances Are' on guitar - non-standard tuning? [more inside]
What are the chord progressions for "Bird Song" by Bert Jansch? [more inside]
What is this classical song (short clip on guitar inside)? [more inside]
Can you help me identify this guitar riff? I have a feeling it might be Roy Harper, but I can't find the track (and I haven't heard it for 30 years...) [more inside]
How do I choose which hobby I want to devote myself to? [more inside]
Lap steel lessons in the Ann Arbor area? [more inside]
Does a guitar FX pedal or computer program exist that let's me plug in, select a song, and then start playing my guitar with the exact FX the original guitarist used?
Guitar advice required: something similar to Martin JC16RE Aura? [more inside]
I would like to insure my musical instruments. [more inside]
How can I raise about $1,500 by late January? [more inside]
iPod Touch/iPhone guitar/mandolin tuner app recommendations, please. [more inside]
My band has a big gig tomorrow night and for the first time ever, I am a little anxious about performing. What are some simple ways to stay relaxed and have fun on stage? [more inside]
Music Filter: Trying to find composer and video for guitar ensemble which produced music 'that sounded like it came directly from hell" I'm trying to track down the name of a composer who I read about a few years ago. He crowdsourced guitar players of all skill levels (via open audition calls, and newspaper adverts), and then created a guitar orchestra. [more inside]
What unknown singer-songwriters do you love and think I should know about? [more inside]
I broke some very expensive headphones that i bought at guitar center... How can I get a refund? [more inside]
How do I incorporate the guitar lead in the chorus of Califone's 'Funeral Singers' into a solo arrangement? [more inside]
Looking for the specific model of an Ibanez RG guitar before I sell it. Pictures inside! [more inside]
What music theory stuff is Yngwie Malmsteen having a hard time explaining about his composition "Arpeggios from Hell"? [more inside]
How do American sound technicians make a folk/blues guitar sound really pop? [more inside]
Help me & my sister ID this early 90s children's show based on the intro sequence. [more inside]
Continuing on my progression to Rock God status, I hoped you could enlighten me with everything you know about getting particular sounds out of amps and effects--both as a general proposition, and with respect to the infinitely tweakable Line 6 Pod HD. [more inside]
Houston Filter: Where are the local music stores hidden? [more inside]
About 20 years ago while working at a guitar store, a guy sold us his stuff, and in the case was a piece of weirdness. A small black plastic box called the "Geraci Keetaar Converter" It has six keys, with corresponding felt tipped hammers below, and is mean to be mounted to the top, and over the neck of the guitar, and allow you to use the hammers to sound the strings instead of your fingers or a pick. Tried it once, and it was sort of a neat effect. The only other info is it says "Norwood Company, Morton Grove IL. Patent Pending" I have never been able to find any info on this thing, nor the company. Has anyone even HEARD of this particular piece of wonderful weirdness?
TubeAmpFilter: my 1970 Fender Twin Reverb started smoking when hooked up to a generator. Still works. Opened it up and can't find the culprit. What's the mostly likely diagnosis? [more inside]
What are some patriotic songs that everyone in a group of early-twenties college-educated people would know? Accomplished accompanist (guitar) here, looking for songs most of these folks know the words to. Open to any American music from 1800s-present that captures the spirit of America on her birthday. Great sing-alongs are totally fine even if they don't quite fit the description.
Help! What guitar-filled rock song has the lyrics "won't tell a soul" as the refrain, I think? It is a male singer - I couldn't tell if the song was old or new. My Goog-itsu is failing me. [more inside]
Is it true that I can't use a bass with a guitar amp? Why or why not? [more inside]
Geetar-filter: What axe/fx achieved the sound of Lenny Kaye's wonderful solo on "Pissing In A River"?
Someone please explain the chord structure/key change/whatever in Roy Orbison's 'You Got It' [more inside]
Where can I find some people to jam with in Southampton UK. [more inside]
Which guitar amp should I buy? Requirements: small, all tube, nice tone at low volume. [more inside]
Is a truss rod really necessary if I put a strip of superhard wood between the maple laminate of a maple guitar neck? [more inside]
How should I go about finding someone to build a custom guitar display case? [more inside]
What are some restaurants, coffee shops, bars etc. in Austin, TX that would welcome a solo acoustic act?
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?
Looking for online tools for guitar practice when away from the guitar [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Where can I get a detachable sheet-music holder for acoustic guitar, similar to the lyres used for instruments in marching bands? [more inside]
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)
What is your favorite cool and relaxing music? [more inside]
Which gauge guitar strings for Drop A# should I use? [more inside]
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.