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]
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.
Guitar chords for Yiddish song "Margaritkelach"? [more inside]
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]
Need to learn me some new gittar songs. [more inside]
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]
What's the Takamine guitar that Marshall Chapman is playing here, and where can I buy one?
Why do all my valve amps keep breaking? [more inside]
Feed me music! Fast paced acoustic guitar jams and anything related. [more inside]
What are some quality short-scale (22") guitars in the ~$400 range? [more inside]
Help me identify an acoustic guitar [more inside]
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]
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!
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]
Looking for songs that are not too difficult to play and feature a guitar, bass and female vocalist. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for a guitar teacher in the Fairlawn, Ohio area. Older beginner student, interested in electric blues.
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]
I recently saw the Music Tapes perform, and the lead guy played his banjo almost entirely with a violin bow. I ordered this cheap (but new) bow yesterday. Anybody have any tips/experience playing the electric or classical guitar or banjo with a bow? [more inside]
Guitar/Music filter: what handy tools can you recommend to remind you of the songs you can play, for those occasions when you're asked to perform out of the blue and your mind goes blank. [more inside]
My son (8) wants to be Les Claypool. While I can't fault his source of inspiration, I'm not sure starting on the bass is the right way to go--and if it isn't, where do we start? [more inside]
Learning to play acoustic guitar: Should I wean myself off looking at the strings/fretboard while practising chords, or will this naturally come later?
Learning to play acoustic guitar: Should I wean myself off looking at the strings/fretboard while practising chords, or will this naturally come later? [more inside]
How can I wire a bass so that the volume and tone knobs are bypassed? [more inside]
Help me think of creative-but-cheap-and-easy-to-work-with materials I can use to make a pickguard for my new, cheap, Strat-like guitar. Challenge: I have virtually no access to specialized tools much beyond an X-Acto knife/utility knife, drill, and file. [more inside]
In the preliminary stages of learning to play a guitar - is persistent fingertip numbness to be expected? [more inside]
Help me diagnose my (probably user-induced) intermittently crackling tube guitar amp! [more inside]
I bought a book with classic tabulatures fifteen years ago, lost it, and want to buy it again. [more inside]
What the heck is the guitar Colin Hay (ex-Men-at-Work) is playing here? Or in this video? [more inside]
I"m about to paint a electric guitar body. It's completely stripped of hardware and paint, and has been sanded. I'm going to use acrylics or enamels. Should I put down a primer before starting on the colors? Or something else to seal the raw wood ,like a clear varnish? If so, what kind of primer would be good for wood? I know that I"ll need to do a few layers of varnish/lacquer after the paints have dried , but I'm wondering about the undercoating primer. And if someone has a recommendation for paints, please tell me. I'm painting a multiple color "scene" not just a flat overall body color. Thanks.
When I try to tune a stringed instrument (guitar, uke, autoharp), the B string always sounds off to me, no matter what I do. Why? [more inside]
What are some songs that sound like this one? Difficulty: it's a remix of a song from a video game soundtrack. [more inside]
What is a good-sounding electric guitar that's easy on the budget? [more inside]
Desperately need to find the pedal steel guitarists' prayer! Well, it's not really desperate, but would really like to.
Where can I find the pedal steel guitar player's prayer, an humorous, obscure poem only relevant to pedal steel guitarists? I am sure I've seen it on the web somewhere at some point in the not-too-distant past, but my google-fu has failed me.
Do I risk damaging my nice acoustic guitar by keeping it on a wall hanger? [more inside]
will my ps2 usb rock band guitar and drums work on 360 rock band?
Exquisitely terse guitar solos? [more inside]
Which beginner bass should I buy, the Ibanez GSR200 or Peavey Milestone III? [more inside]
I'm thinking of getting a new amplifier! [more inside]
What kind of bass guitar am I looking for? [more inside]
Guitarists: How do you wish you had started? [more inside]
My Guitar Hero drum's kick pedal is dead. I looked online but there are a lot of options and mixed reviews for most of what I found. What's the best mix of frugality and "not going to die on me"-ality that I can find? I'm not opposed to buying an entire new set if that makes more sense.
Guitarfilter - my son has a 3/4 scale acoustic steel-string guitar, and he wants some new strings. I'm a bit of a guitarist myself, so I know how to change them no problem, but before bebopping down to the local guitar shop, I'm curious - what gauge strings are best? [more inside]
I have been thinking about getting a tonerite for guitar. I have no doubt that they work, but don't really wanna spend $150.00. I am trying to think of a less expensive, but suitable substitute that will vibrate the instrument in the same way. I am thinking an aquarium aerator with its tiny motor may fit the bill. Tell me how wrong I am and why. Any other ideas for a sub for the tonerite?
Can anyone recommend a guitar shop in central London that does simple set-ups and electrical overhauls? [more inside]
I like to take my acoustic guitar to parties. As well as songs and karoke, what else can I do? Examples inside. [more inside]
Craig's list help, please. [more inside]
MusicFites: Can you suggest some good acoustic guitar sing-along songs for a post-wedding party? [more inside]
I recently purchased a left handed acoustic guitar (i'm a lefty). Apart from the Old Town School of Folk Music, where in Chicago can I learn to play it? [more inside]
Guitar filter: My awesome wife got me this guitar to take with me on my frequent business trips. I consider myself an "advanced beginner" - I.E. - I enjoy playing casually, but don't know as much as I would like about the actual mechanics of the guitar. Which leads to this restringing question: [more inside]
Where are the best places to buy used music gear online? [more inside]