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Musical mefites lend me your gadgets! Learning songs on a digital piano.

I have access to a digital piano (Kawai CN24) and wouldn't mind learning to play a few songs. I do not want to learn to read music. Memorization/repetition of a few easy to moderate songs is the goal. What digital or electrical tools are there that might help me accomplish this. Ideally, I'm thinking android or windows tablet applications or maybe a cheaper piece of musical hardware that somehow integrates with the hardware/MIDI outs/ins on the piano in question. [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Mar 4, 2016 - 4 answers

What is some music like Amesoeurs, but without the black metal bits?

I'm utterly, completely entranced by Amesoeurs' self-titled album, but when I look for recommendations similar to the band, I understandably only find black metal and atmospheric metal bands. What I want is something more like the songs after the jump. [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Mar 4, 2016 - 8 answers

Default YouTube songs?!

What are the songs that are in the background of this video and this one and just about every other video on YouTube that has to do with lifestyle planning/organizing/self-help for women?! Is it a default of iMovie? Does YouTube provide default soundtracks? Where is it from?
posted by divabat on Mar 3, 2016 - 6 answers

Piano compositions by women?

I was recently eying my books to try to see what the gender balance is for authors. For fiction I was more or less ok, but one thing I noticed is that my collection of piano music is approximately 100% male. I have some jazz but that's really it. Googling has given me some names to follow up on (Clara Schumann, Nadia/Lili Boulanger) but not a lot, and I was wondering if people here have some particular suggestions for pieces. [more inside]
posted by advil on Feb 29, 2016 - 21 answers

Finding new music

Inspired by this comment, I realize that there are many bands that I really love but I never know when their music comes out. I've missed out on decades! I use Songkick to keep track of live shows and keep up with NPR's "All Songs Considered" through my spouse, but I'd love to hear about ways that y'all keep track of music that you love on a more regular basis. Live shows, new albums, anything. Music tastes are below the fold, if it matters. [more inside]
posted by onecircleaday on Feb 27, 2016 - 9 answers

Lyrics to "Sermon" by Ed Schrader's Music Beat?

My search fu is weak. Does anyone have the lyrics to "Sermon?"
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Feb 26, 2016 - 3 answers

Writing Shirley, Lori, Danny, Tracey and Chris

5 people need to learn the non-Keith Partridge parts of this song. For me, it's easiest to listen to the song over and over and learn by ear, but others can would rather learn it by sight. [more inside]
posted by Duffington on Feb 26, 2016 - 5 answers

alternative music scene in iran

Hey, I have been a dj in the past for all kinds of experimental music and am seeking to expand my aural horizons with specific interest in this part of the world. This might be a long-shot, but is anyone familiar with any kind of experimental scene there? I'm heavily interested in electronica as well, but something deep and dark. Are there any publications or sources you could refer me to?
posted by a knot unknown on Feb 23, 2016 - 8 answers

Front end for a kitchen stereo

My lovely friends have a boom box in the kitchen. They use it a lot and it is getting old and battered. They also have a powered 2.1 speaker set. What's a good, inexpensive, WiFi-connected tablet or the like with which they can stream audio to the speaker set? [more inside]
posted by jet_silver on Feb 23, 2016 - 10 answers

Searching for 80's children's Christian music album title

I am trying to locate/remember a children's Christian music album title that I remember listening to when I was a child in the early 80's. [more inside]
posted by ddefebbo on Feb 23, 2016 - 4 answers

Music you and your kids both enjoy

I'm in search of specific suggestions for music you and your kids both enjoy listening to. I'm thinking primarily of music targeted at adults, though am open to suggestions for particularly awesome kids' music as well (See: Here Comes Science). Recommendations for albums, individual songs, or Pandora channel seeds all highly welcome. [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Feb 22, 2016 - 55 answers

What do I do once I learn guitar?

Last year I quit my job and went freelance/work-from-home. I'm also single & early 30's, so healthy and no big commitments. One of the first things I did was bought the electric guitar (2 actually, an 8-string & 6-string acoustic), because I've always wanted to learn and it's something I can work on during downtime. Now I'm finally getting the expected downtime, and a question popped into my brain - what am I gonna do with this? Help me understand where knowing guitar can take me. [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Feb 20, 2016 - 9 answers

Looking for a music playlist for a D&D bard to Inspire Courage!

I am now playing D&D on the site Roll20.com; the site allows you to upload and play music during the game. Since I am playing a bard, I'd like to have some inspiring FIGHT FIGHT WIN THE FIGHT music! Suggestions please? [more inside]
posted by Pastor of Muppets on Feb 19, 2016 - 20 answers

Is it possible to download a digital copy of a physical album?

Recently I totaled my car and lost all my favorite CDs that were stored in the disc changer. I never ripped any of the albums to a computer so no digital copies exist, but I do have all the original cases and booklets. Is it possible to legally download digital copies to replace what I've already purchased?
posted by isopropyl on Feb 19, 2016 - 17 answers

Modern International Pop Music

I'm looking for current international pop music. Details inside [more inside]
posted by R.F.Simpson on Feb 18, 2016 - 4 answers

Western Ski Trip Music

Hey Metafilter, my boyfriend and I have fairly divergent tastes in music (I like Kate Wolf and he likes Metallica). We usually end up listening to a lot of podcasts. We're planning on taking a fairly long road trip this spring to go ski around the west. Can you give me some suggestions so I can surprise him with some new listening? Behind the link is a description of what we agree on. [more inside]
posted by grinagog on Feb 14, 2016 - 15 answers

Anybody using Notion for iOS? I need help.

If anyone is using the app Notion for iOS (music notation app) I could really use some help. [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Feb 14, 2016 - 2 answers

You got a TIGHT PAIR, how did it get that way?

I know nothing about recording or making music. How is something like Tight Pair by LIPPS, Inc recorded? When Cynthia Johnson comes in @ ~30 secs, she sounds like she is singing really loudly. At the same time, she sounds further away from the front of the music than the instruments. I'm curious how this effect is achieved, what volume Ms. Johnson was actually singing at in studio, and any other interesting things I don't know to ask about.
posted by OmieWise on Feb 12, 2016 - 10 answers

Music to go with reading Holleran's "Dancer From The Dance"

I'm reading Andrew Holleran's classic gay novel "Dancer From The Dance." It's set in New York in the very early years of disco. (1972-74?) I'd like to build up a playlist of some tunes that set the mood, because most of the disco music I know is the later stuff (Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, etc.) [more inside]
posted by dnash on Feb 11, 2016 - 3 answers

You've expressed excessively your contempt for matrimony

Can you link me any music in which not wanting to get married is mentioned? Examples would be Archie, Marry Me by Alvvays (from which the titular lyric is taken) and Burnin' Through the Nite by The Sweethearts ('don't wanna get married'). The song can be about anything, just so long as not wanting to get married is mentioned somewhere. And I'd prefer to stick to songs outside of contemporary mainstream pop.
posted by Panthalassa on Feb 9, 2016 - 48 answers

dance music with horns

Please tell me your favorite dance music that features trumpet or other brass. Bonus points for music that makes you happy and want to dance all the time.
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 9, 2016 - 48 answers

Recommendations for music with non-English lyrics

I'm in my semi-annual quest for new music. Looking for relatively fast-paced music sung in languages other than English. Bonus if I can purchase via Bandcamp (or any other site that does a (relatively) good job of getting money to musicians. [more inside]
posted by spamandkimchi on Feb 8, 2016 - 23 answers

Is there a forum where I can reliably find eclectic music suggestions?

Is there some general music forum where I might ask things like "Suggest me some music that sounds desert-themed" or "What are some good songs with lyrics that aren't about love and dancing?" or "Suggest some songs that include a violin solo." [more inside]
posted by picklenickle on Feb 7, 2016 - 5 answers

Name those tunes

Hivemind... what two songs are these?
posted by starman on Feb 5, 2016 - 5 answers

Software for a musical needle-drop test?

I'd like an application for my desktop, OS X computer that would basically simulate the dreaded "needle drop" test of music lit classes of yore: a random sample from a given list of recordings is played, and you have to identify the work (and perhaps the measure or movement). In practical terms, I should be able to load up a bank of mp3s, push a button, and be given a random clip of a pre-set time length. [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog on Feb 4, 2016 - 4 answers

What is the best new video game music to listen to while programming?

I find that video game soundtracks are particularly good background music for programming, but I rarely have time to play new games and discover new music. In the past, I have enjoyed the Superbrothers soundtrack, the soundtrack to Hotline Miami, FTL, certain tracks from Kentucky Route Zero, and the last Deus Ex Machina. Can you recommend post-2014 video game soundtracks that help you to achieve a state of flow?
posted by Svejk on Feb 3, 2016 - 29 answers

Conscious Hip-hop for Newbies?

Thanks to my obsession with Hamilton, I've realized that I am sorely ignorant about way too much of the hip-hop and rap history it calls on, and I'd also like to find more recent stuff I'd like. [more inside]
posted by rtha on Feb 3, 2016 - 39 answers

Help me find two songs from the impossible soundtrack

Many years ago, back in 2008 or 2009, I watched a movie called The Bilbee Boys on some shady no-name video streaming site. It wasn't a great movie but there were two songs on the soundtrack that I loved. I am looking for those songs. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Feb 1, 2016 - 14 answers

Now that's DEEE-LUX!

What Deluxe or Anniversary or Expanded Re-issues have really great extra content? Many albums from my youth have been reissued as two disc sets, with the second disc containing good, interesting, or even vital information. I would like to hear about your favorites among these reissues. Genre is not a concern. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Feb 1, 2016 - 18 answers

I may be bad, but I'm perfectly good at it.

What are your favorite songs with explicit references to kink, BDSM, or power exchange dynamics? [more inside]
posted by woodvine on Jan 27, 2016 - 75 answers

How best to invite people to events but put a limit on # of attendees?

I'm interested in scheduling regular, artsy-fartsy outings with a select group of sweet people, but I (maybe) want to limit the number of attendees, because we're mostly introverts and I'd like the events to be kind of intimate. Like dates for 3-4 people who might not know each other, but I imagine could be fast friends. What are some online tools that can facilitate this? [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Jan 23, 2016 - 5 answers

Name of musician interviewed on NPR recently?

I'm trying to remember the name of a female singer-songwriter who was interviewed on NPR recently (or at least I heard part of the interview a few weeks ago). She played a simple folk guitar style and her Quaker (pretty sure, definitely a philosophical Christian minority sect) faith was part of her writing inspiration. [more inside]
posted by 3urypteris on Jan 18, 2016 - 3 answers

From Gospel to Rock and Roll

My current project involves a little research into gospel music history, how it influenced rock and other genres, and musicians who crossed over from gospel to rock (like Sam Cooke). Can anyone help me out with any part of that? It would be difficult to acquire a book right now, so online reading is best. Have read some articles but still looking for something substantial.
posted by mermaidcafe on Jan 17, 2016 - 10 answers

What songs can I play on a Little Tykes Piano?

I want to be able to play and sing for my 13 month old. Difficulty level: four key baby piano. [more inside]
posted by Maastrictian on Jan 16, 2016 - 9 answers

Billboard album charts for the 1960s

I would like to see the weekly Billboard album charts for the period 1965-1969. Is this data available online? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jan 15, 2016 - 2 answers

Cover me, bro!

I have been pretty sad about David Bowie's recent death return to his home planet. But then I listened to this gorgeous cover of Life on Mars by Sarah Blasko, and I felt better. So, gentle mefites, can you give me your favourite David Bowie covers?
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Jan 14, 2016 - 63 answers

Bedroom music recording

Bedroom music recording. Also, what is the equipment in this picture? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Jan 14, 2016 - 15 answers

Programmable drum machine/metronome

I am looking for a good programmable metronome or drum machine or a sampler/sequencer for Android OS. [more inside]
posted by asok on Jan 14, 2016 - 4 answers

Help me figure out what this song is with absolutely no information.

Mid to late 1980s punk-ish song with the line "I am not sorry" repeated in the chorus. I always thought it was Hüsker Dü but now I'm not so sure. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jan 13, 2016 - 12 answers

Track ID: Egyptian hiphop / trip vocoder track

Just got back from Hurghada and recorded a snippet of a track in a shop. We asked a local DJ to ID it but he wasn't able to (-it's old, like 2 years - all that stuff sounds the same) so I'm turning to the hive. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Jan 13, 2016 - 2 answers

Music to submerge in - rain / water samples

Please recommend music containing recordings of rain or moving water. Not vanilla nature noises, like Echoes of Nature (though I love those too), but music in which those kinds of recordings are incorporated as an intergral part of the piece. [more inside]
posted by protorp on Jan 11, 2016 - 35 answers

Upcoming folksy concerts in Paris

I'm looking for some concert recommendations in Paris in February or March in the singer-songerwriter/folksy vein. Guitars, good melodies, good lyrics (English preferred). Josh Ritter is a good example. Are there any shows on Songkick (or other aggregators I'm not aware of) that you would recommend? Or maybe your favorite band is passing through on tour? Thanks!
posted by ropeladder on Jan 11, 2016 - 2 answers

Help me find a way "in" to classical music.

I can seem to see what I think I should be seeing in classical music. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jan 7, 2016 - 37 answers

Winter NYC vacation plans revolving around food, art, music, & history

I'll be in NYC from Jan 22 - Jan 24 and am overwhelmed with excitement and also panic about What To Do and What To Eat. Can you tell me what you love to do and eat given my wide range of interests? [more inside]
posted by tatiana wishbone on Jan 6, 2016 - 16 answers

Wanted: Sad Electric Organ Music

I love, love, love melancholy or sad songs that feature an electric organ, but I stumble upon them infrequently. Could you help me find more? [more inside]
posted by Synesthesia on Jan 5, 2016 - 16 answers

In search of a sound system.

Can you recommend a sound system to hook up to a TV, our phones, and that also has a radio? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Jan 4, 2016 - 8 answers

What's this song played by a toy?

What is this song? A toy plays it (hence the sound quality), and I'm sure I've heard it before, but can't place it.
posted by keltanen on Jan 3, 2016 - 3 answers

How to furnish a room to enhance creativity, specifically songwriting?

My wife is a singer-songwriter who typically composes and rehearses in our bedroom. The room is a decent size, with a bed, love seat, small desk and bay window. [more inside]
posted by hick57 on Jan 3, 2016 - 7 answers

How do I cope with the loss of time from building a bogus server?

Received a very old computer. It had the necessary hardware, so I decided to turn it into a music streaming server so that I could listen to my 450gb of music at anytime over my iphone. I tried to set it up with tonido, and everything worked well. The only problem is that their iphone app sucks and crashes like a mofo EVERY time. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jan 2, 2016 - 13 answers

Identify this 80's hip hop song

Friend has been searching for this song for years, and just came across an old cassette tape, likely recorded from the radio. [more inside]
posted by Neeuq Nus on Jan 1, 2016 - 5 answers

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