I have about $300-400 to spend on a new acoustic guitar that will be gifted to someone who is a classically-trained pianist but would be a beginner on this particular instrument, someone who wants to play music in the vein of Cat Stevens (i.e., pop-folk). There are simply so many options out there that I thought I would ask this site for advice. [more inside]
I've come into a bit of money and am ready to finally shell out for a nice weighted-key digital piano. I'm in the SF Bay area, have Amazon Prime, but don't know where I should go to try things out and buy them. I'm working with a $500-600 budget. My preferences are in the... [more inside]
Hong Kong filter: I'm spending the weekend in Hong Kong, with no specific goals. Help me come up with some non-tourist trap things to do. [more inside]
Planning a birthday present for my daughter, who will be 5 soon. She's been interested in guitars, and I'd love to get her one to mess around on. Ideally it would be small, not too expensive, but good enough to feel 'real'. I don't know much about guitars. What's a good one to buy? Is there an online outlet for such things you would recommend?
Where can I get a pack of four or five 256/512 mb usb flash drives to be used as give-aways? [more inside]
What to look out for when buying a banjo? [more inside]
Is there such a thing as an independent, online music store? [more inside]
How do I start to shop for a new music keyboard? I sing classical music (art song), but I like to play with the fun sounds and possibly play out - with a "real" pianist. My 12-year-old KT-88 seems to be slowly dying. [more inside]
I am looking for small candies shaped like musical notes. Searches on Google and Froogle (Google Product Search) turn up nothing useful. Can anyone suggest a supplier, please?
I've searched desperately and extensively for reviews on digital pianos and find them lacking. Please share your experiences with looking for pianos and/or your (dis)satisfaction with your digital piano. Differences between brands welcomed. I'm looking for an 88-key portable digital piano that feels and sounds most like a real, acoustic piano, I don't care about bells and whistles. The only thing is it must have USB/MIDI ports. Thanks!
What should I look for in a $50 guitar? [more inside]
AskMe Musicians - I'm buying a drum set for the first time. What advice would you offer me? [more inside]
Please refer me to a music shop (either online or in the MSP area) that sells classic metronomes (classic-looking, that is - either wood or metal).
What MP3 player has the best storage-capacity-to-price value? [more inside]
What are the most effective ways to monetarily support my favorite artists? [more inside]
Need to put together a PA for a music venue [more inside]
I work at an independent used book and music shop in the US, and know about Daedalus and Scorpio. Help me find other wholesalers of classic jazz, blues, country, rock and punk CDs. [more inside]
OkinawanMusicFilter: I live in New York City and want to buy some recordings of Okinawan music, but I don't want to pay $30 an album. Is there anywhere in the city or online where I can get them for less? To give you an example of what I am looking for, I really like the collection at Far Side Music, an English website.
I'd like to buy a cello for around $500. I know nothing about celli. [more inside]
I just came back from the Bahamas, and was lucky enough to see some live Junkanoo music performed on the street. Where can I find (preferably live) recordings of Junkanoo bands?
A while ago (a few weeks, a couple months?) I found a online music store that had just been started as some sort of experiment by a larger company. It sold CDs at close to music club prices, but without the subscription. In fact, the parent company might have been BMG or Columbia House. Now I can't find my bookmark, and I can't find it on Google. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Alternatively, can you tell me the best places to buy music CDs online?
Is there a record store somewhere in downtown L.A., near the 7th St. metro stop? For various complicated reasons, I'm stuck in downtown and desperately need CDs! [more inside]
I'm looking to buy a music keyboard for up to £300. I basically want one that's as near to a proper piano as I can, but my needs are: 61 keys (preferably weighted), connectivity to a computer (therefore not much need for extra bells and whistles on the actual keyboard), touch sensitivity, option for pedal/sustain, and a really good array of spectacular sounds. Can anyone help with a make/model? I can't find anywhere that gives an unbiased view of buying a keyboard... [more inside]