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]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Jun 10, 2014 -
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]
posted by c'mon sea legs
on Jan 7, 2014 -
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?
posted by feckless
on Jul 28, 2011 -
Where can I get a pack of four or five 256/512 mb usb flash drives to be used as give-aways? [more inside]
posted by robobrent
on Apr 13, 2011 -
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]
posted by amtho
on Apr 7, 2009 -
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?
posted by zainsubani
on Mar 16, 2009 -
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.
posted by shmooly
on Jan 21, 2009 -
AskMe Musicians - I'm buying a drum set for the first time. What advice would you offer me? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco
on Feb 15, 2008 -
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).
posted by B-squared
on Dec 17, 2007 -
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]
posted by mediareport
on Nov 1, 2006 -
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.
posted by billtron
on Oct 22, 2006 -
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?
posted by swift
on Nov 29, 2005 -
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?
posted by tsackett
on Mar 8, 2005 -
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]
posted by josh
on Jun 18, 2004 -
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]
posted by wibbler
on Dec 26, 2003 -