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Help me to arrange folk songs!

I'd like to write arrangements of folk songs for (one) guitar and (one) voice, but I don't know where to start. More details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by HoraceH on Apr 13, 2014 - 5 answers

Let's all sing the most sanctimonious song ever written!

Baby WanKenobi loves the song Little Boxes. I think she likes it because it's bouncy. I love singing it because it's subversive and snarky. What other songs might we enjoy? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Apr 12, 2014 - 54 answers

Singing & Copyright

Our group is a charitable/educational one. We do not charge admission to our meetings, but do pass a hat to collect donations to cover expenses. We'd like to sing a popular song or 2 as a group, with several members providing musical accompaniment. We certainly don't want to violate copyright. Are we expected to get permission or pay the copyright holders? Please provide cites/links; thanks!
posted by dancing leaves on Mar 8, 2014 - 9 answers

What is this song?

I'm trying to source this haunting voice. Is this arabic? A sung prayer? Stumbled on this by accident, no idea what it is. Thanks for any tips...
posted by brownbat on Jun 18, 2013 - 7 answers

I'm a little teapot isn't going to cut it...

Help me find a karaoke song that fits my personality and musical abilities! [more inside]
posted by jph on Jun 22, 2012 - 12 answers

How would you describe Cutty Ranks to a deaf person?

Is there a technical terminology that could describe different styles of popular singing, in the same way that linguists might describe accents? Try your hand at a couple of examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Song ID Ninjas? - Terrible vocal rendition of a popular song

Ok, some of you are just plain talented with this stuff. My friend swears that this little ditty is from an ACTUAL song, but she has been trying to remember which song exactly for more than a month now... I'd like to ID the song before she does, and taunt her with the knowledge (like any good friend would do) just to watch her squirm! [more inside]
posted by rinogo on Sep 15, 2011 - 15 answers

Online short identification.

Help me find an only partially remembered short film I saw in the internet back in 2000 or 2001. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Aug 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Singable and danceable?

Looking for good pop songs that I can dance to and sing along with. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Apr 22, 2011 - 13 answers

Get me away from Train

What songs sound like Train's "Hey, Soul Sister" but definitely are not "Hey, Soul Sister"? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Feb 15, 2011 - 15 answers

What should six year old sing at Fair?

What is a good song for a six year old girl to sing at a fair? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jan 5, 2011 - 15 answers

Halloween songs

What are your favorite Halloween themed songs, suitable for an esl class ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Oct 20, 2010 - 15 answers

Cos I'm Freeeeeeeee

I'm looking for scenes in movies / TV shows where the characters are singing whilst driving. [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Jul 31, 2010 - 57 answers

Difficulty factor: near-total ignorance of Sondheim

Help me avoid embarrassment. I have no training and couldn't tell you what my range is using, like, technical terms, but when singing I embarrass myself least with Amy Winehouse's song You Know I'm No Good. Taking that as my (only) data point, what song should I attempt at an evening of Sondheim?
posted by prefpara on Jun 16, 2010 - 10 answers

We want to know exactly what we're singing.

I need help translating this Polish song! The internet has failed me so far. [more inside]
posted by Askiba on Mar 6, 2010 - 2 answers

Classical composers who sang instead of played instruments?

Are there well-known classical composers who aren't trained on a particular instrument? An acquaintance is a young singer who's interested in composition (mostly for voice), but in talking to him I get the sense that he feels a little inadequate compared to his fellow students who are accomplished on at least one instrument like piano or violin. Can you give me examples of classical composers whose work is respected but who weren't primarily instrumental players? Modern or otherwise. Thanks!
posted by mediareport on Dec 14, 2009 - 14 answers

A guy and a girl singing together?

I am a music ignoramus. But, I know I really like a man and a woman (a guy and a girl) singing together. Call and response, harmony, part of the lyrics or not, I think it's really amazing when a masculine voice and feminine voice are working together. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jun 6, 2009 - 80 answers

I'm just a girl who can't say no...

Song suggestions for a pregnancy-themed musical recital? (Broadway or opera preferred) [more inside]
posted by fermion on Jun 3, 2009 - 19 answers

Suggestions for comedy songs to sing at the piano

I'd like to learn some more comedy songs to sing at the piano along the lines of Hugh Laurie's Mystery. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Apr 20, 2009 - 18 answers

Ayudame por favor!

Singing in Spanish filter: I need some feedback, por favor! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Feb 20, 2007 - 15 answers

What are some interesting/different birthday songs?

What are some impressive birthday songs, or songs that would work for a birthday song? My wife's a soprano with 10 years of voice training, and she's looking for something showy to sing for co-workers' birthdays. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Feb 1, 2006 - 8 answers

Please, not another wedding music question...

Needed: "Romantic songs of the 1930s/40s/50s that are very easy to play on guitar". My brother has asked me to sing "something" at his mostly secular wedding on August 13. No piano available, *maybe* a guitar player of unknown skill level. He seems to want something romantic and 1930s-50s American pop. He's mentioned "It's Only a Paper Moon" with enthusiasm, but I'm not sure that would be easy enough to play on guitar. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jul 11, 2005 - 12 answers

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