Can I use higher gauge strings on a Tenor Guitar? [more inside]
Question about splitting data into columns: I have one column of data that I'd like to split into seven separate columns. A typical, complete row in the column looks like "mefi:1,ask:3,meta:2,projects:5,jobs:5,music:6,irl:4" where the number values can be anywhere from 1-6. The problem is that if any one or more of the seven subsites are left unanswered, the entire value is missing (there is no "[subsite]:0" or "," as a placeholder). Consequently, separating the column into seven distinct columns using the comma as the separator causes the data to fall/shift into the wrong output columns if any one or more of the seven subsite categories are missing. How can i fix this? [more inside]
Just what is this flat, neckless 4-stringed musical instument? [more inside]
How would you describe music like this, and can you recommend more like it? Kind of dreamy vocals and swelling strings, old-fashioned mid-20th-century feeling. Example 1: The children's chorus from the opening to Night of the Hunter, starting about 32 seconds into this video. Example 2: Walt Kelly's "Willow the Wasp", 30 second sample on amazon.
Is there a name for those conspiracy maps that are so often shown in movies and TV shows? You know, the ones on cork board, with photos and index cards connected with strings.
What causes strings to go false? [more inside]
Where can I get custom sets of guitar strings manufactured? [more inside]
Where can I buy some Chapman Stick strings in southern or eastern Ontario? [more inside]
I was just given a 12-chord autoharp, not in great shape. How do I figure out if it's worth salvaging, and if so, what are some good resources for learning to play? [more inside]
Which gauge guitar strings for Drop A# should I use? [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]
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]
Similar to these questions, I'm looking for simple, beautiful songs with a single voice and either a piano or strings. [more inside]
Should we hire a string trio or string quartet to play at our wedding (immediately pre-ceremony and during the reception)? I have no idea what difference, if any, the extra violin would make to the sound or the range of music that can be played, though I do have an idea of the difference in cost ($170-350). Is it worth it? (Bonus points if you can suggest pieces of music.)
Inspired by this question: What classical music is similar to the intro [through 0:13] of this song (Princeton's "Sadie & Andy")?
I have two large (10k-100k) sets of strings. I want to match the items in the sets up in pairs based on similarity. Levenshtein looks promising but costly. [more inside]
Ukulele players: Is this a more finger-friendly instrument than the guitar? [more inside]
I want to listen to luscious old (pre 90s) music that sounds fresh and as if it could have been recorded and released today (in terms of production values, instrumentation, orchestration, etc.) Can you recommend some? [more inside]
Recommend goa trance and digital hardcore musical acts (similar to Onoken)? [more inside]
Where should I buy high-quality acoustic guitar strings online? Also, suggestions for brands of strings? [more inside]
While in Paris, I stumbled upon a group playing quite an impressive strings arrangement, in a Metro station. What song is this?
I bought my partner a cheapie guitar, but fretting its strings is incredibly uncomfortable compared with my own cheapie guitar (with the same light gauge strings). What could be causing the difference, and how do I fix it? [more inside]
Please help me find other songs that have a similar sound to the first 30 seconds of Vampire Weekend's M79. [more inside]
Two questions regarding getting my acoustic guitar strings replaced at the local music shop. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a cello teacher in Toronto, for an adult amateur new to cello but not to strings? [more inside]
What are the best cheap acoustic guitar strings and where is the best place to buy them? [more inside]
Bass player. Long time pizzicato, first time arco. What do I need to know about my bow, specifically regarding rosin? [more inside]
Help me identify this mystery track from my friends' mix CD, that he can't recall either. No sample available, yet! It's more than likely a movie score track. Cross between 1941, Elfman, Zimmer, Willow, and involves kazoos in places. [more inside]
What happened to my Strat? [more inside]
How and why cables/strings/hoses/lines/cords etc. become entangled? Is there any scientific explanation of the process and more generally a science studying the physical/topological properties and behaviour of string materials? [more inside]
What is the piece of music used at 12:29 in the Neill Blomkamp short "Tempbot," at around 12:29? (link to the short movie within) [more inside]
Guitar Filter: Has anyone ever miked nylon strings (on an acoustic or solid body) and put it through a distortion box and/or an overdrive box? How does it sound? Pleasant or not? Does anyone know if any professional musician has experimented with that?
Guitar Filter: On a 6 string electric guitar playing blues or rock, have you ever strung the same gauge on all three lower strings and the same gauge on all three upper strings? What did it sound like, and did you like it? How about the playability? [more inside]
Guitar tuning through harmonics: Could you fine fine folks explain the physical/mathematical principles behind the increased "distortion" as two guitar strings being tuned through harmonics approach being tuned? [more inside]
I'm looking for good resources for upright bass DIY education—especially regarding bowing basics and other physical/form questions. [more inside]
Two questions concerning violins (and by extension, other string instruments): 1. Mass production! 2. Strads! [more inside]
Man making sheep noises with delicate musical accompaniment. What is it? [more inside]
Help me find more "classical" music that I will like. There is... [more inside]
Help me clear up all the guitar stringing advice I've received. Should you remove all the strings from your guitar and then add the new ones, or change the strings one-by-one? [more inside]
Has anyone seen a non-Konfabulator Windows Start Menu replacement that allows the user to enter the names of programs to run? [more inside]
I need some music reccomendations. I really enjoy instrumental string music, but have no idea who some of the really good performers are. In particular, I like the style presented in the theme song to "Angel" by Darling Violetta, where strings are mixed with a modern rock sound.
So can anyone reccommend some good artists/albums to check out?
So can anyone reccommend some good artists/albums to check out?
Is there a secret place on the internet like alibris.com for books where one can go find relatively obscure classical recordings?
Jacob ter Veldhuis' String Quartets, as far as I can tell, have been recorded only once. That label doesn't seem to have any current contact information. I'd like to get my hands on this, and tried a bunch of the local options here in San Francisco, including Amoeba. Is there a secret place on the internet like alibris.com for books where one can go find relatively obscure Dutch string quartets?
Bass guitar string gauge determination [More Inside] [more inside]
Guitar pickers - what kind of strings do you prefer for your acoustic and more important, what kind of string treatment do you use? (more...) [more inside]