The Music Talk section is for discussing instruments, equipment, collaborations, and other questions/discussions related to your music.
I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64 and I'm looking for a decent sound card to replace the RealTek onboard audio. [more inside]
After the well-chosen and lovely city songs, we need some chaos to balance the order. [more inside]
Fundamentals of Music Theory, offered by the University of Edinburgh, starts today (8/3/2015). [more inside]
Is there such a thing that allows me to plug two things into one thing on an amp the way there is a thing that allows one to plug two headphones into one headphone slot? I keep googling things like "amp splitter" but clearly my terminology is lacking here. I want to plug in a guitar and a microphone into one input.
Request: 30 Seconds of the Mission: Impossible Theme on a single instrument. [more inside]
Hi Mefites! The company I now work for hosts music competitions and gig listings on the world wide web. We've got one contest lined up right now that actually could pay well and be a pretty cool career boost too so I thought it'd be appropriate to broadcast to this community, even though it does cost money to sign up for our site (10-12$/month) So far we haven't actually had too many appropriate entries so anyone who sends one in has a decent shot at the contest picking them! [more inside]
...with apologies for getting that song in your head. Or NOT because it is FREAKING AWESOME. [more inside]
At this time of change, let us band together in solidarity, gratitude, and general weirdness, and express ourselves in the best way we know how in this little corner of MetaFilter - via music. [more inside]
The course is "Write Like Mozart: An Introduction to Classical Music Composition", offered via the National University of Singapore. It's a 6 week course. You can take it for free, or pay Coursera for an official certificate, suitable for framing or wrapping fish. [more inside]
After nearly ten years my band Red On Strike is calling it quits. Our singer Yvonne has been building a new career and just hasn't had time to be in a band - without her it isn't ROS, so it is time to move on. Kind of bittersweet for me, as this is my first band so I am going to really miss it. But it is also an opportunity to work on something new, which is pretty exciting. We're forming a new band with our bass player Steve and his stepson Levi on guitar with me, so if you know a drummer or vocalist in the LA area let me know. [more inside]
The January Challenge: 10-Seconds of Something [more inside]
I am useless at mastering.. I can articulate what I want to happen, but not how. (Crappy speakers and headphones don't help.) [more inside]
Anyone interested in collaborating on short punk/rock versions of Star Wars themes? Please hope me, Obi-Wan. [more inside]
Calling all MetaFilter musicians! The time has come to pay tribute to one of the greatest albums of all time: They Might Be Giants' Flood! [more inside]
My wife and I are hoping to cover Astrud Gilberto's standard/classic "Dreamer" (see All Music Guide entry here), and while I think I could probably work out the chords for myself if I ever had time, time has been in short supply and recently I've been looking unsuccessfully for sheet music or a fake book or chord charts for the song. Do any of my fellow MeFites have any tips on where I might be able to track down the chords to this classic Bossa Nova tune?
Hell's Clanging Bells - it's the August/September Music Challenge [more inside]
I thought you guys might be interested in this music video I directed for a friend's band, as I think we achieved quite a lot on almost nothing. Details inside. [more inside]
Does anyone have a newish earphone amp that they like? [more inside]
With extremely humble apologies for the lateness, please accept this offering of the challenge for April/May, as suggested by dagosto. [more inside]
I'm really, really struggling with writing lyrics. I agonize over them and avoid putting pen to paper, which results in incomplete song ideas. Any words of wisdom? [more inside]
Have any of you been travelling by yourselves as a musician/vagabond? Do you have any advice? [more inside]
Want to beta test out MeFi Radio, a new iOS 7.x app? [more inside]
So today, I cannot get any of the recent posts to play. If I work my way down to Feb 5, they all seem to play from then and earlier. Has anyone else noticed this?
CALL FOR SCORES 26 beats long to be performed on Disklavier by this toy chihuahua at Qubit Machine Music festival NYC Feb 13th. [more inside]
As suggested by Doleful Creature, this two-month challenge is to pick a popular book and a scene or character from that book and write a song about it. [more inside]
It would seem rude not to do a seasonally-relevant challenge at this time of year! [more inside]
An idea from our dear friend Sweet Mister that's short and sweet [more inside]
I have a free week. I want to learn how to play the trumpet. [more inside]
Two weeks to go: what we've got so far, help people might need, and challenges still to come :) [more inside]
Is anyone else composing specifically for surround systems? [more inside]
Well folks, Sept 1 has arrived. Here's a summary of our summertime Bowie Challenge. [more inside]
The Great Request Raffle: take up the challenge! [more inside]
Yes, friends, sorry to have to report that, due to his exasperation with certain perceived trends at Metafilter, one of Metafilter Music's most dedicated contributors and a former Supreme Overlord of the MeFiMu Challenge has disabled his account. I just found out about it via his Facebook page. Those interested in following his musical activities are directed to his Soundcloud.
I've recently rekindled a creative relationship with a good friend, and for the first time in ten years we're going to try and make some experimental music together. Problem is, a lot of the end result will depend on creative editing, and in the run-up to our collaboration I've discovered that I'm pretty rusty. Any tips, tricks, techniques or tools I should know about? [more inside]
Two massive weaknesses in my playing are as follows - I don't know my guitar chords or arpeggios properly and, generally, I don't know my intervals well enough. I just discovered two outstanding videos that I think will help me immensely with fixing this, and thought I'd share them: 12 Essential Chords For Jazz (Jeffrey Matz) - NB - Not just for jazz. Contains *really* useful note on arpeggios at the end. Interval Song (Django Bates)- I strongly suspect that if you can sing this you can sing anything. [more inside]
A few weeks ago I bought a beaten up Hammond M3 and Leslie. I was such a massive hit with both band and audience, I figured maybe there was something to this whole vintage keyboard thing. So today I made another stupid purchase. [more inside]
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