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Henry King's Reel

Henry King's Reel, a fiddle tune written by Trevor Stuart of Haywood County, North Carolina. [more inside]
posted by hades on Sep 17, 2017 - 4 comments

Camp Meeting on the Fourth of July

A seasonally-appropriate fiddle tune, with solo fiddle triple-tracked but otherwise unprocessed. The fiddle is in DDAD tuning, which I like a lot. [more inside]
posted by hades on Jul 4, 2017 - 5 comments

Birds

Long time no tunes! A simple tune on the classical guitar, sketched out after my daily struggle to learn Chopin & Satie songs. Birds, for interest.
posted by tmcw on May 9, 2017 - 10 comments

Blackberry Blossom

A traditional fiddle tune, recorded live at the Rainspout festival in Yachats, OR, November 2015. [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Nov 17, 2015 - 6 comments

nice small plate

Percussive acoustic guitar through tape echo, with processed vocal. I don't know what you call this kind of music.
posted by swift on Sep 21, 2015 - 0 comments

Baking Powder Blues

Acoustic fingerstyle blues instrumental. My first effort at writing a riff blues, and also my first effort at recording. Completed as a final assignment for a Berklee Music MOOC. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on May 16, 2014 - 1 comment

Lynchburg Town

Not the old-time tune you may be thinking of. Fretless banjo with a percussion loop. (As it happens, Garageband's Jazz drum kit instrument has a rattle that sounds a lot like a jawbone.) [more inside]
posted by usonian on Apr 19, 2014 - 1 comment

Carry Me Back To Old Virginny

Solo stroke style arrangement on a fretless minstrel banjo. Another quickie from Briggs Banjo Instructor, 1855.
posted by usonian on Mar 28, 2014 - 1 comment

Whoop Jamboree

Instrumental on fretless minstrel style banjo, played more or less as arranged by Phil Rice in his 1858 banjo instructor. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Mar 25, 2014 - 1 comment

teeth

This just sort of happened.
posted by topoisomerase on May 9, 2012 - 3 comments

World Fall Down

Just a quick little doodle from this year's RPM Challenge album. And, yes, this is my first MeFi post. Be gentle.
posted by DiscountDeity on Apr 25, 2011 - 3 comments

song for sawyer

another piece on 12-string acoustic. [more inside]
posted by g.i.r. on Feb 9, 2011 - 3 comments

slow burn

instrumental on 12-string acoustic. [more inside]
posted by g.i.r. on Dec 5, 2010 - 4 comments

Eastern Legend

Mrs. Archivist and I are collaborating on musical project. Recording includes acoustic and electric guitars, synths, traps, accordion, and cello. [more inside]
posted by archivist on Jun 26, 2010 - 2 comments

Angeline the Baker

Traditional old-time fiddle tune in D, instrumental clawhammer banjo & guitar. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 18, 2009 - 9 comments

first step

An instrumental track that went under the working title "pseudo-eastern." Most prominently features guitars, lap steel, fretless bass and programmed sitar sounds. The subtle percussion is a spinner ring kind of like this one, run through a healthy dose of reverb. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Aug 23, 2009 - 9 comments

Cover: One More Time

Acoustic guitar instrumental cover of a very popular song, I won't mention the artist, perhaps a commenter can spill the beans :) Recorded in two parts.
posted by Admira on Apr 29, 2009 - 3 comments

Clowning Around

A little upbeat piece I came up with one day mucking around with some friends - not the greatest recording quality, the microphone I used was actually one of those headsets that I clamped over the guitar. Still its one of my favourites, hope everyone gets into it.
posted by Admira on Mar 2, 2009 - 2 comments

cc'ed

Another acoustic, instrumental tune. This is the first track I've made in GarageBand (my Ubuntu machine died hard last week).
posted by tmcw on Jun 16, 2008 - 5 comments

Init 2

A short, chilled-out acoustic tune.
posted by tmcw on Jun 2, 2008 - 2 comments

Sunday Front Porch

Early morning front porch music... [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on Mar 31, 2008 - 2 comments

Fountain

My friend and I play a lot of acoustic music around local coffee shops in town. Here's one of the many mandolin tunes we wrote in my living room last summer. I'm on mandolin and my friend is playing backup guitar.
posted by mikeo2 on Feb 2, 2008 - 10 comments

What Happend

Just A quick instrumental all mixed in the Gopher Hole done with my acoustic guitar.
posted by Randy Curtis on Nov 5, 2007 - 2 comments

Pelicans Breeze

This is one that I put together thinking about the time I was working down in Jupiter, Florida. I was sitting on the fender system of a bridge fishing, watching the pelicans diving in the water doing some fishing of their own. They were so close to me that I could feel the breeze as they passed by me. Watching them and the sail boats in the inlet inspired me with this instrumental. This song I recorded about a year ago and thought that it might fit into the "bridge" music challenge.
posted by Randy Curtis on Aug 25, 2007 - 0 comments

Here We Go Again

Ever had that feeling when you wake up, that today seems just like yesterday? And as the day goes on, you just confirm that it is just like yesterday? And as the week goes on you realize that it is always the "Same Shit Different Day" routine? Well this is my version of that same feeling but said with a different twist. "HERE WE GO AGAIN" This version is ruff and unfinished but I wanted you to hear it anyway. I hope that you enjoy it. **Randy Curtis**
posted by Randy Curtis on Aug 21, 2007 - 5 comments

hens and rooster

It's nice to be at home with some guitars at hand. I wanted to participate to the challenge, but this tune has nothing to do with water. To me, it evokes a procession of hens in a courtyard, near and around a drowsy rooster. Images of aimless loopsided wanderings, long seductive dances. What is the rooster dreaming of ? just another bunch of hens I guess. Then he awakes suddenly. Too bad this wasn't the theme of the challenge. Enjoy.
posted by nicolin on Jun 25, 2007 - 6 comments

spanish cakes

As fresh as possible, in a slightly different mix than my previous upload, to give some more presence to the tune. The rhythm track was under electronic dust somewhere on my drive. I had recorded it without bothering to turn off the radio, so it is heard at the quietest moments. I've added a melody and a solo, as well as some percussion, but it's still a very tiny addition. Flaws included.
posted by nicolin on Jun 8, 2007 - 5 comments

seafront

Two short and very meditative improvisations from some time ago.
posted by nicolin on Jun 5, 2007 - 2 comments

Owl Creek

I wrote this maybe four or five years ago. No words, just fingerpicked acoustic guitar. Minor, kind of moody.
posted by danb on Jun 4, 2007 - 11 comments

imp 4

Four years ago, I was trying to feel what it's like to be able to improvise. These are three takes over the same short chord cycle : take 2, 1, 3. My conclusion is : to improvise, you have to be able to wait.
posted by nicolin on Jun 2, 2007 - 2 comments

little bossa

I knew I had to play the flute. I found a bundy on ebay, and when I received it, began to play right away. This recording features guitar, flute and harmonica. Improvisation as usual, raw bossa vamp as background, no composed melody as such. Could have been longer without the telephone.
posted by nicolin on May 27, 2007 - 6 comments

GFHFG

which stands for : guitar flute harp flute guitar. Last year my sister gave me her old dell inspiron 3800. I installed audacity on it and was in for multitrack recording. Actually, I didn't know that I could listen to the previous tracks and recording at the same time. So I recorded the first four tracks trying not to lose the tempo and then moving the track so it fitted with the rest, adding layer by layer. By the time I recorded the solo I had managed to listen to the background. Composition is not too ambitious, it was just a matter of testing.
posted by nicolin on May 26, 2007 - 11 comments

langsam

hi, Sometimes you're just looking for something as peaceful as possible. Sorry for the unavoidable flaws.
posted by nicolin on May 18, 2007 - 2 comments

shaking

hi, it's raining outside, I just wanted something warm. Short and improvised.
posted by nicolin on May 17, 2007 - 5 comments

Imogen Heap "Hide and Seek" Arrangement for the Guitar

Rough arrangement of Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek" for the steel-string guitar. I put this together about a month ago, after the SNL "Dear Sister" sketch introduced me to the song.
posted by The White Hat on May 15, 2007 - 34 comments

Tracatacata tun tun

A little something my girl and I put together.
posted by micayetoca on May 14, 2007 - 15 comments

lo fi vamp

hi. This is actually my first attempt at improvising over a vamp. It was recorded with a 500 mhz computer and a webcam. First track recorded first, then played through the speakers so as to allow me to improvise over it, and then the whole recaptured by the webcam again. Hence the muddy sonics. The computer had trouble to play and record at the same time : results in clicks. On the whole.. I like it. Listen to my next post to compare with a cleaner version. Sometimes the rawer the better.
posted by nicolin on Apr 29, 2007 - 1 comment

rabo de nube

Actually this song is not my own. I was just wondering... may I point to a beautiful song by providing my own rendition here ? It was written by Silvio Rodriguez.
posted by nicolin on Apr 28, 2007 - 5 comments

Bueyes y palmares

A quick snippet, to keep you entertained while a proper song is ready. This one was recorded for a TV program here, some time ago.
posted by micayetoca on Feb 22, 2007 - 4 comments

The Parting Glass (Fingerstyle w/ Violin)

Fingerstyle arrangement of a trad tune, features backing violin by Gretchen Lohse.
posted by The White Hat on Jan 17, 2007 - 10 comments

Diagram

This break I've been multitracking a few songs to pass the time, and this is today's creation. It's pretty simple, but it's a riff that I've had on my mind for a while, and this is the latest incarnation. Even though it's all one acoustic guitar, I'm trying to edge more towards an instrumental post-rock type thing than a coffeehouse thing (not like this is real post-rock, it's just a collection of layered one-takes)
posted by tmcw on Jan 15, 2007 - 5 comments

Man or Astroaletz

Someone asked for more rockabilly. This is a song written by some friends, Los Esquizitos, performed and recorded here by us, with a drum track laid by their drummer.
posted by micayetoca on Jan 11, 2007 - 2 comments

Auld Lang Syne

Fingerstyle arrangement of the trad tune. Looks like it was transposed down a step during conversion. Link to mp3 inside.
posted by The White Hat on Dec 31, 2006 - 4 comments

En la zafra

Small song I did for a weekly TV show in Venezuela.
posted by micayetoca on Sep 8, 2006 - 2 comments

Elliott Smith's "Waltz #2 (XO)"

For the cortex compilation. Recorded today as a quick one-take solo acoustic guitar piece. Hope you like it!
posted by adrian_h on Sep 3, 2006 - 11 comments

Happiness

This is off of my album "Long Story," recorded in summer 1999. It's instrumental acoustic guitar, with some Spanish guitar touches. If you like it, let me know, and I can post other parts of the album. It starts and finishes a bit abruptly because, on the album, each song musically runs into the next.
posted by adrian_h on Jul 18, 2006 - 12 comments

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