"If I were to either play a classical guitar live, and especially if I were to record it, I would consider a pick-up mounted either inside the hole or attached to the guitar soundboard and use the output to augment what the mic picks up.
"Years ago I purchased a program from a British gent called "Wave Repair" and used it originally to clean up vinyl recordings and then later to clean up cassettes. A neat feature was "Get Fingerprint" where once you've…"
"Maybe occasional prompting of audience participation for a particular song would be a way of setting a boundary line. There's a chorus of the Kinks' Autumn Almanac that cries for a sing-a-long. I might go so far as to work out…"
"Here's my take on the open-mic versus straight gig. As I have not sung in public since college, and then I was part of a nine-person folk group (Early Morning Rain, 500 Miles, etc.), I wouldn't want to expose myself (in all manners)…"
"Electrics can use much lighter srings than acoustics, and especially if they are flat-wound, they are much easier to play. I agree with David Lenef that you should practice barre chords on acoustics to build up both finger muscle and finger…"
"I really wanted to like the Micro BR but couldn't justify the purchase after I saw it at Full Compass, just west of Madison,WI. several months ago. Over the phone, the sales rep told me it was the size of a pack of cigarrettes. It…"
"Before the end of the year, I'm going to have some kind of home recording set-up.
It looks like most people in this group use their computer. Can someone recommend a stand-alone recorder for individual use (I don't envision…"
"It wasn't until a week or so after I purchased my Taylor 416 ce ltd that I realized how lucky I was find one in stock at a locally owned music store here in Madison. Not only was the same model unavailable at most web-sites, but the price…"
"I remember seeing an add in a music mag 30 years ago selling a cream or something for guitarists to apply to their finger tips. Never tried it. At that time, finger-noise was the least of my problems.