Post # 1
My friend agreed to play the guitar for our ceremony music. I am afraid the sound won’t be full enough. I’ve heard of “back tracks” for songs, where the other instruments are played through the speakers as the guitarist plays along. Anyone have any experience with this, or with using just a solo guitarist for music?
Post # 3
The only problem with back tracks (based on the ones I’ve heard) is that they’re pretty obviously back tracks and it takes away from the sound of the guitar. A lone guitar might sound a little sparse, but it’s still very beautiful. Is there any chance you could do a “test run” with your friend in the venue to see what the acoustics are like?
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
My brother in law played guitar at our wedding. We had no complaints about the “fullness” — he’s a jazz guitarist, so it all was very lovely. It gave the ceremony a very intimate feel.
Post # 5
We are having just a guitarist and he will be playing just acoustic and I am SO excited for it!!! I saw this at another wedding and it was so lovely and beautiful! I say do it and dont worry about any fullness!
Post # 6
We’re having just acoustic guitar – I was worried about it not being full enough, but I really love the simplicity of just guitar. We’re getting married in a courtyard garden with walls on all sides, so the sound should bounce off just fine.
Post # 7
Oh that’s so good to hear. Even though it won’t be the versions I found online, I do think the specialness of having our friend play guitar will more than make up for it. I am going over there tomorrow night to hear it. I’m really psyched, and that is really helpful to know about the possible impacts of using a backtrack.
Post # 8
We are having a guitar too. Even though he is going to play acoustic he should still be amped. Plug in with a speaker. It will make it carry through the garden.
Post # 9
We are currently looking for an acoustic guitar player for our ceremony and cocktail hour. I love the sound of an acoustic guitar on its own.