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Acoustic music comprises music that solely or primarily uses instruments which produce sound through entirely acoustic means, as opposed to electric or electronic means. The retronym "acoustic music" appeared after the advent of electric instruments, such as the electric guitar, electric violin, electric organ and synthesizer.

Performers of acoustic music often increase the volume of their output using electronic amplifiers. However, these amplification devices remain separate from the amplified instrument and reproduce its natural sound accurately. Often a microphone is placed in front of an acoustic instrument which is then wired up to an amplifier.

Following the increasing popularity of the television show MTV Unplugged during the 1990s, acoustic (though in most cases still electrically amplified) performances by musical artists who usually rely on electronic instruments became colloquially referred to as "unplugged" performances.

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Cutting The Beef
4,272 plays, 80 followers

Rhondda Valleys, United Kingdom

Acoustic, World, Alternative


Beautiful Tuesday
4,585 plays, 83 followers

Cape Cod, MA, United States

Acoustic, Pop, Folk


Dan Phelps
2,922 plays, 13 followers

Llantwit Fardre, United Kingdom

Classical, Acoustic


Dreaming The Coast.
1,525 plays, 9 followers

Nashville, TN, United States

Acoustic, Pop


The Harringtones
873 plays, 9 followers

Guildford, United Kingdom

Rock, Indie, Acoustic


Chris Beck
575 plays, 6 followers

Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Acoustic, Folk, Country


Across The Border
851 plays, 6 followers

Capel, United Kingdom

Acoustic


Alex John
111 plays, 3 followers

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Pop, Acoustic, Indie


The Broadway Scene
160 plays, 2 followers

New London, CT, United States

Acoustic, Pop, Alternative


Rodel Dizon
188 plays, 1 followers

Antipolo, Philippines

Pop, Indie, Acoustic


jd13
155 plays, 1 followers

Belleville, Canada

Alternative, Psychedelic, Acoustic


Dorka & Wessels
75 plays, 2 followers

Baarn, Netherlands

Acoustic


BrendanWS
50 plays, 2 followers

London, United Kingdom

Acoustic


Ona Vargas
72 plays, 1 followers

New York, United States

Acoustic


DayDreamers
24 plays, 2 followers

Delhi India, India

Acoustic


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