Let me preface this by saying that some of this has been covered in other posts. However, as a beginner it would be useful to have a sticky post dedicated to miking the different kinds on instruments. I would like to know which mics sound best on a particular kind of instrument, and how they should be placed. I realize that this has to be done by ear in the recording environment, however it would be useful just to start off in the right direction. It could be broken down by category. The following is a list to get started. Brass Choir Keyboard Percussion Plucked strings Strings Vocal solo Woodwind I have not seen much information on recording change ringing, clavichord, or marimba. Any suggestions?