Making Music Mag visited with Christopher Ames at Guitar Center where he shares practical insights about distortion with the help of and Orange amplifier, a Marshall amplifier and a Les Paul.
If you’ve heard of Daniel Ho, it’s most likely from his recent concerts and recordings of Hawaiian music on ukulele
The ability to play at speed (at least some/relative speed) is an important part of guitar playing. Even if you don’t want to be a modern-rock-virtuoso-shredder playing a million notes per click at an ungodly BPM, continuously improving your playing speed is essential for other reasons. So often a guitarist who isn’t considered “a fast […]
Fleck is perhaps the most well-known banjo player on the planet. He’s traveled to Africa to study the banjo’s origins, and championed the instrument’s evolution, playing everything from jazz fusion to classical.
The Cordoba 15CFM ukulele adds exotic flamed mahogany and striking color options to Cordoba’s all-time best selling ukulele, the 15CM. The all-flamed mahogany construction provides a full, rich sound and appointments like an abalone rosette and black body binding set these instruments apart from other models in their price range. Additional features include silver tuners […]
The OME IKON is designed for the advanced player who is after extreme fingerpicking performance. It features an extra wide 1.34” nut width, a 10” radiused fingerboard, a 0.80” tall bridge, and a pre-war style flange and resonator. It is available in Mahogany, Walnut, and Curly Maple woods, with either aged brass or nickel hardware. […]
The banjo and the ukulele are two of the most recognizable and well-loved folk instruments in the world. The banjolele? Not so much. The instrument achieved its greatest popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, and combines the small scale, tuning, and playing style of a ukulele with the construction and distinctive tone of a banjo. […]
Alternative tunings are a fantastic way to reinvigorate your guitar playing, songwriting, and creativity. The instantly altered sound naturally gives your mind different creative ideas, and makes you play a different way as a result. And of course, many great songs are written in different tunings, meaning sooner or later you’ll encounter material you need […]