That Clean Sound! Amps Explained with Christopher Ames: Part 1

Tone is your instrument’s voice. And all tone begins in the basis of achieving a great clean tone. Masking Music Mag visited with guitar expert, Christopher Ames at Guitar Center (in this video) where he imparts professional insight regarding the attributes of “clean tone” with the help of  Vox and Fender amplifiers and a Telecaster.

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Four-Chord Songs for Beginning Guitarists

For beginner guitarists, reaching the point of playing your first song — and ultimately first batch of songs — is really important, for many reasons. The biggest one being that it means you’re applying the skills you’ve been working to develop and therefore you’re showing proven, tangible progress. This is not only rewarding, but encouraging […]

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Music Expo Announces “Music Expo Livestream,” A Virtual Experience To Keep Music Makers Connected

Grammy-nominated Producer ill Factor and Mixing Engineer Frank Socorro Kick Off “Modern Music Production & Mixing” with Free Access On April 4 Music Expo in association with Sound On Sound announces “Music Expo Livestream,” a new virtual series to keep music makers connected online. Grammy-nominated Producer ill Factor (Matisyahu, Justin Timberlake, Jason Derulo) and Mixing […]

Digital Collaboration: Technology’s Impact on How Artists Create Music

By Michael Grandinetti Nobody makes a hit record on their own. Behind every top-selling artist—from Elton John to Billie Eilish—there’s a Bernie Taupin, FINNEAS, and team of collaborators in the creative process. Whether it’s building a beat, crafting a hook, laying the horns, or featuring an artist, collaboration has facilitated the songs we know and […]