First off, let’s define these two terms: Practicing is what individuals do; rehearsing is what groups do. Individuals should always practice in between their group rehearsals. Practice Nobody gets better at playing their particular instrument without practice. No one. Even prodigies must practice. Following are a few pointers that may help you practice more successfully. […]
Remember the “P-words” It can seem to be the ultimate conundrum for the musician who wants to perform – how can I promote myself if I can’t get gigs? Yet, how do I get gigs if I’m unable to promote myself? Music gigs are not going to appear out of nowhere and just fall into […]
As we musicians surely know, playing your instrument – in my case the acoustic guitar – is often a source of great joy and happiness. To be sure, mastering a certain technique or learning a difficult piece of music can be frustrating, aggravating, or annoying if your progress isn’t what you desire. But the sense […]
Whether in a choir, a vocal group, a band with multiple vocalists, or singing in a group of any kind, of any genre, singing with other people is a musical skill to be honed and developed just like any other. Here’s a list of certain things to keep in mind and work on to make you […]
The holiday season is a time for numerous music events, late nights, and celebrations. Here are 9 tips to avoid a hoarse voice during the holidays:
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.
Do you sometimes struggle to get out the door and listen to live music? After all, it’s easier (and cheaper) to just stick in earbuds or crank up the speakers and listen to familiar, dependable sounds. But listening live is essential if you want to improve as a musician. “Musicians go see bands and hear […]