Lily Maase Performs “Reduction Sketch” Live Acoustic –Video

Lily Maase recently dropped by the Acoustic Nation studio to help us brush up on our picking and strumming skills.

And of course, we couldn’t let the Brooklyn-based guitarist leave without performing a song of her own.

Below, Maase plays us her original tune, “Reduction Sketch.”

“It’s the first thing I wrote when I moved to New York almost a decade ago,” she shares. The track demonstrates traditional picking, hybrid picking, and classical/fingerstyle picking and is in four(!) different time signatures!

For more on Lily Maase, visit

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Acoustic Nation

Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.