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20 Enlightening Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …

Modern Metal Lead Guitar, Lesson 1 - Groups Of Six [Lessons]

<b>For Beginners</b>: Hey, guys! This kicks off a new series of lessons; namely, short-form content that sequentially will build your skills in the art of …

The Key to Understanding the Minor Pentatonic Scale

412<p>SHARES<p>The minor pentatonic scale is quite possibly the most used and, suffice it to say, over-used scale on the guitar. The open strings …

Electric Guitar

Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

Three Albert King Blues Licks Every Guitarist Should Know

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Cindy Moorhead</b><p>Electric blues guitarist Albert King was a giant among bluesmen (literally—he stood roughly six and a half feet tall). A …

Do You Really Need Talent to Play Fast? | Guitar Lesson

In Part 1 of the 'Complete Technique Practice' series, you'll learn all about how to practice more effectively when you're trying to improve your …

Blues Guitar Chord Progressions • The Three Chord Progression • Part 5 • Chords, Tab, Video Lessons

Blues Guitar Chord Progressions • The Three Chord Progression • Part 5 • Chords, Tab, Video Lessons<p>Updated on March 8, 2017<p>To purchase a PDF copy, …

22 Guitar Licks You Must Know for Rock, Blues and More! | TAB + AUDIO

140<p>SHARES<p>Why should you bother to learn other guitarists’ licks? What could you possibly gain from it? Shouldn’t you just work at creating your …

Scale Sequences: Fire Up Your Solos with 15 Mind-Blowing Patterns | TAB + AUDIO

4<p>SHARES<p>If you’re a guitarist who loves to practice, you’re probably well acquainted with a scale sequence or two.<p>But if you think they’re best left …

Five Iconic Rock Guitar Licks Every Player Should Know

1<p>SHARES<p>Robert Baker is back with a new video in which he demonstrates five iconic rock guitar licks every player should know.<p>These licks come from …

Guitar Essentials: Three Pentatonic Exercises Every Guitarist Should Know

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Gabriel Pollard | Flickr Creative Commons (cropped)</b><p>Pentatonics are the basis for most of every guitarist’s lead work, whether you play …

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Trick to Help You Learn Scales Fast

2<p>SHARES<p>Learning a scale isn’t just memorizing a pattern. In fact, it’s memorizing lots of patterns, but there’s more to it than that.<p>Unless you …

Revealed—10 Simple Guitar Solos

0<p>SHARES<p>YouTube user Alex—a.k.a. guitarist6494—has put together a list of his Top 10 Simple Guitar Solos. While it’s a varied list of songs that …

This 23-Minute Morning Ritual Will Transform Your Whole Day

How cool is science? Now you can set yourself up every morning for an awesome day by doing these simple activities.<p>When I learned of Harvard-trained happiness researcher Shawn Achor's recommendations for training your brain to be more positive, I admit, I did a little eye-roll. I mean, watching …

7 Tips To Make Your Everyday Guitar Practice More Fun And Effective

You want to become a good guitar player and know that you need to practice every day, but your practice routine is boring and uninspiring?

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How To Practice Your Scales And Why - Positions [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: I get a lot of questions on technique building and what to work on to become a better improvisor. This lesson is a …

How To Start With Fingerpicking: Part 2, Playing While Using The Thumb For Bass [Lessons]

<b>For Beginners</b>: Fingerpicking is great for classical and many other pieces, it gives a different sound than picking with a pick. This lesson is about …

When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can Bloom

Garrison Institute looks a little like Hogwarts. The retreat center is housed in a former monastery amid tranquil green hills overlooking the Hudson River, 60 miles north and a world away from New York City.<p>Inside the airy chapel on a recent summer afternoon, about 35 educators from the U.S. and at …

Mindfulness

Flea Talks 'Crazy' Snowboarding Spill, Red Hot Chili Peppers' New Direction

Flea can't pinpoint the exact moment he knew the Red Hot Chili Peppers needed to take a different direction on their new album, <i>The Getaway</i>, out June …

25 Under-the-Radar Albums Every Guitarist Needs to Hear | VIDEO

PHOTO: Jorgen Angel | Getty Images When gutter laureate Charles Bukowski spat out “nobody knows anything,” he certainly wasn’t taking guitarists into …

Ask Ethan: How can we see so far away in such a young Universe?

46 billion light years in all directions in just 13.8 billion years? Here’s how it’s done!<p><i>“They say the universe is expanding. That should help with</i> …

Galaxies

Guitar Lesson - 20 Essential Blues Guitar Intros

Blues Music

A shattering revelation about ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Ask any die-hard Led Zeppelin fan about “Stairway to Heaven,” and eventually Bron-Yr-Aur will come up.<p>It’s the name of the remote cottage in Wales where the band, sitting fireside, wrote the song. At least, it’s where guitarist Jimmy Page has always <i>said</i> he wrote the song — a perfect image for a …

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Of course Jimmy Page testified like a rock star in the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ trial

When Jimmy Page takes the witness stand, he does it in the most Jimmy Page way possible.<p>For the star-struck spectators gathered in a Los Angeles courtroom, it was exciting enough <b></b>when the former Led Zeppelin axman walked in Wednesday, looking every bit like the aging rock legend he is — clad in a …

The Remarkable 1-Minute Confidence Boost Based on Science | Inc.com

Need a quick confidence boost? If you've ever found yourself in a stressful situation where you were unsure of yourself or your own capabilities, then the answer is probably yes. The good news is that there is something you can do right now to boost your confidence, and if you do it repeatedly, …

Guitar round table: Mark Tremonti, Eric Friedman, Andy James and Dan Woodyer talk

Introduction<p>The first time we met I was drunk. I bumped into him at Disneyland<p>If you want to hear how melody and technical progression can flow in …

6 Essential Stretches to Reduce Back Pain

Low back pain can have many causes, including tight or weak back, ab or core muscles, muscle sprains or strains, or a herniated disc. This stretching …

3 Steps to Letting that Sh*t Go! {Adult Language}

<i>Warning: Adult Language</i><p>“I can’t even.”<p>This phrase is often uttered after being the recipient of bad behavior or witnessing someone doing something so …