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7 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels Ready for the Stage

With news coming late in November that Lin-Manuel Miranda – of “Hamilton” and just-being-generally-awesome fame – was coming on board to produce and …

Republicans Expose Themselves As Deficit Frauds

Congressional Republicans complained loud and long the past 8 years about the budget deficits recorded during the Obama administration.<p>The GOP was so adamant about the deficit being bad for the country, for the economy and for their grandchildren that, even when deficit spending was justified by …


20 reasons why Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest living man

To mark World Mountain Day, we're paying homage to (probably) the coolest person on Earth right now. Here's why we love him:<p>1. He was the first man to climb every mountain over 8,000 metres<p>There are 14 peaks on Earth with summits in the “death zone”, above 8,000 metres (26,000 feet). Just over 30 …

How Do You Make an Acoustic Guitar Sound Like a String Quartet? Try This

5<p>SHARES<p>Steve-san Onotera, the self-described “Samurai Guitarist,” wanted to make a video of himself performing the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” as …


B.B. King Lesson: Soloing in the Movable “B.B. Box”

8<p>SHARES<p>B.B. King is considered by many to be the most influential guitarist ever. From Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Gary …

Electric Guitar

Colorful Jazz-Blues Chord Substitutions

1<p>SHARES<p>Last month, I introduced the 12-bar jazz-blues progression, which is a more musically sophisticated cousin of the simpler “one-four-five” …

Electric Guitar
Acoustic Guitar

Video Tutorial - Tracking Tip For Recording Rhythm Electric Guitar Through Guitar Amp Plug-ins

Electric Guitar

Finding the Magic: The Secrets of the Music Producer Daniel Lanois

The Canadian musician, who has collaborated with Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, and U2, on his approach to performing and making records<p>Daniel Lanois’s name may not be familiar to you, but his work is. The Canadian guitarist, singer, and songwriter produced two of Bob Dylan’s finest late-career records, <i>Oh</i> …

To This Day

7 Ways To Finish A Track

<b>We’re nearly at the end of our ‘produce a track’ series of tips guides, and now it’s time for some advice on that hardest of tasks: actually</b> …

Music Technology

Produce A Track From Start To Finish – The Ultimate Guide

<b>It’s time for the ultimate advice on music production: how to produce a track, from start to finish! We have top tips from the pros and advice to get</b> …

Music Production

Blackstar Artist 15 Review

This stealthy, streamlined 15-watter sings from both sides of the Atlantic.


1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones review: The best $100 headphone you've never heard of - CNET

The best $100 headphone you've never heard of<p><b>The Good</b> The terrific-sounding 1More Triple Driver is attractively designed, with nicely finished aluminum ear pieces and a Kevlar-reinforced cable. It has a three-button inline remote and microphone that's compatible with both Android and iOS devices, …

Music Production

The 50 Best "Family Guy" Episodes

This weekend, <b>Seth MacFarlane</b>, the king of Sunday night animation thanks to his massively successful <b>Fox</b> series <b>Family Guy</b>, will make his feature film …

College Sports

Dirk Nowitzki into 7th on scoring list

NEW YORK -- Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki put the Brooklyn Nets away for good Monday night -- and moved up in the record book as a …