Bill Schmelter

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Def Leppard's Phil Collen: my top 5 tips for guitarists

Introduction<p>“There is a lot of guitar on Def Leppard records,” Collen says, “but the focus is on production, arrangements and vocals - as it should …

Scientists find first drug that appears to slow Alzheimer's disease

Scientists appear to have broken a decades-long deadlock in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease after announcing trial results for the first drug that appears to slow the pace of mental decline.<p>The drug, called solanezumab, was shown to stave off memory loss in patients with mild Alzheimer’s …

10 Easy Blues Songs on Guitar | Beginner Songs & Chords

10 Things Only Guitarists Would Understand

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Alzheimer's Disease

Turnarounds Part 1 - With Jens Larsen [Lessons]

<b>Soloing</b>: In this lesson I want to talk about the I VI II V turnaround and what you can play over it and how you can practice it. The lesson will give …

Stevie Ray Vaughan Shows How He Plays "Rude Mood," "Superstition" and "Hideaway" — Video

In the fascinating 1989 video below, Stevie Ray Vaughan sits down for a frank interview with a U.K. reporter.During the interview, Vaughan, who is …

Guitar

This free app helps you identify the plants and animals around you

<b>Put a natural history encyclopedia in your pocket with the free (and ad-free) Lookup Life app.</b><p>The next time you say "I wonder what that plant is?" …

Helicopter parenting is increasingly correlated with college-age depression and anxiety.

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success</b> <i>by Julie Lythcott-Haims, out now from Henry</i> …

5 books that inspired billionaire CEO Elizabeth Holmes

Since dropping out of Stanford at age 19 to found her health-technology company in 2003, Holmes has raised $400 million in venture capital and become a billionaire in the process .<p>Theranos is founded on the idea that a single drop of blood can provide enough information for a complete, inexpensive …

Elizabeth Holmes

How to Play and Use a II-V-I Progression Properly | Guitar Lesson

The basic chord progression in modal music is the famous ii-V-I progression. This turnaround is common in jazz music but also in other popular music …

Mark Zuckerberg Wants You to Read Iain M. Banks

How's this for cool? Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has added a novel by the late Iain M. Banks to his "A Year of Books" series. Titled <i>The Player</i> …

Mark Zuckerberg

HugeDomains.com - MusicianNotes.com is for sale (Musician Notes)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Who Was The Buzziest New Band At Glastonbury 2015?

Yes, of course most of the headlines you’ll read this weekend from Glastonbury will be about Kanye’s Saturday night set, the enormous crowd who …

Religious Trauma Syndrome: How Some Organized Religion Leads to Mental Health Problems

At age sixteen I began what would be a four year struggle with bulimia. When the symptoms started, I turned in desperation to adults who knew more …

5 Writing Rules That Work No Matter What You’re Writing

by Emily WenstromShort stories. Marketing copy. News reporting. Poetry. Business proposals. Literary fiction. Technical writing. Blogs. …

Creative Writing

The ultimate practice app for guitarists and musicians

Have you ever tried to learn or practice a song only to find it’s tuned a half step down or between two keys? Perhaps you like to sing too and you’d …

Guitar

Double Pentatonics

In this lesson we’re going to continue our look at finger tapping techniques.<p>This techniques was inspired by the playing of fellow Boston area …

Electric Guitar

The Print Book Self-Publishing Checklist: 20 To-Do Items from Bestselling Author J.J. Hebert

• Continually study the craft of writing. Take advantage of all the writing resources you can get your hands on. Read books and articles on writing. …

Chord! Update

Elaborate guitar app Chord! just got a massive update. It is really too big to include here. Even the press release is insanely long and includes the …

Sonny Landreth: Sonny Landreth: Bound By the Blues

Support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You!<p>If you shop at any of the stores below, please initiate your purchase from All About Jazz. When you do, All …

Electric Guitar

Guitar Chalk Sessions: A Clean Guide to Understanding Seventh Chords

<i>This is a compressed version of The Complete Guide to Actually Understanding Seventh Chords, which is published at guitarchalk.com. Both versions</i> …

Electric Guitar

Blues basics

Since I’m teaching the twelve-bar blues to some guitar students, I figured I’d put the lessons in the form of a blog post. Blues is a big topic and …

The Beauty Of The Blues

The Beauty Of The Blues<p>Updated on August 5, 2013<p>The fabled Highway 61 was the path that legendary Delta Bluesmen traveled taking an authentic …

History Of The Blues

<b>The History of : Blues | Country | Folk Music | Heavy Metal | Hip Hop | Jazz | Punk | Reggae |</b> <b>Rock n' Roll</b> <b>|</b> <b>Rockabilly</b><p><b>Piano | Guitar | Microphone</b> …