Daniel DeSantis

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Pentatonic Power: Five Ways to Get the Most From Five Notes

Greetings, and welcome to the School of Pentatonic. Such luminaries as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Kirk Hammett, Eric Clapton, …

Electric Guitar

Blur the line between rhythm and lead guitar with these smart playing approaches

<b>Many guitar techniques, perhaps most, can’t really be categorised as either purely for rhythm or purely for lead, and a ‘chords and solos’ way of</b> …

Electric Guitar

How to Use "Legato Rolling" to Play Fast

This month, I’d like to show you a great way to play fast, seamless note sequences using double hammer-ons and pull-offs. The licks shown here are …

Electric Guitar

This Type of Learning Could Help You Remember More (But Few People Use It)

The method means consistency and routine are critical for future recall.<p>No matter what you're trying to learn or why, the learning arguably only has value if you can retrieve the data your brain has tucked away when you need it. This is where state-dependent learning can do you a massive favor.<p>The …

stateofmind

Intensive 30-Minute Guitar Workout for Guitarists On the Go: Pt. 2—Symmetrical Scales

I recently gave you a 30-minute guitar workout designed for guitarists with limited practice time.<p>The goal of the workout was to give you an intense …

Electric Guitar

Taylor's radical new acoustic guitar design proves that a centuries-old musical instrument can be high-tech

Taylor<p><b>Taylor Guitars has been in business since the early 1970s.</b>• <b><br>It has always defined itself by a culture of innovation in a world where acoustic</b> …

Guitar

Eric Johnson Picking Lesson: Rolling Threes ("Cascade")

Today we bring you the latest lesson video by Troy Grady, the guitarist who creates those intriguing and in-depth "Cracking the Code" lesson videos …

Electric Guitar

How to Write Strong Chord Progressions for Your Guitar Songs

01<p>of 05<p>Making Your Songs Stand Out<p>Have you ever stopped for a moment to imagine just how many songs, in total, have been written? Consider... many …

Electric Guitar

How to Play Rapid-Fire Hard Rock Licks in the Styles of Five Eighties Shred Gods

This month we’ll look at fast-and-furious repetition licks in the styles of five Eighties rock guitar shred gods.<p>Using these kinds of licks during at …

Electric Guitar

These Tests Will Tell You Just How Good Your Eyes Are at Seeing Color

Let’s talk about how you’re perceiving color. The idea came to me when a coworker asked if they should get the computer with 100-percent sRGB or …

OLEDs

Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

Tutorials

A Highly Percussive Fingerstyle Acoustic Cover of the Iconic Michael Jackson Song ‘Billie Jean’

Alexandr Misko, the remarkably talented Russian guitarist about whom we’ve previously written, performed a highly percussive, upbeat fingerstyle …

A top Texas butcher shares how to make proper beef jerky at home

Shawn Knowles is a self-described “old-school butcher” and owner of Old Town Market in Lewisville, Texas. He began working at the shop when his …

The $90 Light That Kills Bacteria in Your Kitchen Forever

Cleaning is still an excellent way to rid your kitchen of bacteria, but this LED light takes germ-killing to the next level.<p>There are only so many …

Learning the A7 Dominant Chord

461<p>SHARES<p>If you are fairly new to the guitar, you may very well look at a chord chart and see a chord with a “7” next to it. That indicates a very …

10 Essential Live Albums

Hard rock and heavy metal are both such essentially <i>live</i> forms of music that while the live album may seem like the perfect medium for conveying their …

Cancer 'vaccine' eliminated all tumors in mice, human trials being conducted

A new approach to fighting cancerous tumors in mice by Stanford University researchers has been found to not only eliminate the tumors they targeted, …

Major Bar Chord Shapes

Welcome to the fifth video of the Rhythm Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this lesson we’re going to learn another important bar chord shape, one built …

Stanford analyzed 292 retirement strategies — here's what its experts determined is best

When you're ready to retire, how can you be sure you'll have enough money to last? And what's the best way to withdraw your savings over the years?<p>Steve Vernon, consulting research scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity, set out to answer these questions by collaborating with the Society of …

Retirement

How to Hear Music in Context

343<p>SHARES<p>Ear training is one of my favorite topics to work on with my students, and many of the best guitar players of all time learned to play …

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing. Here's What That Means For Men

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.<p>Although it …

Improve your acoustic fingerpicking in 20 minutes with this easy guitar lesson

<b>Put down your pick and give your chord playing a new lease of life with our fingerstyle workout.</b><p>Don't Miss<p>Fingerstyle is a fantastically useful …

The 1 Masterful Trait of People With High Emotional Intelligence

Out of all the components of emotional intelligence, this one crucial trait rises to the top.<p>Emotional intelligence has been hotly debated as a predictor of success for decades.Yet in leadership practice, there's no question: You need EQ to lead people successfully.<p>While there are various tenets of …

Emotional Intelligence

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg Think This 1 Teaching Method Will Shake Up Education. Here's Why You Should Care

Personalized learning is the way forward in education and therefore our economy. Here's why.<p>We currently don't have the silver bullet to education. We're not quite sure what works and what doesn't. Maybe it's because we all learn differently. But whatever the reason, "personalized learning" is on …

Education

An Exciting New Cancer Treatment Has Just Been Endorsed by FDA

We can reprogram immune cells!<p>Food and Drug Administration advisers on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that …

The Jersey Shore’s 26 Essential Restaurants

Too often, restaurants down the Jersey Shore take advantage of a captive audience and the result can be less-than-stellar food. But when a shore restaurant nails it, the results are a sublimely specific combination of no-bullshit service, simple, spot-on food, and lovingly worn-in environs that any …

Jersey Shore

The internet in rich countries will be unrecognizable from the rest of the world’s in five years

The internet is being reshaped by private networks owned by the world’s tech giants: firms like Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, and Google. The majority of internet traffic already flows over such private networks, called content delivery networks (CDNs), but that proportion is set to increase to over …

Net Neutrality

Top things to do in Miami

Top things to do in Miami Miami is such a fascinating city of old and new, funky and creative, traditional lifestyles, Latin inspired neighborhoods …

A New Cancer Treatment Has Given Terminal Patients a Second Chance at Life

Could This Treatment Cure Cancer?<p>Despite the many advances in medicine over the last century, a cure for one of the most prevalent and devastating …

Cancer

I Never Pay Full Price for Flights—This Is Where I Book

The first time I ventured overseas I was 18 and worked two jobs to buy a return ticket to Phuket, Thailand. Determined to pay my own way, I spent …