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Double-Time Soloing Over a Laid-Back Groove

0<p>SHARES<p>Continuing our exploration of jazz-blues, in this lesson, I present an example of how to craft a solo over a swing-eighths feel played at a …

Electric Guitar

17 Cover Songs That Are Better Than The Original

This list invites debate. Come to think of it, many of our lists do. Such is the nature of an inherently subjective form of journalism. But we're …

Jimi Hendrix

10 Things Successful People Never Say

Cast out self-destructive thoughts before they prevent you from tasting true success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you want to be successful? Perhaps you’re inspired by the self-made entrepreneur touting her Rolex collection. Or perhaps someone’s exotic car …

Self-improvement

34 Writing Contests in May 2018 — No entry fees

There are nearly three dozen free writing contests in May, some with substantial prizes.As always, these contests cover every genre, form and style, …

Creative Writing

This Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Recipe Is an Easy Win

I am a strong believer in the power of mushrooms. It's one of those things, I think, that goes with just about any meal. Making chicken tonight? …

Cooking

Drinking baking soda could be safe way to combat autoimmune disease

“There is something to baking soda."<p>><br>• ><p>Baking soda and a glass of water. (photo credit: INGIMAGE)<p>A daily dose of baking soda in water may help reduce …

Immune System

3 Books That Will Immediately Sharpen Your Mind

Reading inspires so many. Here are the top three books that have changed my life.<p>Books sharpen our minds.<p>When was the last time a book shifted your outlook? Stirred your heart? Challenged your biases?<p>If you're like me, you know reading is a vital part of each of our journeysif we want to grow as …

New York City

5 Exercises To Help You Look Great In A T-Shirt This Summer

It's what we all want, after all<p>Stepping out in a crisp white Tee is a simple and highly effective summer style power move, but it comes with one very important caveat: you've got to be in decent shape to pull it off.<p>To help you flatten your stomach, tone your arms and shape up those lats a bit, we …

Workouts

Make Malfatti: Fluffy Ricotta Dumplings That Are So Much Easier Than Gnocchi

Little pillows of ricotta, Parmesan, flour, and egg. That’s it!<p>One of my favorite locations is in bed, asleep, which is why these ricotta dumplings shaped like tiny, freshly plumped pillows were calling to me. <i>Malfatti</i> translates to “badly made,” which calls to me even more. In this recipe from …

Ricotta

5 Standout Sci-Fi and Space Westerns Like HBO’s Westworld

<i>This article originally appeared on The Portalist. It has been republished here with permission. For more from The Portalist, follow them on Facebook.</i><p>…

Science Fiction

The Cycle of 4ths (and 5ths): Segment 9: Instruction - Frank Vignola

Watch the The Cycle of 4ths (and 5ths) online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Modern Method for Guitar<p>The cycle of fourths (also called the cycle …

Know Your Tools: Interpreting Electric Guitar Pickup Specs, Part I

0<p>SHARES<p>In this three part series, I will explain the significance and interpretation of pickup-design variables and their effect on resistance, …

Guitar

The Altered Scale For Jazz Guitar

When learning how to solo in jazz, one of the scales that comes up in our studies time and again is the altered scale, which is the 7th mode of the …

Electric Guitar

22 Healthy Snacks That Are (Almost) Too Good To Be True

Snacking doesn't typically count as an actual meal, but if it did, it would be our favorite meal of the day. We love munching between breakfast, …

Healthy Eating

The Gringa Will Be the Best Taco You Ever Eat

You cannot beat braised meat and melty cheese on a flour tortilla.<p>"It's pretty much the best taco... <i>ever</i>, to be honest with you," Chef Victor Albisu tells me of the Gringa, a Mexico City taco stand staple where braised meat is seared on the plancha and topped with melty cheese for a crispy, gooey, …

James Beard

7 Simple Ways to Make a Better Burger at Home, According to Chefs

From pan choice to meat blend, every detail matters.<p>With warmer weather (finally!) upon us, grilling season has arrived. Let’s be honest, …

Cooking

22 Healthy Snacks That Are (Almost) Too Good To Be True

Snacking doesn't typically count as an actual meal, but if it did, it would be our favorite meal of the day. We love munching between breakfast, …

Nutrition

7-Day, 1,200-Calorie Low-Carb Meal Plan to Lose Weight

Research suggests that eating a low-calorie, low-carb diet can help you lose weight. And while popular low-carb diets, like the ketogenic diet and …

Healthy Eating

Shaping Up: Dominant Double Stops for Guitar

7<p>SHARES<p>When learning how to play jazz guitar, we often spend time working out scales, arpeggios and single-note riffs, as well as chord shapes and …

Electric Guitar

13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. …

Time Management

These are the 10 country guitar licks you need to learn first

<b>Whether you’re keen on the genre or not, country plays host to some of the greatest guitarists of all time, so getting a few of its classic licks</b> …

Electric Guitar

30 Best Foods that Can Boost Testosterone Levels Naturally

Few of the most often asked questions I get are: what do I eat to maintain high testosterone levels, and if I have a specific list of recommended …

Nutrition

Ruby Tandoh’s recipe for instant custard creme brulee

It’s not uncommon for me to step out into the world dressed up like a tin of Bird’s custard powder, decked out in primary red, yellow and blue. Of all the icons I could copy, of all the causes I could espouse, I’ve forged myself in the image of Britain’s most beloved eggless cornflour custard mix. …

Baking

15 Easy Dinners That Start with Shredded Chicken

Weeknight cooking is a slog, even under the best circumstances (add in one late meeting and it’s cold cereal all around). Our secret weapon? Shredded …

Cooking

Common allergic conditions linked to mental health

In a new, large-scale study, eczema, hay fever, and asthma are linked to an increased risk of developing mental illnesses. The study backs up …

Mental Health

How bacteria are changing your mood

<b>If anything makes us human it's our minds, thoughts and emotions.</b><p>And yet a controversial new concept is emerging that claims gut bacteria are an invisible hand altering our brains.<p>Science is piecing together how the trillions of microbes that live on and in all of us - our microbiome - affect our …

Microbiology

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

Cooking

See How Insanely Connected Marvel’s MCU Really Is With Amazing Chart

<i>Infinity War</i> will connect the 18 previous MCU films into one epic showdown, but it wont exactly be starting from scratch. Marvel has been masterfully …

Marvel Universe

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …

Workouts

How to Create Professional-Sounding Tracks at Home

0<p>SHARES<p>Hello, kids.<p>Every producer has his or her secrets. Some use gear, like a certain mic or pre or vintage amp to get a signature sound.<p>Sometimes …

Guitar