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Reconfigurable guitar can be more than the sum of its parts

Florida startup Somnium Guitars says that its system will allow players to change the guitar's tone, its body shape or hardware configuration in less …

Four Ways to Visualize the Fretboard

0<p>SHARES<p>Having a visual sense of the fretboard can help you navigate its entire length as well instantly articulate melodies and phrases when …

Six Slick Whammy Bar Tricks

0<p>SHARES<p>The electric guitar is the best instrument ever created. Not only because of how cool it can sound, but also because of its unmatched …

The Top 10 Solo Guitar Records Of 2016

When John Fahey recorded <i>The New Possibility</i> in 1968 to make a few bucks off Christmas sales every year, his album title turned out to be emblematic of the solo guitar's potential. The music grows decades later, rung out in steel vibration and wrung out from tradition. In 2016, there was an …

Guitar

Five Ways to Make Your Guitar Solos Stand Out

The problem is not the notes you play. The problem is what you are soloing over.<p>116<p>SHARES<p>We all want our guitar solos to stand out, to capture the …

20 Acoustic Guitar Terms You Need To Know

Talking about acoustic guitar tone can leave you feeling a bit foggy if you’re not familiar with the acoustic guitar terms most commonly used to …

Music Production

Billy Gibbons reveals tone secrets, Hendrix's Strat tips and Clapton's confession

Introduction<p><b>We gets some blues wisdom from the coolest of all cats: fuzz-faced ZZ Top overlord, Billy Gibbons…</b><p>It’s growing close to five decades …

Guitar

Best Hollow-Body Jazz Guitars Under $1000

Best Hollow-Body Jazz Guitars Under $1000<p>Top Guitars for Jazz<p>Choosing the best guitar for jazz is paramount to a musician’s success. Next to …

Jazz Guitar

Elliott Randall Nailed Steely Dan's "Reelin' in the Years" in One Continuous Take

54<p>SHARES<p>It's time to shine a spotlight on Elliott Randall's grinding, masterful guitar solo from Steely Dan's "Reelin' in the Years."<p>Jimmy Page has …

Guitar

Steve Vai: “My Number-One Advice for Aspiring Musicians”

0<p>SHARES<p>Steve Vai always has valuable and inspirational guidance to offer guitarists.<p>In a new interview with the <i>Broward Palm Beach New Times</i>, he was …

Does science imply God? Harvard astronomer raises fine-tuning argument in Washington Post, suggesting a theistic explanation for human intelligence

Howard Smith is a lecturer in Harvard’s Department of Astronomy as well as an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He’s …

Stephen Hawking

Massive alien mothership spotted over British Isles

<b>These blurry images are the strongest indicator yet that aliens are ready to invade Earth and take over the human race (or something like that).</b><p>An …

Why Mary Halvorson Sounds Like No Other Guitarist

When you see Mary Halvorson on stage, she doesn't look like much of a trailblazer. She plays sitting down. She's small, and mostly hidden behind her hollow-body guitar and glasses. But then she starts to play. And the sounds coming out of her amp are anything but conventional.<p>"I do like things that …

Guitar

Pyramids Found In Antarctica: The Work Of Ancient Civilisation Or Aliens?

Details<p>Pic: The Sun UK<p>Google Earth images of Antarctica have revealed what appears to be three pyramids and have prompted conspiracy theorists to …

How Can You Tell a Good Drummer from a Bad Drummer?: Ringo Starr as Case Study

Yesterday Josh Jones made the case for appreciating the subtle genius of Ringo Starr. And as if to second that, Dirk K. sent this video (above) our …

MIT Claims they are Programming Humanoid Robots to help Explore Mars. But we all Know It’s Cylons!

For over a decade, robots have been exploring Mars in advance of the crewed missions that are being planned for the coming decades. And when it comes …

Robotics

Food Stamp Outage Could Trigger Nationwide Riots » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

<b>The ongoing food stamp outage could trigger nationwide riots across the country similar to the recent unrest in Baltimore and Ferguson.</b><p>Thousands – if …

Mysterious chimpanzee behaviour could prove they believe in God, according to scientists

New footage of ritual behaviour by chimpanzees, taken and analysed by researchers, shows they may be engaging in spiritual practices - and could even believe in God.<p>West African chimpanzees have been captured on camera throwing rocks into holes in trees and engaging in other bizarre behaviour, …

Indigenous Peoples

The creeping fascism of American literature

Every few years, a public figure proposes repression and violence in the name of patriotism, and we go back to the dystopian novel <i>It Can’t Happen Here</i>. Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 book is currently being read in the context of Donald Trump’s presidential run, built on bare-faced xenophobia and an …

Your Creativity Might Be Stifled By Your Expertise

Your expertise got you where you are. But will it keep you from seeing where to go next?<p>It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that …

Malcolm Gladwell

Argentine luthier turns beat-up skateboards into electric guitars

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Working a pedal-powered carpentry machine, Argentine luthier Ezequiel Galasso is giving beat-up skateboards a new lease on life, recycling them into electric guitars coveted by the likes of American rock band Pearl Jam.<p>In one corner of his workshop in Almagro, Buenos Aires’ …

Skydiver Goes Supersonic in Record-Breaking 'Near-Space Dive'

In a harrowing plunge from the stratosphere, a Google executive broke the world record for the highest-altitude skydive today (Oct. 24).<p>Alan Eustace, …