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The best and most creative musical tech for your kids

Want to give your children and early start in their musical education? This easy-to-master equipment is intended to make them virtuosi in no time. We …

Music Production

How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop' and 15 Other Idioms

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

New York City

Cream Era Eric Clapton Shows How To Play Solos On Guitar

• Instantly replay songs from the radio<br>• Unlimited skips<br>• Listen offline<br>• Create unlimited playlists<br>• Play millions of songs on demand


10 Famous Riffs and Guitar Chords for Beginners

By Billy Saefong<p>There are just some songs that are instantly recognizable. For the most part, the iconic portions of a song are either riffs or chord …


The Top 10: Indian English Words

We did Yiddish Words four years ago, which prompted Alan Robertson to suggest Scottish Words last year, which I described as “the best of the …


This video claiming ink cartridges are a scam is going massively viral

It's a well known fact that printers are probably the most annoying piece of technology in the world.<p>No one likes them. They're confusing, they go …

3D Printing

Three Blues Riffs Every Guitarist Should Know

Need to brush up on your blues? Try out these riffs.<p>4<p>SHARES<p>In this video, GuitarWorld.com buddy Darrell Braun presents his take on "Three Blues Riffs …


JPMorgan has calculated when the next recession will hit — and has some ideas how you can prepare for it

"<i>Where are we in the cycle?</i>"<p>It's an inquiry the economics team at JPMorgan receives frequently. And it's a good question when you consider the US's current economic expansion is already the second-longest of the postwar era.<p>Luckily for curious minds, JPMorgan maintains a model designed to provide …


27 foods you should stop buying immediately

Some foods are just not worth buying at the supermarket, whether it's because they're overpriced, misleading or bad for your health.<p>Here are the 27 foods you should never buy again.


In No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker, The Shifting Probabilities Are Extraordinary

It’s funny, but when I lived in Las Vegas and worked on the air at KLUC-FM, I never took the opportunity to learn and play the game of Texas Hold ‘Em poker, widely available at all of the casinos just up the street. I definitely learned how to play blackjack and how to count the cards and I’ve …

Las Vegas

Lesson: Get to Know Your Fretboard

Bill EvansMarch 13, 2018<p><b>From the May 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY RON JACKSON</b><p><b>THE PROBLEM</b><p>Your knowledge of the fretboard is weak and you’d like …

Electric Guitar

Apple is buying the "Netflix of magazines" for an undisclosed amount

Apple is buying a digital magazine subscription service known as the “Netflix of magazines,” which lets readers access over 200 magazines for a monthly fee. The acquisition of the service Texture, owned by Next Issue Media, comes at a time when news publishing as an industry is being shaken up by …

Condé Nast

Master Motown and Stax rhythm grooves in 20 minutes with this easy guitar lesson

The Motown and Stax record labels are synonymous with soul and R&B music during the 1960s

Electric Guitar

The 32 best things we ever bought on Amazon for under $25

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Amazon, land of 1 million things you need and 5 million options for each of them, has quickly become the one-stop shop for an insane …


Davie504 Crushes the Wicked Bass Riff That deadmau5 Claimed to Be Technically Impossible

In an interesting set of circumstance that could only happen online, the very talented Davie504 responded to a claim/challenge/dare put forward by …


Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About DIY Guitar Kits

Tricia BaxterJune 23, 2015<p>By Greg Olwell<p>About three years ago, Rick Gunn ran into something that happens to guitarists all of the time: he played a …

Acoustic Guitar

Watch the formation of the universe and Earth in this cool time-lapse video

Each second represents 22 million years<p>In the grand cosmic scale, humanity and our tiny home in the universe are absolutely inconsequential. In a neat time-lapse video from John Boswell, you can watch the formation and growth of the universe from the big bang to now.<p>Boswell, aka melodysheep, has …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hey, Siri: 142 useful voice commands for Siri

Do you use Siri to its full potential? Perhaps it’s time to refresh your memory with this list of useful things you can ask it to do for you.<b>Control</b> …


32 Of The Absolute Best Products On Amazon — Because 5,000+ Reviewers Can't Be Wrong

For better or for worse, Amazon has some of the most brutally honest reviewers on the internet. If there's something to be said about an item, …


Here’s how much it costs to mine a single bitcoin in your country

So-called bitcoin mining is a hot topic of in the cryptocurrency world.<p>That’s chiefly because of the rising electricity costs associated with …


The Stanford Bitcoin Mafia

In winter quarter of 2013, Stanford officials were perplexed that 10% of the energy used in a 100-person dorm seemed to be consumed by one room. They kicked down the doors and walked in to find a room hotter than a sauna, with machines and equipment whirring – students had put together a Bitcoin …


Fret Zealot adds lights and learning to your guitar

I’ve been messing around with LED-embedded guitars since the original GTar. Designed to help beginners learn and players look like all supersonic freakadelic on stage, they have quickly become commonplace if expensive. Now Fret Zealot has something that can turn your guitar into a laser light show …


The best baby monitor

<i>By Harry Sawyers, Sarah Kovac, Winnie Yang</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>Who should get this<p>Not everyone needs a baby …


6 'Dad Sneakers' That Are So Bad, They're Good

(Photo: J.Crew)Perhaps your dad's favorite puffy sneakers weren't so lame after all.Suddenly, the hottest trend in footwear isn't sleek designer …


The Official Crypto Top 10 List: Top Blogs, Websites, Bitcoin Casinos, Sportsbetting Sites & Ethereum Games

<b>Crypto Insider</b> is a news publication, a dedicated cryptocurrency development and consultancy group with the end-goal of giving back to the bitcoin …


Best Apple Watch cases

You may think you don't need a protective case for your Apple Watch, until that one time you take it to work and it gets all scratched up. Don't make …


This app uses machine learning and AR to teach you how to draw

For some people drawing comes naturally. But, if you’re anything like me, your stick figures look like misshapen horrors for whom death would surely be a relief. Enter Sketch AR: the AI-powered app that aims to make you a better artist regardless of your current skill.<p>The idea is pretty simple: you …

Machine Learning

Acoustic Guitar Strumming Patterns

A lesson on how to understand and comprehend basic acoustic guitar strumming patterns, with some practical advice and helpful video …


This Is Who Controls Bitcoin

As a decentralized system by design, it can be difficult to see where the real power lies in Bitcoin. There are a number of different players in the ecosystem (e.g. miners, hodlers, exchanges, developers), but one entity has more power than the others in terms of what types of protocol improvements …


How to Fingerpick Like Chet Atkins

I’d like to kick things off with a look at my approach to the song, “El Vaquero,” written by the great Chet Atkins and Wayne Moss, which I recorded …

Electric Guitar