K G Rosen

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5 ways inventive scale playing can revolutionise your guitar solos

<b>This month, we share a few less common concepts and ideas that you can apply to whichever scales you use.</b><p>Hopefully, you will find some of the …

Electric Guitar

The Job of Human Rights Chief Isn't What You Think

Human rights advocates rejoiced this week at news that former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will soon become the United Nations’ high …

Rights & Freedoms

Learn This Little-Known Pentatonic Modal Trick

15<p>SHARES<p>Soloing with the modes is a great way to add new and exciting colors to your guitar playing. It can also add an ear-bending “outside” sound …

Expanding on Chord Shapes Within the Context of Funk Guitar

0<p>SHARES<p>In last month’s column, I discussed some techniques one can apply when soloing, specifically using both a single-note and a chordal approach …

How I Got Delightfully High On Legal Mushrooms

Ever since Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon’s eccentric but oddly compelling food diary went viral — and people finally started taking Goop …

Mind

Expand Your Soloing Vocabulary with the Half-Whole Symmetrical Diminished Scale

Last month, I discussed ways for guitar players to expand their improvising vocabulary. I’m a big proponent of transcribing other musicians’ solos, …

The Oddly Fascinating Pairing of Two Completely Unrelated Triads

Last month, I presented a neat formula for generating two unusual and exotic hexatonic (six-note) scales, which I called D “gypsy-minor hexatonic” (D …

Harmonizing With Fourths

As the interval between the fifth scale degree and the octave, the fourth is basic to the structure of most chords.<p>When used melodically, however, …

Electric Guitar

It’s Time to Regulate the Internet

Mark Zuckerberg might believe the world is better without privacy. He’s wrong.<p>It will be fantastically satisfying to see the boy genius flayed. All the politicians—ironically, in search of a viral moment—will lash Mark Zuckerberg from across the hearing room. They will corner Facebook’s founding …

Privacy

Some Of The Best Rock Songs Of 2018 You Might Have Missed

Rock music gets a lot of criticism these days for falling behind hip-hop and pop in the public consciousness. But just because fewer rock bands are crossing over with big pop radio hits doesn’t mean that excellent rock songs aren’t being released. In fact, so much good rock is coming out regularly, …

Music

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

Exploring Mixolydian-Based Melodies and Chord Structures

246<p>SHARES<p>In the last few columns, we looked at ways to build chord shapes, or “grips,” from the Dorian and Aeolian modes (Aeolian is also known as …

Want to Knock 'em Dead in Nashville? Learn These 20 Tasty Country Licks

Exploring the world of country guitar is a diverse and exciting journey, one from which a guitarist of any background can benefit, while having …

Learn to choose the right scale for your guitar solo with these 5 cunning blues licks

<b>Choose the scale for the sound you’re after with these five licks written specially to give a certain sound...</b><p>Minor pentatonic scale over dominant …

Electric Guitar

Stream the “Complete” John Coltrane Playlist: A 94-Hour Journey Through 700+ Transformative Tracks

In a contrarian take on the legacy of John Coltrane on the 50th anniversary of his death last year, Zack Graham at <i>GQ</i> did not recommend <i>Giant Steps</i> nor</i> …

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

Congress' DACA game of chicken goes off the cliff

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The premise of a game of chicken is that in the end, someone always flinches. Congress found out early Saturday morning what happens when no one does.<p>Republicans and Democrats in Congress have spent months locked in a collision course on immigration, convinced the other side …

Immigration

Here Are The 20 Netflix Documentaries That Are Definitely Worth Your Time To Watch

Say goodbye to aimless browsing this weekend.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

Scientists Observe Strange Double Whirlpool Effect in Ocean for First Time

Slow waves meander westward out in the deep ocean south of Australia. Sometimes they carry with them carry large eddies, whirlpools over 100 miles …

Mark Zuckerberg’s Plan to Save Facebook from Itself

The embattled C.E.O. appears intent on repairing Facebook’s reputation after a difficult year. But will it be enough to satisfy users and the company's most vocal critics?<p>“Facebook is a global company, and it was ground zero for this Putin-Duterte playbook long before Zuckerberg was playing naïve …

Free for all: How to find free (and legal) books and movies

Since the days of dial-up modems, the internet has been a never-ending source of movies, music, electronic books and television programs. The problem is that most of that content is actually owned by someone, and downloading it without paying for it makes you a pirate.<p>Besides being illegal -- …

The American Revolution: A Free Course from Yale University

When you have a little time, you can drop in on a free course that revisits a seminal moment in U.S. history--the American Revolution. Taught by Yale …

The Secret Notes of the Pentatonic Scale

The Pentatonic scale is one of the most utilized scales in music. It can be heard in nearly every culture of music around the world and has served as …

Electric Guitar

Equifax Hackers Steal Personal Details of Up to 143 Million People

Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said on Thursday that personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by …

Jazz Guitar Corner: An Introduction to Symmetrical Scales for Guitar

When learning how to play jazz guitar, or any style of guitar for that matter, we often spend a lot of time working on pentatonic, blues, major and …

Electric Guitar

Special Report: The war on big food

Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth …

Scientists shocked to discover plankton on exterior of International Space Station

For those who believe there could be life in space, this discovery is huge: Scientists have reportedly found traces of plankton on the outside of the …