Nicholas Gerald Peterson

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How To Clean Up Sloppy Guitar Playing Mistakes At Fast Speeds Without (Always) Practicing Slowly [Lessons]

<b>Practice Tips</b>: These guitar practice methods help you do this.

Guitar Playing

7 Tips for Attracting a Following on Social Media

Unless you're famous, attracting a pile of fans to your feed may be a challenge. Here's how regular people can do it.<p>If you use social media and click around on the profiles of random individuals, you'll notice that the vast majority of users do not have thousands of people following their …

I Did Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Workout. It Nearly Broke Me.

Pumping iron with RBG’s personal trainer is no joke.<p>In the early hours of Nov. 9, as stock markets began to rally on the news of Donald Trump’s upset win, there was another dramatic spike afoot. Interest in the bone density and cholesterol levels of an 83-year-old woman from Flatbush, New York, was …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Modern-day mental health: Brain imaging identifies different types of depression

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>Biological markers could enable tailored therapies that target individual differences in symptoms<p>Esther Landhuis<p>February 26, 2017 5:59pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>For much of her life Anne Dalton battled depression. She seldom spoke with …

Depression

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Upgrade Your Original Guitar or Buy a New Ax? What You Need to Know

You've learned your modes, mastered the four chords found in every pop song and can play the intro to “Crazy Train” with your eyes closed. …

The best budget electric guitars under £500/$650

What are the best budget electric guitars? What are the best electric guitars for beginners?<p>Don't Miss<p>As well as expected models from traditionally …

How I Gave Up Trying to Cure my Depression & Found Happiness.

<b>I have been told many</b> times before that I write as though I have lived a long time, and I have often thought about why that is.<p>I feel like I have …

On The Fast Track: 25 Ways to Learn a New Skill Quickly

Whether you plan to become fluent in a new language or finally tackle that home improvement project, picking up a new skill can seem …

Home Improvement

10 Things I Learned From Prepping All My Meals on a Sunday

Save both money and time<p>I’m someone who really enjoys eating out. I love trying new restaurants. And I’ve realized that’s where all my money goes. …

The Chord That Changes Everything

Writing music happens in many different ways. Inspiration from your favorite artists, an emotional life experience, and a simple noodling session on …

Blockchain could completely transform the music industry

Digital music really could use some help. Industry revenues are dipping due to piracy and illegal use of content. Singers and composers are being short-changed by music companies and streaming services. And business models built upon patterns and practices dating back to early 20th century, decades …

Blockchain

NAMM 2017: Squier unveils 5 affordable Offset electric guitars

Introduction<p>The range comprises four takes on the Jazzmaster - including a pair of hardtails, a baritone and a more traditional model - as well as a …

NAMM

Some cases of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could be misdiagnosed immune disorders

Some patients sectioned with conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder could instead have a treatable immune disorder, Oxford University scientists have found.<p>Currently, people experiencing psychosis are often thought to be suffering from mental disorder and are treated as such with …

This $10k tiny house can be built with a hex key in less than a day

Cheap Chinese goods are a bit of a joke in America, but when a company manages to produce an entire house with the affordable price of just $10,000, …

Prefab Homes

18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Cultivating smart habits is the key to unlocking your potential.<p>To be smart is great, but it doesn't happen overnight. If you want to become smarter, you have to create habits that will groom your intelligence and nourish your mind.<p>Some people are born smart, but most smart people do daily rituals …

A beginner’s guide to total Android customization

Defaults are for suckers—here's how to make your phone your own.<p>We often, and quite rightly, complain about the way device makers customize the …

Apps

This is epic: 'Play It Loud' tells the history of the electric guitar

The Italian luthier Andrea Amati crafted the first modern violin in 1555, and music was never the same. A century later, Paduan music master …

GRasPi Raspberry Pi Guitar Amplifier Created (video)

Sandro Bechelli based in Florence Italy has created a new Raspberry Pi powered guitar amplifier which she has aptly named the GRasPi. The GRasPi amp …

The Definitive Modal Approach. Part Two [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: The Paperwork. Learn facts and formulae that are necessary when preparing to go modal.

Formula E

The best guitars and amps in the world today: a buyer's guide

What are the best guitars and amps in the world today?<p><b>Okay, we admit it: fundamentally, there is no one best guitar or best amp. Besides the fact</b> …

When music can be made on a screen, we lose abstraction

A beautiful new app for the iPad, called Rotor, lets you make music on your screen, and record it and alter it, by moving shapes around with your fingers. There are several such virtual controllers on the market; this one's shapes are particularly ingenious. Rotor lets you lay down loops and …

His technology could fuel dystopias. He just hopes it makes good movies.

Matthias Neisser has developed some very creepy software, but he’d really prefer I not frame it that way. He’s grown tired of allusions to dictators and propagandists. He’s sick of questions about manipulation and identity.<p>And yet, you can’t avoid it: Face2Face is creepy. It’s the first word out of …

This Is Why You Suck At Guitar: Your Muting/Dampening SUCKS! Ditch The Hairband! [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Techniques</b>: Uncle Ben Eller explains the secret muting techniques every good guitarist uses that nobody ever talks about!

Guitar

John Carpenter's New Music Video Is a Dystopian Audio and Visual Delight

The video for “Utopian Façade,” off John Carpenter’s <i>Lost Themes II</i>, isn’t actually directed by the horror master. But directors Gavin Hignight and …

First recording of computer-generated music – created by Alan Turing – restored

Researchers restore 1951 recording generated on machine built by computer scientist famous for breaking Enigma code<p>Researchers in New Zealand say they have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created in 1951 on a gigantic contraption built by the British computer scientist …

Alan Turing

Marilyn Manson: all-American nightmare

<i>Taken from the 25th anniversary issue of Dazed:</i><p>Marilyn Manson has had a rough week. He is touring his 2015 album, <i>The</i> <i>Pale Emperor</i>, with Slipknot, and the reviews so far have been mixed. Articles online question his sanity and demeanour, citing ten-minute rants between tracks, stumbles off-stage, …

Four Under-the-Radar Guitar Brands You Need to Know About

<b>PHOTO: Distorted Branch</b><p>Well-known guitar brands run the show, and for good reason. The Fenders, Gibsons and Epiphones of the world are on top because …