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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

Step outside the pentatonic box with these fresh blues guitar solo approaches

Every lead guitarist uses pentatonic scales - chances are that the first scale you ever learnt was the minor pentatonic. Like a comfortable pair of …

Electric Guitar

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

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Project Management

Brian Setzer: How to Shred Like a Rockabilly Master

0<p>SHARES<p>In these clips, Joe from Reverb grabs an attractive Gretsch 6120 and breaks down three representative (but not overplayed) Setzer riffs and/or …

Guitar

Steven Pinker: A New Enlightenment

The Enlightenment <i>worked</i>, says Steven Pinker. By promoting reason, science, humanism, progress, and peace, the programs set in motion by the …

Hitting the Pocket: The Importance of Dynamics and Grooving When Soloing

0<p>SHARES<p>Two of the most important and effective elements in creating expressive improvisations are the incorporation of dynamics and groove. …

Electric Guitar

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

How to Forge Aggressive, Memorable Riffs with Unexpected Twists

39<p>SHARES<p>Whenever I am composing primary riffs for a metal song, one of my goals is to come up with something that not only sounds heavy but also …

Electric Guitar

The Tao of Jeff Beck

Here's a crash course in how one of the most eclectic and influential guitarists of all time developed a unique vocabulary through speedy rockabilly …

Guitar

Video Lesson: Cultivate Your Standalone Guitar Skills

Bill EvansMarch 17, 2018<p><b>From the May 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM LEVY</b><p>The acoustic guitar really is a remarkable instrument. In the most …

Research shows detrimental effects of laptop use in classrooms

In the modern university classroom, it is common to hear the clicking of keys and see the lights of laptop screens as the instructor delivers a …

How to Create Guitar Solos That Convey Melodic Continuity

Learn how to establish a melodic phrase and then build upon it to develop a solo that conveys a sense of melodic continuity.<p>11<p>SHARES<p>The most …

John Lennon-Style Fingerpicking

John Lennon made a lot of beautiful music with only a handful of chords and this simple, one-bar fingerpicking pattern. Investigate how he was able …

5 guitar tricks you can learn from Jimmy Page

Jimmy has always been a tremendously inventive rhythm guitarist as well as a riff writer supreme and this is often sadly overlooked

Guitar

Do Your Solos Sound the Same? 6 Killer Licks to Break You Out

6 Killer Licks to Break You Out – The Lick Loft<p>Do your solos sound the same? Sometimes you can get stuck in a rut with your playing and end up using …

Electric Guitar

Master Class: The John Petrucci Guitar Method

The Dream Theater guitarist presents a wide-ranging and highly personal lesson that covers everything from getting started on the guitar to effective …

Class up your guitar solos with these 15 vintage blues licks

<b>The goal of this feature is to get you sounding more authentic in the vintage blues style. There are 15 examples to study and they have been split</b> …

Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding

Over the past couple of months, I have been working with a variety of schools and districts in the role of a coach. Most of this work is focused on …

To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design

No one can deny the fact that we are seeing some pretty exciting changes to teaching, learning, and leadership. Advances in research, brain science, …

The Best Resources For Doing Classroom Observations

We periodically create time at our school for teachers to observe our colleagues teaching, followed by reflection.<p>Soon, I hope to be posting more …

10 Steps to Learning Jazz Guitar Standards

10 exercises to help you learn any jazz standard on guitar.<p>183<p>SHARES<p>One of the biggest problems I encounter with jazz guitar students is that they …

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

What If Parents Loved Strangers’ Children As Much As Their Own?

Last December, the author and philosopher Sam Harris invited Paul Bloom, a professor of psychology at Yale, to appear on his podcast, “Waking Up.” It was Bloom’s third stint as a guest, and, as before, the two men devoted a significant portion of their conversation to the subject of empathy. Bloom …

Star Trek

How to Connect Chords for More Musical Rhythm Playing

Give your rhythm playing color and character.<p>465<p>SHARES<p>If your rhythm work consists only of chords, you’re missing out on a lot of color and character …

Curriculum Mapping: Definition, Purpose, and Tips

Curriculum mapping is a reflective process that helps teachers understand what has been taught in a class, how it has been taught, and how learning …

The Three-Step System For Getting Students to Do the Talking

I remember the first time I heard the phrase “student-centered classroom” and I almost chuckled. I had always believed my classroom was about the …

Teaching

The Five Pillars of Guitar Practice Habits

How to make the most out of limited practice time.<p>1.4K<p>SHARES<p>If you’re like most nonprofessional guitarists, you don’t have nearly enough time in your …

20 ingenious Radiohead chords you need to learn

<b>While clocking up a hugely diverse catalogue of albums, Radiohead have retained a level of musicianship and melodic knowhow that’s ensured they’ve</b> …

Expert Advice: 25 More Ways to Play (and Sound) Better Right Now

Here, we offer 25 tips from guitarists who know their stuff—from rock royalty to jazz patriarchs to any-and-all, top-of-their-game bad asses.<p>985<p>SHARES<p>…

You will lose your job to a robot—and sooner than you think

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>I want to tell you straight off what this story is about: Sometime in the next 40 …