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6 Simple Ways To Unlock Your Inner Power

Some studies suggest that normal human beings only use 10% to 20% of their brain and the majority of their mind potential is still locked. To …

How Tube Amps Work

Put your hand in front of an empty electric socket, and you won’t get a shock— because electrons just don’t fly through space, right? Well … they …

DIY: How to Set Up a Fender Stratocaster

<b>Photos by Ariel Ellis</b><p>Recently, one of my clients brought in an American-made 1990 Fender Strat hot-rodded with a custom pickguard, Fender-branded …

Guitar

The best iPhone apps for movie makers

It's very possible that you'll see something at a film festival that was taken on an iPhone, or trending documentaries uploaded to sites like …

How to wipe your phone or tablet before you sell it

Trading in or selling your old mobile device? Wipe it the right way to reduce the risk of personal data falling into the wrong hands.<p>Remember that no method apart from physically destroying the device and its storage is 100 percent foolproof -- data may still be recoverable with the right …

Windows Phone

Video Instruction Series: 7 Lessons on Recording at Home

S LApril 3, 2013<p>In this series of seven video lessons, Doug Young will demonstrate how to set up your home studio and explain what you need to know …

Guitar effects pedal glossary and terminology

Guitar Pedal Glossary and Terminology<p><b>Bypass</b> - This is often referred to as "True Bypass". A true bypass peal means when the pedal is "off" the signal …

Understanding Frets and Fret Wear

<b>Fig. 1. Fretwire is measured by the crown’s width (A) and height (B), as well as the size of the barb (C) and depth of the tang (D).</b><p><b>Fig. 2. A dented</b> …

An Oxford Professor Has Unlocked The Mysterious Science Of The Guitar

An Irish scientist, who is also a guitarist, has devised what he says are the first-known equations explaining the physics behind playing the guitar.

4 Hacks for Writing an Article That Sounds Genius (And Actually Is)

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>These days, if you’re not writing great quality content, you’re sunk. Your readers are smart people. They deserve content that is well-researched, highly informative, and worth their time.<p>You may not be a genius, but your writing needs to sound like …

Bent Out of Shape: Improve Your Fretboard Knowledge with This Arpeggio Exercise

In this lesson, I'm going to teach you an arpeggio exercise that will help improve your music theory and knowledge of the fretboard.Players often …

The Six Coolest Stratocaster Solos — Ever

5<p>SHARES<p>When the curvaceous Fender Stratocaster marked six decades of innovation and influence in 2014, <i>Guitar World</i> celebrateed its legacy via 60 …

Guitar

Self-Disciplined People Are Happier (and Not as Deprived as You Think)

It’s easy to think of the highly self-disciplined as being miserable misers or uptight Puritans, but it turns out that exerting self-control can make …

How to create and use custom presets in Lightroom Mobile

I can’t tell you how much I love Adobe’s Lightroom Mobile. But like an insatiable lover, I want more. Specifically, I want to add my own presets. LR Mobile ships with a selection of the desktop app’s image presets built in, but unlike the desktop version, you can’t save your own settings as a …

iOS 7 How-to: Manage your iCloud storage space from an iOS device

Apple gives all iCloud users 5 GB of iCloud storage. For most users, this is more than plenty of space, but for some, it isn’t nearly enough. This space is used for iOS device backups, iWork and other documents, and email if you are using a @mac.com, @me.com or @icloud.com address.<p>In this article, …

Top 20 Audio Music Mixing or Mastering Plugins 2014 Favorites

Les Paul Guitar Licks

<b>Les Paul</b> (born as Lester Polfus on June 9, 1915, died on August 13, 2009) is famous as a guitar builder and player.<p>He combined his thorough knowledge …

Guitar Lesson - 20 Essential Blues Guitar Intros

Blues Music

The Making of a Gibson USA Guitar

Gibson USA sounds like the name of a city. And that's fitting, because much like an urban center, Gibson's main operation has its own rich history …

Terrific Productivity Tips to Make Your Week a Triumph

14 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's a summer weekend and you're savoring another barbecue or a wonderful stroll by the beach and thinking, "How do I carve out more moments like this? If I only could be more productive during the work week."<p>To help you in …

Productivity

12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People

Jay Z didn't become worth $520 million by only wanting it five out of seven days of the week. Read the top 12 weekend habits of highly successful …

Jimi Hendrix Guitar Technique in 5 Minutes

Guitar

22 Little Kids And Their Big Dogs

Despite their sometimes fearsome appearance, larger or even giant dog breeds can make especially good family friends, loving and protecting your …

Pets

Having Trouble Meditating? Try This

<i>"Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream,"</i> goes the Beatles song: Tomorrow Never Knows. Ever since the Fab Four went to India in 1968 to study transcendental meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the concept of meditation has steadily seeped into Western culture and language.<p>Currently …

The 6 Smartest Things You Can Do Every Night and Every Morning

Here at The Muse, we’re big fans of productivity. We love finding ways to save time (and keyboard strokes). We’re all about reducing the amount of …

How to Sell Your Old iPad

If you bought a new iPad and are looking to get rid of your old iPad, here are a few ways to sell it for as much money as possible. We have a few …

Guitar Shop 101: The Guitarist’s Essential Toolkit

<b>Fig. 1. Though a well-equipped guitar shop like this one has hundreds of tools, you only need a few to keep your axes in primo playing condition.</b><p>If …

Woodworking

How Do You Stop Procrastinating? Use This 5-Minute Rule

Hey. You, there. Aren't you supposed to be dealing with that problem with your car insurance paperwork and unpacking from that trip last weekend? I know, also, that there are a ton of dishes to do. So, please tell me -- what in the name of all-holy productivity are you doing surfing the …