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Prince's 15 Most Righteous Guitar Tracks

The response to Prince’s death in April 2016 was a global rainstorm of emotion. He was many things to many people: a whirling funketeer who woke up …

How to Tap Like Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads and Reb Beach

12<p>SHARES<p>Fretboard tapping was a novel technique when Eddie Van Halen recorded his groundbreaking, legendary shred showcase piece “Eruption” for Van …

How to Fingerpick Like Merle Travis

3<p>SHARES<p>Named after legendary country guitar virtuoso Merle Travis, <i>Travis picking</i> is the most popular and commonly used fingerpicking technique.<p>The …

Slow Cooker Chinese Five Spice Pork Recipe

Slow Cooker Chinese Five Spice Pork Recipe<p>Updated on February 3, 2016<p>As a mom who is busy working and running errands, I'm always grateful for an …

Cooking

How To Make DIY Mosquito Repellent With Natural Essential Oils

Modifying a Picking Pattern to Accentuate a Melody

The title track of my latest release, <i>It’s Never Too Late</i>, is a tune I wrote for my daughter Rachel.<p>Though I knew that the song would be an …

Electric Guitar

Exploring Mixolydian-Based Melodies and Chord Structures

247<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 …

How to Add Some Mixolydian Flavor to Pentatonics

I would like to show you some ideas I use to add some flavor to my solos when I'm using a pentatonic scale.<p>While I feel the pentatonic scale is …

Guitar

Randy Rhoads-Style Melodic Tapping Exercise Using Common Tones

Today I'd like to show you a cool melodic tapping excercise in the style of the late, great Randy Rhoads.<p>Not only will this excercise get your …

Electric Guitar

Turn Up the Heat in Your Guitar Solos in Five Easy Steps

Variety is the spice of life. Musically speaking, I think “spice” translates to a certain amount of dissonance. Dissonance is a tension resulting …

Guitarist's Guide to Playing Bass: 20 Tips to Help You Think Like a Bassist

Bass is more than just a guitar with two fewer strings. It has a different tone, scale length, feel and musical role, and in many cases it requires a …

French 75

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup gin<p>1/2 cup No-Cook Simple Syrup (see below)<p>1/2 cup fresh lemon juice<p>Champagne<p>Lemon twists (for garnish)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>To make our No-Cook Simple Syrup, combine 2 cups each superfine sugar and water in an airtight container. Cover and shake until sugar dissolves. …

This In-Depth Guide to Hybrid Picking Will Have You Playing Like a Pro in No Time at All

!--paging_filter--pGuitarists are always searching for new ways to express their musical ideas on the instrument. /p pBe it a new chord voicing, …

11 Eating Habits That Will Uncover Your Abs

Your six-pack solution is finally here. The video above features the essential exercises guaranteed to blast flab from your belly—no crunches …

Yin Yoga Poses That Reduce Back Pain

You are here<p>Yin Yoga Poses That Reduce Back Pain<p>Do these yin yoga poses (yin is a type of yoga that requires holding poses for a longer amount of …

Inflammation: Causes, Symptoms & Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Inflammation is a vital part of the body's immune response. It is the body's attempt to heal itself after an injury; defend itself against foreign …

Exercises You Should Do Every Day to Stay Fit for Life

Shutterstock<p>Of course, maintaining your long-term health requires more than just a regular exercise habit, but physical fitness is certainly a …

Workouts

Cook & Chisel: Your 7-Day Calendar

Follow this 7-day schedule of meals and workouts, and then repeat each week for 3 weeks. Click on the links below to be taken directly to a recipe or workout.<p>Men's Health<p>Weekly Workout Plan<p>Do the following routines on their designated days. Every workout uses varying loads, rep ranges, and tempos …

Can You Really Roll Those Aches And Knots Away?

When my husband has a particularly tough workout (or workday), he comes home and says, "I have to roll."<p>He's talking about using a foam roller on body parts including the hips, quads and calves, using his own body weight to supply the force. You've probably seen people rolling in your gym; some …

Fitness Friday: Tight hips? Here's help

When most people think of the role of the hips in the golf swing, they usually envision a player like Rory McIlroy snapping his pelvis toward the target at the start of the downswing in order to generate a tremendous amount of speed and power into his shots. But the muscles responsible for good hip …

"Five More Guitar Tricks" to Learn More Amazing Techniques — Video

Recently we shared UptempoMusicLessons’ video showing “Five Tricks to Make People Think You Are Amazing at Guitar.”Today, we’re happy to share their …

Essential Blues Basics: Soloing with the Combined Minor/Major Pentatonic Scales

<b>Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live group and private classes at LessonFace.com.</b>One key to becoming a more versatile blues …

Israeli-Style Hummus

Makes about 4 cups<p>Intentionally overcooking the chickpeas then whipping the mixture is key. This hummus is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.<p>September 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup dried …

Recipes

The 3 Kinds of Caramelized Onions Every Home Cook Should Know

Not all caramelized onions are created equal. Here are the three types you should know, and how to use them.<p>When caramelizing onions, there is a right color for the right job—you just have to learn how far to take ’em. No matter if you’re using yellow, white, or sweet onions, be sure to <b>use a large,</b> …

Master the Lardon. It's Actually Better Than Bacon

Yup. We've found something better than bacon.<p>Never underestimate the French. We thought it couldn’t get better than bacon, and yet all the while, the Gaulois over here are topping salads and spiking pastas with bacon’s crispier, juicier cousin, the lardon. Lardon is just a fancy word for slab bacon …

When to Use a Food Processor, Blender, Immersion Blender, or Stand Mixer (and When Not To!)

When is it best to use a food processor? A blender? An immersion blender? We've got you covered.<p>Of all the appliances we stock our kitchen with, the blender, immersion blender, and the food processor are among the most useful. At first blush, they seem to perform similar tasks—and could even be …

15 Fall Dinners from the Slow Cooker

With shorter days and crisper temperatures heading our way, having a warm, home-cooked dinner waiting for us when we walk in the door is such a …

Easy Oven-Baked Sesame Chicken Thighs

Because I’m all about those thighs, ’bout those thighs, ’bout those thighs. I absolutely love chicken thighs. Well, to be honest, I love chicken in …

Shrimp and Chive Potsticker Dumplings

387<p>37<p>Shares 424<p>This year seems to be a banner year for cookbooks and there are so many that I’ve leafed through and bookmarked, that even though it’s …

Learn 1 Ratio, Make an Infinite Number of Cocktails

<i>Put your elementary school math knowledge to good use—with alcohol.</i><p>Cocktails are built on ratios. So much so that bartenders often begin to think and certainly speak in ratios. You’ll hear bartenders rattle off numbers—"Oh, it’s 1 1/2, 1, 3/4, 1/4, and a dash"—as though they mean something. And …