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Improve Your String Bends with This Simple Exercise

String bends and vibrato are among a guitarist's most expressive techniques. Testing the accuracy of your bends and vibrato is a good way to judge …

Electric Guitar

The Fundamental Techniques You’ll Need For Texas Shuffle Rhythm

DescriptionIn this lesson I’ll breakdown the fundamental techniques needed to play the Texas Shuffle style of rhythm guitar heard in “Pride And Joy” …

How to Get Nirvana's Guitar Tones with Five Cheap Pedals

In honor of what would have been Kurt Cobain's 51st birthday, our friends at Reverb.com decided to explore how exactly the late Nirvana frontman got …

Guitar

7 Seemingly Charming Habits That Are Actually Manipulative

When it comes to charm and manipulation, there is often a fine line. Someone who appears to be charismatic might have ulterior motives for putting on …

Zakk Wylde's Blazing-Fast Chromatic Blues Shred Lick

A couple years back, Black Label Society frontman and Ozzy Osbourne axeman Zakk Wylde stopped by <i>Guitar World</i> HQ to shred through a bluesy chromatic …

Music

How to Stop Taking Things Personally

When other people wrong you, and you take their actions personally, it can feel as if you’ve been punched in the gut. I know that sounds a bit …

Is Your Workplace Toxic? Here's How to Avoid Being Part of the Problem

Shift your negative energy by seeing what's possible.<p>Last week, I was invited to do a Facebook Live session. Arriving at the studio I felt a bit intimidated with all the cameras and lights and action of a live set. The purpose of the session was to promote my new book called <i>Match In The Root</i> …

Self-help

10 Simple Things You Can Do To Be Happier, Backed By Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. I would love to be happier — as I'm sure most …

Happiness

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 …

These 10 Quotes by Steve Jobs, Dale Carnegie, Dr. Seuss, and Others Are Sure to Inspire Joy in the Workplace

It is possible to find enjoyment and fulfillment at work and these words of wisdom can get you started.<p>In our already busy lives, most of us find our days consumed by our work and the office. There is no denying it -- we do have to work in order to provide for our families and ourselves, and to …

Motivation

25 Things You Might Not Know About Dimebag Darrell

Today marks the 13th anniversary of metal legend Dimebag Darrell's murder. To remember the <b>Pantera</b> <b></b>and <b>Damageplan</b> rocker and celebrate his life, here …

The Primary Barrier Stopping You From Everything You Want In Life

Jack Canfield once said, "Everything you want is on the other side of fear."<p>Jack Canfield once said, <i>"Everything you want is on the other side of fear."</i> And he's right. But I'm going to take it one step further.<p>Pain, discomfort, shock, boredom, impostor syndrome, awkwardness, fear, being wrong, …

Self-improvement

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Books

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow. We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are …

Mind

If You Feel You’re Not Getting Better at Guitar...

As an online educator with more than 16,000 students to date, I’ve had the opportunity to communicate with every type of guitar player on the planet. …

Guitar Cheats: Three Ways to Solo Like a Pro

PHOTO: Cindy Moorhead Today we present "Three Ways to Solo Like a Pro," part 3 of Darrell Braun's popular "guitar cheats" series of lessons. By the …

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.<p>12 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has …

Emotional Intelligence

Learning Triads from Jimi Hendrix

5<p>SHARES<p>It’s great to learn some new chords or concepts, but sometimes it’s difficult to know how to use them into your work.<p>In this video, Tyler …

25 Things You Need to Stop Wasting Time On

• Distractions which keep you apart from particular moments with particular individuals. — Pay attention to the tiny things, because if you truly miss …

Two Steps To Conquering EQ

One thing that separates amateur sounding mixes from professional sounding ones is EQ. Good mixers know how to wield EQ with confidence and …

Music Foundations: Understanding the Circle of Fifths

<i>In this guide exploring the Circle of Fifths, we go in depth into the relationships between chords, why certain chords progressions seem to work</i> …

Electric Guitar

How to program a Led Zeppelin-style John Bonham beat

<b>Let's take a look at how to create drum beats in the style of John Bonham, taking our cue from his performance on Led Zeppelin's 170bpm Rock And Roll</b> …

7 Easy Ways To Declutter Your Life

As the sun shines a little longer and the chill of winter begins to fade, many find that spring is the perfect time to re-organize their lives. Whether re-arranging your closet, tossing out unwanted household items or filing away important financial documents, now is the time to reset and declutter …

How to play guitar like Stevie Ray Vaughan

<b>SRV is known for his tasteful blues rhythm playing and fiery lead style, and here, we're looking at both approaches. Our licks cover several ideas</b> …

5 Books That Influenced My Success Mindset

Every once in a while, you hit on a book that totally changes your worldview.<p><i>Image used under CC0 Public Domain license</i><p>Once that happens, you can never go back. You look at things through another lens; what was once irrefutable fact is now an assumption to be questioned.<p>Other times, you find a …

Recording: Going Mobile

<b>A number of mobile recording devices, including IK Multimedia’s iRig series, are designed specifically for guitar.</b><p><b>Doing Homework: Stand-alone Devices</b> …

These Five Motivational Speeches Will Get You off Your Ass

We all know we aren’t reaching our full potential. Our lives are full of empty promises, “maybe’s”, and failed ideas. Failed ideas that we never went …

Removing Reverb Using iZotope’s De-reverb Plug-In

In the past, I’ve had numerous instances where I’ve recorded a vocal or voice over in not the most ideal of rooms. Rooms that are maybe a bit too big …