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The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

15 easy blues guitar chords every guitarist needs to know

A7 (open)<p>To avoid sounding the idle sixth string when you play this chord, bring your thumb around the back of the neck so that the tip of it just …

Spice Up Your Playing with Eight Fancy Blues Chords

418<p>SHARES<p>Blues guitar is timeless, and some of its most basic chords just sound... <i>right</i>. However, there are chords out there that stray away from the …

Guitar

How to Play Jazz Guitar with Just Six Chords

1.2K<p>SHARES<p>If you have no experience playing jazz but want to pick up some chords and techniques, this video is the perfect place to start.<p>In it, …

Hey Nerds, Here’s Six-and-a-Half Hours of Radiohead Shows to Watch

Full sets from recent shows in the Netherlands, Italy, and Poland were uploaded to radiohead.tv at the start of the weekend.<p>Radiohead recently wrapped up a gargantuan world tour in controversial circumstances, playing a two-and-a-half hour show in Tel Aviv, Israel despite protests and pressure from …

Electric guitar maker Fender jumps into online learning | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Fender Musical Instruments Corp [FNDR.UL], whose electric guitars have powered music from Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana, is getting into the software business with an app for guitar lessons.<p>The Scottsdale, Arizona company is launching “Fender Play,” an online system for learning …

Fender Play doesn't judge -- it just teaches you guitar

If you ask Ethan Kaplan, chief product officer of digital at Fender, about the death of the electric guitar, he gets a bit incredulous. And it's easy to understand why. As he's quick to point out, "for some reason, there's still a guitar on every stage." But while he's adamant his company and the …

Watch a Rare Video of Nirvana Rocking Out at Radio Shack in 1988

Before Nirvana hit it big, the band gave a rousing performance at their local Radio Shack. In 1988, the band played a set at the electronics store's …

What Should Guitar Players Practice? [Lessons]

<b>Practice Tips</b>: On this lesson I will share with you some easy steps to better, more focused and productive practice sessions.

How To EQ During Mastering

Sonically Transforming Your Mix Into The Final Master<p>In this blog post, I’m going to discuss how I sonically shape a mix during mastering. I’ll be …

Boston Cream Pound Cake Is So Much Better Than Boston Cream Pie

It's wicked good.<p>GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p>Boston Cream is one of those dessert flavor profiles that just gets me: creamy vanilla custard, chocolate …

Dessert

Making the Most of Multiband Compression: A Primer on the Safe Use of a Secret Weapon

Some fairly extreme settings on the Pro-MB multiband compressor from FabFilterFor many engineers, multiband compressors are daunting tools that are …

iPhone app gives treasured photos new life [Review]

For longer than I have allowed myself to believe, the iPhone has been called a scanner that fits in your pocket. But if I wanted a high-quality copy of an old photograph, I still sought out a flatbed scanner, presuming the results would be superior to taking a picture of a picture with a phone.<p>But …

Magic cake: How to make the simple three-layer dessert

A three-layer dessert known as the Magic Cake is taking the internet by storm.<p>It is appealing due to its incredible simplicity – it needs one bowl …

Dessert

The Art of the Ensemble: Crafting Awesome Arrangements

A great song consists of more than just notes and rhythms. Here’s how to put the pieces together to create that extra sonic magic.

33 Epic Sites With Breathtaking Free Stock Photos

No matter how good your product is, you must present it in a clean, professional and most important natural way. Imagery is one of the strongest element in any form of design making an emotional connection with your customer so you should pay incredible attention to what imagery you use to …

Web Design

Digging Deeper: Open-G Tricks

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to visualize chord-scales in an open tuning.<br>• Develop some basic slide guitar …

Getting Started With Logic Pro X’s Smart Controls

Features like the newer Patch format (which saves all inserts, Sends, and even Send destinations in a Channel Strip) and Track Stacks (which save …

How to Combine Audio Devices in Mac OS X for Logic Pro, Or Any DAW

In many DAWs including Logic Pro and Live, you can only choose a single input and output device when using Apple's Core Audio. Because of this, it …

All You Need to Make Barbecue Sauce Is This Formula

Cheaper, tastier, better: It's time to learn how to make homemade barbecue sauce.<p>A good sauce can save your backyard barbecue from charred yard bird to chicken wings so good, you could charge for 'em. The problem is that most store-bought barbecue sauces just aren't that stellar. They're …

BBQ

Meet the Guys Turning Old Graphic Design Manuals into Kickstarter Blockbusters

In 1970, the visionary “information architect” Massimo Vignelli and his design firm partner Bob Noorda created a manual that redesigned every visual element of the New York City subway system. It was a practical solution to a serious problem: by the late 1960s, the subway had become so unsafe and …

Guitar Essentials: The Easy Way to Understand Guitar Chord Names

0<p>SHARES<p>Plain-old major and minor chords are never a bother for guitarists. Even a flat 7, major 7 or minor 7 is no big deal. If you play guitar, you …

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

4 Meditation Tips For the First Timer

From a guy who trained as a Buddhist monk for 10 years.<p>Life can be incredibly stressful. If the tried-and-true methods for dealing with it—whiskey, some exercise, moving to another country and changing your name—aren't working, you might want to consider meditation.<p>Andy Puddicombe knows that you …

10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

Happiness

20 Motivational Mindfulness Practices To Help You Focus On Your Life Goals

<b>1. Write your goals down and display them!</b><p>“I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I write and I understand.” – Chinese Proverb<p><b>2. Break big goals</b> …

Here's How To Instantly Upgrade Pancakes

Fact: Pancakes make ~everything~ better.<p><b>Pancake Batter</b><p><i>Makes 4 to 6 servings</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 cups pancake mix<p>1½ cups water<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>In a large bowl, combine the pancake mix and water, stirring until smooth with no lumps.<p>____<p><b>1. Blueberry Pancakes</b><p><i>Makes 4 to 6 servings</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>Pancake Batter (see …

EQ Processing Techniques For Acoustic Electric Guitar

Let's dig into some discussion about EQ’ing guitar, both acoustic and electric. Each one, of course, would have its own approach, based upon the …

Learning a New Language: Tim Gane on Leaving Stereolab Behind and for Cavern of Anti-Matter

Much beloved, Stereolab are the past and Gane is now COAM, with a new record featuring collaborations with Bradford Cox and Sonic Boom's Pete Kember.<p>When Stereolab announced their “Hiatus / Sabbatical / Pause / Intermission / Breather” in 2009, there was little doubt that multi-instrumentalist and …