David Leonard

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Why This Old School Activity Is Beneficial to Your Brain

Research keeps showing why it's a good idea to hold on to your pen and paper.<p>In a constantly connected world, it may seem like there is no need to handwrite anything anymore. But despite living in a time where a legitimate summer movie offering is about the inner lives of emoji, it would appear …

'B' And 'D' Learning Process Debunks Dyslexia Jumbled-Letters Myth

Many believe dyslexia is about jumbled letters, but experts say that's not quite right. This story explores what's happening in the brain that causes those backward letters.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>We're reporting this week on the most common reading disability. Ask just about anyone what …

Here's What the Unseen Kessel Run in 'Star Wars' Sounds Like

Han Solo told us the <i>Millennium Falcon</i> made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. Even though this was never actually depicted in any of the Star …

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5 essential rhythm guitar styles

Getting started<p>Don’t worry about the theory - 4/4 just means you can count to four to stay in time with the music. Mastering our examples boils down …

A Classroom Culture’s Impact on Students’ Reading Success by Emily Visness

​Inspiring students to read can be challenging. Yes, I realize that is a gross understatement. Middle school students have a reputation for not …

Guitar Essentials: Learn 12 Types of Power Chords

916<p>SHARES<p>If you’ve been playing simple root-fifth power chords your entire life, you’re missing out on a wealth of opportunity for power-chord …

Guitar Essentials: How to Create Easy-to-Play Arpeggio Shapes

1<p>SHARES<p>Many guitarists struggle to play arpeggios. And while the effort is necessary if you want to master arpeggios, guitar instructor Jens Larsen …

10 Best Electric Guitars Under $500

10 Best Electric Guitars Under $500<p>Updated on January 9, 2018<p>Top Guitars for 500 Dollars<p>If you only have $500 to spend on an electric guitar you …

Don’t Confuse Input Gain Amp Gain For Good Distortion Effects

Distortion has always been a dual-edged sword in recording and audio production. Unwanted distortions, like from clipped recordings, can ruin a great …

Buy & Sell Music Gear Online

Reverb.com is the marketplace for musicians to buy and sell used, vintage, and new music gear online. Welcome to the world’s largest music gear …

Revolutionizing Teacher Professional Development

<i>This post originally ran on the New Tech Network blog.</i><p>When I was hired to help open our school in 2006, I had no idea what I was getting in to. No …

Guitar Essentials: Learn Chords in Every Key—All Over the Neck

0<p>SHARES<p>Most guitarists start out learning how to play open-position chords, like the major chords E, A, D, G, C and F, and Em, Am and Dm. But as they …

Les Paul vs Stratocaster vs Telecaster: The Ultimate Electric Guitar Comparison

1<p>SHARES<p>Gibson Les Pauls and Fender Strats and Teles are among the most popular guitar models of all time. Some players own a version (or two) of all …

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7 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Ed O'Brien on His Quest to Find Sounds

When Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien was learning how to play the guitar as a child, he wasn’t too interested in the breathtaking acrobatics of dynamic …

10 educational apps you haven’t used before, but should

We’ve created a list of the top apps for parents and teachers you haven’t used before, but certainly should.<p>Lightbot. Learning programming has never …

Fretboard Workshop: Revisualize the Pentatonic Scale

Draw inspiration from Paul Gilbert, Eric Johnson, and Joe Diorio and forge a new approach to a time-tested scale.

The Only Theory Lesson You'll Ever Need - Part 1

“Music theory.”<p>Just saying the words can make a guitar student’s eyes glaze over, like we’re about to launch into a trigonometry class or …

Learn Palm Muting

Another useful tool for punk and more aggressive styles of guitar playing is palm muting. In this video, we’ll teach you the technique and explain …

What Makes an Electric Guitar Sound Like an Electric Guitar

A series of happy accidents and analog technologies led to the weird sound effects of the 1950s and beyond. An Object Lesson.<p>There’s an old joke in the technology industry: If a product has a problem, simply sell it as a feature. The electric-guitar-effects industry is no different. Music has often …

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Effects Basics: The Volume Control

The most overlooked effects of all time are the ones that come first in the chain. I’m talking about the tonal variations/special effects you can …

Best Apps for Teaching the Alphabet

<i>Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip comes to you from the incomparable Heidi Butkus of HeidiSongs. We are lucky enough to be able to claim her as a CKA</i> …

Things 21st Century Teachers Should Be Able to Do

November 29, 2014<br>Today as I was wading through my bookmarks I came across this resource which I have saved awhile ago. This is a chart featuring what …

Math Word Problems - Addition and Subtraction for Kindergarten and First Grade - appPicker

This app includes a wide variety of addition and subtraction word problems designed for students to listen, read, draw and solve. The format and …

Get to know iOS 8: Family Sharing sets your iTunes purchases free

Convenient though Apple’s online media emporiums may be, one convenience they lacked was an easy way to share purchased apps, music, and books among …

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Rainbows Go 3D

Rainbows go 3-dimensional in this week’s Tuesday Teaching Tip. The best part? Not only does this art activity encourage creativity and spatial skills …

Welcome to TK/Kindergarten!

<i>New to Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten? Moving down from an upper grade? Or just looking to find tips to ease your way back into a new</i> …