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Three Must-Know Jazzy Pentatonic Patterns

Keep the minor pentatonic scale in your vocabulary—even though you’re not using it in a rock or blues context<p>12<p>SHARES<p>One of the first scales many …

Master Motown and Stax rhythm grooves in 20 minutes with this easy guitar lesson

<b>The Motown and Stax record labels are synonymous with soul and R&B music during the 1960s. The stylistic traits of their musical output have</b> …

Electric Guitar

How Guitarists Can Build Super-Human Legato Chops

An essential element in soloing for all guitarists is the use of legato techniques.<p>The term legato is defined as “smooth and connected,” and a legato …

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 …

Electric Guitar

9 ways to keep the inspiration flowing when you're making music

<b>With the modern DAW presenting so many creative and corrective possibilities at every stage of the production process, it can be all too easy to lose</b> …

10 Space Facts Guaranteed to Make You Sound Smart at Parties

Hurray for having something to talk about!<p>Do you, like me, suck at interacting with human beings? Do you find yourself darting off to the nearest dog …

BREAKING: Engineers Just Unveiled The First-Ever Design of a Complete Quantum Computer Chip

The Moon landing of quantum computing.<p>Practical quantum computing has been big news this year, with significant advances being made on theoretical …

The 9 best new guitar amps of 2017

9. Boss Acoustic Singer Live<p>We said: “The two most notable features are the Acoustic Resonance Button that offers three modes to restore some natural …

Guitar

Cassini Detected Something Weird as It Passed Through The Shadow of Saturn's Rings

A noticeable atmospheric shift.<p>Although Cassini's demise was the end of an era for unprecedented Saturn observation, it also went out on a high …

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 …

Guitar

20 Free Tools Your Small Business Should Be Using Today

Although your small business needs a healthy amount of software to conduct operations, it's not necessary for you to spend a fortune on web-based products. In our comprehensive testing of business and consumer software, we've come across dozens of incredible and free solutions that can help you get …

Project Management

Science Says These 7 Attention Exercises Will Instantly Make You More Focused | Inc.com

With knowledge workers--software engineers, writers, entrepreneurs, and most people with a "white-collar" job--currently outnumbering all other workers in the U.S. four to one, it's clear that the thinkers will inherit the Earth.<p>Yet with longer days, higher expectations, and the constant pinging of …

Mindfulness

Learn how to build 15 Arduino projects from scratch

Makers and hobbyists love Arduino development boards for a reason: they make it easy to get started with homebrew electronics. All you need to interact with LEDs, sensors, and other hardware components is a $7 microcontroller and a reasonably-capable PC for programming. To help you wrap your head …

Mysterious signal from deep space goes hyperactive

Scientists searching the cosmos for signs of intelligent alien life pick up the only known repeating "fast radio bursts" again and are asking others to tune in too.<p>The unexplained signals from the other side of the universe known as fast radio bursts are a rarely observed phenomenon and only one of …

UC Berkeley

Chord Soloing Fix - Guitarists Baffled [So Simple]

Making Music: The 6 Stages of Music Production

New to the world of music production? This article will explain the various steps involved when making music and help you organize the process in …

Mysterious Signals From Space Continue to Baffle Scientists

Mysterious Bursts<p>In February of 2015, the Parkes radio telescope in Australia detected some fast radio bursts (FRB) that have fascinated astronomers …

How to Send a Fax When You Don't Have a Fax Machine

This is not a reprint of an article from 1992. (And no, next week I will not be reviewing floppy disks.)<p>It’s 2017 and faxing is still very much a thing. As crazy as it sounds, it’s easy to understand why. If you’ve got confidential documents in your email inbox, one wrong click could send them to …

Apps

The First Quantum Computer You Own Could Be Powered by a Time Crystal

Understanding the Bizarre<p>Time crystals can exist — it’s already been proven. Previously, two teams of researchers created their own time crystals …

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

ARM's latest CPUs are ready for an AI-powered future

ARM processor technology already powers many of the devices you use every day, and now the company is showing off its plans for the future with DynamIQ. Aimed squarely at pushing the artificial intelligence and machine learning systems we're expecting to see in cars, phones, gaming consoles and …

Why (and How) We Should Learn Slash's Guitar Habits

2<p>SHARES<p>A crown is not always made of gold. Sometimes it’s made of black, majestic leather and sits atop a frazzled mane hiding a face we mere mortals …

3 Must Know Pentatonic Exercises (Plus a Weird trick)

Learn the Guitar Habits of John Mayer

3<p>SHARES<p>John Mayer. One of the most polarizing pop icons of our generation also happens to be one of the best guitar players to sell more than 10 …

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Doug Rappoport: Blues Masterclass

Physicists Found Proof That the Universe Is Built Like a Hologram

In <i>Prometheus</i>, Michael Fassbender’s David, an android, finds a magnificent hologram of the universe called the Orrery. This holographic map revealed …

3 sneaky guitar tricks (Pentatonic) Jimi Hendrix used to blow minds

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

These Five Licks Will Help You Memorize All the Pentatonic Positions

0<p>SHARES<p>Guitarists are creatures of habit, like everyone else. And that can be a problem when it comes to playing our instrument, particularly when …

Electric Guitar

The Circle of 5ths Explained, Plus Three Ways You Can Put It to Use

2<p>SHARES<p>The circle of fifths is a chart that shows the relationship among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale.<p>It’s a central aspect of music theory, …