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How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 3

<b>Update 2/2/18:</b> While we fix the embedded video above, watch this video on YouTube.<p>Welcome to episode 3 of How to Fake Playing Piano. In lesson 1, …

Piano

These Are the 5 Best Plank Variations If You're Trying to Lose Weight

If you want to tone your arms and abs, plank is one of the most effective moves. But aside from building muscle, if you want to lose weight, like that extra fluff around your belly, doing cardio will help burn calories. So try these cardio plank moves to maximize the calorie-burning effects of this …

Workouts

More Expert Tips to Improve Your SUP Surfing: Parallel Surf Stance

Sean Poynter practicing what he preaches. Photo: Greg Panas<p>Continued from Part 1 of this series, SUP Surfing Tips: Reading Conditions.<p>Recently I've …

Gypsy-Jazz Video Lesson: Learn the La Pompe Manouche Style in 6 Easy Steps

Bill EvansApril 13, 2017<p><b>From the June 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PAUL MEHLING</b><p><b>THE PROBLEM</b><p>You’re new to Gypsy jazz and want to avoid the …

Beginner SUP Tips: Building the Perfect Forward Stroke

The “catch” phase of a good stroke involves insertion with minimal splash.<p><b>The forward stroke is one of the best ways to stabilize yourself.</b> Now that …

Dear 6-String Sensei: Please Demystify the Modes of the Major Scale

Stumped by modes? You’re not alone. Let Sensei guide you through the vexing topic.

Electric Guitar

Chuck Berry: A Life in Pictures

Rock Music

PiSound Raspberry Pi Audio And MIDI Interface Board (video)

Musicians and Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that are looking for a professional audio and MIDI interface designed specifically to be used with the awesome …

Raspberry Pi

11 Greatest Stratocaster Moments

Five Ways to Make Guitar Practice Fun

Guitar practice can be a drag, but it doesn’t have to be.<p>521<p>SHARES<p>Guitar practice can be a drag, but it doesn’t have to be. Guitar instructor Robert …

Why B.B. King's Guitar is Called Lucille

5332634605001<p>Blues musician B.B. King famously dubbed his guitar "Lucille," even when he replaced it or got a slightly different model. Here's …

Guitar

Gretsch Guitar Animation

Glen94 created this beautiful guitar construction video. It looks amazing - the only thing I'd change is to have it use guitar music instead of …

Three Essential Blues Scales Every Guitarist Should Know

10<p>SHARES<p>Everyone loves to play the blues, but if you only know the minor pentatonic scale, your playing—not to mention your audience’s attention …

10 Ways to Start a Blues Guitar Solo

10 paths to follow when it's your turn to solo at the weekly blues jam.<p>839<p>SHARES<p>Here's another handy lesson video from Texas Blues Alley, the people …

Learn how to play piano chords in under 8 minutes

Even if you've taken a lesson or two, this brisk run through the basics of musical chords probably will remind you of something you've long forgotten.<p>…

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 …

Guitar

DIY: How to Set Up a Fender Stratocaster

<b>Photos by Ariel Ellis</b><p>Recently, one of my clients brought in an American-made 1990 Fender Strat hot-rodded with a custom pickguard, Fender-branded …

Epiphone Les Paul vs Gibson Les Paul Guitar Review

Epiphone Les Paul vs Gibson Les Paul Guitar Review<p>Updated on May 12, 2016<p>Epiphone or Gibson: Which Les Paul is for You?<p>The Epiphone vs Gibson debate …

Eddie Van Halen

Epiphone unveils koa-topped Les Paul Custom and Wildkat guitars

<b>It seems Epiphone can do no wrong at the moment, and the release of these koa-topped limited-edition Les Paul Custom and Wildkat models only hammers</b> …

Jim Terrell's Four Fatal Standup Paddle Stroke Flaws

Jim Terrell, perfecting his paddle efficiency one stroke at a time. Photo: Black-Schmidt<p>And How to Fix Them<p><b>Jim Terrell has dedicated his life to the</b> …

A tasting guide to the Scottish whisky regions

In the video above, drinks writers Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison look at the distinctly flavoured regions of whisky-making in Scotland, all the way from the light floral whiskies of the lowlands to the pungent and peaty notes of the Islay – including how their specific flavours are achieved through …

How Scotch Whisky Microdistilleries Are Changing the Industry (Part 1)

Just as the demand for single malt Scotch Whisky rises, a new wave of Scottish whisky microdistilleries are producing exciting new single malt whiskies.<p>Following the example of the vibrant American microdistillery industry, these new players are hoping that whisky aficionados will be there for …

Scotch Whisky

5 BMI Myths You Need To Stop Believing

There's no denying that "fat is bad" has led us to believe loads of things about BMI that aren't true. Here are five "facts" you should start rethinking.<p>I remember the first time a doctor calculated my body mass index. I was 13 and up until that point had been one of the skinniest kids in my class. …

Holistic Medicine

How to record electric guitar using amp modelling plugins

<b>Don't let space or noise restrictions stop you from recording your guitar at home. There are loads of great software amp modellers available, most</b> …

How to Change Single Coils to Humbuckers

Getting to Know Scotch Whisky: The Islands

<i>Editor’s Note: This article continues a series of pieces we will have over the next few months focused upon the different major Scotch whisky</i> …

13 Standing Core Exercises Better Than Crunches

Strengthening your core is essential for stability. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with sit-ups.

Workouts

Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Fender Strat

15<p>SHARES<p>A lot of us own Fender Strats and know a lot about the model.<p>But as Philip McKnight demonstrates in this video, there is always something new …

Guitar