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Getting Started with Proper Sweep Picking Technique

I’d like to talk about getting started with sweep picking, which is a very useful and exciting technique that I often use to perform fast …

Electric Guitar

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

Rhythm Rules: 6 Essential Exercises to Improve Your Groove

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to improve your sense of time and groove.<br>• Work on internalizing time in creative …

Electric Guitar

We're Thinking About ADHD All Wrong, Says A Top Pediatrician

Diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are up around 30 percent compared with 20 years ago. These days, if a 2-year-old won't sit still for circle time in preschool, she's liable to be referred for evaluation, which can put her on track for early intervention and potentially a …

Autism

Beyond Blues: Bridging the Gap Between Chords and Arpeggios

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to map out the neck with five CAGED shapes.<br>• Create melodic lines by targeting …

Electric Guitar

Lost Lou Reed Interview: 'I Never Liked the Beatles'

Velvet Underground singer also fondly recalls scaring off college-aged fans with shotgun<p>Lou Reed recalled his vision for the Velvet Underground and …

Lou Reed

The Opportunities For Empathy In The Classroom

<b>The Opportunities For Empathy In The Classroom</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>So much talk about empathy in education recently. Why? What’s the big idea? In “<b>The Role</b> …

Pedagogy

10th Period

Now that the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) is closed, it pays to step back and understand why a school that the Ohio Department of …

Strategies to Motivate Your Bored Students and Energize Them to LearnASCD Inservice

In their new ASCD book, <i>Engaging Minds in the Classroom: The Surprising Power of Joy</i><i>,</i> authors Michael Opitz and Michael Ford share discoveries about …

We Need a Course Correction on Common Core

During my 23 years as a high school math teacher, I learned some important lessons. One of the most important was that effective teaching and learning required me at times to be the teacher and at other times, the student. I listened closely to my students because they were the ones who told me …

The coming Common Core meltdown

In the following post, veteran educator Stan Karp explains why the problems surrounding the implementation of the Common Core are less about the substance of the standards and more about the context in which they were introduced. Karp taught English and journalism in Paterson, N.J., for 30 years …

How Closely Can the New Post Align Itself With Amazon's Business Strategy?

A question that's come up in a number of discussion I've had with people is how closely can a Jeff Bezos-owned <i>Washington Post</i> align itself with …

Colorado Virtual Academy Severs Association with K12 Inc.

The Colorado Virtual Academy, one of K12 Inc.’s biggest schools, has severed its association with the publicly traded corporation. They may continue …

20 Ways To Play Guitar Better

Getting better on guitar is all about learning. You may think you’re doing fine, but all players can improve with some thought about what they’re …

Tom The Dancing Bug Blog

TO JOIN TOM THE DANCING BUG'S INNER HIVE, CLICK HERE.<p>WHAT IS THE INNER HIVE?<p>THE ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT, FROM MAY 2:<p><b>TESTIMONIALS FROM A FEW SATISFIED</b> …

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