Johan Strydom

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How to Use Quick Shifts and Long Slides to Add Interesting Movement to Licks

0<p>SHARES<p>Close<p>In writing riffs and song parts for the music of Periphery, it’s important to me to evoke a sense of movement and fluidity. If you’re …

Electric Guitar

AMRC uses vintage machine tools to show how Industry 4.0 lies within reach of SMEs

<b>On its stand at MACH Sheffield’s</b> <b>Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is demonstrating how relatively low-cost digital technologies can be</b> …

Manufacturing

Industry 4.0, The Smart Factory And Machines-As-A-Service

The next industrial revolution is upon us, as Industry 4.0 brings in a new wave of connected manufacturers and smart factories. <b></b>Industry 4.0 is a current trend in manufacturing that involves a combination of cyber-physical systems, automation and the Internet of Things (IoT), which together create a …

Manufacturing

What is Germany’s dual education system — and why do other countries want it?

The German economy is powered by products sold the world over. The strength of Europe's powerhouse depends on outbound shipments. We take a look at …

Education

Hitting the Pocket: The Importance of Dynamics and Grooving When Soloing

0<p>SHARES<p>Two of the most important and effective elements in creating expressive improvisations are the incorporation of dynamics and groove. …

Electric Guitar

How brain performs 'motor chunking' tasks

You pick up your cell phone and dial the new number of a friend. Ten numbers. One. Number. At. A. Time. Because you haven't actually typed the number …

The Chunking Theory of Learning by Tom Page

<i>The following article was submitted by my student Tom Page. It’s a great article and offers some very interesting concepts regarding practice and</i> …

The Power of Chunking: How To Increase Learning Retention

The answer to how the student's learning retention rates improved so significantly can be found by analyzing the concept of chunking.

Learning

Chunking

What is chunking?<p>'Chunking' refers to organizing or grouping separate pieces of information together. When information is 'chunked' into groups, you …

UX Design

Chunking strategy - chunking information as a learning strategy

<b>Chunking Information</b><p>Chunking refers to an approach for making more efficient use of short-term memory by grouping information. Chunking breaks up …

Time Management

Investigating Ways to Use Chord-Based Ideas in Solo Improvisations

11<p>SHARES<p>This month I’d like to discuss my approach to chord playing—how I look at the structure of chords and create solo lines and licks that …

Electric Guitar

Three Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Soloing Lines

0<p>SHARES<p>One of the most common roadblocks many jazz guitarists face is that after learning your essential chord shapes, how do you take those …

Electric Guitar

Taylor Guitars Rolls the Dice—Again

Bill EvansMarch 31, 2018<p><b>From the May 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY Brian Wise</b><p>In an age when eye-catching, futuristic musical instrument designs …

Acoustic Guitar

Is Digitalization Different From MES? (Part 3)

In Italy we say, “There’s no two without three!” So here is the third and last part of my thoughts on the relationship between a manufacturing …

Manufacturing

A Haunting Solo Guitar Arrangement of the Pink Floyd Song ‘Hey You’ Played on a Sweet Stratocaster

The very talented musician Steve Onotera aka samuraiguitarist took a bit of a dark turn with a haunting arrangement of the already moody Pink Floyd …

Guitar

A Little-Known Hack to Learn a New Skill in a Fraction of the Time

It's called 'deliberate practice' and it's a proven way for your staff to master a new skill in a fraction of the time. Here are the five core elements that make it work.<p>In this article, I'm going to share one of the most effective tactics for coaching your key team members. I call it "deliberate …

Management

Applying Modes to Improvised Guitar Solo Ideas, Part 1

504<p>SHARES<p>Sooner or later, guitarists in every genre of music begin to wonder about the modes: what they are, how best to learn them and how to use …

Electric Guitar

What to Think About When Improvising a Guitar Solo

0<p>SHARES<p>What do you think about when you're improvising a guitar solo? The weather? What you're going to have for dinner? The big match between Italy …

Guitar

Guitar Essentials: 10 Ways to Start a Killer Blues Guitar Solo

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Cindy Moorhead</b><p>Here’s another handy lesson video from Texas Blues Alley, the people who brought you “How to Be a Jerk Guitarist in 10 …

Guitar Essentials: How to Use Triads in a Guitar Solo

0<p>SHARES<p>What are you supposed to do when you play lead and solo? If you’ve never soloed or played lead, you might now know where to start.<p>Sean Daniel …

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

Using Chromatic Passing Tones to Add Color to Your Solos

I am often asked how I incorporate chromatic notes into my solos and how I approach playing “outside” the given key center of a song.<p>If you have ever …

Scale Modes: Ionian, Dorian, Tonic and Gin. What the hell kind of mess did I get myself in? (or what are these things anyway?)

<b>I</b>f you’ve been around guitar players long enough, you’ve probably heard some of these terms. They’re confusing, and they’re often thrown around by …

Good Times, Odd Times: A Guide to Unusual Note Groupings

You don't have to be a math major to escape the predictable and inject some excitement and variety into your lines.

Electric Guitar

Five Steps to Walking Basslines on Guitar

Five easy steps you can take to create a cool-sounding and fun-to-play bassline over a ii-V-I chord progression.<p>3<p>SHARES<p>When learning how to play jazz …

Electric Guitar

Five Simple Riffs From Five Iconic Bands

Take a breather, and tackle some of the easier riffs from the Van Halen, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC catalogs.<p>339<p>SHARES<p>Sometimes, nothing feels better …

Employing Chromatic Passing Tones to Connect Phrases and Fretboard Positions

Learn how to use chromatic passing tones to connect scale positions up and down the fretboard and how to introduce some unusual and unexpected …

A Six-Note, Three-Octave, Major-Scale Exercise to Help You Know Your Way Around the Fretboard

Learn an interesting, unique and cool major-scale exercise to help you learn and eventually master the fret board.<p>22<p>SHARES<p>As you can tell from my …

The seven best iPhone or iPad apps for learning to play the guitar

Whether you're just learning, trying to get better, or looking to upgrade your equipment, the App Store offers a wide variety of apps geared towards …

Guitar