Matt Buxton

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Podcasting

Marking: Why It Doesn’t Work by @guruteaching

Answering Questions at Teaching Interviews by @guruteaching

The Animated History of Spain – @UKEdVideo

Spain

4 Billion Years in Under 10 Minutes – @UKEdVideo

UKEdMag: The Value of Argument by @History__Girls

How To Start Soloing In All 12 Keys [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: When most guitar players first start trying to play "guitar solos," their soloing is quite often confined to only a few …

Secrets of Shred with Sammy Boller: Speed Pentatonic Scales

In this lesson, I’ll be demonstrating my favorite way to rearrange the pentatonic scale into a two string-speed pattern.<p>This trick allows you to …

Creative Approaches to Rhythm Guitar

As much as guitarists love to solo, the reality is that, for most of us, the majority of time spent in a band setting is applied to playing rhythm …

Classic Recording Strategies in a Digital World

Getting the sound and vibe of your favorite ’60s and ’70s albums on a laptop can be frustrating. You don’t have the big studios, the vintage …

The Digital Troubadour, Part 2: How to record yourself to sound like yourself

Bill EvansNovember 20, 2017<p><b>From the January 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY NATHAN BELL</b><p>In a recent piece, I discussed options for home-recording …

Music Production

The Secrets Behind Jack White's Guitar Sound on the White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army'

Finding out what gear guitarists use isn’t a problem. Most players will gladly recite a list of their favorite guitars and equipment when asked, …

Guitar

Video Lesson: Learn to Play Slide Like Jimmy Page

Bill EvansFebruary 10, 2018<p><b>From the April 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PETE MADSEN</b><p>As Led Zeppelin’s musical architect in the late 1960s and …

Learn 5 essential blues guitar rhythm grooves with this easy lesson

<b>Arm yourself with the rhythm chops to see you through any blues jam...</b><p>The shuffle riff<p>A classic Chicago blues-style shuffle. Use your first finger on …

From the Archive: Slash's 'Paradise City' Lesson

Back in 2010, we sat down with then-former (and now, of course, current) Guns N' Roses guitarist, Slash, to discuss his self-titled solo debut. After …

Guitar

Digging Deeper: Open-G Tricks

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to visualize chord-scales in an open tuning.<br>• Develop some basic slide guitar …

How To Play Dobro (Lesson for Beginners/Guitarists)

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Video Lesson: How to Play the Blues Like R.L. Burnside

Bill EvansApril 13, 2017<p><b>From the June 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PETE MADSEN</b><p>The late Mississippi Hill Country blues artist R.L. Burnside was …

Descartes on Opinion vs. Reason, the Key to a Wakeful Mind, and the Discipline of Critical Introspection

“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to apply it well.”<p><i>“The questions raised by the desire to know are in principle all answerable by common-sense experience and common-sense reasoning,”</i> Hannah Arendt wrote in her brilliant treatise on thinking vs. knowing and the crucial …

Google's Toontastic 3D app lets kids create 3D movies

Google's longstanding focus on educational apps has taken a turn towards <i>fun</i> with the launch of the company's latest kids app, Toontastic 3D. …

Trailblazing 18th-Century Mathematician Émilie du Châtelet, Who Popularized Newton, on Gender in Science and the Nature of Genius

“One must know what one wants to be. In the latter endeavors irresolution produces false steps, and in the life of the mind confused ideas.”<p>A century before Ada Lovelace became the world’s first computer programmer, a century before the word “scientist” was coined for the Scottish polymath Mary …

Wonder-Sighting in the Medieval World: Stunning Sixteenth-Century Drawings of Comets

“A comet is … a great clock, ticking out decades or geological ages once each perihelion passage, reminding us of the beauty and harmony of the Newtonian universe, and of the daunting insignificance of our place in space and time.”<p>In 1985, Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan wrote in the introduction to …

Philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft on the Imagination and Its Seductive Power in Human Relationships

“These emotions … appear to me to be the distinctive characteristic of genius, the foundation of taste, and of that exquisite relish for the beauties of nature, of which the common herd of eaters and drinkers and child-begeters, certainly have no idea.”<p><i>“Independence I have long considered as the</i> …

Literature

Silent Night Blues

Play the rhythm track with the typical blues shuffle groove (A5 - A6 – A5 - A6, etc.), then lay down the melody with a shuffle feel as well, and …

Neandertals may have used chemistry to start fires

Scientists know a lot about Neandertals these days, from their hair color to their mating habits. Still, a basic mystery remains: Did they know how …

Leap Year: Why You Can Thank Julius Caesar

Today is Feb. 29 — the bissextle or leap day, an artifact that dates back to the year 46 B.C.

Dusting Michelangelo's David: Photos

A routine dusting yields an eye-to-eye view of Michelangelo's masterpiece.

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

The beginning of the school year is a time to set the tone for a student’s learning experience, including what teachers expect from students and …

Five Clever Ideas to Spark Independent Reading by Kids

There are so many concepts, skills and standards to be covered in any given school day, week or year that it can be easy to forget about one simple …