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These Seven Essential Capo Concepts Will Spice Up Your Fretwork

The word <i>capo</i> is short for <i>capotasto</i>, which means <i>principal fret</i> in Italian.<p>A capo is used to shorten the vibrating length of a guitar’s strings. When …

Electric Guitar

Learn 10 cunning chords that will fill out your guitar sound

<b>Adding a few choice notes to the basic major, minor and powerchords you already know adds flavour and can help fill out your sound.</b><p>Here are 10 tasty …

Electric Guitar

20 Secrets to Living a Happier Life

Our brains are focused on survival. Anything more than that, you have to work for it.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an unfortunate reason why happiness is often elusive -- our brains simply aren’t wired that way. Instead, our brains have evolved to …

Happiness

Improve your finger dexterity with this 20-minute guitar workout

<b>Developing your fretting skills is part of a bigger picture of simultaneously improving your picking technique. As you gain better coordination</b> …

Electric Guitar

Five Things That Could Be Holding Back Your Guitar Playing

We recently shared a video to help you determine if your guitar is holding you back.<p>Of course, it’s also possible that your own practice and playing …

Electric Guitar

Alternate Picking: The Ups and Downs of an Essential Technique

Alternate picking is as important to a guitarist as alternating strides are to a sprinter. Imagine a sprinter leading with his right leg twice in a …

Electric Guitar

Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory - my top 5 tips for guitarists: "Turn the gain all the way down so you have to hear every f**k-up"

<b>The sun is shining, like it does most days in Las Vegas, when MusicRadar connects with Five Finger Death Punch's Zoltan Bathory to get the lowdown on</b> …

Michael Lee Firkins’ top 5 tips for guitarists: “A solo is an open field where you can play anything; filling it with just a scale or sequence seems like a waste”

<b>“I didn’t really bring anything with me!” reveals Nebraska-born guitarist Michael Lee Firkins, when asked what equipment he’s been using on his most</b> …

I'm Obsessed With This Cheap Bedding Brand on Amazon

VogueMarket will upgrade your sleep game forever.<p>Something that sets thriving, normal, and irresistibly hot adults from other, less important people …

Shopping

The Art of Practicing (and Getting Motivated to Practice)

0<p>SHARES<p>We all know the old joke. A man is walking down the streets of Manhattan and someone approaches him for directions, asking, "How do you get to …

24 life skills every adult should master before turning 30

There’s no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you’re just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn’t …

Time Management

Tip: Fix Your Posture, Relieve Your Back Pain

Strengthen your core, improve your posture, and make your back feel awesome with one exercise. Check it out here.<p>You start and end your workday …

10 Gorgeous Non-Open-String Chords

128<p>SHARES<p>A few weeks back, David Walliman shared his top 10 favorite open-string chords that can be moved on the fretboard.<p>In this new video, he …

7 things I wish my current self learned when I was younger

I wish I had learned these 7 lessons when I was younger. It would have helped me get on the path to a happier and healthier life:<p>Health is priority #1<p>…

How to Decompress Your Spine

All day long your spine is working to keep you upright. When you’re sitting in a chair, your spine is engaged, keeping your torso from slumping over, …

5 hidden MacOS High Sierra features you need to know

A revolutionary update, MacOS High Sierra was not. Instead of a massive design overhaul, it focused on a number of under-the-hood changes, namely Apple File System (APFS) for better performance and security, HVEC for improved video compression and Metal 2 for more powerful graphics.<p>High Sierra did, …

High Sierra

The Android privacy and security settings you need to know about

Android phones and tablets come equipped with a wealth of privacy and security features, but many of them are disabled by default or, in the case of …

Four Actionable Practice Methods to Help You Improve Every Day

508<p>SHARES<p><b>FROM THE AUTHOR: If you disagree, keep it kosher. We’re just talking guitars.</b><p>If you’re like me, you would love to spend more time playing …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

17 Tips That’ll Help You Become More Productive (Really!)

Wasting time is so damn easy; these things will help you stop.<p><i>The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

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The Technique That Changes Everything

In this short but very useful video, Paul Davids demonstrates how muting strings can make a big difference in the power of your performance. “How is …

Here's how to wipe your old iPad/iPhone/iPod touch for resale

I've been asked several times over the past few days about how to wipe an iPad ready for resale (presumably because Apple has a new iPad out). …

Apple Watch

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 …

Are Your Weak Neck Muscles Making Your Hamstrings Tight?

<b>To generate power, you need mobility. To have mobility, you need stability.</b> Proximal stability feeds distal mobility. Instability signals the brain …

Yoga

Master These Basic Core Exercises to Improve Explosive Power

Core exercises are a staple of almost all resistance training programs, from athletics to general fitness. There are countless articles and videos on …

Workouts

Sculpt a Stronger Back With These 5 Moves

Try these moves to get rid of back pain and improve your overall range of motion.<p><i>Photo: Ryan Kelly / Daily Burn 365</i><p>It’s easy to take for granted how …

Workouts

The Bullet Journal helped me get my life in order — and it can seriously help you, too

If you’re like me, you’re probably juggling a few organizational methods at once.<p>Until recently, my system involved a combination of cryptic …

Six Daily Exercises to Boost Mobility and Balance

Olympic cyclist Evelyn Stevens, Olympic volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings, big wave surfer Laird Hamilton, and extreme kayaker Brad Ludden have one thing in common: they all train with Kelly Starrett. A doctor of physical therapy at CrossFit San Francisco, Starrett has built a reputation as …

Mike Keneally's 10 tips for guitarists

Introduction<p>He’s been seen in the company of both Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, most recently on this summer’s G3 outing<p>He’s also enjoyed a solo …