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Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Review

Sony 24mm f/1.4<p>FE GM Full-Frame E-Mount (2018-)<p>World's Best 24/1.4: Sharpest, best bokeh, lightest, least expensive & more!<p><b>Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM</b> …

San Francisco

Get creative with your guitar chord playing in 20 minutes

<b>You know the open shapes! Now you can turn C and G into barre chords and give your rhythm playing a boost.</b><p>Of all the open shapes, C and G are perhaps …

Electric Guitar

How to Make Your Own "Memoji": The Coolest New Feature of iOS 12

"Be yourself or whoever you want to be." That's Apple's latest mantra when it comes to the coolest new feature of iOS 12, Memoji.<p>Memoji stem from Animoji, which are the animated characters that use the iPhone's front facing TrueDepth camera system to create cartoon caricatures that mimic the user's …

iOS

Chord Voicings: In Search of Lost—and Overlooked—Chords

Most guitar played spend something like 80 percent of their time playing chords, yet few of them take enough time to work on their chord vocabulary. …

Guitar

Hey, let's watch Paul McCartney break down classic Beatles songs for 30 minutes

If you’ve got 30 minutes to spare today, there are worse ways to spend it than by watching Paul McCartney give <i>GQ</i> the story behind a dozen or so …

Paul McCartney

An 8-Hour Photo Walk Around New York City

Early this September, I went up to New York City to photograph Teachers College, Columbia University’s new student orientation. While I was there, I …

New York City

30-day guitar challenge, day 12: Vamp like a pro with these funky chord shapes

<i>The 30-day guitar challenge culminates on</i> <i>World Guitar Day 2018</i><i>, a massive 24-hour online celebration of the guitar on 29 September.</i><p><b>30-day guitar</b> …

Electric Guitar

Don't Just Throw Away Those Old Apple Devices—Do This Instead

It’s that time again: time for your annual frantic search to find all of the original packaging for your older iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. That’s …

Apple Watch

30-day guitar challenge, day 11: Learn from the master with these Chuck Berry-style blues licks

<i>The 30-day guitar challenge culminates on</i> <i>World Guitar Day 2018</i><i>, a massive 24-hour online celebration of the guitar on 29 September.</i><p><b>30-day guitar</b> …

Guitar

30-day guitar challenge, day 10: Learn the signature chords of Jimi Hendrix, Andy Summers, The Beatles and more

<i>The 30-day guitar challenge culminates on</i> <i>World Guitar Day 2018</i><i>, a massive 24-hour online celebration of the guitar on 29 September.</i><p><b>30-day guitar</b> …

Guitar

4 easy guitar exercises to help you master musical modes

<b>Figure A</b> shows two possible fingerings for G Dorian (G A Bb C D E F G). The first is a box-type pattern, while the second takes a …

Sony RX100 VI Camera Review

<i>PDN is a member of the Technical Image Press Association which has contracted with Image Engineering to perform detailed lab tests of digital</i> …

Cameras

30-day guitar challenge, day 9: Fill out your guitar sound when soloing with these handy tips

<i>The 30-day guitar challenge culminates on</i> <i>World Guitar Day 2018</i><i>, a massive 24-hour online celebration of the guitar on 29 September.</i><p><b>30-day guitar</b> …

Guitar

The 12 Most Influential Guitarists of All Time—and Their Signature Styles

Anytime you draw up a list of the “greatest” guitarists of all time—or in this case “most influential”—passions are bound to be ignited one way or …

Guitar

His Sh*t’s F***ed Up: The Complicated Legacy of Warren Zevon

Steve Gorman was starstruck.<p>The then-37-year-old drummer spent the last weekend of October 2002 at Billy Bob Thornton’s Beverly Hills home with the …

David Letterman

30-day guitar challenge, day 8: Learn blues and classic-rock lead guitar basics

<i>The 30-day guitar challenge culminates on</i> <i>World Guitar Day 2018</i><i>, a massive 24-hour online celebration of the guitar on 29 September.</i><p><b>30-day guitar</b> …

Electric Guitar

Master 4 essential slow blues guitar solo licks

<b>The slow blues jam inspires a mixture of joy, dread and cynical rolling of the eyes among us guitarists.</b><p>Often these situations involve a minimal, …

Electric Guitar

Clockwork Chordwork

Perhaps the mostaccurate and astute observation of Rush’s sound I’ve ever heard came from my then-seven-year-old daughter, Sofia. Upon hearing their …

Electric Guitar

30-day guitar challenge, day 7: Expand your chordal knowledge with these frozen-note chords

<i>The 30-day guitar challenge culminates on</i> <i>World Guitar Day 2018</i><i>, a massive 24-hour online celebration of the guitar on 29 September.</i><p><b>30-day guitar</b> …

Electric Guitar

Paul McCartney Opens Up to Howard Stern About Beatles, John and Yoko, New Album

While it was far from raunchy, Paul McCartney’s interview on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show Wednesday morning did find the former Beatle in a revealing …

Paul McCartney

PSA: Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement program ends this December

Apple's $29 battery replacement program for customers whose iPhones have slowed down is ending in December.<p>The program allows owners of out-of-warranty batteries to get replacements, which normally cost $79, at the lower cost. However, the deadline is fast approaching, The Mac Observer reminded us …

Apple

Review: Paul McCartney’s Awesomely Eccentric ‘Egypt Station”

Make a list of all the songwriters who were composing great tunes in 1958. Now make an overlapping list of the ones who are still writing brilliant …

Paul McCartney

30-day guitar challenge, day 6: Improve your timing with this quick and easy lesson

<i>The 30-day guitar challenge culminates on</i> <i>World Guitar Day 2018</i><i>, a massive 24-hour online celebration of the guitar on 29 September.</i><p><b>30-day guitar</b> …

Electric Guitar

What's New in the Latest Lightroom 7.5 Update

Small-scale software updates at a high frequency are the new normal. With that being said, naturally, it’s easy to overlook some of the changes that …

Tutorials

How to Play Hotel California (Guitar Lesson with Tabs)

In this video I show you how to play Hotel California by The Eagles. It is definitely their most recognizable track, and with good reason, the …

Guitar

Essential Sony Alpha camera settings

Modern cameras are much more than simple devices offering control of ISO, aperture and shutter speed with a basic lightmeter thrown in for good …

Cameras

30-day guitar challenge, day 3: Nail 5 essential fret-hand techniques

<i>The 30-day guitar challenge culminates on</i> <i>World Guitar Day 2018</i><i>, a massive 24-hour online celebration of the guitar on 29 September.</i><p><b>30-day guitar</b> …

Electric Guitar

John Lennon's Plea For A Slower Way Of Thinking

People say I’m crazy doing what I’m doingWell they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruinWhen I say that I’m okay they look at me kind of strangeSurely you’re not happy now you no longer play the game<p>The opening stanza from John Lennon’s classic song, “Watching the Wheels,” is a biting …

Education

The umbrella was just reinvented, and it only costs $25

OK, so the BAGAIL Double Layer Inverted Umbrella definitely takes a little while to get used to. Once you spend some time with it though, you might …

4AD announces deluxe vinyl/CD reissues of This Mortal Coil albums

This Mortal Coil, the gothic dream-pop collective led by 4AD founder Ivo Watts-Russell, released three gorgeous, hugely influential albums between …

Albums