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In Deep: Stevie Ray Vaughan's Playing on "Couldn't Stand the Weather"

Stevie Ray Vaughan’s distinctive playing style is earmarked by equal parts pure power, intensity of focus, razor-sharp precision and deeply emotional …

Guitar

Krav Maga: A Primer on the Martial Art of the Israeli Defense Forces | The Art of Manliness

I can’t remember how I first heard about Krav Maga, but I do remember being immediately intrigued. All martial arts have an appeal to most men and …

The Most Beautiful Illustrations from 200 Years of Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

Maurice Sendak, Lisbeth Zwerger, Edward Gorey, David Hockney, Wanda Gág, Shaun Tan, and more.<p>In his timeless meditation on fantasy and the psychology of fairy tales, J.R.R. Tolkien asserted that there is no such thing as writing “for children.” The sentiment has since been echoed by generations of …

The Magic Box: A Whimsical Vintage Children’s Book for Grownups About Life, Death, and How To Be More Alive Every Day

“This book was written outside the cemetery wall … in memory of life, the wonder & pain of it & the unspeakable worthwhileness of every second of it.”<p><i>“Death is our friend,”</i> wrote Rilke in a beautiful 1923 letter, <i>“precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is</i> …

Books

How to Throw a Dynamite Straight Punch: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

The straight punch is an effective blow to deal a fighting opponent. John L. Sullivan is on deck today to show you how to deliver this punch with …

Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) is one of humanity’s most grounding yet elevating thinkers, his writing at once lucid and luminous. …

Bertrand Russell

The ultimate practice app for guitarists and musicians

Have you ever tried to learn or practice a song only to find it’s tuned a half step down or between two keys? Perhaps you like to sing too and you’d …

Bob Dylan on Sacrifice, the Unconscious Mind, and How to Cultivate the Perfect Environment for Creative Work

Van Morrison once characterized <b>Bob Dylan</b> (b. May 24, 1941) as the greatest living poet. And since poetry, per Muriel Rukeyser’s beautiful definition, is an art that relies on the “moving relation between individual consciousness and the world,” to glimpse Dylan’s poetic prowess is to grasp at once …

Blues Power: An In-Depth Guide to the Amps and Effect Pedals in Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Arsenal

Stevie Ray Vaughan’s guitar tone was as dry as a San Antonio summer and as sparkling clean as a Dallas debutante, the product of the natural sound of …

Guitar

Mini Licks

This lesson is an excerpt from Chris Standring's guitar learning tool called <b>Jazz Guitar Masterclass Volume 1</b>.<p>Effective video lessons in HD<br>• Note for …

Guitar Technique - 60 Essential Scale Patterns For All Levels

Scale patterns are an essential guitar technique that builds your chops, expands your fretboard knowledge, and provides you with inspiration in your …

Monster Licks: A Different Spin on the Pentatonic Scale — Create Arpeggios and More Modern-Sounding Runs

0<p>SHARES<p>In this Monster Lick, I'm using the E major 3rd pentatonic scale.<p>What I actually do with this scale is add the major 3rd, but I don't …

Electric Guitar

Understanding Harmony: Part 1

What is harmony? How do chords relate to one another? How can a chord progression build a framework for a song? In this tutorial we'll answer those …

Brain Pickings Gets Made for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 11, 2014<p>Maria Popova is one of the Internet’s finest hunter-gatherers. Powered by a curious mind and a deep appreciation …

Twang 101: Travis Picking Essentials

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Understand the basic elements of Travis picking.<br>• Develop several alternating bass patterns.<br>• …

Electric Guitar

A Mathematical Model Of Gun Control Means We Can Finally Argue Over Data

UC Irvine researchers have published a model to predict how gun control affects homicide rates.<p>As highly debated as the topic of gun control is in America, there's almost no research into the causes of gun violence or how to prevent it. Until recently, there was a virtual gag on gun violence …

Build Maximum Guitar Speed - Practice Guitar Speed Exercises

How To Practice for Maximum Guitar Speed - Part 1<p>by Tom Hess<p>The scope of this subject is too broad to be fully covered in a single article. After …

The Pentatonic Super Highway - Global Guitar Network

There is a road that every guitar player must travel down on their way to six string mastery. That road’s name is:<p>The Pentatonic Super Highway …

Kettlebell Exercise Routine | The Art of Manliness

<i>This post is brought to you by Onnit. Check out Onnit’s line of supplements and fitness gear including the Onnit Primalbell, a 36-pound kettlebell in</i> …