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All Things Must Pass: Watch George Harrison's Final Performance

On July 24, 1997, George Harrison visited VH1 with his old friend Ravi Shankar to discuss Shankar's new studio album, <i>Chants of India,</i> which Harrison …

Guitar

Forgotten Guitar: Joe Satriani Plays “Surfing with the Alien” on a Strat Copy at a Fan’s Home

7<p>SHARES<p>If you've ever needed more evidence that the majority of a guitar player's "sound" is in his or her fingers, you definitely should check out …

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Blues Boomerangs: 12 Classic Blues Turnarounds

0<p>SHARES<p>Are your blues a little tired? Crave some fresh sounds?<p>Nothing rejuvenates a 12-bar groove faster than a fancy turnaround, and we’ve got a …

Grammar and punctuation: The 7 most common mistakes students make at university and how to avoid them

Grammar and punctuation: the two most irritant-inducing things since time began when not used properly. Of course, we students have been spelling …

Linguistics

Jeff Hanneman Guitars Bought by Broken Hope's Jeremy Wagner

Broken Hope guitarist Jeremy Wagner just bought up one of the most prized collections in metal history: late Slayer shredder Jeff Hanneman's personal …

Here Are 2015’s Biggest Pop Songs–All Mashed Up Into a Single 4-Minute Earworm

DJ Earworm just released his annual United State of Pop mash-up for 2015’s hit songs and you will not be able to resist jamming out to it.<p>“You already know what it is” is something rappers and singers have lately taken to saying during the intro to some songs. Whip/Nae Nae-exhibitionist Silentó is …

Alex Millar

Ditch the scissors and get your hair cut with swords by the real-life Edward Scissorhands.

Recording Roundup 2016

Every year, guitar equipment gets more studio-friendly. Small tube amps—many with USB ports—analog and digital preamps, effects, guitar amp plug-ins, …

The massive health benefits of giving up sugar and alcohol for just one month

A man has attempted to live without alcohol and sugar for a month to see what impact it would have on his health.<p>The film, from Dutch online …

World Health Organization

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p><b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they …

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DIY: How to Wire Your Pedalboard

<i>PG</i>’s John Bohlinger walks you through three critical areas that make the difference between tonal nirvana and frustrating, expensive guesswork.

Guitar

Quiz: Are you stupider than an average American?

<b>America, home of the brave, could perhaps be more accurately described as the land of the, umm, wilfully ignorant.</b><p>The Pew Research Center found that …

How to Practice Guitar Like a Pro - With Kevin Goetz | Guitar Lesson

Pros practice in a very different way from amateurs. If you want to get as good as your idols, start by copying their practice routines.

The difference between a psychopath and a sociopath

Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in Silence of …

Psychology

Using Pedals And Maintaining Good Tone

It’s interesting, how we guitarists evolve in not only our playing, but also in our rig setups. Some guys like to plug straight into a great amp, …

Guitar

World's First Wireless MIDI Controller for Acoustic Guitar - ACPAD

217 Free Guitar Jam Tracks

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”][lollum_dropcap]I[/lollum_dropcap] want to tell you about a great resource for guitar players looking to practice their …

Guitar

The pop star and the prophet

<b>Musicians aren't likely to get rich from selling records today, unlike their 20th Century predecessors - and one man saw it all coming a long time ago. So singer-songwriter Sam York went to ask him if the future will be better for musicians, or worse.</b><p>Back in 1976, the music business looked …

Apple Music

10 instantly inspiring VST/AU plugins

Track starting tools<p><b>In an ideal world, you'd approach ever music making session with a head full of ideas and the enthusiasm to turn them into</b> …

What can a submariner teach you about living in cramped spaces?

<b>Houses are getting smaller and many young people are forced to share with others. Submariners know some practical and psychological tricks for living in cramped spaces, writes Sonia Rothwell.</b><p>Submarine Lt Cmdr Charlie Neve sometimes spent 100 continuous days underwater. His wider home - the whole …

Royal Navy

Guitar Tuning 102

<b>Alsip, IL</b> (May 1, 2008) - We''ve all run into unexpected or at least unexplained tuning issues. Why do some notes register in two stages (attack and …

Guitar

How To Use A Looper Pedal - Guitar Lesson Tutorial - JustinGuitar [QA-004]

This rare footage of Stevie Ray Vaughan jamming out acoustic blues is awesome

Stevie Ray Vaughan has been playing guitar professionally since the age of 16, and he’s probably the best guitarist in the world.<p>Watch the rare …

BBC Radio 4 - A History of Ideas - 5 Modern Dilemmas Philosophy Can Help With

5 Modern Dilemmas Philosophy Can Help With<p>Is it ok to fake it on Facebook?<p>When did you last manage a day without checking Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?<p>You must enable JavaScript to play content<p>And with each tweet, share and status update, we’re all confronted with the same question – am I really …

Meet The Former Teamster Hired To Keep Guitar Center Employees From Unionizing

Last year, Vanessa Pettit and many of her colleagues at the Guitar Center store in Independence, Missouri, declared their intention to unionize. The workers had read articles online about a labor group, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, that was organizing other Guitar Center stores …

Photo developers share the weirdest things they’ve seen on customers' cameras

Handing over your personal photos to a stranger behind a counter is an inherently strange and invasive thing, so much so that it became the subject …

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