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How to Make Your Wifi Router as Secure as Possible

Though more router manufacturers are making routers easier to set up and configure—even via handy little apps instead of annoying web-based …

Wi-Fi

Make Your Blues Solos Awesome Using Dominant Seven Chords

Many blues songs are built around major-key chord progressions based on dominant seven chords. A dominant seven chord has a root note (1), a major …

Electric Guitar

Hear Stanley Kubrick Explain the 2001: A Space Odyssey Ending In a Rare, Unearthed Video

The director famously refused to give his interpretation of the sci-fi masterpiece.<p>When it was originally released in 1968, audiences didn't really know what the hell to think of <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>. In fact, 250 critics walked out of the New York premiere, literally asking aloud, "What is this …

unearthedvideo

The true story of Three Identical Strangers gets crazier at every turn—and then seriously disturbing

There are three different potential audiences for the documentary <i>Three Identical Strangers</i>: 1) people for whom that title signifies nothing in …

Siblings

Overnight Oats Recipe | 4 Ways To Eat Overnight Oats

4.5 from 2 votes<p>4 Overnight Oats Recipe<p>Prep Time<p>15 mins<p>Resting time<p>5 hrs<p>Total Time<p>25 mins<p>Overnight Oats are the best way to give your day a healthy …

New Music Friday For June 22: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

On this week's episode of New Music Friday, <i>All Songs Considered</i>'s Robin Hilton chats with NPR Music's Ann Powers and Rodney Carmichael, along with jazz critic Nate Chinen from WBGO about the most exciting new releases for June 22. Albums include the intense, industrial rock of Nine Inch Nails, the …

New Music

Easy Arpeggios Every Guitarist Should Know

Darrell Braun, one of our favorite-ish YouTube bloggers, usually compares different makes and models of guitars in his videos. Once in a while he …

Vladimir Ivkovic Selects His Favorite ’90s Trance Tracks That Sound Better Slow

The Salon Des Amateurs resident shares some of the deep cuts that he's been playing out at "wrong" speeds.<p>Yugoslavian-born DJ Vladimir Ivkovic has been a flag-bearer for the wacky, weird and unusual sounds that have taken center stage in the underground electronic music scene over the past couple …

Electronic Music

Learn How to Make a Basic House Track in Garage Band

Point Blank has released a new video detailing how to make a basic house track in Garage Band.<p>The long-running music school focuses its courses on …

Enjoy the psychedelic sounds of West Coast Fog Radio

West Coast Fog Radio is the absolutely wonderful podcast of garage psych, avant-rock, desert drone, loner folk, ambient cut-ups, spoken word, and …

A Guide to Basic Tube Amp Maintenance

<i>Written by Don Stick on behalf of Bands for Hire​.</i><p>Most guitarists are fairly fanatical about the tube amp. There is something about the glow of hot …

20 books Bill Gates says you should read this summer

Bill Gates loves to read.<p>The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reportedly reads around 50 books a year, and he chronicles his literary adventures on his blog, Gates Notes.<p>Gates' book recommendations have included historical accounts like Walter …

Books

Session Guitar: The Gear You Really Need to Make Incredible Recordings at Home

Hello, fellow guitarists!<p>If you want your songs to be loved by most who hear it, this is what you must consider:<p>The song must be excellent. Next, the …

The 50 most commonly assigned works of literature at top US colleges

US students are starting their summer vacation, which means a brief respite from stacks of required reading. For college kids, that’s three months without any Sophocles, Milton, or Woolf.<p>The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is an online database with 1 million university curricula collected by scraping …

Literature

Which Tuning Standard Sounds Better: 432Hz or 440Hz?

265<p>SHARES<p>In modern music, 440Hz has been established as the tuning standard. The pitch is that of A above middle C, and it provides a measure by …

Five of the Best Free Synth Plugins

There are hundreds, if not thousands of VSTs out there, all with different shapes, sounds and price tags. Luckily for those on a budget, there are …

Here's Everything You Probably Missed In Donald Glover's New Music Video "This Is America"

Blink and you just might miss some of these.

Donald Glover

27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.<p>If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:<p><b>1.</b> Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it, but …

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

Fabrication

Test your music system with these great rock tracks

Daft Punk 'Da Funk' 60-Second Synth Sounds

We take on the 'Homework' classic in our latest 60-Second Synth Sounds…<p>Copyright Thrust Publishing Ltd. Permission to use quotations from this …

The Best Spotify Playlists You Should Be Listening To Right Now

<b>Last Updated: June 29th</b><p>Spotify is filled with users (including Spotify itself) who put in the effort to curate playlists that feature the right songs for the right mood, or perhaps what’s most current so you can be an informed fan. There are thousands and thousands of playlists, though, so let me …

Playlist

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

DIY: A Stylish, Modern Wooden Pegboard

After admiring Julie’s wooden pegboard from Germany (as seen in <i>Remodelista: The Organized Home</i>), I hinted to my husband, Chad, that it would make a …

How to shrink the prostate naturally

Enlarged prostate or benign prostatic enlargement happens when cells in the prostate abnormally divide and multiply, causing the organ to increase in …

Ableton Live 10’s most useful hidden feature is its themed sound packs

<b>Why Ableton’s new “curated collections” are some of Live 10’s most useful tools.</b>Ableton Live 10 does a lot of things right: its new Wavetable synth, …

This Compilation of Synth Music Is Chilling, Dystopian, and Cool as Hell

'Holodeck Vision One' brings together Texas' best—including Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of 'Stranger Things' fame—together with a community of similarly electronics torturers from across the globe.<p>Texas isn’t the most likely exporter of dark electronic music, but since 2012 the team at …

Learn Three Easy Classical Guitar Songs

823<p>SHARES<p>Just getting started with classical guitar? We've got the video for you! A few months back, Darrell Braun presented a video in which he …

Steve Howe Lesson: How to Play Yes' "Starship Trooper," "Siberian Khatru" and "Mood for a Day"

723<p>SHARES<p>In this video, legendary Yes guitarist Steve Howe shows you how to play the key riffs to several Yes classics, including "Starship Trooper," …