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20 ingenious Radiohead chords you need to learn

The band’s cunning use of passing notes, inversions and slash chords have built up a formidable library of voicings that will have you reassessing …

D Dorian Lick - Nugget #2

You may know that QuistJam creates great backingtracks on YouTube, but di you know that he can really wail? In this lesson he shows you a fast D …

Don’t Call Yourself a Photographer If You Still Make These 5 Beginner Mistakes (VIDEO)

We’re really not trying to be mean here, but seriously folks, if you’re still making the five beginner mistakes in the video below it’s time to clean …

Play Melodically Better Blues Guitar Solos By Learning An Easy Way To Target The Best Notes While Improvising [Lessons]

<b>Soloing</b>: By Antony Reynaert

Learn to Play: 3 Blues Turnaround Slide Riffs in Open G and E Standard Tuning

Standard Tuning Slide Licks<p>In this video, we explore some more licks and concepts with playing slide guitar in standard tuning. As I pointed out in a …

Guitar

12 Bar Acoustic Blues (Capo Trick)

Master the modes with this in-depth guitar lesson

<b>The subject of modes crops up time and again among guitarists wishing to inject new flavours into their solos.</b><p>The main challenge is learning a bunch …

Avoid Fingerpicking Your Guitar The Wrong Way And Save Yourself Precious Time And Endless Frustration [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Techniques</b>: Learn exactly how to train this great technique into your guitar playing with this lesson.

The Blissful-Sounding Major Add-2 Arpeggio

Last month, we explored the somber-sounding minor add-2 arpeggio, also known as minor add-9, which is simply a minor triad arpeggio with a second, or …

RHYTHM GUITAR: Rock Blues Groove (Riffs Lesson)

30 chords acoustic guitar players need to know

Introduction<p>Open chords<p>If you’ve got the basics covered, the variations shown here should inspire you with some new sounds without being too much of …

What Martin Luther King Dreams Of Today

<i>This first appeared elsewhere in August, 2013, on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. While it does not address the rise of Trump and what he represents, I believe it is as relevant today as it was then. Maybe more so, as the need to resist the incoming administration can lull us into</i> …

A Mindset "Revolution" Sweeping Britain's Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science

The "growth mindset" phenomenon has swept through schools over the last 20 years and purportedly explains everything from Michael Jordan's success to Enron's failure. But the research behind it contains worrying errors.<p>Michael Jordan didn’t make his high school basketball team in 1978. He went on …

Why Do Our Recorded Voices Sound Weird to Us?

I have a big, dumb, deep, goofy voice.<p>But I’m reminded of it only when I hear a recording of myself while playing back an interview — or when friends do impressions of me, lowering their voices several octaves.<p>My high school classmate Walter Suskind has one of the deepest voices I’ve ever heard in …

Digital Citizenship: The Crucial Call To Educate and Prepare 21st-Century Learners

We live in unprecedented times of great digital advances and innovation. Technology is moving and changing rapidly across the world while connecting us in unforeseen ways. Today's youth are digital natives who are unaware of life without Internet access, instant communication, mobile phones and an …

This Interactive Map Of Music Genres Will Take Up The Rest Of Your Day

A Belgian architect has created a map that could be the Internet’s next great music source.<p>The word ‘map’ doesn’t quite do Musicmap justice. If it were merely a map, that would just be a chance to jokingly present Dubstep as the Port Moseby, Papua New Guinea of the music world. Instead, the new …

Papua New Guinea

On Bass: Slap Bass Fundamentals

<b>Learn to use just a very small part of your index finger under the string and you’ll eventually be able to pull off more challenging parts without</b> …

10 Genius Ways to Use Pastrami Rub

Pastrami isn't just the best thing you can shove between two pieces of bread—it's a flavor, a philosophy, and a rub that you need in your kitchen, stat.<p>You don't need to wait in line at Katz's to get your pastrami fix. If you make your own jar of the peppery rub that gives the meat its flavor, you …

BBQ

Spoon's Britt Daniel Explains How He Made 'Gimme Fiction,' Track By Track

I knew for the first time that people were paying attention and that probably made me a lot more picky, which made the songs take longer. It was the hardest album we'd done.<p>By the time Spoon released <i>Gimme Fiction</i> in 2005, the Austin, Texas rock group was already a decade into its career with more …

'An Object Of Pure Mathematics': Organist Cameron Carpenter On His Instrument

Cameron Carpenter plays the organ in a way you'll rarely hear in church. He travels with his instrument on a huge truck, and it takes a small team to set it up in concert halls around the world. A virtuoso composer and performer who plays everything from Bach to pop, not to mention the first …

How to talk to kids about tragic events

<b>(CNN) —</b> After horrific events like shootings or attacks by terrorists, parents are faced with this dilemma: What do I tell my kids? How can I talk to them about something so senseless and indiscriminate? About something that we can't make sense of ourselves?<p>"It's important to explain to children …

Parenting

You Are Not Just Your Brain

For some time now, I've been skeptical about the neuroscience of consciousness. Not so much because I doubt that consciousness is affected by neural states and processes, but because of the persistent tendency on the part of some neuroscientists to think of consciousness itself as a neural …

Consciousness

Viewpoint: How creativity is helped by failure

<b>When it comes to creating a great work of art, practice makes perfect, writes Matthew Syed.</b><p>A design college in the United States has just started a new exhibition about creativity, which will run till January. It is called "Permission to Fail". The curator asked a group of 50 prestigious designers …

The Ultimate Guide to Roasting Your Vegetables

Your oven is about to do a happy dance...if that were possible.<p>Everyone—even if you don't cook very often—needs to master roasted vegetables. And, to be honest, there's not even that much to master: just some chopping, seasoning, and adding a bit of fat. For firm but tender veg with a nicely …

Recipes

Keith Richards-style open G tuning lesson

Introduction<p>The best examples can be heard in tracks such as Honky Tonk Women, Brown Sugar, Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’, Beast Of Burden, Gimme …

Guitar chord vocab: fake Nashville tuning

E<p>Try this open E major chord for starters…<p>D6add9/F#<p>Am9/E<p>Badd11/F#<p>These chords work together as a sequence, but experiment with others.

Essential Blues Basics: Soloing with the Combined Minor/Major Pentatonic Scales

<b>Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live group and private classes at LessonFace.com.</b>One key to becoming a more versatile blues …

Hear Cee Lo’s Soulful New Song ‘Sign of the Times’

“Why can’t we open our eyes to the sign of the times?” Cee Lo Green pleads on his soulful new song, which samples Bob James’ flute-and-keys groove …

New Singles

All About That Bass, But Give The Drummer Some

Here's a duo that's at the foundation of music itself, but which isn't always noticed: the musical interplay between the bass and the drum.<p>"You know, in any sort of music, the bass and drums should work as one instrument," Christian McBride says. "It determines whether it's funk or jazz or country …

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

If you're on a spiritual quest, these books will open you up to wonder.<p><i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where …