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Rip Up the Fretboard with Three-Note-Per-String Pentatonics

As guitar players' tastes and abilities evolve, and they begin to gravitate toward an appreciation for, and desire to learn, more technically …

Electric Guitar

How to Knit in the Round with Two Circular Needles

01 of 05<p>Beginning to Knit with Two Circular Needles<p>Knitting in the round with circular needles or double-pointed needles is the only way to make a …

Knitting

4 reasons you should grill burgers in a cast-iron skillet

A cookout with burgers is one of many things to look forward to during the summer months and one of the only things that makes bearing the awful heat worth it.<p>We've already covered eight unexpected ways you can cook with your grill. But there's another trick you may not have considered; using a …

Cooking

10 Excellent Exercises to Build Strong and Powerful Shoulders

Powerful shoulders are essential for Crossfitters. Many gym rats have strong front deltoids from all the Bench Pressing over the years. Although the …

Workouts

A 7 Day Mental Health Workout Plan

Over the past few years, I’ve seen the term <i>self-care</i> grow in popularity, that is, doing practical things that nourish your mental health. The …

Mental Health

Growing, Harvesting and Using Basil - Organic Gardening

Basil is one of my favorite plants. I seriously think everyone should grow it, as it's so easy. Basil is extremely healthy, delicious, versatile, and …

Gardening

Five Things That Could Be Holding Back Your Guitar Playing

We recently shared a video to help you determine if your guitar is holding you back.<p>Of course, it’s also possible that your own practice and playing …

Electric Guitar

How to Dial in the Perfect Guitar Tone

45<p>SHARES<p>Some guitar players like to plug their guitar into an amp and set its tone controls to some tried-and-true settings that they rely on.<p>In the …

More on Developing Proper Sweep Picking Technique

74<p>SHARES<p>Sweep picking is an incredibly useful and exciting technique that allows guitarists to perform arpeggios in a flashy, keyboard-like manner.<p>It …

Building a Portable, Collapsible Workbench

Some of our most popular posts here on Make: have been about workbench construction. People always seem to be in the mood for a new workbench. Or, at least, dreaming about having a new bench in their shop.<p>We’ve covered permanent benches, folding benches, and quick and sturdy benches. Here, Elisha …

Easy guitar theory: extended chords

<b>Last time we saw how major and minor chords (called ‘triads’) are made of three major scale notes. Triads are made of stacked 3rd intervals - simply</b> …

Your Abs Will Be Sore For Days (Maybe Weeks, TBH) After This Wall Workout Challenge

Newsflash: sculpting your midsection doesn't have to entail repetitive crunches and mind-numbing planks. It can actually be a — dare I say it? — <i>fun</i> process. Case in point: Jeanette Jenkins's latest ab workout challenge.<p>The celebrity trainer, who works with stars like Pink and Alicia Keys, just …

Workouts

This Trainer Wants You to Stop Making This Common Push-Up Mistake

Push-ups tend to be Kryptonite when it comes to performing bodyweight exercises. For such a basic movement, doing the perfect push-up comes with many nuances. The slightest mistake in your form can make this exercise unnecessarily hard to perform and may cause pain in areas like your shoulders and …

Workouts

Old Italian Meat Sauce Recipe

"A robust hearty Italian meat and mushroom pasta sauce. Serve with your favorite pasta, if desired."<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds lean ground beef<p>1 pound …

The Hardest Bodyweight Workout You’ll Ever Do

This routine’s 2:1 work-to-rest ratio optimizes both your workout and post-workout calorie burn, says the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Last week, <i>Men’s Health</i> published a story called “The Workout That Burns 346 Calories In 13 Minutes.”<p>The article was based on new research from North Dakota State …

Master the 5 positions of the pentatonic scale in a 5 fret zone - The Guitar Channel

In this lesson the exercise (or the torture, especially at the beginning) that <b>Simon Ghnassia</b> proposes to do has the goal to help you assimilate …

Try This Fat-Melting Core Workout For Washboard Abs

​This core and cardio combo will shred your six-pack<p>If you've been looking for something extra to sweat away the fat and sculpt your abs, you've found it. This cardio and core finisher strategically combines moves that will turn up your metabolism to shed fat and chisel your abs.<p>The combination of …

Workouts

Why Saying Just One Word Can Calm Runaway Emotions

I used to feel nervous when I spotted a certain imposing woman who was several rungs above me in the hierarchy at work.<p>One day, I admitted, “Boy, I …

Photographers, Here’s How To Easily Remember The F-Stop Scale In One Minute

<b>Photographers, is the f-stop scale</b> confounding you? If you’re a shutterbug who’s always had trouble remembering the numerical sequence, which relates …

This Carne Asada Burrito Casserole Is a Highbrow Stoner's Delight

Hello, and welcome back to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. …

Tommy Emmanuel Teaches His Picking Style

A few years ago, Tommy Emmanuel stopped by the Acoustic Nation studio.<p>Luckily for you, we didn’t let him leave without passing on some valuable …

Guitar

10 Easy Licks Every Guitarist Should Know

4.7K<p>SHARES<p>Having some trouble getting your soloing off the ground? This video may be able to help you out.<p>In this lesson from Darrel Braun—the man …

The bodyweight shoulders workout: Day 2

Tara Moore / Getty<p>Tara Moore / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>A lot of guys tend to focus on their arms and chest when working out, but …

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

The Best Way to Bulletproof Your Shoulders Against Injury

Developing huge shoulders can help you move more weight in the gym, but also help you fill out a shirt and develop a dominating physique. The …

Massage Therapy

Healthy Dips You Can Make with Basically Any Vegetable

Your Super Bowl snack plan is here.<p>Super Bowl Sunday definitely doesn't need to be a day for healthy eating, but we can still add a few more veggies to the spread. The best place to sneak them in? A couple healthy dips. There's a lot to love about this easy roasted vegetable dip recipe: the …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

Happiness

Secrets of Shred: Eddie Van Halen-Style Speed-Picking Technique

In this lesson, I’ll be showing you a relatively unknown picking technique used by my favorite guitarist, Eddie Van Halen.<p>It can be heard in …

Guitar