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Takin It to the Streets: Busking

Takin' It to the Streets: Busking<p><b>busk</b> (bŭsk) <i>intr.v.</i> <b>busked, busk•ing, busks.</b> The practice of performing in public places for gratuities.<p>As long as …

21 Travel-Ready Snack Packs You Can Make Yourself

Mess-free treats that are perfect for packing.

80 Frugal Tips to Save Money | The Art of Manliness

The manliness of frugality cannot be overstated. Frugality cultivates the manly qualities of independence, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, …

How to Self-Motivate and Be More Productive | The Art of Manliness

We all want to be more productive. We want to do more in less time so we can spend more time doing the things we <i>actually</i> want to do.<p>So we read blog …

How to Play Guitar Faster Without Much Effort

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Courtesy of Jim Lill</b><p>Pretty much every guitarist wants to play faster. Even if “shredding” isn’t your goal, you probably appreciate the …

Podcast: Increasing Your Strength & Durability | The Art of Manliness

If you lift weights, you’re going to love this episode, and even if you don’t lift weights you’re going to get something out of it.<p>About a year ago I …

Self-improvement

Jazz Boot Camp: Walk the Line

As a solo guitarist, Joe Pass knew how to create the illusion of a bassist and guitarist playing together. Charlie Hunter and Tuck Andress continue …

Eric Johnson Plays Zakk Wylde's Wylde Audio Guitar

What does it sound like when Eric Johnson plays Zakk Wylde's new Wylde Audio guitar? You can find out below. (<i>Spoiler alert: Johnson sounds like</i> …

Guitar

Modifying a Picking Pattern to Accentuate a Melody

The title track of my latest release, <i>It’s Never Too Late</i>, is a tune I wrote for my daughter Rachel.<p>Though I knew that the song would be an …

Electric Guitar

Video Lesson: Learn JS Bach’s ‘Bourrée in E Minor’ for Guitar

Brad AmorosinoMarch 21, 2016<p><i>by Teja Gerken</i><p>For many classical-guitar students, tackling the “Bourrée in E minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) …

Flute

Visit These Destinations for Attractions You Can Only See in 2016

Traveling is a fun experience in general, but the right activity can make it all the more exciting. Oyster.com rounded up a list of fun sights, …

Concerts

Kick Out the Jams: Pumped Up Licks

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginning <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Develop rapid-fire blues-rock licks.<br>• Understand the importance of dynamics and accents.<br>• …

The best of world literature, chosen by Guardian readers

Inspired by Ann Morgan’s article on reading a book from every country in the world, Guardian readers recommend their own favourite books from around the globe<p>My heart goes to <b>The Gift of Rain</b> by Tan Twan Eng from Malaysia, which was longlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2007. The complicated …

Books

Tommy Emmanuel's 8 tips for guitarists

Introduction<p>Tommy Emmanuel is one of those rare pickers who can dazzle you, seemingly effortlessly, when he plays guitar.<p>He’s one of the most …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

Jazz Boot Camp: Soloing with Triads

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to move triads horizontally and vertically across the fretboard.<br>• Develop …

3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

15 Best Books Read by the AoM Team in 2015 | The Art of Manliness

Here at the Art of Manliness, we’re big believers in the brain-boosting, character-expanding, enjoyment-inducing power of books. Kate, Jeremy, and I …

Books

Costa Rica

Cloud Forests and La Fortuna Waterfall<p>“Repeat after him,” our guide instructed. Don Erasmo Gonzalez held up a shot of moonshine and jovially recited a few lines of a Spanish drinking song. We stumbled, painfully, over the words, but the patriarch of Arenal Vida Campesina — a family-run local …

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 …

Morning Stretching Routine For Health & Vitality | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This post was a collaboration between AoM and Mike Fitch of</i> <i>Animal Flow</i><i>.</i> <i></i><p>When your alarm went off this morning, how did you get out of …

7 secular pilgrimages that could change your life | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Pilgrimages aren't only for the religious.<p>They can be fun and inspiring, challenging yet rewarding and don't necessarily involve prayer.<p>The best ones, however, do involve a bit of a trek.<p>Even if don't "find yourself" along the way, you'll definitely find something to tell your friends about …

Hiking

Tommy Emmanuel - Developing Hand Independence

Turning Ordinary Routines Into Powerful Rituals | The Art of Manliness

For Henry David Thoreau, the summer of 1854 had brought the onset of a stifling malaise — one that had left him feeling “trivial,” “cheap,” and …

Spirituality

50 Insanely Useful Websites for Guitarists

The guitar is a versatile and popular instrument that spans most musical genres. Here are 50 useful and interesting sites dedicated to the guitar and …

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 …

The 30 best acoustic songs of all time

Intro<p>Where’s all the lovely mistake-hiding distortion? All the squalling feedback and lovely, comforting effects pedals? Playing an acoustic is an …

How to Slap, Tap and Pop on Acoustic Guitar with Justin King

Last week we posted a video we shot of acoustic guitarist Justin King performing his percussive "tapping" workout, "Phunkdified."As a follow-up to …