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David Gilmour of Pink Floyd Shares How He Creates His Brilliantly Distinctive Sound on a Guitar

In a wonderful clip from a BBC documentary, the legendary David Gilmour of Pink Floyd talks about his brilliantly distinctive sound that he creates …

Guitar

Build an Ultralight Backpacking Kit for $600

Going ultralight just makes sense. The lighter your gear, the longer, faster, and more comfortably you can hike. The problem is that ultralight gear is usually bitterly expensive. If high costs have been keeping you from shaving ounces from your kit, you're in luck. Through the end of the month, …

Backpacking

Car buying red flags: 5 signs you need to walk away from a deal

I entered the auto dealer’s showroom thinking the no-haggle approach was the new way of doing business. The hard-sell designed to separate me from more of my money, I thought, was a thing of the past.<p>That naïve notion was quickly dispelled.<p>There’s no better feeling, of course, than getting a good …

Personal Finance

Mooer Announces New Black Truck All-in-One Pedalboard

Mooer has debuted its new all-in-one pedalboard, the Black Truck.<p>The Black Truck features six built-in effects derived from Mooer’s Micro series, in …

Guitar

Jaw Dropping Remastered Footage of Led Zeppelin Performing of ‘Dazed and Confused’ Live in 1973

In a remastered clip from the iconic film The Song Remains the Same, the members of Led Zeppelin perform a jaw-dropping version of “Dazed and …

How to Play Five Classic Repetition Licks That Incorporate String Bends

This month we look at five classic repetition licks that incorporate string bends.<p>These kinds of licks have been a key element of rock soloing since …

Electric Guitar

Leaked Apple repair videos cough up some secrets

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Not surprisingly, these internal Apple videos are now gone from YouTube. The iPhone maker undoubtedly asked that they be removed.<p>What appears to be a collection of Apple’s internal video guides to repairing various devices has been posted on YouTube. These show the company’s methods …

MacBook Pro

The Six Most Important Chord Progressions in Jazz

Jazz is considered a melting pot of all the genres, and rightfully so, as it was the first modern musical style to fuse blues and classical music …

Guitar

Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks 7 Books For Summer Reading

<i>Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl shares her under-the-radar reading recommendations with</i> Morning Edition<i>'s Steve Inskeep. This year's picks include mysteries, nonfiction and a fantasy story for young readers.</i><p>(<i>These recommendations have been edited for clarity and length.)</i><p><i>Danny Hajek and Shannon</i> …

Books

The Endocannabinoid System - How Cannabis Affects The Human Body

How Cannabis Affects The Human Body<p><b>The legal cannabis</b> movement started in San Francisco in the early 1990’s when it was discovered that cannabis …

Learning the David Gilmour Bend

598<p>SHARES<p>Guitar instructor Paul Davids—the man behind GW favorites "Are We All Tuning Our Guitars Wrong" and "Is This the Mother of All Finger …

Immigration crackdown shifts to employers as audits surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration officials have sharply increased audits of companies to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the country, signaling the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration is reaching deeper into the workplace to create a "culture of compliance" …

Immigration

Netgear’s new mesh Wi-Fi router is a 2-in-1 designed to declutter

The system is designed to replace your cable modem and router<p>Netgear has made a new mesh Wi-Fi router that can also replace your cable modem.<p>If you’re sick of having extra devices around the house, Netgear’s latest Orbi router is a 2-in-1 device, with a built-in cable modem and a router that offers …

How To Pronounce L'Occitane, Oribe, Shiseido And More Beauty Brand Names

Master beauty speak with our phonetic guide to commonly mispronounced brand names.<p>From the brand names that are intended to start conversations (way to go, Ouai), to the ones that require A level French execution (Biologique Recherche, we're looking at you), many popular products can catch out even …

Miu Miu

Wouldn't it be Nice by THE BEACH BOYS - Guitar Lesson ✅✅🎵

Garage smarts get easier with Nexx Garage

2 PLAYMATES HOLLYWOOD by Helmut Newton on artnet

Past Auction<p>Helmut Newton• <i><br>'2 PLAYMATES' (HOLLYWOOD)</i>, 1986<br>• 49.2 x 48.6 cm. (19.4 x 19.1 in.)<p>Artist:<p>(Australian/German, 1920–2004)<p>Title:<p><i>'2 PLAYMATES'</i> …

Architecture Student Living in Paris Wanders the Streets Sketching His Favorite Buildings

Venezuelan urban sketcher Juan Carlos Figuera documents the streets of Paris with expressive watercolor paintings. Currently based in the French capital to study architecture, Figuera’s impressively detailed analyses capture the enchanting beauty of the city. His scenes include iconic landmarks …

Sketching

Something Solo by THE BEATLES - Guitar Lesson ✅✅🎵

13 Female 'Cli-Fi' Writers Who Are Inspiring A Better Future​

By Carly Nairn<p>For International Women's Day, we decided to honor those lady writers bringing climate change to everyone's minds and eyeballs through …

After Annihilation: 10 strange sci-fi books that should be on screen

With Netflix's adaptation of Richard Morgan’s body-hopping cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon, Alex Garland directing the adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s weird and symbolist novel Annihilation and The Expanse’s third season set for release on Syfy this year, any number of SF and fantasy novels that …

Science Fiction

Iman, Los Angeles by Greg Gorman on artnet

Past Auction<p>Greg Gorman• <i><br>Iman, Los Angeles</i>, 1988<br>• 57.5 x 47.3 cm. (22.6 x 18.6 in.)<p>Artist:<p>(American, born 1949)<p>Title:<p><i>Iman, Los Angeles</i><p>, …

Betty, perfume, for italian vogue by Denis Piel on artnet

Past Auction<p>Denis Piel• <i><br>Betty, perfume, for italian vogue</i>, 1983<br>• 35.5 x 28 in. (90.2 x 71.1 cm.)<p>Artist:<p>(French, born 1944)<p>Title:<p><i>Betty, perfume, for</i> …

Andie MacDowell, New York by Denis Piel on artnet

Past Auction<p>Denis Piel• <i><br>Andie MacDowell, New York</i>, 1985<br>• 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)<p>Artist:<p>(French, born 1944)<p>Title:<p><i>Andie MacDowell, New York</i><p>, …

20 Best Science Fiction Books Of The Decade

After much mulling and culling, we've come up with our list of the twenty best books of the decade. The list is weighted towards science fiction, but …

Six Modern Effect Pedals Inspired by Classic Albums

On June 1, one of my bands is performing the Beatles' White Album—officially known as <i>The Beatles</i>—at a beautiful historic theater in Staten Island, …

Every Aspiring Photographer Should Own These 10 Books (Or Receive Them as a Gift)

<b>* Learn from some of the best photographers in history</b> <b><br>* Portraiture, landscape, street photography and more</b> <b><br>* Great coffee table books to keep you</b> …

The Intriguingly Exotic Sound of the C Lydian Hexatonic Scale

In two older String Theory columns (March and April 2015 issues), I introduced a pair of hexatonic (six-note) scales that are comprised of the same …

Electric Guitar

A.I.-powered guitar gadget ‘hears’ what you play, backs you up in real time

We’ve previously covered guitar-based gadgets designed to help new players learn their instrument of choice. But what if you’re already a guitar …