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Ask the Expert: Why Is My Guitar Buzzing?

Bill EvansAugust 23, 2017<p><b>From the October 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY MAMIE MINCH</b><p><i>Q: I have a newish Gibson Hummingbird, which overall I think</i> …

Alex Skolnick Teaches Pentatonic Variations on the Blues Scale

Our good pal Alex Skolnick is back in the Reverb studio today with another lesson, and we sure are excited to have him. He has previously given us a …

Guitar

This urban ‘tree’ cleans as much polluted air as an entire forest

Air pollution might be invisible, but it results in 7 million premature deaths each year. Fortunately, there’s a solution – the CityTree is a …

Pollution

Ukrainian capital gets smarter with new urban tech

Earlier this month the Ukrainian capital Kyiv (Kiev) saw its central part equipped with 50 high-tech underground garbage containers for solid urban waste, reported Kiev City State Administration (KCSA).<p>Another 250 containers will appear in the city by the end of the year, with the total number …

Solar Panels

The 5 basic types of logo and how to use them

Not sure where to start with your logo design? Maybe you should begin by deciding what style of logo it’s going to be.<p>Logo styles can be divided into …

Why Understanding UX Design Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Understanding UX design also means understanding psychology, anthropology, sociology, computer science, graphic design, industrial design, and …

Watch Kendrick, Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane in Mike WiLL Made-It’s Crazy “Perfect Pint” Video

As promised, Mike WiLL Made-It has released the music video for “Perfect Pint,” featuring Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane, and Kendrick Lamar. Directed by Nabil, the video finds them going through a wormhole. There are UFOs, giant spiders, pills falling from the sky, and more. Check it out below. “Perfect …

Gucci Mane

20 Tools To Help You Create Beautiful Color Palettes

Colors not only reflect your ideas, virtues and add a great visual effect but highly influence human emotions and behavior. However, choosing the right color palette for your project, website or business can be a difficult task.<p>Lucky for you, today I’m sharing a list of 20 tools to help you create …

UI Design

Chromatic Passages Over Pentatonic Skeletons [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: In this lesson we will work on a very simple concept that creates ideas that sound a lot more complex that they really are.

Guitar

Dear 6-String Sensei: Please Demystify the Modes of the Major Scale

Stumped by modes? You’re not alone. Let Sensei guide you through the vexing topic.

Electric Guitar

The 19 greatest cities in history

From 7000 B.C. to today, at least 19 cities have led the world in population.<p>We have profiled each of them, taking data and insights primarily from "Why the West Rules — For Now" by Stanford historian and archaeologist Ian Morris.<p>Cities have, of course, grown vastly bigger over time. Nine thousand …

Ancient History

Meet the street that grows its own food

Residents on 11 streets in an Australian town have been using verges and footpaths as gardens since 2009.<p>By Harriet Tatham and Annie …

Extell’s Harlem Pathmark-replacing project finally takes off

The developer has filed demolition plans two years after purchasing the site<p>Two years after it was first announced, Extell’s Pathmark-replacing project in Harlem is finally moving forward, <i>Crain’s</i> reports. Extell purchased the Pathmark building in 2014 for $39 million and subsequently bought out the …

Skyscrapers

25 Of The Best New Albums To Stream On Spotify This Month

September kicked off with new releases from Travis Scott and Isaiah Rashad that dominated the conversation about the next generation of rap — but there were plenty more memorable albums out that month, too. The point of this column will be to highlight albums you might’ve missed elsewhere, …

New York Times

This Dutch Town Will Grow Its Own Food, Live Off-Grid, And Handle Its Own Waste

Meet the "Tesla of eco-villages".<p>It's no secret that today's aggressive agricultural techniques can take a heavy toll on the environment, both on the …

The 13 cities with the best work-life balance in the world

Using data from Swiss banking group UBS, the site compiled information on the biggest, most important cities globally, taking into account how many hours per week and per year people work as well as how many days holiday they take, before creating the ranking.<p>All 13 cities are in Europe, although …

European Travel

Urban Geometries

<b>Alex Evans' intricate work explores both mathematical and biological forms through architectural inspired drawing.</b><p><i>Crushed, 2014. Pen on paper, 30cm X 38cm</i><p>Growing up in Milton Keynes might not inspire everyone to develop a passion for architecture, however for artist Alex Evans that certainly was …

Art

How Cheap Gas Complicates Long-Term Urban Planning

Drivers get a windfall now, but cities face a bumpy future.<p>Chances are you’ve heard something about oil prices recently. They’ve been dropping like a stone for months but reached harrowing lows in the first weeks of 2016.<p>The benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil prices sank to nearly $26 a barrel …

What Computer Games Taught Me About Urban Planning

And what they didn’t.<p>Like most city lovers of a certain age, I spent many hours as a kid playing SimCity. For readers who are tragically uninitiated, SimCity is one of the iconic computer games of the 1990s, though newer versions have been released as recently as 2013. Playing as mayor (or, really, …

Urban Design

Try It Now

With the weather increasingly temperamental, it makes sense that the quality of our interior public spaces should be better considered – and designed – by urban-planning professionals. Urban designer Brendan Cormier calls this “interior urbanism.” He’s the lead curator of design for the Shekou …

How urban planning has evolved since the 18th century

Our built environment plays a huge role in how our society functions and even has an effect on our daily happiness and wellbeing. As times have …

Jane Jacobs believed cities should be fun — and changed urban planning forever

When Jane Jacobs published <i>The Death and Life of Great American Cities</i> in 1961, she was a lone voice with no credentials speaking up against the most powerful ideas in urban planning. Fifty-five years later, on Jacobs's 100th birthday (honored in today's Google Doodle), urban dwellers are all living …

Urban Design

Jane Jacobs Was Right About What Makes A Great City And Mobile Phone Data Proves It

Mixed use neighborhoods with dense streets create the “sidewalk ballet” that the famous urban theorist envisioned 100 years ago.<p>In her 1961 book <i>The Death and Life of Great American Cities</i>, the urban theorist and author Jane Jacobs wrote about what makes cities dynamic, safe, and humane. Responding …

At 100, Jane Jacobs more relevant than ever | Toronto Star

Striding out of Toronto’s urbanist hivemind is a fresh idea to retrofit an almost-two-kilometre stretch of the Gardiner Expressway’s underbelly. …

Urban Design

Influencers, Articles and Conversations

Producing Drums: 4 Tips to Make it Sound Real

1. Your Mix is Leaking<p>While the title of this section can sound a bit unsanitary, tweaking the mixer and applying ‘leakage’ is a must for realistic …

25 blues-rock guitar licks you need to know

Introduction<p><b>A definitive list of 25 licks spanning the entire blues-rock universe is a contentious thing; we’d all come up with different results.</b> …

Guitar

7 Easy Ways To Get Bigger Sound with Layering

Bigger and more present sound is just a few layers away.<p>Mixing music is about the big picture. But sometimes it’s the small stuff that has the …

Infusing Major Pentatonic Patterns with Chromatic Passing Tones

0<p>SHARES<p>One of the true signature elements of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia’s unique style was his frequent incorporation of chromatic passing …

Mastering Mistake To Avoid: Don't Get Mixed Up With Mixing Mastering

Conventional wisdom suggests that, when a mix is done and it comes time for mastering, it’s always a good idea to bring in a different engineer—a …