Ryan Vaughn

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How to make a killer Drummer track in GarageBand for iPad

Drummer is one of GarageBand’s best features. It’s a virtual drummer that comes up with entire drum parts for your song. Or rather, it’s 15 drummers, each of whom has a different style, from hard rock to Latin rhythms, to trap and dubstep, to the hippie Finn, with his cajon and hand claps.<p>Drummer …

Music Production

How to Read Piano Chords

If you understand how to read piano chords, you can sit down and play nearly any song with a basic chord chart – you don't even have to learn a lot …

Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

Get familiar with the Great 78 Project<p>New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor …

Smartphone use has radical impact on mental health of teens, claims San Diego SU psych professor

San Diego State University professor of psychology and author Jean Twenge has claimed that smartphone usage is having a radical impact on both the behavior and mental health of U.S. teenagers.<p>The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of …

Mark Knopfler Gives a Short Masterclass on His Favorite Guitars & Guitar Sounds

American guitar came of age in the fifties, with the blues, folk, country, and jazz playing of Mississippi John Hurt, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Merle …

Guitar

Learn Something: 5 Famous Pentatonic Licks Everyone Should Know

Ray Manzarek of The Doors Tells the Musical Story of How ‘Riders on the Storm’ Came to Be

Shortly before his death in 2013, the great Ray Manzarek of The Doors sat in front of his beloved keyboard and told the fascinating musical story of …

Three Easy Jazz Songs for Guitarists Who Don’t Play Jazz

PHOTO: Pexels.com A few weeks back, Darrell Braun presented a video in which he demonstrates 24 easy jazz chords . He’s back with the second lesson …

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next

In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone – no matter what their politics – can agree on. Yet in recent years, divergent levels of trust in statistics has become one of the key schisms that have opened up in western liberal …

Peter Thiel

The Deep

• <b>Author:</b> Nick Cutter<p>From the acclaimed author of <i>The Troop—</i>which Stephen King raved “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down.…old-school horror at its best”—comes this utterly terrifying novel where <i>The Abyss</i> meets <i>The Shining</i>.<p>A strange plague called the ’Gets is decimating humanity on a …

Guitar Essentials: Here's Why Scales Don't Really Matter That Much

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Cindy Moorhead</b><p>Scales are cool, but only if you know the techniques to get the most out of them.<p>For example. Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. …

NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far)

Do we even need July through December? For a year just reaching its midpoint, 2016 has already been the most. Heartbreaking, surprising, idiotic, ecstatic, life-giving, exhausting. With apologies to whatever happened in the first week of January, the wild mood swings of the last six months started …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

How “Freebird” Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About Rock Guitar Soloing

These fast pentatonic runs lie at the heart of rock guitar.

Top 20 iPhone and iPad apps and games of the month

From automated DJing with Serato Pyro to audio broadcasting with Anchor, via The Walking Dead, Final Fantasy IX and Kendall & Kylie Jenner<p>Apple’s iOS continues to be a hotbed of new app ideas and inventive games in 2016, as developers continue to scrap it out for success on the company’s App …

Apps

Learn to Play: Riffs in the Key of Jimmy Page

In the pantheon of all-time most iconic and influential guitarists, Jimmy Page stands second to none. His work with Led Zeppelin not only informed …

Guitar

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5 Great Beginner Blues Guitar Lessons

Los Angeles-based guitarist and instructor Keith Wyatt has been teaching students since 1978, serving time as the Vice President of Programs for many …

Guitar

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

How Close Are We Really To A Robot-Run Society?

From Rosie, the <i>Jetsons'</i> robot maid, to Arnold Schwarzenegger's cyborg in <i>The Terminator,</i> popular culture has frequently conceived of robots as having a humanlike form, complete with "eyes" and mechanical limbs. But tech reporter John Markoff says that robots don't always have a physical presence.<p>"I …

How to play guitar like... Matt Bellamy

Introduction<p>Heavy riffing<p>Our Matt Bellamy-style 16th-note riff uses the E minor pentatonic scale (E G A B D) along the length of the sixth</b> …

The War on Drugs: 'A Trillion-Dollar Failure'

"Listen," says Don Winslow, "it's an angry book." He's talking about his new novel, <i>The Cartel,</i> a sequel to 2005's <i>The</i> <i>Power of the Dog</i>. Taken together, …

Special Forces

Aziz Ansari: Love, Online Dating, Modern Romance and the Internet

By aziz ansari<p>My parents had an arranged marriage. This always fascinated me. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I …

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future: Ashlee Vance: 9780062301239: Amazon.com: Books

<i>The New York Times</i><p><i>Forbes</i><p>When I walked into Barnes & Noble two weeks ago, I wasn't actually looking to purchase a book. Usually, I go in, browse for 30 minutes, and get out. But when I walked around to the Physics and Science section, the first thing I saw was Elon Musk's face.<p>Inevitably, I picked …

A SEA IN FLAMES

Changing Planet<p>Though a bit imprecise, the time, approximately 9:50 p.m. on April 20, 2010, marks the end of knowing much precisely. A floating machinery system roughly the size of a forty-story hotel has for months been drilling into the sea floor in the Gulf of Mexico. Its creators have named the …