Sarp Suerdas

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Why Learning to Play an Instrument is Good for Your Brain

If you're looking for an exercise that's fun, interesting, and will work out your entire brain, grab an instrument and start playing.<p>Anita Collins at …

Scientists can create and erase memories 'at will'

A person is the sum of their memories, so what happens when our personal histories can be deleted at will? That's the ethical dilemma facing researchers over at the University of California, San Diego, who have found that it's possible to delete and recover memories created in the minds of …

Transforming Micro Apartment

Living in New York City often times means trading square footage for convenience. Not so with the Transforming Micro Apartment. This unique dwelling …

Top 5 Blues Guitar Riffs

The lessons on this website tend to focus on the technical aspects of guitar playing such as comping, soloing, and repertoire, but sometimes there’s …

Guitar

Django Reinhardt Rhythm Playing

T<b>his lesson is an introduction to "La Pompe", the typical rhythm guitar strumming used in gypsy jazz, aka Manouche. You'll learn how to play chords</b> …

Electric Guitar

Beyond Blues: Progressive Progressions

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Understand how to use guide tones to create chord voicings.<br>• Learn rhythm guitar techniques …

Electric Guitar

Language of the blues: Cross Note

This article was originally posted on American Blues Scene.<p><i>This is the latest installment in our weekly series, The Language of the Blues, in which</i> …

Jazz Blues Guitar Chords - Comping Exercise for a Blues in G

Here’s a comping exercise for a jazz blues in G.<p>Download the pdf here for easy printing.<p>Here’s a <b>backing track</b> you can use to practice:<p>The chords are …

Blues Music

Kenny Burrell Minor Blues Solo

One of the albums that many guitarists check out when first exploring the jazz genre is Kenny Burrell’s <i>Midnight Blue</i> record. As well, since it was …

Electric Guitar

The Esoteric Symbols Behind User Interfaces, Explained

Power? Bluetooth? USB? You’ve seen their symbols. Here’s where they came from.<p>We already know where the @ symbol came from, but what about every other strange glyph that appears across our gadgets and user interfaces? While we may have learned to identify the power symbol or the Bluetooth …

Forget Resumes, Jens Lennartsson Sends Action Figures of Himself to Potential Employers

The things that people do to snag a job are nuts. Standing out among the unemployed and enthusiastic is becoming pretty tough... especially when you …

Graphic Design by Christian Bielke for Vibeke Skar

Clever Graphic and Web Design.<p>Oslo-based graphic designer Christian Bielke was asked to design business cards, hang tags, and a website for product …

Graphic Design

Behance

Introduction To Photoshop Scripts

But first, we have to answer the obvious question.<p>Why Do We Need Scripts?<p>Why should we would learn to script if Photoshop already has pretty nice …

Infographic: The History of Tech, Charted As A London Tube Map

What does programming have to do with the spinning jenny? Let History Mesh show you.<p>Everyone knows the old saw that “no technology exists in a vacuum.” Less clear to our linear-narrative-obsessed culture is the fact that no technology was <i>invented</i> in one, either. The strands that connect the dots of …

These men are window washers at a children's #hospital in Pittsburgh.

Uncanny Portraits Visualize The Power of Genetics

“Genetics Are Awesome” uses an ingenious split-screen effect to show how heritable traits get passed down.<p>A prominent technology columnist got science journalists into a tizzy last week when she proclaimed that she was a creationist. She probably didn’t really mean it, but the next time someone …

The Psychology of Color: A Color Guide For Designers

Color is an essential factor to the world of graphic design and advertising. Not only that it brings in depth and emphasis to a design but it also …

Great examples of skeuomorphism in design

The first thing I want to tell you – Skeuomorphism isn’t dead and there’s nothing wrong with skeuomorphism in itself.<p>You can’t say “Skeuomorphism is …

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin | Colossal

<p>When dropping a ceramic plate or cup we’ve all braced for the familiar sound of impact as the object explodes into a multitude of sharp fragments on …

Long Live The Kings – A Short Documentary About Motorcycles and the Open-Road - The Fox Is Black

<i>Long Live The Kings</i> is a film and photographic project by SAGS (aka: Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson). Shot exclusively on film, it’s a …

Minimalist packaging

An interesting project by Antrepo studio. They took some popular brands’ packaging and made it evolve into minimalist packages. It works very well …