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Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School

Instead, help them channel their energy into productive tasks.<p>This year's end-of-year paper purge in my middle school office revealed a startling pattern in my teaching practices: I discipline boys far more often than I discipline girls. Flipping through the pink and yellow slips--my school's …

The Trouble with Testing

It’s obviously summer because my news alerts are no longer steadily reporting concerns about education, our children’s future, the problems with …

Pedagogy

Creativity on the Run: Apps That Support the Creative Process

Let’s begin by shifting emphasis from finding the right answer to creating cultures that encourage risk-taking and embrace ambiguity. Psychologist …

Creativity

Chet Atkins: The Lasting Influence Of 'Mr. Guitar'

Chet Atkins is no longer the household name he was in the 1960s, when he was all over TV and radio with his guitar. But every year, the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society packs a Nashville hotel. This year's gathering was the 27th.<p>"I saw the list of countries this year, and it's like New Zealand, …

James Burton: The Teen Who Invented American Guitar

What were you doing when you were 16?<p>When he was 16, James Burton was inventing the American guitar. He'd been born in Dubberly, La., in 1939, and was apparently self-taught on his instrument. At 15, he cut a single backing local singer Carol Williams, and then one day he came up with a guitar riff …

Guitar Jamming: Audio interfaces for your iOS devices

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>As a musician who is also gadget-happy, I’ve accumulated more guitar input devices for my iPad(s AAPL) than I knew what to do …

Music Production

Kaki King: A Guitar Wizard Conjures New Colors

If you listen to NPR news shows, chances are good that you've already heard the music of Kaki King. Her rich, distinctive guitar playing is a favorite of the directors of our programs — certainly <i>Morning Edition</i>.<p>She gets her sound by playing the guitar in a unique and mesmerizing way. <i>Rolling Stone</i> …

A $100 Guitar Makes A 30,000-Mile Odyssey

A few months ago, guitarist Nick Didkovsky arrived at a recording studio in Queens, N.Y., with a delivery. It looked like an average electric guitar. But over the past two years, the instrument had been all over the world on a 30,000-mile odyssey that's taken it from Germany to Hawaii, and about a …

Janet Feder: An Avant-Garde Artist Takes A Real Risk

Janet Feder does things to her guitar.<p>"If I play the second string with nothing on it, it sounds like this," Feder says, plucking out a note. "Just a pure pitch."<p>Then, Feder produces a split ring (like the kind you put your keys on, but smaller), affixes it to the same string, and plays. The sound …

The Mad Musical Scientist Of Burbank, Calif.

"I was probably 12 when I trashed my first electric guitar," Diego Stocco says. "I totally disassembled it, and I wasn't able to put it back together."<p>It wasn't Stocco's first such experience; a year or two earlier, he'd been dismissed from music conservatory after sawing his violin in half.<p>"Music …

John Williams says guitar maestro Andrés Segovia bullied students and stifled their creativity

Andrés Segovia is revered as one of the greatest guitarists of the 20th century. But, 25 years after his death, his reputation is being challenged by …

Playing the guitar: Why playing the guitar means everything

Playing the guitar means always having something cool to do. It means having ambitions to be a rock star, escaping your life, or just learning to …

Alvin Lee Is Going Home: 'Ten Years After' Guitarist Dies

Guitarist Alvin Lee, whose incendiary performance with the British band Ten Years After was one of the highlights of the 1969 Woodstock festival, has died.<p>He was 68. Lee's website says he "passed away early this morning [Wednesday] after unforeseen complications following a routine surgical …

Hendrix: Twenty Years After

Joe Perry, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and more weigh in on Jimi Hendrix twenty years after his death<p>Twenty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix is still …

Guitar

How to Finally Play the Guitar: 80/20 Guitar and Minimalist Music

I’ve always wanted to play the guitar.<p>It started as a kid, listening to my dad play around the fireplace during the holidays. The fantasy continued …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

'Musicwood' Film Follows Acoustic Guitar-Makers' Struggle To Preserve Rare Forest

Some of the world's most famous acoustic guitar-makers have come together to preserve the source of the wood in their iconic instruments. "Musicwood" follows the craftsmen behind Taylor, Martin and Gibson guitars into the forests of Southeast Alaska to negotiate with Native American logging …

Guitar

Bombino: Niger's Tuareg guitar hero

A small white car, branded with the words "Groupe Bambino" and a crudely drawn electric guitar, is revving its wheels deeper and deeper into the soft …

Review: The Chord App – A Simple Guitar Reference for iPad

Rating: 4/5<p>Several years ago, I started learning to play the guitar. I had played various instruments through my young life (trumpet, piano, …

Minor Phrygian Mode Guitar Lesson with Backing Tracks

Minor Phrygian Mode on Guitar<p>Just like in the other guitar modes lessons, before we learn how Phrygian minor works on guitar, we need to get to know …

Five Things to Know on May 13: Lots of Kids Want to Learn the Guitar

An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.<p>Today is Monday, May 13. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton …

Guitar

Study: Women More Attracted to Guys Who Play Guitar

While you may never be able to match the magnetism that Lenny Kravitz has with women, there is one hint you can take from the musician—playing guitar …

Lenny Kravitz

Guitar Set Up's | Adjusting the Nut, Saddle and Truss Rod to Improve Tone & Playability

Acoustic Guitar Set Up's<p>Adjusting Action For Playability & Tone<p><b>Action</b> is a term used to describe the way an instrument is adjusted and how well it …

Jamstar Acoustics: A Guitar Learning App That Won't Hold You Back

Learn-to-play-guitar apps are a dime a dozen, and to be honest, most of them aren't worth the data they take to download. Light up fretboards are …

Two Generations Of Jazz Guitar Tune Up For Father's Day

It's Father's Day weekend — and instead of another tie, <i>Weekend Edition Saturday</i> is getting a slice of New Jersey Pizzarelli.<p>That's jazz guitarists Bucky and John Pizzarelli, to be exact. Bucky has played with Benny Goodman, Zoot Sims, Stephane Grappelli and many other musical giants. His son, John, …

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The 15 Greatest Guitar Solos Ever

Every guitarist has an opinion on the greatest recorded guitar solos. The editors of Guitar World magazine put together a poll to find out what their …

Guitar

What happened when I learned to play guitar with my idol Kim Salmon

When a man gets to a certain age – in my case, 40 or thereabouts – he may find himself seeking insurance against the weight of time and this ordinary …