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The 10 Best Americana Albums Of All Time

Before we recommend the 10 best Americana albums of all time, maybe we should define the term. In our mind, <b>Americana</b> is more a spirit than a sound – …

Universal Music

Here's Why It's Better to Own a Home Than to Rent

Renting certainly has its benefits, but here's the case for owning instead.<p>It's an age-old debate in the personal finance world: buy a home and enjoy …

Personal Finance

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Operating Systems

LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

'Whispering' Bob Harris interview: ‘I was everything punk hated’

<b>Music TV legend Bob Harris is returning with his seminal rock show The Old Grey Whistle Test – 30 years since its last episode</b><p>In 1971, a live rock show began on BBC Two that would change the face of music television. The Old Grey Whistle Test, commissioned by David Attenborough, was billed as an …

How To Get Siri to Read Anything to You

• Home<br>• How To<br>• iOS<br>• How To Get Siri to Read Anything to You<p>Chris Chepek - Jan 26, 2018<p>The list of things Siri can help us with grows more and more with each …

Apps

The 10 Healthiest, Tastiest Vegetarian Dinners We've Got

What does eating healthy as a vegetarian look like? We think it's about loading your plate with as many veggies as you can fit, while also ensuring …

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

University of Michigan

How to use OneDrive: Our guide to Microsoft’s free cloud storage service

11 tips for using the app on your PC and phone including how to share files, access previous file versions and more<p>Formerly known as SkyDrive, …

Apps

Frederick Douglass, Refugee - The Atlantic

Frederick Douglass, author, orator, editor, and most important African American leader of the 19th century, was a dangerous illegal immigrant. Well, in 1838 he escaped a thoroughly legal system of enslavement to the tenuous condition of fugitive resident of a northern state that had outlawed …

Black History

Arlen Roth

Music lesson pioneer Arlen Roth is the quintessential guitarist. An accomplished and brilliant musician — and one of the very few who can honestly …

Teaching

Lessons Search

Artist:<p>Arlen Roth<p>Comments:<p>(0)<p>Rating:<p>Not Rated<p>Some of my favorite licks to play or teach, these really put hybrid picking to the test! The feel has to …

Steve Vai Shreds Mind-Blowing Solo, And Unlocks Secrets To His Legendary Guitar Skills!

His fingers are lightning fast!<p>There’s no denying that <b>Steve Vai</b> is one of the most creative guitarists in rock n’ roll. His sound is so recognizable, …

Guitar

Taylor Swift's 7 Best Songs On Piano

Not too many artists can have a year of pop star relevance without a new album, a hit single, festival dates or even a tour -- but Taylor Swift isn’t …

Selling free trade is a tall order. But Chris Bowen is doing better than Scott Morrison

Chris Bowen this week set out his plans for winning the fight against the rise of protectionism. It’s a fight in which those in favour of free trade have been shown over the past year – whether in the Brexit vote or the inability to counter Donald Trump – to have been completely inept. Among the …

Globalization

Inmates are kicking off what could be the biggest prison strike in America

On September 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison riot, inmates from 40 prisons in 24 states are attempting to bring America's multibillion-dollar prison economy to a grinding halt in a coordinated effort to highlight the injustices of prison labor, strike leaders told Mother Jones.<p>If the …

I’m a Freak Baby: A Journey Through the British Heavy Psych and Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-1972 review – grey, grim and glorious

A few years ago, the film-maker Adam Curtis unearthed two alternately bleak and inadvertently hilarious BBC documentaries about Hells Angels. One was a 1973 film positing them as a terrifying threat to Britain, a sentiment slightly undercut as the film progresses by the discovery that their …

Hells Angels

“Wonderwall” and 11 More Wonderful Isolated Rock Guitar Tracks

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Nick Pickles | Getty Images</b><p>Ever since the creation of multitrack audio recording, it’s been possible for musicians to separate their …

Guitar

Hear Mark Knopfler's Isolated Guitar from "Sultans of Swing"

44<p>SHARES<p>Sorry for yet another isolated guitar track, but we couldn't let this one go by. You'll agree when you start listening to it.<p>It's Mark …

Beatles' Famous Rooftop Concert: 15 Things You Didn't Know

The Beatles' rooftop concert was the climax of a project originally titled <i>Get Back</i>. It was conceived as exactly that, a return to their rock roots in …

Soul Music

Reading Sheet Music, Together - For Musicians & Orchestras

ETIENNE ABELIN<p><i>”Newzik has completely transformed my work: all my scores and parts are now on the tablet and Newzik’s various annotation and layer</i> …

Fretboard Workshop: 10 Essential Turnarounds

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Advanced <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Create jazzy-sounding turnarounds by using altered harmonies.<br>• Develop progressions with the …

Nicola Benedetti 'can't play' new concerto

<b>Violinist Nicola Benedetti says she feared she wouldn't be able to play a new concerto, set to premiere in London this Friday, during early rehearsals.</b><p>She said Wynton Marsalis' Violin Concerto in D presented multiple challenges in the final movement, which was inspired by a Scottish reel.<p>"I can't …

Casio's CGP-700: A Powerful Alternative to an Expensive Piano

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>Recently, I was given the opportunity to test out Casio’s new CGP-700, a full (88-key) electric piano. With a musician in the …

A Beginner's Guide to the Synth

You know the sound. Listen to Devo’s “Whip It” or Parliament’s “Flash Light.” Like countless modern pop songs, they’re full of sounds that aren’t …

30 chords acoustic guitar players need to know

Introduction<p>Open chords<p>If you’ve got the basics covered, the variations shown here should inspire you with some new sounds without being too much of …

Electric Guitar

St Louis Blues: story of the WC Handy classic song

When a young and penniless songwriter and musician was wandering down a dimly-lit street in St Louis he saw a woebegone woman, who cried: "My man’s got a heart like a rock cast in the sea."<p>A while later, in a Memphis bar called Pwee, William Christopher Handy sat down and wrote a memorably sad song …

Soul Music