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Here’s how to see the data that tech giants have about you

Facebook, Apple, Google, and Twitter probably have more info about you than you think. And the only way to know for sure is to download it all.<p>The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal that broke earlier this year will probably hold the crown as 2018’s biggest story in tech. It came to light that …

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Video Lesson: Play Like Mississippi John Hurt

Bill EvansMay 21, 2018<p><b>From the July 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY STEVE JAMES</b><p>Although John Hurt’s style and repertoire are often imitated, his …

Guitar

Class up your guitar solos with these 15 vintage blues licks

<b>The goal of this feature is to get you sounding more authentic in the vintage blues style. There are 15 examples to study and they have been split</b> …

Guitar

10 Things You Need to Know About Your Fretboard | LESSON

684<p>SHARES<p>Ever feel a little out of touch or just plain lost on certain parts of the guitar fingerboard? You’re certainly not alone. Consider this: A …

Electric Guitar

10 Weird Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Milky Way

OXON HILL, MARYLAND, United States, EARTH, SOLAR SYSTEM, MILKY WAY<p>Sarlaccs might live in a galaxy far, far away, but our star-studded home has plenty of its own strange wonders.<p>When we look up, every star we see is in the Milky Way, the spiral galaxy we call home. The Milky Way holds every alien …

Universe

The Standard Minor-Drop Progression

808<p>SHARES<p>In this lesson and the next, I’m going to cover an old musical staple, a familiar-sounding four-chord progression that has an endearing, …

Electric Guitar

How to Use Various Major-Pentatonic Shapes for Soloing

629<p>SHARES<p>Most guitarists will agree that the study of scales is an endeavor that will reap many benefits.<p>Along with helping one to learn the “map” of …

How to Hack the Five Pentatonic Scale Shapes

Learn how to use the five pentatonic box shapes in real-time soloing over a groove or song.<p>627<p>SHARES<p>Let’s face it: if your goal is to achieve Guitar …

Intensive 30-Minute Workout for Guitarists On the Go

Whether you're a professional guitarist or a hobbyist, finding time to practice can be difficult.We all have busy lives and responsibilities that …

Electric Guitar

How to master Google Photos

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s …

11 reasons why being a bass player is awesome

<b>BASS WEEK</b><b>: We bassists are, perhaps, the least noticed of the traditional four-piece band line-up.</b><p>Singers and guitarists monopolise the attention up …

Guitar

What Was Our Universe Like Before the Big Bang?

Theoretical physicists and cosmologists deal with the biggest questions, like “Why are we here?” “When did the universe begin?” and “How?” Another …

Cram Session: Pentatonic Power

There’s a lifetime of learning packed into only five notes. Everyone from Clapton to Satriani has squeezed out the secrets. Now it’s your turn.

Electric Guitar

Blues Boomerangs: 12 Classic Blues Turnarounds

0<p>SHARES<p>Are your blues a little tired? Crave some fresh sounds?<p>Nothing rejuvenates a 12-bar groove faster than a fancy turnaround, and we’ve got a …

Electric Guitar

5 essential blues guitar turnaround solos

<b>When you're looking to refresh your blues vocabulary, you can turn things around with these characteristic and enduring motifs</b><p>One of the staples of …

4 Best Sites for Finding Guitar Chords Online

With this article, we will try to put across few of the top resources which you can use to find guitar chords for songs which you wish to learn to …

Electric Guitar

Bridging the Chasm Between Scales and Arpeggios

0<p>SHARES<p>Hovering in the abyss of time and space, of metal and glory, of dragons, mythical kingdoms and guitar picks lost in the couch, is another …

Electric Guitar

Five Essential Blues Licks from Jimi Hendrix, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Johnny Winter

We all know a great lick when we hear one—Jimmy Page’s solo breaks in “Whole Lotta Love” and Mark Knopfler’s blistering triads in “Sultans of Swing,” …

Guitar

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Critical Thinking

Top 50 Acoustic Guitar Songs with Tab

Guitar World created a list of the Top 50 Classic Acoustic Rock Songs. Unfortunately, it was hidden in an annoying slide show and didn’t actually …

Guitar

A Helpful Six-Note Method That Teaches Beginners How Play a Guitar Solo In Only Five Minutes

In 2015, guitarist Steve Stine of GuitarZoom offered a really helpful way to help beginning guitarists grasp the basics of guitar soloing. Calling it …

IMPROVISATION: Beginners Guide to Guitar Solos

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Future Rock: 9 Essential Rock-Guitar Cliches

<b>Chops:</b> Beginner <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to use “repeater” licks to create mass hysteria.<br>• Understand the intricacies of the …

Barney Kessel Blues Solo and Licks Study

Barney Kessel is one of the biggest names in jazz guitar history, but he doesn’t always get as much attention as Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, and others …

Electric Guitar

Benji Kirkpatrick: Bendrix Songs review – brave set of acoustic Hendrix covers

(EDJ)<p>This week marks the 45th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s death, and Benji Kirkpatrick bravely marks the event with a solo acoustic album of Hendrix songs. A key member of Bellowhead, who will be breaking up next year, he has been a Hendrix fan since childhood, and his aim is to show Hendrix’s …

Guitar

Exactly What's Going On in "And Your Bird Can Sing"?

27<p>SHARES<p>Here's a handy video we recently stumbled upon. It's a three-screen clip that shows the magic of "And Your Bird Can Sing," a 1966 track that …

the ES-335

Nineteen fifty eight was a pretty special year for Gibson. It gave us the launch of the single-cutaway sunburst Les Paul Standard. The “Modernistic” …

How to Use Various Major-Pentatonic Shapes for Soloing

Most guitarists will agree that the study of scales is an endeavor that will reap many benefits.Along with helping one to learn the “map” of the …

Electric Guitar

Beyond Blues: CAGED Developments

Supercharge your solos with the potent fretboard approach used by legendary players like Robben Ford.

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