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A Budget Traveler's Guide to Visiting Denver's Recreational Weed Dispensaries

It was 7:00 p.m. on a Wednesday in January, but it felt like a Friday night in downtown Denver. Couples and groups of friends softly chatted as they …

Cannabis

33 Fascinating Photos That Capture Street Scenes of New York City in the Early 1980s

“In many ways, New York City is a very different place to how it was in the 1970s and early 1980s. I first visited Manhattan in 1982 when parts of …

Greenwich Village

Guitar out of tune with today's music

"Once you realize that playing guitar is mainly about what kind of shirt and shoes you're wearing, it all falls into place."<p>Chuck Berry plays guitar …

Guitar

Why Americans see Buddhism as a philosophy rather than a religion

In East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s death and entrance into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, the Buddha’s enlightenment is commemorated during the holiday season of December, with a short talk for the children, a candlelight service, and a …

Meditation

Through his web series ‘Guitar Moves,’ Matt Sweeney talks with some of the biggest names in guitar

Bill EvansJanuary 22, 2018<p><b>From the February 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER</b><p>In 2008, guitarist and producer Matt Sweeney found …

How To Get the Best Sleep Possible on an Airplane

Happy hectic travel season, y'all! If you've booked a red eye home for the holidays or are flying internationally to see your friends or family, you …

'The longest walk I've ever had was in New York': author Anna Pitoniak

The novelist’s 32-mile stroll around Manhattan, in a day, provided a vivid portrait of NYC – but it’s the Upper East Side’s low-key highlights that excite her most<p><b>I didn’t set out thinking New York would be a central character in The Futures</b>, my debut novel, but it is such a romantic, overwhelming …

Letting It Go

How Buddhism Teaches Us to Stop Stewing<p>How much of our lives do we waste <i>stewing</i> about things we can't change? Or <i>fuming</i>, <i>worrying</i>, <i>regretting, …

Introduction to Buddhism with Dr. Alexander Berzin

We’re going back to the Buddhist basics with <b>Dr. Alexander Berzin</b>.<p>After receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1972, Dr. Berzin spent the next …

As If There Is Nothing to Lose

Once I was young and poor—and generous. I shared an old house with several people and slept on the porch and owned nothing more valuable than my …

Read Duane Allman’s New Year’s Resolution from 1969

1<p>SHARES<p>On January 1, 1969, Duane Allman, an in-demand 22-year-old session guitarist, cracked open his notebook/diary and jotted down his New Year’s …

Five Riffs You Should Never Play in Guitar Center—And How to Play Them

7<p>SHARES<p>Undoubtedly, you’ve walked into your local Guitar Center to check out some axes, pulled a guitar off the wall, plugged it in and began wailing …

Five Minor Pentatonic Licks That Don’t Sound Like Minor Pentatonic Licks

1<p>SHARES<p>If you’ve played guitar long enough, you’re probably pretty savvy at detecting licks created from the minor pentatonic scale, thanks to the …

Electric Guitar

History of Schecter Guitars

Schecter Guitar Research<p>Schecter Guitar Research, or commonly known as just Schecter, is an American guitar manufacturer. The company was founded in …

7 Best Whammy Bar Tricks | Guitar Lesson

7 Best Whammy Bar Tricks with a few helpful tips I have learned over the years. Easy and guided lesson by chusss for all guitar players. Using …

Electric Guitar

How to Visit NYC on a Budget

By Adam GroffmanListen, I don’t have to really tell you this, but New York City is one of the world’s most exciting and interesting cities. It’s no …

European Travel

GUITAR TALK

Anna PulleyNovember 15, 2016<p>Our January 2017 issue features David Crosby, who spoke to <i>AG</i> from his sprawling home in California’s Santa Ynez Valley …

Open Position Guitar Chords Chart

• Art Center<br>• Music<br>• Guitar<br>• Open Position Guitar Chords Chart<p>Open position guitar chords sound <i>twangy</i>because theyinclude unfretted strings that are permitted …

Guitar

Guitar Lessons: Basic 8th Note Strumming Pattern

next prev<p>Basic 8th Note Strumming Pattern<p>In this lesson I'm gonna show you a basic 8th note based strumming pattern. This is one of the most common …

Guitar

Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions made us a playlist (listen), release new LP

<b>Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions</b> (aka Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval and My Bloody Valentine’s Colm Ó Cíosóig) return today with <i>Until the Hunter</i>, …

Buy & Sell Music Gear Online

HandpickedPrice Drops<p>Victor Litz Music Center15% Off Select Gear<p>FeaturedGear Demos<p>Reverb NewsReverb Picks: The Best New Gear of NAMM 2018<p>Reverb …

Video Tutorials

Here's What's Up With Getting Depressed Around Your Period

Because at a certain point, it's more than PMS.<p><i>Welcome to BuzzFeed’s Mental Health Q&A, where we consult with experts to answer your biggest mental health questions. Have a question about mental or emotional health, happiness, relationships, stress, or anything else? Hit us up at</i> …

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 …

7 Ways to Soak Up the Great Outdoors in Miami

Miami’s weather is the envy of well, the entire country, and that means getting out and exploring the great outdoors is almost a must. With a bounty …

How to strip a modern poly guitar finish

<b>Issue 151</b> November 10, 2011<p><b>A heat gun is the quick way</b> <b><br>Heat-stripping a poly finish</b> <br>Geoff, the owner of this Fender Jazz Bass, says <b>“It plays fine but</b> …

Woodworking

5 Essential Guitar Effects Pedals

5 Essential Guitar Effects Pedals<p>Updated on January 28, 2017<p>Top Guitar Effects Pedals<p>Veteran guitar players know how important effects pedals are to …

Eddie Van Halen

3 Ways to Make Sure Your Retirement Isn't Boring

Here's how to turn your second act into the start of something big.<p>Fewer than than half of retirees say they are having a very enjoyable retirement, …

8 essential blues guitar lead tricks

Introduction<p><b>Arm yourself with eight essential blues tricks to take you on a path to better phrasing and soulful improvised lead lines.</b><p>Each of these …

Electric Guitar