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GameMaker

"With GameMaker, I went from no programming knowledge to full-time developer in 2 years!"<p>"GMS 2 is absolutely amazing and I cannot get over how great …

Gaming

I Can't Believe I'm Saying This, But I Miss My CDs

A few weeks ago, I bought a new CD.<p>Weird, right?<p>It certainly wasn’t something I’d planned on doing: For one thing, when you consider the steadily …

100 Amazing Bass Lines

Free Ukulele Chord Image Library

More free music teacher resources<p>This collection of ukulele chord diagrams is the third set of free images I’ve shared. Last year I created the <b>Big</b> …

Pop Songs for School Ensembles (with 3 or 4 chords)

My “pop songs for school ensembles” collection Pinterest<p>Are you looking for some new songs for your students to play or sing?<p>I <b>mentioned my popular</b> …

How to... Use technology to support assessment

This website and app allows you to make quizzes, questionnaires and tests, and then send them to your students. When pupils complete the questions, …

Education Technology

Google introduces Goals, so you can finally become a better person

Finding it hard to practice Spanish before your next overseas trip? Google wants to help with that.<p>On Wednesday, the company launched a new feature …

Google Calendar

How to Create an Illustration in Sketch with 3 Simple Shapes

We’ll teach you the shortcuts we used to make 98% of the steps easier. With our methods you won’t need to use a pen tool to add vector points or …

Disney's New 3D Coloring Books Revolutionize the Way We See 2D Drawings

Coloring books are an engaging way to spark children's imaginations, and Disney Research is working to further inspire kids by animating the process. Their latest idea to cultivate creative minds is through an app that lets kids see a coloring book character in 3D, as they're shading it. The …

Drawing

Create gorgeous graphics anywhere with ProtoSketch for iPad

The days of computer applications for vector graphic design are changing. With so many handy and extensive tools for artistry on your iPad, …

Graphics

Adobe Photoshop Sketch on the App Store

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15 apps every foodie must have on their phone

There's more to being a foodie than simply snapping beautiful photographs of your dinner.<p>In fact, one could argue being a foodie is a life-long …

James Bond Movie Theme Songs, Ranked Worst to Best

From A-Ha to Adele, breaking down the franchise's legendary (and legendarily bad) opening numbers<p>James Bond movie theme songs are the cinematic …

Is It Harmful to Use Music as a Coping Mechanism?

Putting on headphones to regulate emotions may not always be beneficial.<p>Listening to music is aform of emotional self-care that many of us turn to every day, without much conscious thought. The streaming service Spotify, well aware of this, offers a collection of “Mood” playlists, from “Anthems of …

Psychology

The Movies/TV 8 Ball: Top 8 Music Biopics

<b>Top 8 Music Biopics</b><p>Welcome, one and all, to the 8 Ball in the Movie Zone! I’m your host Jeremy Thomas and as always, we will be tackling a topic and …

BandLab: an exciting new way to record and collaborate on your musical ideas

<b>You never know when musical inspiration is going to strike, but with BandLab - a new free service that you can access through your web browser and on</b> …

Ukuleles

Dave Grohl returns to the stage with broken leg propped up on a self-designed throne

Perched on a guitar-bedecked throne, the Foo Fighters' frontman kicked off the band's North American tour<p>Just a week after Foo Fighters <b>cancelled their Glastonbury headliner slot</b>, after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg on stage in Sweden, the band revived their tour.<p>Grohl's injury meant that the US …

Here’s How Dave Grohl Overcame His Broken Leg To Celebrate 20 Years Of Foo Fighters This Weekend

Following a nasty leg break which left Foo Fighters having to cancel a string of European dates, their hugely anticipated first Glastonbury headline …

Are you damaging your hearing without realising it?

Many of us use earphones throughout the day to drown out noise in our commutes and at work. But is it prematurely damaging our hearing? Molly Crain investigates.<p>It starts gradually. The guitars in your favourite song no longer seem to sound loud enough, so you crank up the volume. You struggle to …

Hearing Loss

Musicians and writers choose their favourite book about music

Viv Albertine<p><b>As Serious as Your Life: John Coltrane and Beyond by Valerie Wilmer (1977)</b><b><br>Blues Legacies and Black Feminism by Angela Davis (1999)</b><p>Val Wilmer was an ordinary English white girl born in the 1940s, who fell in love with jazz and wrote about it professionally from the age of 17. This book …

Literature

The best albums of 2015 so far

Revisit B.B. King's Best Performances

He was a indefatigable musician who played more than 300 shows a year—even into his 80s.<p>B.B. King—the blues great who passed away at 89 on Thursday …

Blues Music

The Legacy of Lucille: The Surprising Story Behind B.B. King's Guitar

After it was rescued from a fire, the guitar became an icon<p>Eric Clapton had "Blackie" and "Brownie"; Willie Nelson has "Trigger"; Keith Richards, …

How Eddie Van Halen Hacks a Guitar

The guitar god is also an inventor and patent holder who has spent the better part of 35 years in this shop, rebuilding guitars and amps, searching for his signature sound<p>I've always been a tinkerer. It comes from my dad. Growing up, we lived in a house in Pasadena that had no driveway. You used an …