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FretBud is the simplest, most useful guitar-scales app ever

If you’re learning to play the guitar, then you will constantly be looking up two things: Scales and chords. After you get a bit further into it, you’ll add arpeggios to that list. And you will keep referencing them for years, becasue there are a zillion way to play each chord, scale, or arpeggio …

Electric Guitar

How to Strengthen Your Fret-Hand Pinky

451<p>SHARES<p>Have you found that your pinky is the biggest inhibitor to your improvement as a guitar player? Well, Gear Gods' Trey Xavier has the …

How to Pair Google Home to a Bluetooth Speaker

The Google Home Mini is a cost-effective way to get Google Assistant into your house or apartment, where you can use it for all sorts of things, from …

Google Home Can Now Control Your Bluetooth Speaker — How’s That Different from Chromecast Audio?

Google recently rolled out an update that allows anybody to control a Bluetooth speaker with their Google Home Mini, Google Home or Google Home Max. …

Google Home

How to Play Robin Trower's "Bridge of Sighs"

Explore the finer points of this dense, swirling piece of Jimi Hendrix-inspired magic.<p>In the spring of 1974, former Procul Harum guitarist Robin …

Guitar

How to Set Up a Smart Home Routine with Google Assistant

Routines allow you to execute several Google Home actions with one command. For example, if you were to say, "Good morning," to your Google Home …

Google Assistant

Free Binaural VST Plugin Released By Sennheiser – AMBEO Orbit

Sennheiser has released a public beta version of AMBEO Orbit, a freeware binaural panner in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for DAW …

How to Clean a Fretboard: Basic Guitar Maintenance Tips

Despite being just a thin strip of hardwood glued down to the neck, a fretboard is one of the guitar’s most important components. It’s the contact …

The Enhancia ring turns your gestures into musical effects

Enhancia consists of a rubber ring that you wear while playing the keyboard, connected to a larger hub. Its purpose is to augment whatever tune you're playing with effects that are common in modern music -- often added later in the production stage -- with natural gestures and in real time. "We …

ChordBud has got all the tools you’ll need for making interesting progressions

If writing your tracks by using chords is the way you work, then you might want to take a look at ChordBud, a new universal iOS app for doing just …

Apps

Top Five Myths About Learning Guitar—and What You Can Do About Them

587<p>SHARES<p>We’ve all heard time-worn advice about the dos and don’ts of learning to play guitar.<p>How much of what we’ve been told is valid, and how much …

Tone Tips: Guitar in the Social-Media Era

<b>Overwhelmed by guitar virtuosity on the internet? Session master turned internet-guitar-sensei Tim Pierce has some great advice about how to best use</b> …

Guitar

194 Photo Editing Tools and Apps You Should Know

Hello, photographers. Here’s a giant list of 194 photo editing tools and apps you can use in your photography.<p>I started this research for my project …

Tutorials

tvOS 11 update for Apple TV is now available, here’s everything new

There’s a new software update out for the fourth-gen Apple TV that brings a few useful new features to the set-top box. tvOS 11 brings automatic dark mode switching, Home Screen Sync, proper AirPods support, and more to the Apple TV.<p><b>How to update Apple TV to tvOS 11</b><p>Launch Settings app<br>• Navigate to …

Smart TV

FRETX Helps You Learn Guitar in Record Time: $70 (Orig. $110)

Many of us would like to play the guitar, but can never find the time for lessons. With the FRETX Smart Guitar Learning Device, you can learn basic chords and get instant feedback whenever you pick up your instrument. Right now, the device is just <b>$70</b> (Orig. $110) at 9to5Toys Specials.<p>FRETX raised …

Top 10 Free Augmented reality apps you need to try right now

Share21<p>Tweet<p>Share65<p>+15<p>Shares 91<p>The world is changing very rapidly with emerging technology almost every day. The future of mobile technology closely …

Latest ARKit demo shows off 3D finger painting through augmented reality

We’ve already seen dozens of examples of Apple’s new ARKit framework in use from navigation enhancements to the Falcon 9 landing, and now developer Osama Abdel-Karim has shown off augmented reality finger printing with a 3D twist.<p>The latest ARKit demo makes it possible to simply draw in the air …

Augmented Reality

Apple’s ARKit could be huge for virtual car showrooms and online sales

Apple’s iOS 11 includes ARKit, developer tools that make it surprisingly easy to build great quality augmented reality experiences. This could have an impact in the automotive world, since it makes it a lot easier to bring virtual showroom experiences to potential car buyers and automakers via …

This free iOS 11 stuck recovery app can save you a trip to the Genius Bar

<i>This post is brought to you by Tenorshare, maker of ReiBoot.</i><p>When your iOS device fails to start up, you’ve got choices. You could sit around weeping like a little baby. Or you could schlep it to the nearest Genius Bar. Or you could make the smart move: You could try to fix it yourself with free iOS …

Google finally enables Bluetooth audio streaming for Home speaker

Google has enabled Bluetooth audio streaming for Google Home, according to <i>Android Police</i><i>.</i> The feature that was touted when the smart assistant was announced at Google I/O back in May. Google enabled the feature by accident back in June, but it seems this time everything is official.<p>The update means …

Google Home now offers behind the scenes content for Vogue’s 125th anniversary September issue

This week has been big for Google Home. The device received a big update a couple days ago with the official rollout of hands-free calling, support for free Spotify streaming was just added this morning, and now you can now check out exclusive content from Vogue’s 125th anniversary September …

Your guide to using your DSLR camera correctly (finally)

For everyday selfies, your iPhone's camera is great. It's always with you, you point it, you shoot it, you upload your shots to Instagram — it …

I Spent a Month Learning Guitar on the Internet and It Actually Worked

So here's my review of Fender Play.<p>As the legend goes, the Sex Pistols's bass player, Sid Vicious, didn't know how to play his instrument. High on amphetamines, he stayed up one night picking along to a Ramones album on a beat-up Fender. The next day, he was no Jaco Pastorius—but in the same way I …

Magic Fireplace for Apple TV now free for very first time (Reg. $1)

You know those TV fireplace channels? Well this one is an app for Apple TV. Magic Fireplace is now available for <b>free</b> on the App Store. Regularly $1, this is the very first time we have seen the app go free. You’ll <i>need to download it directly from your Apple TV</i> by the looks of it. Rated 4+ stars …

App Store

9 Common Mistakes Beginners Make When Learning Guitar

Learning to play the guitar can be fun and exciting, however, there are a few common mistakes that many make when learning how to play. Avoiding …

Electric Guitar

Alexa? HomeKit? Google Home? These gizmos work with all three

iOS 11: How to customize Control Center

iOS 11 brings a brand new Control Center and also some nice customization options. Follow along for how to quickly get Control Center tuned to your preferences.<p>Now that the iOS 11 public beta is available in addition to the developer beta, more and more users are giving Apple’s latest mobile OS a …

Beta Testing

Musicians Institute Launches Online Courses Taught by Music Legends

The prestigious Musicians Institute, established in 1977 in LA and built on the idea that musicians should teach and learn from other musicians, is …

Guitar

Will Fender’s Play app change the way beginners learn how to play guitar?

<b>Fender has announced the latest in its series of apps, Fender Play, a subscription-based digital guitar learning platform that aims to teach</b> …

10 tricks that the pros use to add punch and power to their mixes

<b>MIXING WEEK</b><b>: Achieving the huge, powerful sound heard in the best pro mixes is the holy grail for most producers and engineers. Today’s biggest and</b> …