Jacques Wortman

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Threat of Cobalt Supply Shock Is Top Risk for Electric Vehicles

A burgeoning risk of a supply crunch in cobalt -- a key battery metal that’s more than tripled in price in two years -- poses one of the biggest …

Alternative Fuel

40 Ways to Play a 'C' Chord

0<p>SHARES<p>“What would Jimi do?" It's a question I've asked myself countless times over the last four decades, particularly when faced with creating …

Electric Guitar

The Pains of Playing

Ask anyone starting out and you’ll hear that playing a guitar <i>hurts</i>. Ask a regularly-gigging pro guitarist? They’ll tell you that it hurts, too.<p>But …

Guitar

Foo Fighters - My Hero Guitar Lesson

Pink Floyd - Breathe (In The Air) Guitar Lesson - How to Play on Acoustic Guitar

The Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Method - Episode 6: Harp Harmonics & Practice Regimen

Rush - Limelight Guitar Lesson

Learning the Famous David Gilmour Bend

0<p>SHARES<p>Guitar instructor Paul Davids—the man behind GP favorites "Are We All Tuning Our Guitars Wrong" and "Is This the Mother of All Finger …

Guitar

Elon Musk Needs More Cobalt - And So Do We

Despite what Elon Musk claims, the importance of the metal cobalt in the growing electric vehicle market and beyond will continue. Cobalt is a key ingredient used in the lithium-ion batteries that continue to proliferate across a variety of markets. Cobalt now sells for ~$95,000 per ton, compared …

Alternative Fuel

A Very Famous Blues Turnaround

How to Play Jimi Hendrix Style Double Stops on Guitar - Lead Guitar Lesson

Big shows coming up this week with Kathleen Edwards: London Music Hall tomorrow, Massey Hall Friday! Thanks to Ottawa Gig Posters for this killer poster. http://www.mattmays.com/tour/

How to Conquer a Creative Block

0<p>SHARES<p>Hey, everyone.<p>It's been a long time since I've written a guitarworld.com column. I was in the midst of something known as writer's …

Guitar

How to Strengthen Your Fret-Hand Pinky

0<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 exercise …

Electric Guitar

Panasonic reduces Tesla’s cobalt consumption by 60% in 6 years …

… but cobalt supply challenges remain<p>Tesla has given a rare indication of the relative proportions of the raw materials used in the new format 2170 …

Alternative Fuel

Metals rise as bullish Chinese traders return to the market

Market Wrap, 3 May<p>Commodities were mixed, as moves in other global markets pushed and pulled the sector over the session. The ANZ CCI ended the day …

Stock Markets

10 Gorgeous Non-Open-String Chords

128<p>SHARES<p>A few weeks back, David Walliman shared his top 10 favorite open-string chords that can be moved on the fretboard.<p>In this new video, he …

Electric Guitar

5 ways to dine on fresh lobster in Nova Scotia that will definitely surprise you

You haven't visited Canada's Atlantic coast until you've dined on its seafood: fresh fish, huge juicy scallops – and the king of crustaceans, the …

Nova Scotia

Two Cables Every Guitarist Needs

1<p>SHARES<p>One fun thing about being a guitarist is that there's always something new or different—a little-known pedal, a new amp, an under-the-radar …

Guitar

The Complete Guitarist: How to Get Through a Nightmare Show

0<p>SHARES<p>The following are true stories. No names have been changed to protect the guilty.<p>Have you ever played a gig during which your gear …

Understanding Guitar Amps Watts, Ohms, and Speaker Wiring

<i>By Billy Saefong</i><p>How many times have you plugged your guitar into guitar amps, and it just works? Amps, big or small (and there are some really great …

Know Your Tools: Interpreting Electric Guitar Pickup Specs, Part I

98<p>SHARES<p>In this three part series, I will explain the significance and interpretation of pickup-design variables and their effect on resistance, …

Guitar

Learn This Little-Known Pentatonic Modal Trick

15<p>SHARES<p>Soloing with the modes is a great way to add new and exciting colors to your guitar playing. It can also add an ear-bending “outside” sound …

Electric Guitar

Funk Rhythm Guitar Lesson - Learn The Most Useful Funk Chords

This is the most expensive car ever sold at auction

Owning a piece of automobile history may give you more than the pleasure of driving around in olden style.<p>Classic, usually luxury, cars, have fetched …

‘A perennial disappointment’: Glencore’s prize cobalt miner Katanga bogged down with problems in Congo

Katanga Mining Ltd. will soon be the world’s top cobalt miner, churning out thousands of tons of metal and billions of dollars in revenue for …

Business (Canada)

U.S. Softens Stance on Rusal Sanctions; Aluminum Plunges

The U.S. softened its position on sanctions against Russian metals giant United Co. Rusal, sparking a record plunge in aluminum prices.<p>For the first …

Russia

60-Second Songwriting: Song Structure Basics—the Verse

216<p>SHARES<p><i>60-Second Songwriting aims to offer quick, concise song-craft tips, basics and blasts for the time-crunched and attention-challenged</i> …

Songwriting

Pass It On: Five Ways to Share Music with Individuals and Groups

Bill EvansApril 19, 2018<p><b>From the May 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY DAVID HODGE</b><p>Think about your earliest musical memory. Was it your mother …

Acoustic Guitar