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Punk rock 101 – Lesson #1


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Punk rock 101 – Lesson #1

Hello there fellow punkrockers (or anyone who relates to this music). This lesson will not be genre specific, nor you will have to follow every word of it. It will just serve as a guide. Where should we begin?

Anyone who wants to start out playing punkrock (or anything related) will ask themselves: “What do I need to have or know to start playing?” Well the answer is – you don’t need a thing. First off find out what your role would be in your dream band, maybe it’s singing, maybe it’s drums, guitar, piano, kazoo, … whatever. Todays lesson will be focusing on a basic punkrock trio band (guitar, bass guitar, drums). By punkrock trio you are probably thinking of Green Day or something simmilar, but that doesn’t matter (also Green Day hasn’t been a trio since like 10 years ago). Lets start…

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Day 18: Guitar Making!


Cresh, I applaud you. This faggatronic manly man is near to beginning a very similar project just for fun. Bravo again and see you at the finish

November Rain introduction guitar tab


The Crafting of a Melody

The song November Rain by Guns ‘n’ Roses has a really distinctive and fairly well-known piano introduction, but have we ever thought about how it might sound if played on a guitar? Well, this week I’ve been learning it on a classical guitar (I think it’s best suited to classical, but it works on any kind of guitar), and it isn’t all that hard to play. When I initially started to learn it, I searched the Internet for a tab. There weren’t many out there – perhaps unsurprisingly, considering how it’s not a guitar part. In fact, this one and a duplicate or two were all I could find.

However, there are a few things I don’t like about that tab. First of all, I think the part sounds better an octave lower than it’s written there; sure, that tab is in the same octave as it’s played on the…

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Learn To Read Guitar Tabs


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http://www.slideshare.net/MadelineKlein/guitar-powerpoint
There are several procedures to learning to play the guitar. You can enroll in a music school. You can have a private tutor. Watch a buddy play and imitate him as accurately as you can. Or teach yourself how to do it.
Self-study would…

Learn To Read Guitar Tabs

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If you knew me in high school…


THE BLARG

Dag.

…you knew I had a huge thing for Aladdin.

Before Aladdin was released in November 1992, I wasn’t a huge Disney kid. In fact, to this day I have yet to see The Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast (I can hear your collective gasps right now), but there was something about Aladdin that changed things for me.

Back then, I wasn’t aware of what that something was, but as I got older it became more obvious.

On its surface, Aladdin was colorful, funny, smart, and full of pop culture references (something that no animated films were doing at the time, let alone Disney animated films). But beneath all of that, something much more substantial was present. For me, Aladdin was an epiphany, a revelation that creative people could actually make a living making cool shit.

Before its release, I just assumed I’d graduate high school, then go on and graduate…

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We swear we won’t tell anyone if you buy one of these super lifelike love dolls from Japan


whatever happened to Real Dolls? I haven’t heard about them or even seen anything of them since their segment on Real Sex like 5000 years ago lol

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Hi, perverts! If you’re one of those people that’s been on the lookout for a hyper-realistic sex doll to call your own, then look no further – Japanese company Oriental Industry, which specializes in life-size silicon sex dolls, has you covered.

The dolls, which are somewhat racistly/sexistly called “Dutch Wives” in Japan are apparently so realistic, Japanese media is convinced that if you buy one you’ll never need a real girlfriend again.

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PirateCade is an Impressive Feat of Woodworking and Design


great things

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Retro Arcade Machine Keeps the Classics

A six month journey of blood sweat and tears is finally over for [David Carver] and what he is left with is nothing short of beautiful. He calls it the PirateCade. We call it the perfect arcade cabinet.

This project is actually [David’s] very first Raspberry Pi project – at least it was, until his Pi crapped out on him. After running into too many problems with it and SD card corruptions, [David] decided against the RetroPie project platform and decided to upgrade to a full-blown PC, using an AtomicFE front-end and the Ultimark Ipac.

The entire cabinet is hand made out of solid wood; he didn’t have access to any fancy CNC routers or laser cutters. We gotta hand it to him, he’s quite the cabinet maker for an electronics guy.

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