You want to learn a new song on the Piano but your stuck. You can’t think of a song you want to learn. I’ve put together a list of 5 essential songs on the piano that all players should learn at some point. So if you’re stuck for something to learn why not consider one of these.
I’ve chosen three songs for beginners and two for more intermediate players so players of all skill levels can find something here.
Most of us have heard this classic Beatles song. Opening with straight forward piano chords it’s one of the best pop songs ever written on the instrument. While the song may sound complex it’s really not that difficult for beginners who know a few songs already to pick up. Once you know the chords figuring out the pattern isn’t that tough.
Don’t Stop Believing
Some people view this song as cheesy, personally I like it. This pop stadium rock song was probably the band Journey’s biggest hit. It’s been covered by many bands, including the hit TV show Glee and also used as the outro for the final episode of the HBO TV series, The Soprano’s. The intro is great fun to play and if you can carry a tune while you’re playing piano this is a fun one to sing as well.
Probably not an easy song for beginners to learn but Guns N Roses November Rain was and still is a huge hit for the band and main piano player Axl Rose. It’s a beautiful piano part during the verses and it continues through out the song. You can find versions of this song to play it in a stripped down piano only version online.
Let it Be
Another great Beatles tune, Let it Be is a staple for all beginners. Like Hey Jude this song may sound more difficult to play then it actually is. The chords are pretty straight forward and there aren’t too many difficult parts beyond that. You can find the basic piano chords online and then listen to the song a couple of times to pick the progression out by ear.
When you think of this song you might not think of it as a piano tune, how ever watch a live performance of this song and you’ll see Eddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, playing the piano through a good portion of the song. There are versions online you can find which create some simple piano parts to play during the more complex electric guitar parts of the song.
This is another great song to sing and play if you are able to do it.
Source by Debbie Baker
Plowing through the water with our big windsurf board will start to become boring sooner or later. What we really aspire to is experience the thrill of gliding over the waves.
What is planing?
Planing is when the trailing edge at the back of our board does so with a laminar flow rather than a turbulent one. To put it another way, when we are sailing over the water like a speedboat instead of pushing through it like a barge.
How to start planing
We start off standing upright on the board, making sure we don’t bend our knees. Bending our knees will just make our weight be a drawback rather than a benefit by weighing down the back of the board rather than leaning back to use the power of the sail and turn it into forward motion.
Now we need to simultaneously (or in quick succession):
Bear away from the wind so that the relative wind increases and we have the full surface of the sail available to turn into motion. At the same time we want to lean our body back, into the wind, as far as we can to get our body as horizontal as possible. This does two things. Firstly it allows you resist the pull of the sail and secondly it allows us to push forwards (rather than down) on the board to make it accelerate. To get our body in this position we need to push the mast away from our body by leaning the shoulders back and keeping the front arm straight. while we do this we close the sail to get as much power into the sail quickly but gradually.
It is important that we push our hips forward so that our front ankle, front knee, hips and shoulder are all in one line and keep it stiff. If we do this we can make use of all the wind power of the sail.
Once we are planing we must keep an eye on the correct angle of attack of the sail. I insist, keep your body “stretched” (as in straight) so that you can continue to push as horizontally as you can with the front foot.
The only variant to our sailing posture is when we are sailing upwind in which case we will do three things: shift our weight from the back foot on to the front foot and put pressure on the mast-foot while leaning the sail to the back of the board. The weight on the front foot avoids the board from getting a spin out, the pressure on the mast-foot keeps the wind force transmitted into the board and the sail leaning back maintains the correct angle of attack on the closed reach..
Source by Arne Gahmig
It's amazing how much you can learn from children. I am constantly amazed just watching my daughter grow up. Over the past week, I've seen my daughter come from crawling around the house to walking with all the swagger of a fearsome but drunk pirate (Jack Sparrow anyone ?!) I feel so proud and blessed to see her developing so well.
Anyways, still more digressing. The point I'm trying to make is that I've learned some important truths about growing and succeeding in life from watching my daughter over the past few months and I'd like to share my thoughts with you.
1. Do not be afraid of falling
My daughter falls on average a hundred times a day. For real. Whether its walking, playing on the bed or sofa, whatever it is she's doing, you can be sure she's going to fall a gazillion times in a day. In fact, i think she finds it extremely strange that we her parents do not seem to fall, ever. Ha! If she only knew! The amazing thing is though, it does not stop her. No matter how many times she falls, she'll pick herself up again and again and again. And then again. I gave up trying to pick her up. Too exhausting.
Life lesson: No matter how many times you fail in life, pick yourself up and keep going. Again and again and then again. Falling is just part of growing.You can not learn to walk without falling a few hundred times so why should succeeding in a relationship, a career, a journey be without its falls? Pick yourself up.
2. Be annoyingly persistent when you want something
On my bed side is a little cupboard where i keep whatever books, wallets, phone and other nick nacks nearby. Before my daughter could even crawl properly, she took note of this little treasure chest of mine. She determined that she needed to have whatever I keep in there. I marveled watching her learn to lean precariously over the side of the bed to pull open the drawer and reach beyond her little arms could possibly do so to pull out a book – ripping several of them in the process or worse, my wallet. What was amazing was seeing the daily persistence and how she kept adapting till she could finally open it and get whatever she wanted from the drawer. You should see the look of satisfaction on her face whenever she'd succeed. Priceless.
Life lesson: Be annoyingly persisting in going after what you want and keep adapting till you finally achieve your goal. Life is not going to just give you what you want. There are so many obstacles to overcome but keeping trying different things till you succeed.
3. You gotta let things go!
One of the hardest things I have to do is to punish my dearest Princess from time to time. It's incredibly hard to spank her. Sometimes I wonder if she even understands why I do it. Often I have to remove something from her grass for her own safety or restrict her from going somewhere. Now this vexes her to no end, evidenced by her banshee screams and crocodile tears. It breaks my heart to cause her to cry. But every time I do so, every time, in a matter of minutes she'll have forgotten and flashed me her polar cap melting smile or come to me for a hug. Sometimes immediately after I've spanked her she'll come to me for comfort! You see, she's very forgiving. She does not hold a grudge and seek revenge on me and all my descendants. She does not crawl into a corner and seethe and play the victim. She's getting hurt, she wears, she moves on. Period
Life Lesson: Let things go. Forgive people. Forgive yourself. You'll move a lot faster and higher in life when you do not let things stick to you. They only weigh you down. And you'll be a lot happier too.
4. Be curious about everything
Albert Einstein once said "Never lose a holy curiosity". My daughter is the poster child for curiosity. Everything is unique, special and wonderful to her. It does not matter if its the television flashing all these tiny people at her or a freshly filled diaper that could make the dead wrinkle their noses. She's curious about everything, turning them every way way, banging them, shaking them, tasting them (its horrifying to see her try to taste the garbage!) She must explore everything. No matter how many times she sees something, there's always room for exploration. Soon, I'll have the nightmare of actually having to answer her billions of incessant questions about everything. Bracing myself.
Life Lesson: Do not take life for granted. Do not assume you know everything there is to know. Be curious about everything. Question yourself, your beliefs, your results. Smell every flower, taste every meal, try every adventure. It's through curiosity that life's greatest inventions, breakthroughs and adventures have come.
5. Do not take no for an answer
"Kemi No. NO. NOOOOOOOO! Do not touch that." Leave that alone. This is now what you hear all day long in my house. I often wonder if we're not permanently damaging her spirit by consistently saying no to everything she wants to touch or do. Here's the funny thing though. She does not listen. For the most part anyway. She'll keep on doing what your telling her not to. Now as you can imagine, that's pretty frustrating. But there's an upside to this. If she constantly acquiesced every time I say do not do this, do not do that, she'd never learn to walk, to develop her motor skills, learn from her painful experiences and grow. Huh! Who'd a thunk it?
Life Lesson: In life, there will always be naysayers. People who tell you NO. You can not do that. You can not be a success. You can not achieve your dreams. You gotta learn to ignore them and keep on anyway. Life will never make things easy for you (and either will most people, or the government) but you gotta keep pressing on. Be annoyingly persistent. Life will relent ever.
So as you can see, children are brilliantly fascinating. I read once that as much as we think we are our children's teachers, it's actually they who teach us. I agree. I'm pretty sure I still have a lot to learn from my guru daughter and to be honest, I'm terrified but equally excited.
I'll keep you posted with more insights as she decides to reveal them to my less than genius self. And for the rest of you who are also in the school of toddlers, what insights have you learned? I'd love to hear them.
Source by Kizito Katawonga
We know that our minds are pretty powerful, correct? A revered authority who illustrated the incredible role that the mind plays in personal health can be found in Anatomy of an Illness by Norman Cousins and printed in 1979. "I have learned," Norman Cousins writes, "never to underestimate the capacity of the human mind and body to regenerate – even when the prospects seem most wretched.
5 EASY LESSONS: (Keep these handy.)
Lesson # 1: Decide to be healthy.
A large part of being healthy is the mindset that you incorporated into your life. Mindset entails a total commitment to a way of thinking and certainly nothing whimsical. If you decide that you're doomed to be sick, you'll be sick. If you devote your life and resources to being healthy, no matter what, your life and health will improve.
To bolster your underlying knowledge and ability to make this happen, look to scholars in the holistic health field. Example: 1) affirmations statements from such a distinguished colleague as Louise Hay and 2) the incredible concepts in the book, Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol Truman. Both excellent sources will help you figure out what is wrong, how to change your self-talk, guide you through this decision process and assist you in how to be healthy.
For further reading and explanation on the power of positive thinking in health and life issues, look to the inspirational life of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. In the book, Superachievers, Portraits of Success from Personal Selling Power is this passage: "'Not a day goes by that I do not have a struggle to overcome negative thinking … How do you think I learned so much about positive thinking ? ' He smiled … as he admitted that he was 'the most negative thinker in the world.' "Imagine that from the Father of Positive Thinking! Staying positive is a struggle, but it is achievable.
Lesson # 2: Take responsibility for your own health.
Without self-condemnation or criticism, approach your health head on like you would any other issue in life. Do not pass go. Do not pass on the blame to anyone or any thing. Deal with your own personal reality.
One of the most current resources to explain this concept and help you carry out this step can be found in Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More by Joe Vitale and Ihaleakala Hew Len, PhD. Joe Vitale is the author of Adventures Within and The Attractor Factor , plus a significant contributor to the movie and concepts of The Secret . Joe Vitale and Dr. Len seeks to provide everyone with a tool to help them take responsibility for the world they've created and to "fix" it. This includes "fixing" the important issue of personal health.
Lesson # 3: Do not give everything about yourself away.
We all want to be charitable in life and, depending on whether we have co-dependent issues or not, some of us want to give away too much of ourselves. Do not do it. Keep enough energy and time to spend on yourself. If you do not overdo, you will have "leftovers" to give to the people in your life that matter. One of those important people is you . For us to be healthy and functional, we need to be charitable, but also, self-preservation. God expects you to maintain his temple (your body) in a manner that is self-sustaining and growing. Plus, this concept incorporates the idea of the value of quiet time and prayer. Plan your life and slow down if necessary. God wants to hear from you on a daily basis.
Lesson # 4: Find a way to have health victories .
We as humans thrive when we learn, grow and take on new experiences and pursuits. Plus, you may find additional ways to help yourself on the journey to wellness. Remember the last time you smoked when you accomplished something that made your heart sing, like a craft or art project. Remember how pleased you were last week when you had the tiniest health success, like walking those extra few blocks. We can have health victories and appreciate them for the absolute gifts that they are. Appreciate your body for what it does for you. Love, gratitude and value go hand in hand. Your physical body will respond to good self-talk.
Lesson # 5: Give LOVE away.
This statement is not in opposition to Lesson 3. If you give yourself in a way that renew your heart, you gain. You gain energy, insight, ability and more love. This creates happiness now and a brighter future perspective. This begets a more positive attitude about the life you're living. And quite importantly, this allows you to co-create your health with the Divine. You become an active participant in your life in a way that you can control and enjoy.
Consider the role model of Mother Teresa. She loved life and brave of herself. She created a new paradigm of what it means to be selfless and full of love at the same time. No matter how tough her life was at any one moment, it was richer because she lived with a positive attitude of love.
Source by Cinda Crawford
Before you teach yourself guitar, there are 3 main things that you have to take into consideration.
The first and most important consideration is to find or buy your own guitar. If you do not have cash yet, you can borrow first but try to get some part-time work to save enough to buy your very own guitar. If you do not mind, you can always get a used guitar since you are just a beginner. You can borrow a guitar the 1st few weeks but it is recommended that you have your own guitar so that you will be able to learn faster. When you use the guitar so often, it will naturally see some signs of exhaustion. Therefore if you use a used guitar, you will not feel so sad to see your brand new old getting a bit old so soon.
The next thing you have to consider is choosing the right guitar to play with. This would be depend on you own preference. Which type of songs do you like to play? Are you the sensitive type and prefer to play ballads rather than playing pop or rock songs? Many guitarists started playing the acoustic guitar before going on to bass or electric guitar. Acoustic guitar is easily available in the music shop with various brand such as Ibanez or Taylor Acoustic Guitar and it is more flexible in the sense that you can play it anytime, anywhere you want to and even on American Idol.
The 3rd consideration is to find someone to listen to you. It will be easier if you have someone who can support you and to give you their honest opinion on how well you are playing the guitar even though the truth might sometimes hurt you. This will fast track your effort to teach yourself guitar. It will be a plus point if he is an experienced guitar player so that he can correct your techniques and give you tips on how to improve your techniques which books and online tutorials can not.
Once you have that in place, you can now start to learn strumming the guitar. Can you teach yourself guitar strumming? Is that possible? Of course, just use Goggle and YouTube for free resources for a start.
1. You have found the right guitar. Place the guitar in a comfortable position. It would be easier if you are sitting down and then rest the base of the guitar on your right thigh. Use your left fingers to support the other end of the strings and for tuning and changing the notes. Your right hand fingers is used for strumming and plucking. This will create the proper body positioning. Try to maintain a good posture and also a comfortable position to avoid straining your muscles.
2. Put the notes and books in front of you and follow each step carefully. You need to be familiar with all the basic chords and then try to memorize them. Try to play slowly and focus on the easy basic chords first. Once you know the basic ones, then you can go on to the harder ones which contain frets and power chords.
3. Choose some easy songs to play on the guitar. It would be good to choose songs which repeats only four or five easy chord sequences. A good example is You and Me by Lifehouse. It consist of just four chords namely G, C, E-minor, and D which is repeated.
4. While you are playing the guitar, you can also sing along or hum together. This will help you to get into the mood and be a source of inspiration and staying close to the correct melody. As you sing, you will notice whether you are strumming the right chords or if you have gone out of tune.
5. Take your time. Never give up on yourself. You need to be persistent although you feel like giving up sometimes. Do not worry if you see blisters on your fingers, it shows that you have been practicing hard.
Rome was not built in one day and so it will take time to teach yourself guitar. If you persist, you will master it in no time. Playing guitar is not hard if you are persistent and have a positive attitude.
Source by Cheng Chooi
Each and every drummer has his own different preference regarding the setting of spacing as well as angles of the 5 piece drum set. The main reason behind this is the comfort level and the drum beat you may wish to produce. This set is made up of brass drum, floor tom, snare, two upper toms and a drum seat.
By knowing about the basic idea related to the arrangement of the set of drums you can experiment with the different spacing’s as well as angles on by you. Ideally you should ensure that the 5 piece drum set is played on a carpeted floor only, because if not done so then the drums could slide and eventually this can get the drum stand scratched. In the end this leads to the drummer feeling uncomfortable and this has a direct effect on the quality of the music being played.
The procedure of setting up a 5 piece drum set is not that difficult, you just need to follow some simple instructions.
• First of all place the throne at the center of drumming area and then place the brass drum towards its right side.
• Then attach brass drum pedal towards the bottom of brass drum, but make sure that you are easily able to reach it with the right foot. Brass drum legs must be adjusted in a way that it does not touch the ground.
• Then fix snare on its stand and then tighten the stand. Then you must adjust it towards the left side.
• Then attach two upper toms on the poles at the top of drum. The bigger upper tom goes on the right side and the smaller upper tom goes towards the left side. You can easily adjust the spacing as well as the angle of the toms by simply using the knobs present on the poles.
• Then attach floor tom to its legs, adjust the floor tom towards the right side of the drummer but it must be slightly towards the front too. Thus, a 5 piece set of drums is ready to be played.
• Then finally you check the adjustments of 5 piece drum set by playing the drums roughly as this will give you an idea regarding the right setup and also enable you to do some final adjustments accordingly.
So, just by following the above steps you can set up the 5 piece drum set with much ease, not only this but you can also adjust the spacing as well as angles according to your personal comfort.
Source by Chirag Kansoda
Think that you can not learn piano, or be a professional piano player if you're self-taught? Think again. Here's five incredible piano players who taught themselves.
Art Tatum (1909-1956)
Art Tatum was a jazz pianist who was born in the early twenty century, and is regarded as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. His father was a guitarist and his mother played piano. Tatum taught himself to play piano by ear as a young child, and would go on to influence an entire generation of jazz pianists. To make all of this even more incredible, Tatum was nearly completely blind.
Floyd Cramer (1933 – 1997)
Floyd Cramer was an American Hall of Fame pianist who pioneered a piano style known as the "slip note" style, where one note slides into the next. Cramer grew up in a small town in Arkansas and tought himself to play piano before he graduated high school. He would go on to have a very successful recording career in Nashville, and after his death, was inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Walter Wilhelm Gieseking (1895-1956)
Walter Wilhelm Gieseking was a German composer and pianist who started teaching him piano at the age of 4. He was known for having a near photographic memory and would learn new pieces while not at the piano, studying the notes and memorizing them. Once he got to a piano, he could play the piece flawlessly without glancing at the music. He later performed for sold-out crowds at Carnegie Hall.
Les McCann (1935 -)
Les McCann is a soul jazz pianist born in the first half of the twenty century. After decades of successful recordings in the jazz genre, McCann crossed over into the R & B and soul genres and has continued to find success with crowds in the US and abroad.
Gene Harris (1933 – 2000)
Gene Harris was an American jazz pianist born in Michigan and known for his blues and gospel influenced style, popularly called soul jazz. His playing had a warm sound that illuminated audiences. He played for more than forty years before his death from kidney failure in 2000.
These are just five of the many hundreds or thousands of famous piano players who taught themselves, at least to start. It's true that some of those players have natural talent, but most would tell you that working hard and regular practice are more important than inborn talent. They taught themselves to play piano because they had to, because they longed to play so bad that they had no choice. They had fun every step of the way, and in that regard, you can join them.
Source by Katherine T. Miller
You are on a weekend getaway with your friends and it’s time for some music. One of your friends has brought his acoustic guitar along and he starts to play it. Almost instantly, the evening comes alive, the atmosphere is magical. His fingers move faster on the fret board than yours move on the computer keyboard. He is the toast of the evening and clearly steals the show. You, on the contrary are left wondering, ‘Only if I could learn to play like that.’ The question is ‘Why can’t you play like that?’ What does it take to play the guitar? Does it require extremely fast fingers? Or maybe a musical ear is what you need. Is your friend gifted with some special powers that the ‘guitar genie’ from the lamp bestowed upon him? The fact is that just about anyone can play the guitar provided you are willing to put in the time and the effort. The reason most people are unable to do it is because they pick one of the ‘five golden don’ts’ of guitar learning. These are mistakes that almost every one of us can make and yet, they can very well end your aspirations to be a good guitarist. Wouldn’t you like to know what they are?
Number 1: Trying to self learn: Are you bitten by the do it yourself bug? I love the do-it-yourself bit too. But there are certain things that require the special and skilled hands of a teacher and the guitar is one of those things. There have been and will be self learners. But these are the gifted guys or girls that we spoke about earlier. For the rest, there is the safer and saner option of finding a tutor. All the literature floating around the internet cannot replace a good guitar tutor. So, if you have been dabbling with the thought of self learning, then drop it and find a tutor unless you are gifted of course.
Number 2: Trying to learn too fast: I must have heard this a million times. ‘I want to learn fast.’ Now why would you want to do that unless you have a trip to mars coming up in the next couple of months? If you feel that the guitar doesn’t deserve too much time or is as unimportant, then you shouldn’t be learning it in the first place. And thanks to the demand for ‘fast learning’ courses, there are hundreds and thousands of websites and books that are dedicated to such learning techniques. ‘Learn to play the guitar in 7 days’, ‘Learn to play basic guitar tabs in 3 days’. Why I have even seen the extreme in which you can learn to play the guitar in two hours! Absurd is the word to best describe such courses and websites. Do yourself a favor, stay away from them. Go slow, go steady and you will win the race.
Number Three: Lack of Practice: The guitar is an instrument that requires immense patience and resilience in order to master. If you learn a new lesson, then it must be practiced ‘at least’ once everyday until you can play it blindfolded. This is the technique that I successfully used. I have seen people practicing the guitar once a week. Believe me, you are going to find it very difficult to learn it if you practice in that frequency. Another common problem is that people only practice what they are good at, easily avoiding the rest. The reason is very simple. If you are good at something, then it obviously sounds good when you practice. But you are limiting your progress by avoiding the difficult parts. So start practicing the worst part before anything else. Slowly, you will learn to play it with equal ease.
Number Four: Jumping to chords: Another trait that is commonly seen in the ‘fast learners’. Chords are the mainstay of guitar music. Yes, they certainly are very alluring. But most people want to jump to chords and start playing songs as soon as they start to learn the guitar. This is extremely difficult, almost impossible. You have to master playing the scales first. Not only will the scales help you to build a musical ear, but it will also help you to spread out your fingers. Finger exercises are an extremely important part of building a strong foundation. And yeah, don’t forget to use that lil pinky.
Number Five: Give up too soon: You are going to be miserable at it for the first 5 to 6 months. Admit this fact and get along with it. It is human to produce those dead sounds at first while learning to play. But do not give up. You have to stick to it. Most people quit when they are nearly there. It’s up to you whether you want to make it or quit midway. It’s different strokes for different blokes. Do not be flabbergasted if your friend is learning faster than you are. Work hard, keep practicing and you will definitely be a good guitarist one day.
Source by Sanjay Nair
This movie was released last year but why it is related with life and personal growth? It is really a wonderful movie if you are able to extract some important keys to live life happily. Therefore, let me do the work for you. I have analyzed the movie and learned many important keys to live life the way we want .. I will explain the lessons and at the end of each lesson I will describe how we can implement in our lives.
All right now let us begin.
Lesson 5 – Do not let your past take control over you.
This is the ultimate lesson that I learned in this movie. In Yes Man, Carl will be deeply affected with the divorce and his previous relationship. He let this event in his life to take control over him by avoiding his friends and lock himself equipped with some DVD movies to kill off his time at his apartment.
What you can do: If you really have so much pain specifically for your past life, then this is the time for you to take decision to kill them off with positive actions. Go out with your friends. Spend some time doing what you love. The key is to make yourself busy until you do not have sufficient time to think about your painful past. You can choose to be happy.
Lesson 4 – Ignoring or avoiding opportunities.
There are many opportunities that shows up to Carl in many events but he refused all of them by saying 'No'. He was really good at that in rejecting opportunities. Some of the opportunities that came to him are so precious where he could have been promoted at a very early stage. The 'No' word has put him in the place where there would be no growth.
What you can do: There would be no growth in life if we keep on pushing away opportunities that shows up. Saying yes to some of the opportunities by taking action on them can change your life. You can begin now with simple changes wherebyy saying yes to your kid to have a picnic at weekend. It can be anything and you just have to remember the key where if you take action on opportunities, there will be growth in your life.
Lesson 3 – Saying Yes can open your mind to new possibilities.
After Carl attend the seminar, he will make a covenant to say yes to every opportunities that presents themselves. He will be able to discover different areas of life even a very good experience where he would be able to save a man from jumping from his apartment. He learned how to play guitar, flight lessons, even learning how to speak Korean.
What you can do: There is a very simple and easy thing that you can do. Let us do this together as fun. Just for one week try to say yes to things that you usually will say no. You do not have to push yourself hard as Carl as in the movie but you can do it according to your will and desire. Try to do new things such as learning a new piece of instrument. Have FUN.
Lesson 2 – There is nothing wrong in giving to others.
It is true because whatever we give it will return to us in hundred fold. Every good thing that we do or give to others will return to us for our favor. There is one sweet example in this movie where Carl after attending the seminar will give a ride back home for an old guy and even give all of his money to him. This would be something bad for Carl but because of giving away all of his money he will get Allison in his life where he will meet her at the petrol station (his ultimate precious gift).
What you can do: Start to give away your money to the one who needs them. You do not have to give everything away but just a part in excess. That is not all because there is something else that you can give in abundance and the good news is it is free. It can be nothing else than love. This force is so powerful until it can bring so many good things to your life if you do that without any expectation. Start to give money and love to the one who really needs them. You will start to see the changes.
Lesson 1 – Live Life The Way You Truly Want IT.
This is my favorite and important lesson that I learned from this movie. It is doing what we truly love in our lives. Most of us are struggling to do so even Carl from the movie. After he begins to take actions on every opportunities he will start to live life the way he wants.
What you can do: There is one easy and simple thing that yo can do to live life the way you want. The very first step is to discover what are your passions. When you have realized them you can live life passionately by taking actions on them.
Life should be fun and happy. We are here to enjoy and use all the creations of this Universe. If not, then why are they here? We are going to be here only once so why can we not live life the way we want it? We can actually … Start to say Yes to Life now .
Source by Michael Dan
Guitar skills are what it’s all about when you’re learning to play the guitar, but sometimes you can’t be sure where to start and what’s important to learn. You see famous guitar players moving all over the fret boards with their sweet techniques and it may get confusing as to what you should learn.
The best way to go at it is to cover all of the basics and introductory skills that will allow you to start learning songs quickly because we know that’s what you want to do. So, just to get you down the right track, here’s a list of 5 very important skills that every guitarist should know.
1. How to form and transition between chords
You can’t play songs or get even close to jamming around the campfire unless you know at least three chords. There really isn’t all that much to playing the guitar besides knowing chords and having some lead riffs to go along with them.
Once you sit down and actually hash out what the chords are to your favorite songs, then you can begin to get down to business.
2. How to warm up before practicing
Most guitarists don’t know what it means to warm up before playing their practice material and it can be holding them back. One of the most important aspects of practice time is warming up. I guess you could think of it like eating breakfast in the morning.
3. Hammer-ons and pull-offs
Hammer-ons and pull-offs are some great guitar skills that are used in almost every song with lead riffs because they’re so impressive to hear, yet easy to play.
To execute a hammer-on, you simply press a finger very quickly onto the fret board on a string to get it to ring. To execute a pull-off you reverse the action and attempt to sound the note by pulling away with your finger.
4. How to follow a tempo closely
All of these riffs and chords don’t mean squat if you can’t go along with a drummer or any sort of beat in real life. It’s alright to plan on playing by yourself forever, but most of the time, musicians like to progress into a band.
Learn to pay close attention to a metronome when you play in order to get that beat ingrained in your skull so that it almost haunts you in your sleep.
5. Double-picking to improve your playing speed
If you’re playing every note by moving the pick in a downwards motion every single time, you’re wasting your talents. Eventually, this method is going to slow you up and you’ll need to start double-picking.
Double-picking is when you strike a string by moving the pick downwards and then hit the string again when bringing the pick back up. You essentially double your picking speed with this new way of picking.
Now, all of these skills are extremely important to learning how to play the guitar properly, but nine out of ten times, it takes the guidance of a professional to truly get a beginner off their feet. Whether it’s from books, magazines, videos, or the internet, there’s usually a guitar instructor that knows how to get you going.
The newest craze of learning guitar skills is by way of online guitar lessons that you can access from your home computer. They’re very convenient and affordable and they can turn you into a great guitarist by teaching you skills like:
* Tackling lead riffs and licks with less stress
* How to remember tons of chords without having to look them up
* How to remember more songs so that you don’t run out of material
* How to create a great practice schedule that will keep you motivated and won’t burn you out
Source by Kyle Hoffman