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How To: Build a 19th century arc light

While it is common knowledge that Thomas Edison created the first light bulb, he was not the first to create a means of creating artificial light. That distinction goes to a man by the name of Humphrey Davy who created a means to light up a room called an arc light. The following video will give you a detailed step by step procedure for creating your own 19th century arc light using materials that can often be found right around the home.

How to Speak Spanish: Reflexive verbs & stem changers

In this video, learn about los verbos relexivos. Some examples of daily use actions: Yo me cepillo los dientes. This means I brush my teeth. For most beginning students of Spanish, one of the hardest things to understand is verbs. That’s because verbs in Spanish act differently than verbs in English. There are many Spanish verbs (like ser and estar) that convey distinctions in meanings that don’t exist in English. You’ll discover tenses (like the subjunctive) that you never knew existed. Stra...

How To: Tell the difference between a knit & purl stitch

This video involves making the distinction between two different types of stitches that are used in knitting. To be more specific, the video explains how to differentiate between a knit stitch and a purl stitch. The video is a part of a series of videos that deal with knitting; the speaker mentions that the subject at hand was touched on in a previous video. The speaker explains that is important to understand the difference in knitting so you can keep track of your work. The speaker explains...

How To: Create and build chords on the guitar

For beginners, you may learn a few basic chords here and there, but somewhere in your mind you must think about why do these chords sound like this, why is this an A chord and this a G chord? Well, wonder no more! In this video you will learn how the construction of a chord works, which is basically taking the root and adding a specific formula for what you're looking for. Let's say you want to build an A major chord. Well, you first have to build the triad which is the 1st note of the major ...

How To: Prepare yourself for a major disaster

In this video, we learn how to prepare yourself for a major disaster. If you haven't planned ahead for storing water, you are going to be in big trouble. Your first option is to go purchase liters of water from the grocery store. The recommended quantity to store is 1 gallon per person per day. If you don't want to spend money at the store, you just need to fill up empty bottles with water from the tap and store these after cleaning. You can also fill the water in a large jug, just make sure ...

How To: Study & practice triad chord construction

This is a video tutorial on how to study and practice triad chord construction. The video starts off with explanations on consonant sound which is a stable and relaxing sound like any major or minor chord. The other type of sound is the unstable kind of sound. There are 4 kinds of triad chords: major, minor, augmented and diminished. To construct a major triad, you take the 1st note, 3rd note and the 5th note from a major scale. For example, if we take a C major chord, then we use the C, E an...

How To: Play the major chords on your piano

This video shows the method to play the major chords on your piano. A chord is made when we play at least three notes at the same time. The video shows the playing of major chords. It starts with playing of C major chord. We play it by pressing C with your thumb, E with your middle finger and G with your last finger. F major cord is played by pressing F-A-C with alternate starting with the thumb. In the similar way G major chord is played . The keys pressed are G-B-D.

How To: Transpose a song from one major key to another

Knowing music theory never hurt anyone—not Bach, not Chopin, not Schoenberg. Even if you fancy yourself a musical iconoclast, the better you know the rules of music, the better equipped you'll be to break them down the line. In this free video music theory lesson, you'll learn how to do simple major-to-major transposition. For more information, including a very thorough overview, watch this helpful musician's guide.

How To: Play the Ionian mode on the guitar

Ionian mode is the first of the modes, and in a way, is the major scale! It has the same steps as the major scale, for those of you playing from home that's whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, whole step, half step! In this video you will learn how to play and apply the Ionian mode on the guitar!

How To: Play all 12 major scales on the piano

As adults who were forced through numerous piano lessons as a child, we know one thing's for sure: Major scales are often the easiest to learn, and they're also the most commonly used scales in major songs. Which is why knowing how to play minor scales is so important to improving your skills as a piano artist.

How To: Learn the major chords for the ukulele

In this Music & Instruments video tutorial you will learn how to learn the major chords for the ukulele. You number the strings on the ukulele going from bottom to top; bottom one being #1 and the topmost being #4. The frets are numbered 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on starting from the headstock. The fingers are numbered starting with the index finger being #1 and #4 being the little finger. The ‘C’ cord is the 3rd finger on the 3rd fret of the 1st string; the other strings are played open. The ...

How To: Solo over a D major tune

This lesson soloing. This chord progression has been used to create many, many hits in just about every genre of popular music. During this lesson, we will investigate the D major pentatonic scale. You may still use the D minor pentatonic scale, but the best players can switch between major and minor pentatonic at will. The D major pentatonic scale is exactly the same as the Bm pentatonic scale. When you play D major pentatonic you are playing Bm pentatonic as well. This is called relative ma...

How To: Play a G major chord on an acoustic or electric guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play a G major triad on a guitar in standard tuning (EADGBE). With the guitar, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality guitar lessons like this one. For more information, and to learn how to play a G major chord on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial for beginning guitarists.

How To: Build a G major scale on an open G string

Check out this instructional guitar video that shows you how to play a G major scale and build on an open G string. Building a G major scale on the open G string is a good exercise to play to help improve your guitar skills. This short lesson is great for advanced beginners who need to practice on the acoustic guitar.

How To: Play "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder on electric guitar

In Part 1 of this electric guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz will teach you how to play "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder. As you follow along with him, he teaches you the intro of the song, breaking it down slowly so that you can follow along with him. Then he moves on to the progression of the chords used in the song, breaking down each part of the song, teaching you the chords and explaining the strum pattern and picking of the guitar riffs. You will learn the...

News: Sprint Agrees to Buy T-Mobile for $32 Billion

Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to a $31.6 billion deal that, if it gets through federal regulators—which is far from a sure bet—would create a formidable carrier to really compete against AT&T and Verizon. The deal comes packaged with a $1 billion "breakup" fee that Sprint would have to pay T-Mobile in the event the deal does not go through. After the deal, Deutsche Telekom, which owns about 67% of T-Mobile, would maintain a 20% ownership stake.

How To: Play the phrygian mode on the piano

Nate Bosch with Piano Lessons demonstrates how to play the phrygian mode on a piano. The phyrgian mode is the third mode of the major scale. Take the C major scale. The phyrgian mode will start on the third note of that scale, which is E, and contain the same notes as the C major scale. From those notes, a seventh chord can be built. Play the E, G, B and D notes to make the E minor seven chord. That mode built out of the C major scale creates E minor seven chord or the three chord. Other keys...

How To: Study chords & practice playing harmonized scales

This is a video guitar lesson brought to you by, and is Part 1 in the series "Harmonized Moveable Chord Shapes". This video lesson covers how to study chords on the guitar neck, and how to practice playing harmonized scales using both triad and seventh chord qualities. The idea taught here works well, because the harmonized major scale gives you most of the popular chords in today's music. These include: the Major Triad & Major Seventh, the Minor Triad & Minor Seventh, the Di...

How To: Play C major scale in 1st position

Getting to know your scales are important to understanding music theory, learning your fretboard, improving your technique and training your ear. Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows how to play C major scale in first position. Playing a scale on one string is a great way to learn the fretboard but not the most efficient way to play a scale. Try a 1st position C major scale. Start by putting your 3rd finger on low C (3rd fret of your A string). Proceed to follow the a...

How To: Play major triad chords on the ukulele

In this clip, you'll learn how to play baisc major triads on a standard four-string ukulele. If you want to get really good at playing the ukulele, it stands to reason that you'll need to practice. Happily, the Internet is awash in high-quality video lessons like this one from the folks at Ukulele Underground. For more information, including a step-by-step overview, watch this free video ukulele tutorial.

How To: Play major scales on the ukulele

In this clip, learn how to play major scales on the ukulele. If you want to get really good at playing the ukulele, it stands to reason that you'll need to practice. Happily, the Internet is awash in high-quality video lessons like this one from the folks at Ukulele Underground. For more information, including a step-by-step overview, watch this free video ukulele tutorial.

How To: Play a C major scale finger warmup exercise on ukulele

There's no getting around it: if you want to get good at playing the ukulele or any other instrument, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in free uke lessons, like this one from Ukulele Live, which make the task not only easy but fun. This clip, in particular, demonstrates how to play a C major scale, a scale which doubles as an excellent finger warmup routine.

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