We've already done a tutorial explaining why buttons are superior to levers, but now I want to show you a way to make them even more useful than they already are. You can't get this sort of functionality with levers!
Gary Burton is one of the most commercially successful mallet players in history. In this installment from his Vibraphone Masterclass video tutorial series, which covers the full gamut of common questions on the instrument from its history to his famous 4-mallet grip, Gary demonstrates how to use the damper and sustain pedals to make your playing more dynamic and expressive.
Enthusiastic, young David Yzhaki teaches you how to play the piano with a damper (sustain) pedal. Get to know the pedals on an upright piano. The right pedal, which is the primary focus of the video, is the sustain pedal, which creates a sustaining note when pressed. The left pedal is called the "una corda," which modifies the tone quality by softening the note when pressed. The middle pedal is called the sostenuto pedal, which enables the piano player to hold a note longer than usual. To use...
We've all seen some the awesome fireworks that steel wool can produce, either in person or on video— and as simple as it is, we just can't get enough of it! It's really basic chemistry, but sometimes simplicity can amaze more than complexity. And in this video, our favorite web scientist, NurdRage, battles the burning flame of one of the world's most common household item, i.e. the Brillo Pad. Plus, there's an even bigger reaction towards the end with an added chemical compound).
A bug out bag, or BOB, is a prepared bag, usually a backpack, designed to sustain you for up to 72 hours while your escape wherever you are in case of a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or other catastrophe. This video will teach you everything you need to know to prepare an effective BOB that will help ensure your survival.
It's that time a year when winter storms begin causing havoc across the United States, and when "rotating outages" are common to help sustain the electrical grid during intense cold periods. That means pretty much anybody with snow and ice in their backyard can succumb to power outages. And no electricity means no electric heat.
Make your underwater dreams come true by turning yourself into a bona fide swimming mermaid. If mermaids did exist, you would be the perfect candidate to transform into the mythical creature. So check out this video tutorial form Little Orca to learn how to make your own mermaid tail costume.
There are almost as many types of sutures as there are types of wounds that a human can sustain. This video instructs the viewer in performing one popular type of suture: the vertical mattress stitch. This type of stitch is relatively simple and strong, and thus a good choice for many types of wounds.
Join David Yzhaki as he makes learning piano music fundamentals fast and easy. In classical music, a measure that is in four four time (four quarter notes get the pulse) the first beat and third beat are naturally more accented than the second and fourth. Jazz, reggae, and pop music are entirely opposite because the natural accents occur on the second and fourth beat of each measure. Another type of accent is called a melodic accent. This happens when a note is accented because of its higher ...
Watch this instructional piano video to learn how to play the song "Space Dementia" by Muse on the piano. Follow these instructions: Roll the chords, use plenty of sustain pedal for the spacey effect, and linger on the notes. Never rush it. Watch as this instructor silently guides you along the piano playing process. Start playing "Space Dementia" by Muse with this tutorial!
The famous ADSR Envelope (Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release)... It's seen in almost every virtual instrument or software synthesizer from Albino to Halion to SampleTank to Z3ta but do you know what it does?
Over time, a wooden floor can sustain a heavy amount of damage thanks to the weather, heavy foot traffic, and things constanly falling on it. So, it's always a good idea to refinish a floor every few years or so to make sure that it will last longer. This tutorial will show you how to sand and save a wood floor. It's a difficult task, so make sure you have the time and patience to do it. Enjoy!
Do you have a lot of anxiety and aren't sure why? Are you just neurotic or do you have a full blown case of OCD? Obsessive-compulsive disorder is nothing to be ashamed of and is more common than you'd think. Check out this video and see if you have a problem.
About a quarter of a million homes sustain damage from broken pipes every winter. Here's how to avoid a similar fate. Watch this video to learn how to prevent pipes from freezing.
The sustain pedal, or damper pedal, is typically the rightmost of two or three pedals and the most commonly used pedal in piano playing. When pressed, the sustain pedal removes the dampers from all strings and allowing them to vibrate freely. This how to video covers damper pedal techniques on the piano. This tutorial also touches on half pedaling and pedal changes. Watch this music lesson and you will be playing with excellent pedal technique in no time.
Check out this instructional piano video that demonstrates how to play a funky jazz Rhodes beat on the piano. This instructor uses the the Roland RD-170 keyboard, and the 66 El.Piano sound, which is great. With its short attack, not many sustain on it. It doesn't matter how fast this piece of music is played. Find your own way of playing the rhythm that you are comfortable with it. Personalize this funky jazz Rhodes beat on piano and improve your piano playing skills!
In this fitness how to video Lucas Rockwood, demonstrates Sun Salutation A from the Ashtanga-Vinyasa & Power Yoga traditions. The breath is meant to synchronize with the movement so that entire practice is like one long breathing exercises. Inhales are expansive, strong breathes while exhales are relaxing and opening.
Normally, you'd have to jailbreak your iPad or iPhone to play any games that aren't available in the iOS App Store, like the now-extinct Flappy Bird game. But this isn't the case if you want to play some of your favorite old school Nintendo classics.
News: New 'Ghostbusters World' Gameplay Footage Revealed, Haunts Your Neighborhood in the Spirit of Pokémon GO
Location-based AR game Ghostbusters World is creeping closer to launch, and developer FourThirtyThree has released some new gameplay footage and a trailer to capture the interest of the living.
If you're Doing Meth, Carry a Clean Mirror Sure, one reason to keep your mirror clean is to avoid getting busted. But a clean mirror serves another important purpose too. Perhaps its time to take a good look at yourself and see if you can live the rest of your life with the person you've become.
Soon all Android users will be able to use Samsung's cool Soundcamp app to write and record music. The announcement was made at the Samsung Developer Conference 2016, stating that the app, which was released last year for Samsung devices only, will become available to all phones and tablets running Android 5.0 or higher very soon.
Those of you who have been a part of the Null Byte community for even a short while know that I sincerely and firmly believe that hacking is the most important skill set of the future.
Welcome back, my hacker novitiates!
Market Reality: Disney's Bob Iger Leads NR30 AR Investors, Magic Leap Acquires Computes, & Snap to Invest in AR Hardware
This week, we continued our NR30 series highlighting the leaders of augmented reality space by profiling the venture capitalists and strategic corporate investors that sustain the industry.
As the first Animal Crossing game on mobile devices, it's clear that Nintendo had a more social experience in mind for Pocket Camp, and I'm not talking about all the animal friends you can make. You can add other players to your list of human friends, and they're incredibly useful for a wide array of tasks.
A tethered version of the Vuzix M300 smart glasses, developed to pair with wearable computers from Toshiba Corporation, is expected to be available by the first quarter 2018, if not sooner.
For about a million Americans each year, a joint replacement brings relief from pain and restored mobility. But, 5–10% of those people have to endure another surgery within seven years, and most of those are due to an infection in their new joint. If doctors could treat infections more effectively, patients could avoid a second surgery, more pain, and another rehabilitation.
A disease called "citrus greening" has devastated and permanently altered citrus production in the United States, but a vaccine that could protect orange trees may be part of a winning strategy to beat the bacteria that is killing the trees.
News: Dangerous Bacterial Films Communicate with Electric Pulses, Which Means We Could Zap Them to Interfere
Lighthouses and signal fires may have been the first social media. Without the ability to share language, a distant light meant "humans here." A new study from the University of California, San Diego, finds that bacteria can also send out a universal sign to attract the attention of their own, and other bacterial species.
There's no doubt you've heard the old saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." The phrase was penned in an obituary to a dwarf actor in 1915 by an anarchist named Elbert Hubbard, who lost his life five months later aboard the RMS Lusitania when it was torpedoed by a German submarine.
Willpower is a pretty significant word. It's the difference between sticking with a clean eating diet and diving face-first into a plate of brownies. It's what drags you out of bed on Monday mornings and into work rather than letting you stay snuggled under the covers asleep. And, most importantly, it's the kick in the butt we all require to both accomplish goals and make changes.
Exclusive: AR Startup Meta Company Shuts Down Amid Asset Foreclosure Sale, Patent Fight, & Executive Departures
The last time we heard from Meta, the makers of the Meta 2 augmented reality headset, things looked pretty bleak. Now, as several new facts have come to light, we have confirmation regarding the beleaguered company's fate: Meta is done.
The LG G7 ThinQ will likely be lambasted for its notch and awkward name, but one thing they seem to have gotten right is the new display. The G7 ThinQ will give many a first look at a new type of panel with lots of promise. While it was previously limited to TVs, from what we know, it should really shine on a smaller screen.
Nintendo set the internet ablaze Wednesday night with two big announcements. First, Nintendo revealed that the Switch's paid online service will begin in September (boo), but it was the other report that really got fans excited — Mario Kart is coming to your iPhone.
If I could survive on one food for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. The irresistible smell of baking pizza instantly makes me feel both comforted... and hungry!
News: FinchRing Controller Handles Gesture Control & Hand-Tracking for Nreal Light & Other AR Headsets
High-end augmented reality devices like the HoloLens and the Magic Leap 1, as well as the Ultraleap motion tracking modules, have demonstrated robust hand-tracking capabilities. However, many AR wearables (including Magic Leap) still rely on handheld controllers for interactions in AR space.
News: The Enterprise Leap — Robots, Gremlins, & Games Won't Save Magic Leap, but Tapping the Inner Child of CEOs Just Might
Mystery is a tricky thing. Used correctly, it can give onlookers the impression that wondrous and perhaps valuable things are afoot. However, once the veil of suspension of disbelief is removed in any significant way, that same mystery can quickly turn into not just skepticism, but outright anger at what may have seemed like an attempt to dupe trusting onlookers.
All fields of study have their own language. For people interested in learning about microbes, the language can sometimes be downright difficult — but it doesn't need to be. From antibiotics to xerophiles, we have you covered in an easy-to-understand glossary.
In this video tutorial you'll get tips on how to use the various controls of a synth keyboard, including how to use attack, release, cut-off, pitch , modulation, sustain and more, as well as how to amplify your keyboard, and the best way to create a workspace for all of your gear so you can start composing and constructing electronic masterpieces.
An effective warm up is essential for climbing: you will climb better and are less likely to sustain an injury. With no warm up, performance is compromised, fatigue comes quickly, and injuries are more likely. All together: Not Good!