I don't know how long this deal will last but $5 for a digital guitar/ukulele/violin/bass tuner (on Amazon) is a great deal. I already have one but I just bought a couple more to give away. Read the rest
This post is a heartfelt “thank you” from Loog Guitars CEO Rafael Atijas. Loog is a company that we at Boing Boing are proud to have helped grow. We are thrilled to see them join us as a sponsor. To enter for a chance to win one of their guitars, email firstname.lastname@example.org by November 26, 2015.
Four years ago I had an idea: what if a children’s guitar wasn't just small but also had other features that made it fun and easy to learn how to play?
That’s how I came up with Loog Guitars: a line of 3-string kits that kids can build with their parents and, in that way, connect with their instrument at a deeper level. The 3 strings still let kids and beginners play chords and, therefore, any song. But, with fewer things to learn, it's easier to play and to make sense of what they are playing.
Mark Goffeney has more musical talent in his big toe than I do in my entire body. The San Diego musician was born without arms and has studied guitar since he was eleven years old. This short film, "Hands Free," was directed and produced by Ross Harris and Stanley Gonzales.
And here is a 2010 profile of Goffeney in Ability magazine: "Armed with Talent"
I tried a $9 instrument to USB adaptor, and a $50 Behringer unit. $41 extra dollars didn't help my experience.
I wanted to play like Dick Dale. These books help me pretend. They are quite good.
Parent-child bonding, done so right.
Whether you're trying to quiet the hum on your old single coil Strat or Telecaster, or create a DIY wireless charging station for your phone, the copper tape sold to repel pests from the garden is an inexpensive and easy-to-manipulate material for the job.
By the way, slugs actually do HATE copper tape, evidenced by a 2004 paper ("Behavioural response of slugs and snails to novel molluscicides, irritants and repellents") in which scientists placed snails and slugs in little time trails. Citing a slowed pace of .5 centimeters per minute, they concluded that the "copper significantly reduced the velocity of snails."
Remember the "100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N' Roll)" video above? Redditor adrianh wrote out the guitar tablature and posted it to Soundslice! Tabs for "100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N' Roll)" (via Reddit) Read the rest