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ARE YOU A REAL PILOT? from Joe Burton An old Marine Pilot sat down at the Starbucks, still wearing his old USMC flight suit and leather jacket and ordered a cup of coffee. As he sat sipping his coffee, a young woman sat down next to him. She turned to the pilot and asked, 'Are you a real pilot?' He replied, 'Well, I've spent my whole life flying planes, first Stearmans, then the early Grummans... flew a Wildcat and Corsair in WWII, and later in the Korean conflict, Banshees and Cougars. I've taught more than 260 people to fly and given rides to hundreds, so I guess I am a pilot, and you, what are you? She said, 'I'm a lesbian. The two sat sipping in silence. A little while later, a young man sat down on the other side of the old pilot and asked: "are you a real pilot?" He replied, 'I always thought I was, but I just found out I'm a lesbian.'

Play The 7 Modes in 7 Days (Tabs Incl.) Photo by Marta Monleón Modes are used in all kinds of musical styles like Jazz, Rock, Metal, Flamenco, etc. They create a certain mood or feel to your playing. If you feel like you are stuck playing solos using just Major/Minor or Pentatonic/Blues scales all the time, you’re ready to call on the modes and dive a little deeper. When I first got introduced to modes I was a little bit overwhelmed, but also excited to explore this whole new world of boundless possibilities. I soon realized it’s all about the journey and not the destination, so enjoy the process! There are 7 modes which can be derived from the major scale: 1 – Ionian 2 – Dorian 3 – Phrygian 4 – Lydian 5 – Mixolydian 6 – Aeolian 7 – Locrian Each mode starts and stops on a different note within the major scale. In this post we take the C major scale to explain the modes, but you can derive the 7 modes from any major scale in any key. I challenge you to understand the basics and work your way through each mode in 7 days.

www.guitarhabits Photo by Jsome1 Playing 3 notes per string exercises is something I do on a regular basis. I use them to warm up, to become a faster guitar player and to spice up my improvisation. 3 notes per string licks and scales are generally used for speed picking. Whenever you hear a guitar player playing these really fast terrifying licks, it’s probably a 3 notes per string lick. Paul Gilbert of Mr.Big is one of many great experts in this field. If you practice these exercises properly and often enough you will increase your speed. The 3 notes per string exercises are played using the alternate picking technique. Once you get the hang of it, it can become quite addictive, but be careful though. The one and only reason why these monster guitar players become so incredibly fast is that they practice long hours for days, weeks, months and years.

50 Best Cheap Date Ideas - Handmade Wedding Posted July 20, 2012 | 110 Comments The weekend is right around the corner and we thought it was a great opportunity to share this fun weekend-ready post. For some couples, once they get engaged the ‘dates’ go right out the window, traded in for constant wedding planning. We say… bring on the date nights! Take a (temporary) wedding planning break once in awhile to remember why you’re tying the knot in the first place. P.S. 50 Cheap Date Ideas 1. photo by lindsey k photography Oh, and bring your pup. 2. 10. photo by click chick images 11. 15. photo by eric boneske photography (remember this cute couple?) 16. 21. photo by joe elario photography via de lovely affair 22. 27. 31. photo by lavida creations 32. 41. photo by eplove 42. It doesn’t matter what the activity is… just have fun, take a break from stressing out, and enjoy spending some one-on-one time together. So, we want to know… What are YOUR favorite cheap date ideas? Happy Planning! Have you read the book yet? P.S. P.S.S.

Chord Editor - Billion Chords, 1 Billion Chord Charts Supermarket Psychic A woman at the grocery store went to the register with these items in her cart: * a carton of eggs * a quart of orange juice * a head of romaine lettuce * a 2 lb. can of coffee * a 1 lb. package of bacon. As she was unloading her items on the conveyor belt to check out, a drunk standing behind her watched as she placed the items in front of the cashier. While the cashier was ringing up her purchases, the drunk calmly stated, "You must be single." The woman was a bit startled by this proclamation, but she was intrigued by the derelict's intuition, since she was indeed single. She looked at her six items on the belt and saw nothing particularly unusual about her selections that could have tipped off the drunk to her marital status. Curiosity getting the better of her, she said "Well, you know what, you're absolutely correct. The drunk replied, "Cause you're uglier than shit".

10 Essentials On Guitar Improvisation Photo by Simone13 AKA John Pastorello Besides writing and playing songs I just love improvising. When I practice improvising I always first pour myself a cup of green tea, I put on some folk music (e.g. Other times I practice melodic patterns, triads, arpeggios, licks, everything that will spice up my improvisation skills. Improvising is one of the most fun and fulfilling aspects of guitar playing, but also something that requires a lot of hard work and dedication. Here are 10 basic essentials that will help you become a better improviser. 1 – Pentatonics / blues Learn to play the pentatonic/blues scale all over the neck in all five shapes. 2 – Major Scale Next to the pentatonic scale, the major scale is the most important scale to learn. Once you can play the scale in all positions, connect the different positions with each other. The most exciting and challenging part is learning how to improvise with the scales. 3- Melodic patterns Example: Major scale = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Free VST Plugins! Are you looking for high quality VST plugins which you can download and use for free? You’re certainly in the right place! On this page, you’ll find the core part of BPB – a constantly updated directory of essential freeware VST instruments and effects for Windows and Mac (formerly known as BPB Freeware Studio). Welcome and enjoy your stay! Alternatively, you can browse through all the freeware tools (including freeware plugins, host applications, free audio editors, etc.) which have been featured in our News section so far, by visiting the Free Software Archive on BPB. Two years ago, we started a series of articles covering the best freeware plugin releases from each year. Scroll below to see our directory of the finest free music making software. Free VST Plugin Directory Part 1: Best Free VST Host Applications A selection of free audio editors and applications which can host VST plugins. Part 2: Best Freeware VST Effects A selection of freeware effects in VST/AU plugin formats:

Stop procrastinating! Here are 10 expert tips "I'll just read this chapter, and then I'll get to it..." Got a project you'd rather avoid? Why not check every email you've ever received first? And surely those saucepans could do with a polish? Procrastination may be a great tool for emptying the fridge, but sadly, won't do much for your small business – or your state of mind. Once you actually start doing something your perception changes. People procrastinate because they're scared of the unknown, says business coach David Guest. Just do it ... business coach David Guest. Follow these expert tips to step away from Facebook and break the procrastination habit. Advertisement 1. “Procrastination occurs when people are unsure of what to do and they're unsure of which way things are going to go,” says business coach David Guest. Strangely, people are often afraid of their own success, says Guest. In the time of cavemen, fear was a useful emotion - for example if a sabre-toothed tiger was heading in your direction, fear made you run faster. 2.

Top 50 Youtube Guitar Channels The Top 50 Youtube Guitar Channels covers lessons, magazines, manufacturers, guitar stores, reviews, guitarists, and pretty much everything guitar centric. All of the channels below had reached at least 2 million total views by March of 2012. Our focus was on channels producing high quality guitar videos at regular intervals. 1. 6. Guitar Chords 11. 16. 21. 26. 31. 36. 41. 46. The Vulgar Parrot The Vulgar Parrot A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to "clean up" the bird's vocabulary. Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. John, in desperation, threw up his hands, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude.

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