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  1. Aug 2019
    1. You can consider getting enrolled in our Guitar Classes in El Dorado Hills regardless of the age and skill level. Our Guitar Lessons in El Dorado Hills include guitar techniques, music theory & ear training, composition, improvisation, guitar tone, and mental mastery. Every student is offered an opportunity to perform, build repertoire and become a confident guitarist.

    1. the guitar frustrates me a lot because I'm not good enough to play it sometimes so I get mad and throw a moody.
  2. Aug 2017
  3. Nov 2016
    1. "American Idiot" - Green Day

      Green Day's first number one album since 1994's multi-platinum Dookie--which is likely due to the fact that while the lyrics may have a deeper meaning, the hooks are still there, and they are played with the same intensity that made the group famous more than a decade ago. Spin said the title track was "Green Day's most epic song yet.

    2. Now everybody do the propaganda,And sing along to the age of paranoia.

      The work challenges listeners to dig deeper than the high-octane guitars and thundering drums that drive the record's jubilant pop sheen. This is a multi-layered, literate narrative that effectively wields anger, wit, and bombast to expose the ugliness that seeps below the surface of this country's patriotism, commercialism, and nationalism.

    3. We're not the ones who're meant to follow.

      "A lot of rock music lacks ambition. Rock has become stagnant. There are a lot of bands that aren't doing anything differently than what's currently going on in pop music--like issuing a single, putting out a record, making a video, and hopefully getting on a tour with a bigger band. I think the reason hip-hop has become so much bigger than rock lately is because those artists are much more ambitious, and they are making records that have a concept and characters. They sound like a script." ~Billy Joe Armstrong

    4. Television dreams of tomorrow.

      "All my songwriting is about creating a statement and taking action. On American Idiot, it's reflecting on what's going on in the world right now." ~Billy Joe Armstrong

  4. Oct 2016
    1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (оригинал The Beatles*) Под грустный плач моих струн** (перевод Александр Гаканов) I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping Смотрю, как во всех вас любовь засыпает, While my guitar gently weeps Под грустный плач моих струн. I look at the floor and I see it need sweeping Смотрю, как с полов грязь давно не сметают, Still my guitar gently weeps Под грустный плач моих струн. I don't know why nobody told you Не знаю, как - никто не скажет, How to unfold you love Вдохнуть любовь мою в вас. I don't know how someone controlled you Не знаю, кто, но вдруг однажды They bought and sold you Вас купит и продаст. I look at the world and I notice it's turning Смотрю я на мир - не устал он крутиться, While my guitar gently weeps Под грустный плач моих струн. With every mistake we must surely be learning На каждой ошибке должны мы учиться, Still my guitar gently weeps Под грустный плач моих струн. I don't know how you were diverted Не знаю, кто вас в мрак вгоняет, You were perverted too Кто замутняет вас? I don't know how you were inverted Не знаю, кто вас изменяет, No one alerted you И знать никто не даст. I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping Смотрю, как во всех вас любовь засыпает, While my guitar gently weeps Под грустный плач моих струн. I look at you all Смотрю на всех вас... Still my guitar gently weeps Под грустный плач моих струн... ** поэтический (эквиритмический) перевод с элементами творческой интерпретации * - существует кавер композиции While My Guitar Gently Weeps в исполнении Santana feat. India.Arie & Yo-Yo Ma
  5. Feb 2016
    1. After administering the marijuana, the research team gauged each participant’s ability to complete cognitive tasks that included two types of creative thinking. The first task: "Think of as many uses as you can for a pen"

      After reading what these researchers think is a test of the creative thinking that is the subject of this study, I can think of one use for the pen that involves the phrase, "...and put it where the sun don't shine!"

      P.S. And as a proud owner of a Mya-Moe ukulele, I am disturbed at the article's theme-image implication that we ukulele players are a bunch of joint-honking, creativity-lacking slackers, the Millennial equivalent of Beat Poets!

      P.P.S. Upon further reflection, it has been brought to my attention that the tiny instrument in the article's theme image has, in fact, six strings not four. This then puts into question the appropriateness of my outrage over the article's apparent disparagement of ukulele players. Fair enough, it may be a small bodied guitar. But it may also be a six-string ukulele, depending on its tuning.

      I am inclined to go with it being a six-string uke, but am reserving my outrage until we have further evidence to go on.

      If you have an opinion about whether said instrument is guitar or ukulele... OR if you'd care to comment on whether creativity can be measured by things like the "pen use test," annotate away in response, please.