Saturday, June 9, 2012

Learning guitar

   Well, I've started to play guitar self-taught in the summer of 2009. I wanted to give some tips to all people who are interested in playing this wonderful instrument.
   First of all, you need, a lot and lot of patience. It can get frustrating at a particular point in time and you feel like you want to just, give up. Every guitar player once sucked :). You can't become a good guitar player overnight, this takes time, years to practice, and so on.
 Here are a few tips I picked from , but if you really want to play, it takes patience, time and love for the kind of music you want to play.

  Whether you have just bought yourself a guitar, or if it has been gathering dust in the corner of a room, and you want to give it another crack of the whip, there are some fundamental guidelines that can be followed to accelerate your learning. Some people find learning the guitar much easier than others, but it is universally agreed that it is anything but an easy procedure to see through, but then again, you never do stop learning the guitar.
  1. For beginners, learn some of the most common chords. Try A, C, D, Dm, E, Em, F and G. Eight chords may seem daunting at first, but, given enough practice (and it will not take long) you will know them by memory pretty quickly. And yes, it is normal for your fingertips to blister initially. You may also find it difficult to position your fingers strategically on the fretboard to meet the demands of certain chords, but just keep practising and your fingers will adapt in time.
  2. Ditch the generic manual, and, unless you find a guitar tutor that teaches you the music you want to play, ditch him/her too. It is often overlooked, but learning the songs from bands you enjoy, and listen to, can be crucial to your learning. Now, if your favourite artist is Eric Clapton, don't feel so downhearted if you can't play 'Classical Gas' just yet! Although, you can definitely work towards that type of track in time. Some of the most popular songs from The Beatles, Oasis, and Greenday are relatively easy to play. For example,Oasis' 'Wonderwall' is well known for being novice-friendly.
  3. Practise as much as you can. Simply, the more you practice, the better you will become. Try to put aside one hour a day for your guitar practise. If you do this, you will see your skillset soar. It cannot be stressed how important this is! As reported by the NME on 5 January 2008, referring back to his days of learning, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello said, "When I learned that one hour a day caused me to become a better player, I thought, 'Well, what about two hours a day? Oh look how I'm improving at four hours a day!', to the obsessive-compulsive lengths of playing eight hours a day".
  4. Focus on areas of your technique that need improvement. You may excel in certain departments ahead of others. For example, you may find strumming much easier to plucking. But remember, never neglect any part of your play at the same time, otherwise it will suffer. Maintain your consistency across the board and deal with obstacles when they arise. It is an enormous sense of achievement once you overcome a problem with your play. And you will meet problems, everybody does! But when you master them, your technique will be that much better for it. Indeed, when you finally master that track that has been driving you crazy for the past two weeks, you can rightfully feel elated.
  5. Learn to be patient. A guitar needs time. It will reward you if you put in the effort. From learning new chords to developing the rhythm of your strumming, you will often need a considerable amount of patience.
  6. Make sure you have access to all the resources and tools that you need. Any decent music store should have tools for acoustic and electric guitars: plectrums, guitar capos, tuners, artist chord books, electric guitar pedals and amps. You may also want to check out some tablature websites, which are great for finding individual guitar tabs.
  7. Practise some more. Honestly, if you are serious about learning guitar, the more time you put in to the instrument, the more you will get out of it.
  8. Enjoy yourself! That's what it's all about. Play alone, jam with your friends, play your favourite songs and have a good time.
If you follow these guidelines you should see substantial, steady progress soon. Becoming accomplished really depends on how committed you are. If you want it enough, go out and get it!

You will find basic guitar chords here and free tabulature here.

Good luck!

How to do correct sit ups

  1. This is important, if you want to maintain a healthy life, sort of...
  2. Do a traditional sit up to start tightening your abs.

  3. Work the sides of your abs by doing oblique sit ups

  4. Do bicycle sit ups to give your legs a workout as well

  5. Target your lower abdominals by doing reverse crunches

  6. Do Sit Ups With an Exercise Ball
     if you have back pain and want to minimize strain to your back.

  7. Do Jack knife sit ups to workout your whole torso and your legs
  8. Learn military sit ups if you want to put your abs through bootcamp.

Monday, June 4, 2012

How to make money online

  1. The first step is to stop Googling things like, "how to make money online." Not because you shouldn't want to make money online, but because the stuff you're going to find by doing that is going to help youlose money online. Sort of like asking a casino owner how to make money in Vegas...
  2. Don't pay anyone for simple and proven instructions on how to achieve this goal. In particular, don't pay anyone to teach you how to write or sell manuals or ebooks about how to make money online.
  3. Get rich slow.
  4. Focus on the scarce resource online: attention. If you try to invent a way to take cheap attention and turn it into cash, you will fail. The attention you want isn't cheap, it's difficult to get via SEO and it rarely scales. Instead, figure out how to earn expensive attention.
  5. In addition to attention, focus on trust. Trust is even more scarce than attention.
  6. Don't worry so much about the 'online' part. Instead, figure out how to create value. The online part will take care of itself.
  7. Don't quit your day job. Start evenings and weekends and figure it out with small failures.
  8. Build a public reputation. A good one, and be sure that you deserve it, and that it will hold up to scrutiny.
  9. Obsessively specialize. No niche is too small if it's yours
  10. Connect the disconnected.
  11. Lead.
  12. Build an online legacy that increases in value daily.
  13. Make money offline. If you can figure out how to create value face to face, it's a lot easier to figure out how to do the same digitally. The web isn't magic, it's merely efficient.
  14. Become the best in the world at something that people value. Easier said than done, worth more than you might think.
  15. Hang out with people who aren't looking for shortcuts. Learn from them.
  16. Fail. Fail often and fail cheaply. This is the very best gift the web has given to people who want to bootstrap their way into a new business.
  17. Make money in the small and then relentlessly scale.
  18. Don't chase yesterday's online fad.
  19. Think big, act with intention and don't get bogged down in personalities. If it's not on your agenda, why are you wasting time on it?
  20. Learn. Ceaselessly. Learn to code, to write persuasively, to understand new technologies, to bring out the best in your team, to find underused resources and to spot patterns.
  21. This is not a zero sum game. The more you add to your community, the bigger your piece gets.