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  • Asian Home Décor  Ideas: Asian Antiques, Asian Art, Tribal Artefacts & Vintage Textiles
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    Asian Home Décor Ideas: Asian Antiques, Asian Art, Tribal Artefacts & Vintage Textiles

    2 years ago

    Asian antiques and art, along with tribal and textiles can serve as a wonderful source of decorating ideas for the home. Unlike factory produced home decor, genuine antiques and tribal resonate with that special quality born from age old artistic traditions.

  • Buddha Statues and Buddhist Symbolism
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    Buddha Statues and Buddhist Symbolism

    23 months ago

    Understanding Buddhist art, including the various mudras or postures in which images of the Buddha appear requires a little study. Buddhist art is rich in symbolism and reflects different stages of the Buddha’s life and how he communicated his teaching on how to liberate oneself from the tyranny...

  • Jimi Hendrix :  One of the Greatest Musicians That Ever Lived
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    Jimi Hendrix : One of the Greatest Musicians That Ever Lived

    6 years ago

    Jimi Hendrix took a standard Fender Stratocaster, flipped it, strung it in reverse and turned it into a sonic surfboard, a fierce assault weapon, an instrument of incomparable beauty - a shooting star chartered on a journey into unknown reaches of the musical cosmos. With blazing intensity and...

  • Sexy Girl Electric Guitar Players
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    Sexy Girl Electric Guitar Players

    6 years ago

    10 hot female guitar players, which may sound a little sexist, but I do find a woman who can command her ax pretty darn sexy. This is of course a very subjective list and there’s no expectation that others will agree. Also, the women on this list aren’t necessarily the most competent players in...

  • The Truth About Big Pharma : Exposing The Evils of Drug Companies
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    The Truth About Big Pharma : Exposing The Evils of Drug Companies

    7 years ago

    Marcia Angell MD, in her book, The Truth about the Drug Companies, writes, “The combined profits for the top ten drug companies in the Fortune 500 ($35.9 billion) were more than the profits for all the other 490 businesses put together ($33.7 billion). Over the past two decades the pharmaceutical...

  • Soloing on Guitar With Soul in the Natural Minor Scale
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    Soloing on Guitar With Soul in the Natural Minor Scale

    7 months ago

    This article will help you learn the natural minor scale and will show you lead patterns to use as templates for solos. The natural minor is a fairly safe choice for soloing in a minor key and can produce more melodic and soulful solos than the pentatonic scale. There are many types of minor...

  • The Beautiful  & Enigmatic Mystic of India: Sri Anandamayi Ma :
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    The Beautiful & Enigmatic Mystic of India: Sri Anandamayi Ma :

    8 years ago

    The Divine Life Society described Sri Anandamayi Ma as “the most perfect flower the Indian soil has ever produced.” Born in a small village in Bengal on April 30, 1896, her parents named her Nirmala Sundari Devi, which means ‘immaculate beauty’. She came to be recognized as a powerful...

  • Play Guitar:  Diatonic Scales & Lead Patterns
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    Play Guitar: Diatonic Scales & Lead Patterns

    8 months ago

    The diatonic scales are 7 note patterns that in a sense are extensions of the pentatonic patterns. They require a bit more work to learn than the pentatonic scales but are well worth the investment to avoid ‘pentamania’ where lead guitar starts sounding ‘samey’ and predictable.

  • Learning Guitar:  Pentatonic Scales and Lead Patterns Caged
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    Learning Guitar: Pentatonic Scales and Lead Patterns Caged

    2 years ago

    At some point a guitar player usually becomes interested in learning scales after open chords and barre chords have been learned. Playing licks and improvising solos is no doubt one of the most exciting things that can be done on a guitar – for both the player and the audience. In this article I...

  • Learn to Play Guitar : Barre Chords for Acoustic and Electric Guitar with Bar Chart
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    Learn to Play Guitar : Barre Chords for Acoustic and Electric Guitar with Bar Chart

    8 months ago

    In this article we will take a look at barre chords, also called moveable chords because the same form can be moved up and down the neck. At first barre chords can seem like real hard work, or plain impossible to fret but they are well worth learning if you really want to rock because they give you...

  • Learn Guitar: Beginners Chords and Tips for Playing
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    Learn Guitar: Beginners Chords and Tips for Playing

    7 months ago

    It’s important to recognize that even major players had to start with the beginner’s chords, or open chords. What led them to become famous guitar players (besides raw talent) was an intensely disciplined approach to practice, combined with a creative fire and passion to make music.

  • Digitech RP 255 Review: Quality Guitar Effects, Looper and Drum Machine
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    Digitech RP 255 Review: Quality Guitar Effects, Looper and Drum Machine

    7 years ago

    Review of the Digitech RP255. The RP255 falls somewhere in the middle of the RP series and is equipped with an excellent variety of features which represent amazing value for money with a 10 second looper, excellent range of distortion effects, delay, chorus, flanger, phaser, reverb, wah,whammy,...

  • Quotes from Aldous Huxley's Island Utopia
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    Quotes from Aldous Huxley's Island Utopia

    7 years ago

    Aldous Huxley began writing ‘Island’ in 1959. It was published in 1962 and was to be his final book. It’s the story of Will Farnaby, a disenchanted journalist who finds himself shipwrecked on the island, Pala, where Eastern philosophical systems and western science work together to support a...

  • The Hmong Hill Tribe : Silver Jewelry & Embroidery
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    The Hmong Hill Tribe : Silver Jewelry & Embroidery

    2 years ago

    The Hmong are a fascinating hill tribe people of SE Asia who are famous for their silversmith skills that produce beautiful silver jewelry as well as wonderful embroidered tribal textiles.

  • Tattoos : The Ancient Art of Tattooing
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    Tattoos : The Ancient Art of Tattooing

    23 months ago

    Tattooing is one of the earliest visual art forms and has served as a means of self-expression for thousands of years. The process was probably discovered when ash or dirt became embedded in an open wound, leaving an indelible mark when healed. The word tattoo is derived from the Tahitian word...

  • Silk Weaving in Laos :  An Ancient Asian Tradition
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    Silk Weaving in Laos : An Ancient Asian Tradition

    2 years ago

    The women of Laos have been weaving silk for over 1000 years. This ancient tradition has been passed down from mother to daughter for generations, and silk weaving remains a beautiful, creative expression of Lao culture today. Laos is a small country in Southeast Asia with a population of just 6.2...

  • Antique Bells and the Artistic Traditions of Burma
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    Antique Bells and the Artistic Traditions of Burma

    2 years ago

    After living in Southeast Asia for a couple of years I began to take an interest in Asian antiques and the artistic traditions of Burma in particular. The Burmese have been fashioning objects of beauty for over 2,000 years and craftsmen have always been honoured by Burmese society and admired for...

  • Gibson SG Review: 50th Anniversary of a Legendary Guitar
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    Gibson SG Review: 50th Anniversary of a Legendary Guitar

    7 months ago

    A review of Gibson's best selling guitar of all time— the Gibson SG. In its first three years of production, over 6,000 SG’s a year were sold. The SG had established itself as a new thoroughbred in the Gibson stable. Advertisements by Gibson claimed it had, “the fastest neck in the world”.

  • Fender Pro Junior All Tube Combo Amp  Review – Pure Tube Tone
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    Fender Pro Junior All Tube Combo Amp Review – Pure Tube Tone

    7 years ago

    The Pro Junior 15W Class A tube amp is part of Fender’s Hot Rod series and delivers sweet tube tone at volumes that will scare the neighbors. More than a great practice amp, the Pro Junior can handle band rehearsal and even small gigs. Coming in at under $500, it ranks as one of the best value...

  • Fender Squier Classic Vibe 50s Stratocaster Review - Best Value Strat
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    Fender Squier Classic Vibe 50s Stratocaster Review - Best Value Strat

    7 years ago

    The Fender Stratocaster, introduced in 1954, ranks as one of the most legendary guitars on the planet. With its sexy contoured body, ingenious vibrato unit and uniquely bright, quacky tone, it has come to be identified with a long list of guitar greats from Hendrix to John Frusciante. The recent...

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