Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Learn how to play "Billy In The Lowground" on a resonator guitar.
Tags:How to Play "Billy In The Lowground" on a Dobro,Billy In The Lowground,Dobro Lesson with Troy,How to Play Billy In The Lowground on a Dobro,Resonator Guitar lesson,Troy Brenningmeyer
Grab video code:
Hi welcome to LessonWithTroy.com. I'm Troy Brenningmeyer. You just heard Billy In The Lowground. That’s a tune we’re going to learn today. In the key of C. So if you have tablature go ahead and print it out, set it in a stand in front of you and let’s get going here with Billy In The Lowground.
So we’re zoomed in here on the left hand, let’s go and learn the first phrase. These are going to be measures one and two. So while I'm doing that measure one I'm pulling off one to zero on my fifth string and going back to one of my fifth string. And open fourth string, slide up one to two on your fourth string. And open third string, second fret on my third string, open second string. Okay that first measure again slowly as this.
Okay that second measure it sounds like this. What you're doing there is you're pulling off one to zero on your second string and going back to one on your second string, open first string, one to zero on your second string, two on the third string. Once again one to zero on your second string, open first, one to zero on your second, and two on your third string. So both those measures put together with the left hand sounds like these.
Okay, here’s the right hand for that first phrase measures one and two. Now once again, I'm using this rest stroke with my thumb to get some nice pick blocking to some of these pull offs. So the first one, you could try it on every time you use your thumb you can try it pick blocking. It’s great practice and good for your technique. Let’s start with thumb, index and then thumb, index, thumb and then index. That’s the first measure.
The second measure, check this out—see how I used those rest strokes. Every time I play my thumb and also if you have those tablature of those letters, T stands for Thumb, I for Index and M for middle—middle finger and um that’s written underneath the tab. I bring my thumb all the way through and rest it in the string in front of it.
What that does is when you tap that string the higher string that you just hit, see as my thumb come through it and you touch that string. It really cleans up your playing a lot. So both measures together slowly sounds like this. Really watch for this pick blocking that I do with my thumb. That’s also what’s called a rest stroke with your thumb when you bring it through the string and rest it on the string in private.