Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
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.
Neal's got a great lesson that shows you how to use open strings to color your playing. He's also got a tip of the week that ...
could help your axe avoid and in-flight mishap.
Tags:How to Use Open Strings to Color your Playing,Guitar for dummies,Guitar Tricks,Open String Technique,Open-String Guitar Chords
Grab video code:
So it sounds like acoustic. Hey everybody Neal Walter here for the Guitar Tricks Channel. Get a freshly flavor right here, fresh lesson of the week and a tip for you also. Tip of the week is when you’re traveling with your guitar especially an acoustic and you’re traveling on a plane you want to make sure to loosen the strings in you guitar because the strings keep tension on the neck and when you got baggage handles banging your stuff around it has a better chance that something could be damaged especially on the neck area. If your strings are tight so loosen then up until their floppy especially if you go on the plane to pressurize the pressure on the plane, the altitudes can also possibly measure on that to.
This week’s lesson is taken from the guitar tricks website from Gavin Audagnotti’s tutorials on coloring chords and scales with open strings and it’s also kind of tied in with get a lot of comments when we did the wactor give away asking what I was playing so I want to tie those two together since it seem to fit pretty well.
So I like to use open strings especially on an acoustic because it fills out the sound so I’m going to show you a couple of different chord patterns that you can use using open strings to flavor your playing especially when you’re playing by yourself or around some friends that really fills up the room.
Starting with the EM chord open, I’ll just be sliding out up and down the strings and the same pattern and we’ll be going up to the A, B. Now these patterns are taken from the barré chord and I’m just pulling out those three notes and the strumming all of those strings. Same deal with the B it’s like a B part barré chord but you’re just taking out those three notes right there.
You can also use the D and all the way up to the E and the F as well. It’s kind of get’s at that flamencoey sound there to so here’s a way that I would use this open chord voicing:
Really nice full writ sound on to the A if I was going to do it on the A, I would play the middle two strings the D and the G string and I would use the same chords to the A also the G but I’m just going to pull out the two chords out of there and just playing on that those two middle strings so there’s A, I’m playing everything except for the low E string. So F, G.
Really nice full writ, sounds great especially on acoustic if you’re playing by yourself or if you’re playing with a group of friends because it really fill up the room, fills out the sound with all the open strings ringing around and stuff.
So there it is from Gavin’s tutorial I’m using open strings he goes in the more depth on using strings with scales and to color the sounds of your playing with the open strings. So come and buy and leave us a request and we’ll get one up to you. Guitartricks.com at the forum. Facebook, we got a new url Facebook/guitartricks also on myspace in twitter. So have a great week everybody have fun do some pick and do some plan, write some songs. Get inspired.