Beginner Guitar Tips: How to Get a Feel

Written by John Stockwell

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But first you have to feel it inside your head, heart and soul.

Try listening to your favorite music with your eyes closed and no distractions. Take notice ofrepparttar way it effects you.

What do you feel? Is it joy? sadness? anger? frustration? love? pride?

The feeling will sweep over your whole body. Take notice of this feeling. Stoprepparttar 148581 music and try and reproduce this feeling.

Once you can reproducerepparttar 148582 feeling grab your guitar and play.

Donít play a song you already know, just play some chords and see what happens. Donít think just feel and play. Visualize where you want to be - then start taking a small step inrepparttar 148583 direction of your desire. Start with simple, easy to attain visualizations. No need to make them gigantic. Build confidence as you move alongrepparttar 148584 path.

And as your confidence grows, so will momentum.

Pretty soon you're literally steam-rolling over obstacles that once seemed huge.

John Stockwell is a guitar player and the author of the acclaimed "Mind Over Music for Guitar", a unique approach to learning to play the guitar by ear for beginners to advanced students.

Retro Games Are Hot Again

Written by David D. Deprice

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Star Defender

Star Defender is a vertical scrolling space shooter and a spectacular clone of Space Invaders. You are a test pilot flyingrepparttar Tornado. Your spaceship is controlled by your mouse. The ship is limited to movement inrepparttar 148396 lower line ofrepparttar 148397 play area. Star Defender possesses all ofrepparttar 148398 classic features ofrepparttar 148399 genre: professional and vibrant graphics, breathtaking gameplay and an original soundtrack.

Alpha Ball

Alpha Ball is a totally 3D entry intorepparttar 148400 Arkanoid/Breakout genre, featuring simple controls and addictive gameplay. Each level has built-in, completely 3D backward and upward functionality, with great graphics and effects. The application also featuresrepparttar 148401 new Suspend Game feature that lets you quit a game and return to it later. The program has 100 levels, with random level matching.

David has long been a fan of 80s style games. His fine collection for retro games is available to public at

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