How To Play Guitar Like a Pro!

Written by John Bilderbeck

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3: Learnrepparttar difference between practice time and noodling time.

Basically, you learn how to play guitar in two ways:- 1: when you practice, and, 2: when you noodle and try out new ideas.

Practice Time is SERIOUS Time!

It's when you are specifically and very deliberately teaching your body and brain new motor and muscle-memory skills. This is all done very slowly, with great care and meticulous attention to detail. Never practice fast.

Practice time is where you develop muscle-memory and train your body to act inrepparttar 149267 most beneficial way for playing guitar. Remember - GIGO!

This isrepparttar 149268 foundation building time.. where you layrepparttar 149269 foundation for learning HOW to play guitarrepparttar 149270 best way you can - without imposing limitations upon yourself through bad practice habits.

Noodling Time.

Noodling Time is where you learn how to play guitar by putting into practice what you study during your practice time. It's where you to steal licks, chords and solos off records. It's where you hunch over your cd player or computer with your guitar trying to hear and learn that tricky chord or lick.

It's where good habits can easily become undone!

Better to do this... Once you learn a lick, sit down in your chair inrepparttar 149271 proper position and play that lick over and over at a slow speed while focusing on being as relaxed as possible and with absolute minimal finger movement. Program that lick, your physical movements and relaxation "perfectly" into your brain. Only when it becomes 2nd nature to you, and you "own" that lick, should you start speeding up.

But... always focus on being as relaxed as possible.

Noodling is fun, and a necessary part of learning how to play guitar. Do as much as you can. But.. don't mistake it for real practice time. Don't noodle with bad habits either.

Next... you need to ensure you are practicingrepparttar 149272 correct things inrepparttar 149273 correct way too. But that's another story.

John Bilderbeck has been teaching guitar for 30 years. He shares his valuable insights on his new Free Guitar Chords web site. For a FREE e-Book on How to Master Guitar Like a Pro, visit: now.

5 Simple Steps to Better Color Pictures

Written by Ken Henderson

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Underexpose for positive film and digital, overexpose for negative film You can increase your color saturation by slightly adjusting your exposure. Generally speaking, for negative film, color saturation will increase with slight overexposure. For digital and positive film a slight underexposure should increase your color saturation. Play around with it by bracketing as mentioned above.

Use higher saturation film or camera settings If you are using film you can purchase films that are designed to yield higher color saturation. If you are using digital, most digital camera’s will let you select different degrees of saturation. Read your camera manual to learn how to do this.

Fill in shadows A lot ofrepparttar scenes you will photograph will have a contrast range that is outsiderepparttar 149147 ability of your film or digital camera to record. That is to sayrepparttar 149148 exposure range fromrepparttar 149149 shadows torepparttar 149150 highlights is too great to record allrepparttar 149151 detail. Eitherrepparttar 149152 highlights will “blow out” (be solid white) orrepparttar 149153 shadows will “block up” (be solid black) or both! The best way I have found to handle this situation is to getrepparttar 149154 proper exposure forrepparttar 149155 highlight areas and fill inrepparttar 149156 shadows with some form of supplementary light, such as an on camera flash or a reflector fill card. A reflector fill card can be white, silver or gold and you use it to reflect light intorepparttar 149157 shadow side of your subject. As for using your on camera flash, read your manual to see how to set uprepparttar 149158 flash for “fill flash” and give it a try. If your camera allows for it, make sure your flash exposure is set so it is a stop or two weaker thenrepparttar 149159 main light of your scene. A lot of camera’s now have a way to change your flash exposure when it is set to fill flash.

Ken is a long time photography enthusiast who has created a web based publication on photography techniques. See more tips and techniques at

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