10 Videos that Prove Getting Old is Awesome

Why be afraid of getting older? Even though our culture idolizes youth, sometimes it seems like older people are having all the fun. Don’t believe me? You have to see these 10 incredible videos of older people winning at life! Read more

There? Their? They’re? Fix Your Grammar in Less Than 4 Minutes.

In this age of hasty texting and online communication, you probably have at least one friend whose grammar drives you crazy. Maybe you are that friend and someone sent you this link (sorry, but it’s for your own good!).

This new video from our favorite puppets for grown-ups, Glove and Boots, clears up some commonly misused words and will literally make you laugh out loud. Read more

Super Cute Kids Re-Enact 2014 Oscar Nominated Films So You Don’t Have To

Wow, the Oscars are coming up fast! The 2014 Academy Awards will air this Sunday, March 2. If  you haven’t had time to catch all of this year’s big pictures (or just haven’t made your own viral re-enactments yet), let these amazing kids take care of business for you. Read more

Spice Up Your Playing with these Essential Guitar Strum Patterns

guitar strum patternsMany guitarists have a tendency to focus most of their practice time and energy on left-hand fretting technique. Although the left hand is very important, mastering different rhythms and guitar strum patterns with your right hand adds a whole new dimension to your guitar playing. Read more

An Incredible Gotye Cover You Need to See to Believe

Have you ever seen five people play one guitar at the same time? Me neither, until I watched this awesome cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Canadian rock band Walk off the Earth:

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New Tech Literally Pulls You Into a Good Book

There is nothing like getting lost in the pages of a good book, except of course plunging headfirst into a good book on your Kindle or iPad! I’ve been a lifelong bookworm, and also a bit of a techie, so I’m always keeping an eye out to the future of reading. Naturally, “Sensory Fiction”, an interactive reading project designed at the MIT Media lab caught my fancy.

Check out the video below to see the sensory book in action. It changes colors, adjusts your temperature, and can even raise your heart rate! 

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Jimmy Fallon’s Hilarious Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing

Jimmy Fallon has been responsible for some of the funniest musical YouTube videos, so it’s no surprise that when The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon premiered last night he gave us a new viral treat. Celebrity guest Will Smith joined Fallon to demonstrate the “Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing” and the results were hilarious. Read more

Snow Day Rap Raises the Bar for All School Announcements Forever

Students at Durham Academy in North Carolina got a “cool” snow day announcement today. Head of School Michael Ulku-Steiner and his assistant Lee Hark issued the chillest and illest snow day announcement ever in the form of a rap.

Set to Vanilla Ice’s 1989 hit “Ice Ice Baby”, their rap includes sick rhymes like: Will the power stop (No!)/I don’t know/ Turn up the heat and let go/sleet falling down like a million missiles/bringing school delays and early dismissals. Read more

7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity, San Diego Style

boost creativityStuck in a rut? As a creative type, that feeling can be the worst. Whether you’re under deadline at work or just finding it difficult to keep up a hobby like playing an instrument, we’ve all been there. Especially for kids taking music lessons, providing alternate outlets for creativity can make a huge difference when motivation starts waning.

So what can you do to boost your creativity and get inspired? There are a lot of ideas out there to help – and for us San Diegans, we have opportunities practically everywhere we look.

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How to Buy a Guitar: All Your Questions Answered

how to buy a guitarGetting your first guitar is a super exciting milestone in your musical life! If you’ve never made such a big purchase before, you might have a lot of questions about how to buy a guitar. In this guide, we’ll go over the basics so you know where to go, what to look for, and the extras you’ll need to start jamming out. Read more