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Monster Licks Unleashed: Glenn Proudfoot's Tap Fest — Video

I'm using the diminished 7th scale (arpeggio) for this lick. The notes in this arpeggio are E, G, Bb and C#. This lick is very challenging—not for its speed, but for the techniques used. There are no picked notes in this lick; it's all legato and tapping. The big challenge comes with the hammered notes the right-hand index finger hits. While in theory this sounds easy, it's something we generally don't do o ...

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9 ways to improve your music-making computer's performance

Read more about 9 ways to improve your music-making computer's performance at MusicRadar.com Today's computers are power-packed workhorses - multicore and multiprocessor workstations with enough juice for the most formidable tasks. Modern operating systems provide support for vast amounts of RAM, and new solid-state drive technology means that data bottlenecks are a rarity. The days of stuttering and artifa ...

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How to freeze tracks in Logic Pro X

Read more about How to freeze tracks in Logic Pro X at MusicRadar.com A stalwart feature of Logic Pro (amongst other DAWs) for many years now, track freeze enables you to turn off CPU-hogging plugins by temporarily rendering them to their host track. It's a simple and brilliantly effective system, and here we're going to show you how to use it.For more on getting the most out of your CPU, pick up Computer M ...

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How to freeze tracks in Logic Pro X

Read more about How to freeze tracks in Logic Pro X at MusicRadar.com A stalwart feature of Logic Pro (amongst other DAWs) for many years now, track freeze enables you to turn off CPU-hogging plugins by temporarily rendering them to their host track. It's a simple and brilliantly effective system, and here we're going to show you how to use it.For more on getting the most out of your CPU, pick up Computer M ...

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How to disable OS X animations to improve CPU performance

Read more about How to disable OS X animations to improve CPU performance at MusicRadar.com Mac OS X is as pretty as it is powerful, but if you're really serious about music production, you should be aiming to claw back every CPU cycle you can - and that means jettisoning every process and nicety that isn't essential to the creative task in hand.With that in mind, here's a quick guide to turning off OS X's ...

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VIDEO: How to play Sing, by Ed Sheeran

Read more about VIDEO: How to play Sing, by Ed Sheeran at MusicRadar.com Master the driving barre chords in Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams' R 'n' B chart topper'Sing'© 2014 Ed SheeranTutor: Chris BirdVideographer: Martin HolmesBuy a copy of Total Guitar here Read more about VIDEO: How to play Sing, by Ed Sheeran at MusicRadar.com ...

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In pictures: How to twirl a drum stick by Thomas Lang

Read more about In pictures: How to twirl a drum stick by Thomas Lang at MusicRadar.com Want to wow the audience with some showmanship? Thomas Lang guides you through one of his many stick tricks as part of Rhythm magazine's 25th Anniversary celebrations - you can still purchase that special issue for more. Lang starts this trick with a matched grip - check out our drum basics video lesson to make sure you ...

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The quick guide to making music on Linux

Read more about The quick guide to making music on Linux at MusicRadar.com What comes to mind when you hear the word "Linux"? Does your brow furrow at the thought of entering command lines in a terminal? Do your knuckles whiten in imagined frustration over trying to get your favourite MIDI interface to work in an alien environment? Does that old adage about Linux being free only if your time costs nothing e ...

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How to use a spectrum analyser to help with EQing

Read more about How to use a spectrum analyser to help with EQing at MusicRadar.com While our ears are the ultimate judge of whether or not a mix is satisfactory, no human ear or item of reproductive equipment is perfect. As such, sometimes it can help to use visual aids when EQing. Spectrum analysers - visual feedback tools that display the frequency content of a signal - are now widely available in plugin ...

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VIDEO: RGT Performance Award – Level Three

Read more about VIDEO: RGT Performance Award - Level Three at MusicRadar.com Take your rhythm playing up a gear with the swinging grooves of the 6/8 time signature...Tutor: Chris BirdVideographer: Martin HolmesDownload Total Guitar issue 265 for the accompanying explanation - available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch and Zinio (http://www.zinio.com) from 1 ...

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