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Learning Guitar: The Best Tips, Tricks, Hints And Strategies

Do you wish you could play the guitar? Maybe you want to teach someone else. To really maximize your guitar-playing experience, you should know quite a bit. The following information can help get your guitar playing journey underway.

Take some time to master the basics. Do not try to learn too much too quickly. Learn a very basic song to start out with. Learn the proper finger positions. Practice your scales and chords. Know the basics before trying to learn complicated songs.

Don’t try to learn everything at once. You will be successful if you take your time and practice regularly. Set aside some practice time every day, and over time you will learn the skills you need to have.

Try to find a teacher to learn from. While learning the guitar on your own is doable, it can be beneficial to have another person around for observation. A good teacher will critique your style, and also offer suggestions for making yourself better. You can also get your questions answered by them which can help a lot.

Toughening your fingertips is necessary if you play the guitar. This will mollify the pain that you feel. Callouses can take time to build, so make sure you practice consistently. There are also products on the market made just for this purpose.

As a beginner on the guitar, it is important to become familiar with the names of all the different parts of the guitar. Being sure you’re able to know what the terminology is will assist you if you learn this from materials by yourself. Doing this will only make you a better, more intelligent musician.

Teach yourself to use different keys when playing songs. This can help you to properly manipulate the different chords. You will better understand music as well. When you understand music better, you become a better musician.

Purchase a metronome. Using metronomes is a great way to refine your sense of timing. You won’t have a problem keeping the tempo with a metronome. The metronome will help you figure out different chords and songs much easier than you would have been able to otherwise.

Chord transitions are very important while playing. You should take about fifteen minutes while you practice to make sure you can smoothly switch chords. Having the ability to move seamlessly from chord to chord helps you keep your music fresh.

Find someone to play guitar with. Try to pick someone who has a lot of talent. You may learn some techniques that are new to you. Playing with another can help you have fun learning. If you find someone who is also beginning then you can teach each other.

Realize when it is time for a break. While practice is very important, burn out should definitely be avoided. Remain motivated. If practicing has been a daily occurrence, don’t be afraid to let it go for a few days. This helps you rest for a while and come back rocking. Just be certain you aren’t taking too many breaks.

People of any age can learn to play the guitar. Always continue practicing and seeking new methods for making improvements. The more you’re able to learn about this, the easier it will be to play. These suggestions can help you learn guitar and impress friends, too.…

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Hip Hop Dancing

Hip Hop dancing is now a culture which is bound through four types of expression: Turntablism, graffiti art, emceeing, and b-boying. Hip Hop started in the early seventies through parties which were held by DJ Kool Herc, b-boying part of Hip Hop has now expanded to cover all kinds of other dance styles.
B-Boying started in Brooklyn, NY in Kool Herc parties. This particular style was created to satisfy a dancer’s “breaking” point. When a breakdown record is used, b-boys and b-girls will get to the dance floor and then dance the “uprock” and “toprock” moves, therefore moving quickly following the beat and having arm movements which allow more momentum and then even more strenuous footwork. In B-Boying, most styles are freestyle, still, when the dancers hit the floor, there will come even more distinctive moves. Some of the particular styles are Six steps, swipes, spins, freezes and CC’s. They now become a more complex and artistic danceform. One of the evolution is the calling of this style of b-boying dance by Breakdancing in the east coast, while the west coast then developed their brand of Hip Hop funk dance.
One type of funk dance called Locking which was created by Don “Campellock” Campbell is very stylish. It is freestyle, however some moves, notable skeeter rabbits, scoobots, and whichaways signify a locking “feel”. Still, a dancer still needs to dance a move using lots of style to be able to lock. This Lock is a basic move and consists of the movement if stopping abruptly with arms in front as if you are riding a bicycle, sitting on one hip and then slightly bending yourself at the waist.
Other parts of this dance is the feeling of being funky. It becomes comical and can contain acrobatic movements such jumping and landing in splits, or leaping a turn in the air to then landing on your knees. Locking itself is alive and well in the Underground Hip Hop Community since its start, while a recent popularity has been detected throughout all Hip Hop fans. Lockers are findable throughout the world.
Another style of funk dance is Popping, which started with Boogaloo Sam and Poppin’ Pete. Popping started as a mix between Locking and The Robot. Although it has many different styles which range from strutting to tutting, boogaloo and others, the main movement is still the hit.…

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Top Tips For Faster Punches

Looking back at the most famous martial arts masters one thing that clearly stands out as being the most impressive is the speed of their punches. It is unlikely you have ever seen any current mixed martial artists competing in the UFC that have any where near the punching speed. Some may argue that delivering combos of many rapid punches doesn’t do enough damage as they may not all be that devastating. However being able to punch faster than your opponent can mean that they never have the chance to strike back. Sooner or later you will deliver a knockout blow and if they canA�t strike you can never get injured or risk losing.
So how to build faster punches? Building faster punches mainly relies on training to punch. Adding resistance to your punch training will dramatically add to your speed. However remember you are going for agile and fast not big an bulky which can slow you down. So stick to resistance that allows you to complete 8-12 reps per set.
What types of exercise and resistance should you use? Begin by sparring and doing punching drills with heavy gloves instead of UFC type gloves as this will work your shoulders more. If you are set on improving your punching speed then add an additional workout session to your training routine just for punches and incorporate it 4 times per week. It should be at least 30 minutes long. 60 minutes is better.
If you can also practice punching underwater in the swimming pool. This offers light resistance and also improves your balance while punching. When in the gym use the cable machines to perform punches. Make sure to incorporate exercises for all types of punches. At home you can practice punching with dumbbells to improve speed or use resistance cords. Resistance cords are perfect if you have to travel and are on the road and make sure you can keep up with your mixed  martial arts training no matter where you are.…

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How To Adapt Your Martial Arts Training For The Streets

One of the big differences between training in the gym to fighting on the streets is your defense. A lot of martial arts train with in a fighting stance with closed fists… Like boxing. Which is great for competitive sports when you have boxing gloves on because there is a lot of padding to absorb blows which reduces the risk of injury. But if you use this type of closed fist guard then you could get knocked out even if you defend a blow. Look at mixed martial arts – they use gloves with very little padding.
The impact from MMA strikes compared with boxing gloves is much higher. It’s almost like a shoot out. You don’t get sustained trading in MMA, usually because knockouts happen fast. A street fight is the same, and are usually over within 30 seconds because someone defended better or traded better than their opponent.
So here’s how you adapt your defense for the streets.
Instead of closed fists like in boxing or Kickboxing MMA fighters don’t close their fists. They hands their open and relaxed to defend blows, this way their own fists are not going to cause damage to themselves. To use this defense you place your hands on the top/front of your head and use your forearms to block and defend incoming blows. This creates a shield and prevents you from hurting yourself when defending.
It’s very effective.
So it’s a good idea to train both open and closed fists so you’re covered for competition and the streets!…

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MMA Here to Stay!

Mixed martial arts is a sport in a league of its own. What I really love about MMA is the fact that “everything counts”, you can grapple, punch, clinch, take people down and throw people around. I remember back in the day when I used to wrestle, whenever I lost I would rationalize that “If it was a real fight I could have beaten that guy up”.
None of that in MMA, YOU get to decide where you want to take the fight and what your game plan is, its just a matter of which guy has the strongest will and skill set. As the saying about MMA goes “As real as it gets”, there is no room for taking a victim role here and find excuses, if you lost you should have trained harder.
I think over the next 10 years we will see a new breed of MMA fighters, these are going to be so well rounded that it is scary. They will have actually trained for the sport of MMA for 10 years+ and won’t just be a wrestler, boxer, karate ka, bjj or thai boxer who made the switch over to MMA.
I think the closest we can come to see how MMA fighters are going to be in 10 years is to take a look at GSP. The French Canadian can out wrestle most base wrestlers in the UFC and that’s even without having wrestled through his teenage years.
His striking his solid (Even though he doesn’t like to stand up that much anymore) and his jiu jitsu is black belt level, a guy like that is really scary since you have no idea where to take the fight. Even though his stand up is not the same level as some of the world class strikers like Anderson Silva, his wrestling and take downs will nullify a lot of those world class striker’s game as they will constantly have to wary of the take down.
MMA has been my passion for over 10 years now and the development I have seen has just been crazy, you can get all sorts of new training gear, MMA clothing, special MMA gloves and so on. It just warms my heart to see this development, so all of us in the MMA community let’s stay united and represent the sport we love in the best way possible and maybe, just maybe, break down some of those stereotypical pictures of MMA in the media!…