Chủ Nhật, 6 tháng 3, 2016

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Chords form the platform for all western musical styles. They create the musical bed over which the lead instruments can play their melodies and are therefore fundamental to all musical styles.

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Worst case if that there is a problem with the circuit board itself. You may be able to look up a schematic on your model of best distortion pedal and trace the fault using a millimeter. If you can find the fault, depending on the difficulty, you may be able to make the repair on the board itself or even custom build an identical circuit board and use the old board’s components. I’m assuming you have some electronics diagnostics skills which are beyond the scope of this article.

But as a new guitarist, you might be wondering where to start exactly. I mean everyone knows that guitar chords are a big part of playing the guitar, right? But what types of chord are there and how should they be used? How do I play them? The questions are almost endless.

Start with Easy Chords

Well, first of all, I think that beginners need to start off with easy chords before going on to anything more advanced. It’s important that you see progress in your playing abilities so that you get some satisfaction from the progress you’re making. Far too many guitarists bite off more than they can chew by aiming to play their favorite riff or song right of the bat and get disappointed and quit because they can’t master it within a fortnight.

Don’t let that happen to you! I want you to continue to learn to play guitar, and enjoy playing for the rest of your life. This is a fun pastime so let’s make sure we all enjoy it, right from the beginning – OK?

So the first type of chord that I recommend you learn is the power chord. A lot of people might disagree and tell you that you should learn open chords first. Well, open chords do tend to be relatively easy too, but the most straightforward and simply chords in my view are power chords.

How to Play Power Chords

Power chords are simply the root note (usually the bass not, or lowest note of the chord) and the fifth note of the scale. So, when playing an E power cord, you would play E and D. You do this by, for example, playing the open 6th string at the same time as the 2nd fret of the 5th string. You don’t need to play any other strings but, if you can manage it, you can add in the 2nd fret of the 4th string to give a fuller sound.

It’s as simple as that. Now you can move that shape up and down the freeboard, for example playing the 5th fret of the 6th string and the 7th frets of the 5th and 4th strings to produce an A power chord.

Give it a go, by using power chords on guitar, you’ll find you’ll be able to play some simple songs using with just a few hours practice. And that will inspire you to continue your studies without getting bogged down in difficult techniques that take a long time to master.

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Thứ Bảy, 28 tháng 11, 2015

Breastfeeding Advice5 Benefits of Breastfeeding for Babies

Article by Greg Garner Many countries through their governments and private sector health institutions have embarked on breastfeeding programs. These breastfeeding programs try to encourage and support society health and health care efforts. Mothers are advised to breastfeed their children for at least the first year of the life of their babies. In doing so, this has provided proven benefits to the society, mothers as well as the babies. Most of the funds for these programs come through Advanced Healthcare Directive Training (AHDT) which sources funds from the government, the corporate world as well as from well wishers. Below is a list of benefits of breastfeeding to the babies.

Benefits of Breast Feeding for the Baby

• Babies who are breast fed are unlikely to suffer from constipation as breast milk is highly digestible.

• A syndrome known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is less prevalent in breast fed babies.

• Babies who are breast fed are at a lower risk of having diseases like asthma, cancer and diabetes when they grow to become adults.

• The Intelligence Quotient (IQ) level of breastfed babies, on average is much higher.

• As there are various stages in a baby’s development, breast milk tends to provide the best combination of a balanced diet to babies . Proteins, carbohydrates, fats and mineral salts are some of the elements essential for babies. Health ministries and relevant government departments are responsible for improved planning and coordination of actions and programs related to breastfeeding and family health. They also publicize the breastfeeding programs highlighting the benefits of breastfeeding for the society, babies as well as the mothers. Some of the benefits which come with breastfeeding to mothers are as follows. Benefits of Breast Feeding for the Mother

• The risk of postpartum hemorrhage is reduced as nursing causes the uterus to contract appropriately.

• The uterus of a mother who breast feeds shrinks more quickly to its pre-pregnancy size

• Pre-menopausal breast cancer is reduced for mothers who breastfeed their babies for a period of at least six.

• Through breast feeding, the return of fertility is delayed and reduces the risk of unplanned pregnancies

• It is more economical for mothers who breast feed as they can save a lot of money by avoiding formula feeding . Health information with regards to breastfeeding is being disseminated through a variety of media. With the advent of modern cutting edge technologies, the internet has helped in educating individuals, families and the society at large. Breastfeeding radio and television programs also augment the way information is being spread to the target audiences. People who need more information with regards to breastfeeding are also given an opportunity to visit their nearest health centers.

However, most government programs are not limited to breastfeeding only. Meeting health and safety standards at work is another crucial government initiative which is largely followed by business organizations. All stakeholders in the public and private sectors are encouraged to put their safety first. In conclusion, it is of great benefit to the nation if all people come together and support government initiatives. For more information, please visit our Advanced Healthcare Directive Training website. More Benefits Of Breastfeeding Articles