I bought a set of Roland V-drums recently and I'd like to put together some playlists that focus on basic beats I should be learning as a beginner. The idea is to have each playlist focus on a specific type of beat, starting easier and building in complexity/tempo. I'm mostly into rock music, and my goal right now is to be able to keep a solid groove - nothing fancy.
I love Guitar Toolkit on my iPhone. Specifically, the scale and chord features. I want the same functionality on my desktop monitor so I can see more than 5 frets at a time. [more inside]
How do you manage your knowledge? What do you do about the inevitability of losing the skills you don't practice? [more inside]
What's the best way to apply the "deliberate practice" philosophy to language learning? [more inside]
Programming Filter: I'm applying for software jobs, but I don't want to forget what I know. How should I practice to keep my skills sharp? [more inside]
I'm studying abroad in France this fall. I want to learn the language. How do I prepare so that I can make the very best of it? [more inside]
Japanese conversation practice with a native speaker in the Portland, OR area (or maybe Skype)? [more inside]
So, this afternoon I am going to pick up my first guitar. What's the best way to get started? [more inside]
What are some activities that are like 'going to the gym' for your profession? [more inside]
I want to learn how to learn more effectively and efficiently. What steps should I take to maximize my ability to master skills and retain information?
I'm re-teaching myself piano and need suggestions for drills, scales and other practice material. [more inside]