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Want to take your cooking to the next level with a great knife set or chef's knife? In this lesson, you’ll learn what is included in a basic knife set, the four styles of chef’s knives (European, Japanese, Granton, Santoku), and how to determine which chef knife is right for you. Hint: it's less about selecting brands like Henckels or Wusthof, and more about what fits best in your hand.
Don’t think you’re cut out for playing guitar? Think again! Everyone gets frustrated. Even Jimi Hendrix wasn’t a rock god from day one. Check out this lesson for advice on learning how to play guitar and the encouragement to keep doing it. You’ll surely want to continue pickin’ after hearing these words of wisdom. Practice and persist!
Don't just sit back and watch the clouds go by. Learn how to control their movements (and those of any other object) in Adobe Muse CC using parallax scrolling. In this web design lesson, Joseph Angelo Todaro shows you how to link an object's motion to a user's scrolling activity with the scroll motion palette.
Craving a down-home dish without the hassle? Ditch those russets and make some sweet potato fries. Not a huge fan of the sweet starchiness in dishes such as sweet potato pie or candied sweet potatoes? Girls Gone Sporty has a recipe for spicy sweet potato fries that is guaranteed to convert even the most adamant haters. Bake two batches in less than an hour with this tutorial.
You've bought a bouquet of flowers at the store, but how do you take that jumble of stems and turn them into a beautiful flower arrangement? In this lesson, uBloom teaches a very literal shortcut: cutting the stems short to fit in a low vase, bunching all the blooms together and inserting stems at angles to support one another. This technique makes it easy and fun to arrange flowers nicely, and the lesson includes tips on tools you'll need and how to prepare the the water and flower food.
Knowing your way around a sewing machine opens up a whole new world of creativity! From clothing to home décor to customized gifts, sewing provides you with a range of opportunities to use your skills, save money, and bring your artistic designs to life. In this sewing lesson, Mimi G shows you around a sewing machine, explaining the most basic functions that most machines are equipped to do, describes the most necessary tools you’ll need to begin, and teaches you how to read a pattern.
Looking for a great do-it-yourself way to add interest and color to your home? Thinking about painting a statement wall? Consider stenciling—with elegant designs and easy to use stencils, your paint project just got easier. In this lesson, Cutting Edge Stencils demonstrates how to use an interlocking stencil to update a wall. Learn how to align stencils, make sure your design is level, and how to use the registration to ensure correct spacing. Beautiful just got easy.
Learn how to dance salsa - one step at a time! This introductory online dance class will teach you the basic counts and steps of salsa dance for both the lead and the follow. If you’ve never danced the salsa or want some extra help mastering the basic steps, this lesson will be perfect for you. After watching the whole salsa series, you’ll be ready to salsa the night away in a dance club or on the ballroom dance floor.
How do you take those black dots on the page and turn them into piano music? First you have to learn how to read music! Web Piano Teacher offers a series of lessons on sight reading music for beginners. Learn the names of notes and their positions on the keyboard. Figure out how to look at sheet music and tell the difference between a treble clef and bass clef. Get your eyes and your fingers in sync and start playing!
Whether you are catering a swanky soiree or hosting your own celebration, learn how to create a festive blueberry dessert that looks much more difficult to make than it is! Your partygoers will be delighted with this chic Blueberry Dessert in a Martini Glass. In this lesson from The Aubergine Chef, you’ll learn how to make and combine the four components of this beautiful dessert recipe (cake, mousse, gelee, and Chantilly cream), and garnish each glass masterfully.
Why bend over backwards- or bend over at all- to pick up a tennis ball? Lock and Roll tennis teaches you how to perform Rafael Nadal's sweet trick for getting the tennis ball off the ground using just his feet. It's a stylish, hip, and effortless way to retrieve a ball, especially when you're practicing your tennis swings and have a lot of balls to collect!
You've been practicing your chords, and you're ready to be the next Cash, Dylan, or Knopfler. But once you walk into the store to buy your acoustic guitar, how do you select the right instrument for the right price? In this lesson, Your Guitar Sage teaches you what to take into account when trying out new guitars, with a focus on the feel and the sound. Get the details about size options, tone, and types of wood so you can choose your guitar not by the brand name but by what's right for you.
Make a lovely Easter decoration made from real eggs! In this lesson, Great Aunt teaches you how to blow out the insides of an egg, then decorate the shells and hang them up for festive fun. Learn how to remove an egg's innards without breaking it, how to clean the shell, and what the easiest materials are for coloring your eggs (not to mention some cute suggestions for how to decorate them).
Are you a seasoned guitarist always on the lookout for advice? Or maybe you’re a frustrated beginner? Here’s a small tip that will last a lifetime of guitar playing: curl the last knuckle of each fretting finger. This helps you to strum chords efficiently and hit every necessary note. Check out this lesson to fully comprehend the importance of the curl.
Interested in learning how to use Microsoft Excel 2010? The first in a series, this Excel tutorial covers how to edit and format spreadsheets, enter data, and create basic charts. Motion Training will also teach you simple tips and tricks to help you get started with this powerful software. Although the lesson focuses on Microsoft Excel 2010, the concepts covered can be applied to earlier versions of Excel.
Does baby need a cool and easy snack for a hot day? Does mama? Introduce your baby to food that you like too! Buona Pappa's Plum Summer Delight is a fast, simple, no-cook snack that requires only 3 healthful ingredients: plums, oatmeal, and yogurt. Mix oatmeal and yogurt, peel the plums, a quick whirl with a blender, and your snack is ready. For grown-ups only, drizzle with honey, toss on some nuts. (Or, stir in a little rum, but keep that to yourself.)
Learning Spanish can be a blast when it’s taught by kids! In this scene, Eli comes downstairs for breakfast only to find that his brothers Parker and Andy are missing! Where could they be? And will they make it in time for breakfast? Learn some of the most common Spanish words and phrases in this fun and interactive scene about breakfast, or “desayuno.”
Ever wonder how so much rock ‘n roll can come from one tiny Fender guitar? Check out this lesson on the anatomy of an electric guitar. It’s very similar to that of an acoustic guitar, only with added amplification! You’ll learn the importance of pickups, knobs, switches, and extra electronics. Plug in and shred up and down the neck
Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano? The first in a series of seven, this lesson covers the basics of keys, finger position, and chords. Each of Mark Almond’s piano tutorials starts with the basics and builds to more advanced topics such as harmony and melody, so you can learn music at your own pace and develop the skills for smooth and dynamic playing.