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The ukulele is a unique instrument that is enjoying renewed popularity worldwide. With its smooth-sounding voice and manageable size, it’s no wonder that the uke is so beloved. In this tutorial by Play Ukulele by Ear, the first in a series, learn about the different names and sizes for ukuleles, as well as where the ukulele originated (hint: it’s not Hawaii). Then, learn all the parts of a ukulele, including the strings and the ever-important sound hole.
Explore Spanish inside and out with Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids! In this lesson, follow Eli and Gracie as they meet up with Andy and ask him about what he likes. You’ll learn how to say, “inside” and “outside” and memorize some basic verbs like “to have” and “to want.” Finally, test your skills with a rapid review of everything you’ve learned in the past three lessons.
Add some cheer and some cheers-ing to your garden party by serving champagne cocktails! Learn how to concoct this classy cocktail by combining sugar, bitters, and champagne. This video also teaches you how to peel a lemon in order to create a lemon twist that can be used to garnish this (or any) cocktail. Champagne cocktails are a great alternative to a mimosa at a tea party or special shower!
Hydrangeas are not just gorgeous blooms perfect for cutting—they also provide the framework needed to create a unique, beautiful, and stable floral arrangement! In this lesson from uBloom, learn how to use a hydrangea bloom as an “armature,” a structure that will hold other flowers in place. J Schwanke demonstrates how to create a bouquet made from hydrangeas, carnations, and daisies before showing you how to bind the stems together, using craft wire, pipe cleaner, or a simple piece of ribbon.
Looking for an exercise that’ll help you strengthen your core and lose weight? This Pilates workout for beginners teaches you how to practice ribcage breathing, curling sit ups, and head and shoulder raises. Inhale and exhale in a steady rhythm to get the ultimate workout. Get into a routine and watch your body change!
What’s your name? Want to be able tell us in Spanish? In this scene, Eli invites Gracie into his Pequeña Casa Mágica and introduces her to his mother and dogs. With the help of fun graphics and quizzes, you’ll memorize important phrases like "¿Cómo te llamas?"; review possessives like “mi,” “tu,” “mis,” and “tus”; and learn a couple more common vocabulary words.
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!
Are you having trouble knitting in the round? Learn how to make a smooth color change in circular knitting - known to the experts as a jogless color change. Use a knitting marker and learn to knit your first color change row into the previous color to disguise the knitting spiral. Tie up loose ends sooner than later and thread them to duplicate the back of a stitch for a smooth seam. Here’s to a seamless change!
Breakfast is almost over and the boys are ready to start their day. Review the Spanish words and phrases you’ve already learned and pick up a few new ones along the way with this scene from Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids. Simple graphics, demonstrations, and quizzes will help you memorize everything in minutes. Perfect for kids (and kids at heart)!
Whether your significant other has just surprised you with a dozen red roses, or you are bringing a bouquet to an ailing friend, creating a balanced and beautiful arrangement can be a stressful experience! But there is a trick to creating the perfect bouquet of roses, whether you are working with a tall vase or a short cubed one. In this lesson from uBloom, learn the 7-4-1 method—in no time at all, your arrangements will look professionally perfect!
Need a filling but darling dish for an afternoon tea party? Honeysuckle Catering has got you covered- well, covered with puff pastry! This lesson shows you how to make miniature chicken pot pies. Prepare your chicken by seasoning, roasting, and dicing. Make the filling with onions, flour, stock, bullion, chicken, peas, carrots, and thyme. Add your pastry top and let it bake, and you've got a tiny version of a classic dish. Why not check out the Mini Strawberry Cupcake recipe for dessert?
Want to get rid of dead skin and reveal smoother, softer, younger looking skin, but don't want to spend a fortune on beauty products? Taste4Beauty shows you how to make a DIY homemade sugar scrub that's cheap, quick, and easy to make- it only has two ingredients! This scrub will exfoliate and moisturize your skin, and improve blood circulation. You'll be revealing a glamorous new you in no time!
The anatomy of an acoustic guitar and a human body have more similarities than you would think. This lesson shows you how to identify all parts of an acoustic guitar, including the head, the neck, and the body. You’ll understand directional terminology such as “up” the neck and “down” the neck, and explore the basics of electronic extras.
Need a cute and light dessert for a tea party, bridal shower, or picnic? Honeysuckle Catering shows you how to transform a classic dessert into a bite-sized treat by making miniature strawberry cupcakes. They only need to bake for fifteen minutes, and both the batter and the frosting contain real strawberry puree. These mini cupcakes infuse a fresh strawberry flavor with a delightful bite of pure scrumptiousness. The recipe shown in this lesson is adapted from Sprinkles Cupcakes.
This lesson will teach the budding painter how to add dimension to an acrylic painting of the ocean by using the wet-on-wet technique. By layering and blending colors of wet paint, artists can create a realistic painting of ocean waves crashing, complete with variations in tone and color. This lesson teaches how to mix paint to achieve a richer picture, as well as how to add reflection to water and give sea foam the illusion of volume by using highlights and shadows.
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.
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
Are you an amateur guitarist? Aren’t we all? Check out this lesson for tips on basic fretting techniques. You’ll learn how to play on the fingertips, position your hand, curl your knuckle for a clean sound, and determine how many fingers to use when fretting. Absorb the principles necessary for becoming the next guitar hero.
Find out how accessible reading music can be. This lesson on how to read tabs will cause you to pick up that old guitar and learn a few new songs. First, you’ll see how the strings are positioned in a tab image and learn to identify fret numbers. Then, learn whether to play notes simultaneously or in a series. Before you know it, you’ll be fluent in guitar tabs.