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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons with Bryan Sutton: Scales, Walking Bass, Hammer-Ons, and Pull-Offs

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Bryan Sutton

Released On: 8/23/2016

The bluegrass style is one of the most rewarding and technically demanding ways to play guitar. Learn how to play bluegrass guitar or improve your current flatpicking and fretting skills in this course—part 2 of the Bluegrass Guitar Lessons series with Grammy-winning flatpicker Bryan Sutton. Learn how to build strength and fingerboard awareness, and expand what you can do with the rhythm guitar with "walking bass" movement and advanced scales. Find out how to create more expressive sounds and play more efficiently with hammer-ons and pull-offs, and how to use a capo and slide.

Watch at your own pace; start and stop where and when you need. Everything that Bryan breaks down he puts back together in chapters 4 and 5, where he shows how to apply what you've learned to a selection of popular bluegrass tunes that are important for the repertoire of any bluegrass guitarist.

Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.


Bluegrass Guitar Lessons with Bryan Sutton: Picking, Fretting, and Chords

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Bryan Sutton

Released On: 8/23/2016

The bluegrass style is one of the most rewarding and technically demanding ways to play guitar. Unlike acoustic guitar, it concentrates on rhythm, groove, and playing as part of an ensemble—the skills Grammy-winning flatpicker Bryan Sutton emphasizes in his series, Bluegrass Guitar Lessons. Part 1 concentrates on the fundamentals of bluegrass guitar: picking and fretting, posture, and flatpicking flow. Bryan covers everything from holding the guitar and pick to strumming, fingering the fretboard, and using downstrokes, upstrokes, and repetition to reproduce popular picking patterns. He also helps you develop a sense of rhythm, muscle memory, and consistent sound and tone, and breaks down a selection of popular bluegrass tunes that are important for the repertoire of any bluegrass guitarist.

Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.


Drum Set Instruction: On The Beaten Path

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Rich Lackowski

Released On: 8/23/2016

Learn how to play the drums using popular drum beats and fills played by some of the best drummers on some of the world's most famous songs. This collection combines the entire three-level series On the Beaten Path—the acclaimed method that teaches you how to play drums using carefully selected legendary beats from the songs that shaped modern music. The initial chapters start you off with a wide selection of basic rock beats and fills by drummers including John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Tré Cool (Green Day), Dave Grohl (Nirvana), and many more. Next, expand your drum vocabulary with dozens of blues and jazz beats and fills by drummers—including Chris Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan), Max Roach (Miles Davis), Buddy Rich, and many more—to unlock the coordination and syncopation skills that you need to master. Then fortify your drumming knowledge with reggae, country, funk, and Latin beats by legendary drummers including Carlton Barrett (Bob Marley), Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste (The Meters), and many more. Award-winning instructor Rich Lackowski weaves in concepts like time and tempo manipulation, time signature, and a ton of key drumming tools.

By the time you complete this course, you'll understand all the essentials of being a good drummer: from reading and writing music to playing with healthy technique to keep you drumming for a lifetime—along with a well-rounded vocabulary of over 140 famous beats and fills that you can use to create your own music and start playing in bands.


Unity 5 2D Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Jesse Freeman

Released On: 8/22/2016

Learn everything you need to get started in Unity 2D game development. Unity expert Jesse Freeman builds a complete 2D game based off the endless runner genre—a unique one-button game that's not only fun to play, but also exciting to build. The end result is a reusable code base that you can extend with your own artwork and narrative.

Start watching to learn how to convert artwork into sprites, create repeating background textures with Unity's TexturePacker, and build reusable game objects such as players, obstacles, and enemies. Jesse also covers the basics of object pooling, working with custom UI components, and multiplatform publishing.


Putting ITIL® Into Practice: Problem Management Techniques

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: David Pultorak

Released On: 8/22/2016

Problem management is about preventing and resolving the problems underlying interruptions of IT services. A set of shared techniques can make the difference between success and failure. ITIL® mentions a set of techniques as best practice, but does not cover how to apply them. This course bridges the gap for IT pros, giving them a concise introduction to the seven problem management techniques endorsed by ITIL®, including:

  • Brainstorming
  • Ishikawa diagrams
  • Kepner-Tregoe root cause analysis
  • Fault tree analysis
  • Component failure impact analysis
  • Service outage analysis
  • Post-implementation and major problem review


ITIL® trainer David Pultorak outlines the what, why, where, and how of each technique, and provide examples so you can practice with the goal of placing each technique into "muscle memory." He examines the 4 Ps that can contribute to or help resolve every problem—people, processes, products, and partners—and provides tips on where to go next.


Government Project Management

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Oliver Yarbrough

Released On: 8/22/2016

Want to transition from managing corporate projects to government project management? Learn the nuances of managing government projects—a subset of project management with tougher deadlines, tighter budgets, and stricter requirements. Certified PMP® Oliver Yarbrough reviews the government project lifecycle from obtaining a government contract to executing the project and ultimately closing it out.

Learn the best practices and terminology for working with the government, including documentation such as subsidiary plans, RFPs, PWSs, and SOOs. Walk through the three phases of contract negotiation—pre-award, award, and post-award—and common challenges as well as solutions for bidding on government contracts and getting projects authorized.


AutoCAD Facilities Management: Space Management

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Shaun Bryant

Released On: 8/22/2016

Once you have measured the available area in your facility, the next step in computer-aided facilities management (CAFM) is to develop it into specific spaces with assigned uses: offices, bathrooms, labs, electrical closets, etc. This course shows how to use AutoCAD, Autodesk's flagship CAD platform, for space management. Follow along with Shaun Bryant as he guides you step-by-step through a real-world CAFM project, allowing you to learn at your own pace, developing your skills as you go. He shows how to set up drawings, define spaces with polylines, set up space tables to house your data, and annotate drawings with that data. By the end of the course, you'll be able to export the space management information to applications such as Microsoft Excel, so you can analyze the data in a tabular format.


Photoshop for Designers: Type Effects

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Nigel French

Released On: 7/20/2012

This installment of Photoshop for Designers explains how to create beautiful typographic effects and challenges designers to expand their creative mindset with type. Author Nigel French describes how to combine letters and imagery and how to illustrate ideas with type, often with just a few simple tweaks to the letterforms themselves. The final chapter contains a few creative projects, such as fashioning portraits and maps comprised entirely of type.


Tintype Photography at New York's Penumbra Foundation

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Tim Grey

Released On: 8/22/2016

The tintype was one of the earliest forms of photography—but it's alive and well today. A passionate group of photographers has embraced tintypes and other historical processes for their unique look and for the sheer pleasure of engaging in handmade photography.

Photographer and educator Tim Grey visits with Geoffrey Berliner, a master of analog photography and the owner of what might be the world's largest collection of vintage lenses. Berlinger is the executive director of the Penumbra Foundation, a New York–based nonprofit that conducts workshops on numerous historical photo processes. Learn how modern tintype portraits are made at Penumbra Studios, using vintage cameras and lenses, fresh plates, and raw chemicals.


ArchiCAD: Management & Collaboration

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Thiago Mundim

Released On: 8/22/2016

Great architecture is a team effort. ArchiCAD is an award-winning tool for BIM professionals the world over, and it comes with a host of collaboration tools that make it easy to share work and collaborate on designs. ArchiCAD: Management & Collaboration covers everything that an advanced user should know when using ArchiCAD on large projects and in large teams. It's designed to replicate all the tasks of a BIM manager or a BIM coordinator, while optimizing the workflow and performance of your ArchiCAD setup. Join Thiago Mundim, as he shows how to implement BIM Server to network projects with simultaneous access, monitor file size, use Hotlinked Modules to reference external ArchiCAD files, create reusable templates, and import IFC files from other CAD systems.


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