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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons with Bryan Sutton: Rhythm and Voicings

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

Released On: 8/23/2016

Learn how to play bluegrass guitar—one of the most rewarding and technically demanding ways to play guitar. In part 3 of the Bluegrass Guitar Lessons series, Grammy-winning flatpicker Bryan Sutton concentrates on big-picture techniques that will help you develop your own personal sound. Learn intermediate techniques for fretting without tension and embellishing your sound with hammer-ons and pull-offs. Find out how to move beyond basic rhythms into more complex bass strum patterns, phrasing, and scale walking. Open up the fretboard with some exciting new scales and chord shapes. Bryan shows how to apply what you've learned to intermediate versions of popular bluegrass tunes, such as "Turkey in the Straw" and "Soldier's Joy." Watch at your own pace; start and stop where and when you need. Each lesson helps you add a challenging new dimension to your sound, and improve your overall musicality.

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


Measure Salesforce Effectiveness

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Drew Boyd

Released On: 8/23/2016

If you don't measure the right things at the right times, you'll miss big opportunities to improve your sales team's performance and you'll lose valuable revenue. Find out how to manage the effectiveness of your salesforce. Drew Boyd helps you define the sales task, which guides all decisions such as who you hire, how you deploy your team, and how you manage them day-to-day. He then helps you identify and evaluate all of the components that make for a successful sales strategy: customer base, product/service mix, sales activities, sales support, and sales process. Lastly, he helps you determine the impact you are having on your customer, conduct a win/loss analysis, and evaluate sales deployment.


Learn to Write a Syllabus

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Karl Kapp

Released On: 8/23/2016

A syllabus should clearly communicate the scope and requirements of a course to students. It must be carefully crafted and organized, and accurately set expectations around course participation, assignments, and grading—all while meeting the specific requirements of your institution. Learn how to set up your students and your class for success by writing a well-organized and complete syllabus. Author Karl Kapp walks teachers through the various sections of a common syllabus, with best practices for making the syllabus a more valuable tool in any class. Learn what to leave in and what to leave out, how to add policies and grading criteria, and how to summarize exactly what students will accomplish by the end of the course. Plus, get tips for distributing a digital syllabus for an online class.


Bluegrass Guitar Lessons with Bryan Sutton: Feel and Crosspicking

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. Once you've mastered the basics, you can play most songs. But becoming a great bluegrass guitarist has a lot to do with feel and dexterity—skills you can only master with the help of a great teacher. Bryan Sutton is arguably the best flatpick guitarist since the late great Doc Watson. In this course, part 4 of Bluegrass Guitar Lessons, he shares his Grammy-winning techniques with you.

Learn how to maintain flatpicking flow—consistent tone, groove, and musicality. Find out how to play along role-oriented lines, and find more musical opportunities. In chapters 3, 4, and 5, Bryan shows how to apply what you've learned to intermediate versions of popular bluegrass tunes. Each lesson helps you add a challenging new dimension to your sound, and improve your overall musicality.

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: 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.


Building a Website with Node.js and Express.js

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Ray Villalobos

Released On: 8/19/2016

Interested in building JavaScript websites that do more? Node.js and Express.js are a perfect match. Express is a fast, minimalist framework that sits on top of Node.js and allows you to build powerful single- and multi-page web applications and websites.

In this course, Ray Villalobos walks through the process of creating full-featured websites with these technologies. First, find out how to install each package and leverage Node.js features from within Express. Then learn how to build a basic application with templating engines like EJS; create more flexible, modular code with includes and conditional statements; build APIs to manage HTTP requests to add and delete content dynamically; and configure more complex routing. Along the way, Ray implements features like customer feedback forms and real-time live chat, so you can see exactly what Node.js and Express are capable of.


Lightroom: Customizing Tips and Techniques

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Taz Tally

Released On: 8/19/2016

Streamline your image processing workflow by taking advantage of the tips in this course on how to customize your Lightroom experience. The layout of your workspace, the sort applied to your views, the type of data displayed, the file conversion settings, and even the treatment of exports can be catered to meet your needs. In this course, Taz Tally provides expert guidance and suggestions as he takes you through configuration options that allow you to adjust your Adobe Lightroom experience to your preference. He explains the potential uses of different presets and templates, so you can decide which selections suit you. He demonstrates how to create custom views, keyword sets, synchronization options, import behaviors, file naming conventions, and more. He also shows you how to automate common tasks performed in the Develop module and during export.


Premiere Pro Guru: LUTs and Look Files

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Richard Harrington

Released On: 8/19/2016

Lookup tables (LUTs) and look files provide precise formulas for color correction. You can recover details, shadows, and highlights and match specific color spaces, and easily share settings with colleagues. So how do LUTs and looks complement your workflow? In this course, author Richard Harrington walks you through what LUTs and looks are, how they save time, how they make collaboration with others easier, and how to use them in Adobe Premiere Pro. Learn how to apply corrective and creative color corrections, build your own custom LUTs, and share LUTs between other Creative Cloud applications and third-party software. Rich also shows how to manage LUTs in Premiere Pro and exchange LUTs with After Effects.


Google Firebase for Android: First Look

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Joe Marini

Released On: 8/19/2016

Whether you are considering Google Firebase or among the nearly half-million developers already using it, this course is designed for you. Google Firebase offers a set of features to help you maximize your app development efforts. In this first look, Joe Marini takes you on a tour of the features that support Android app development. Joe begins with an overview, then dives into three core areas: Firebase Analytics, Firebase Remote Config, and Firebase Authentication. He demonstrates how to create your own project, add APIs, configure parameters and conditions, and implement email and password authentication. He wraps up by visiting the Firebase console where you can evaluate users, engagement metrics, and earnings.


AutoCAD Facilities Management: Areas

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Shaun Bryant

Released On: 8/19/2016

High-quality facility drawings give organizations the information they need to assign, redesign, and reallocate space, whether it's for manufacturing or offices. When it comes to computer-aided facilities management (CAFM), there is one tool: AutoCAD, Autodesk's flagship CAD platform for Windows and OS X. Get the skills you need to use AutoCAD to calculate available area, understand which percentage is usable space, and export drawings and data for analysis and presentation. Concentrating on the basics, this course guides you step-by-step through a realistic CAFM project, allowing you to learn at your own pace and develop your skills as you go. Author Shaun Bryant shows how to set up drawings, define and measure areas, set up facilities area tables, and annotate drawings. By the end of the course, you'll be able to export the information to applications such as Microsoft Excel, so you can analyze the data in a tabular format.


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