A Few Notes On Guitar As A Hobby

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Think of it this way - if they can do it, then why can't you? After all, an expert in anything was once a beginner like you, right?

So, to begin with, here's a rough idea about notes and chords.

To make this short lesson more relatable, think of music as language. Music and language are similar in such a way that one can convey thoughts and express emotions through them. Language is composed of words as music is composed of chords. Words are made up of letters as chords are made up of notes.

By definition, a note is a single sound or a written symbol to represent this sound. When you pluck a single string of a guitar, you are playing a musical note. When you combine notes to produce a sound, it is called a chord. Technically, a chord is defined as three or more notes played at the same time. When you play a chord, it's just like combining letters to say a word.

For beginners, you can play these songs by learning only few simple chords like C, D, G, E, Em, A, Am (A minor), F, Bm (B minor), etc.

- "Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars

- "Leaving On A Jet Plane" by Bob Dylan

- "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan

- "Zombie" by The Cranberries

- "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz

With constant practice, you can learn a song or two in a month. And once you've mastered the basic chords of the guitar, you can get together with family and friends for a fun-filled musical bonding activity.

Best Seaview Destinations For Winter

You can watch the ferries come in at sunset at McCaigs Tower, which is a strange 19th-century copy of the colosseum. There are many coastal holiday towns and cottages with sea views so you can stay and enjoy this stunning part of Scotland.

3. Portmeirion, Gwynedd

You will definitely feel like you are in the Mediterranean in this village that was designed in the 1920s after Portofino in Italy. Sir Clough Williams-Ellis designed it well, with a piazza, colonnades, cobblestones, a domed Pantheon and much more. Rent one of the pretty cottages and enjoy walks along the beach or discover hidden coves in Tremadog Bay.

4. Boscastle, Cornwall

There is more than just the unique Witchcraft Museum to visit in this small village. The cliffs and the dramatic waves are breathtaking. Moreover, it is the perfect base for those who love to take winter walks. Paths going west to Bossiney Cove or to Tintagel or to the east towards Bude will reward you with views of the most beautiful cliffs along the Cornish coast.

5. Southport, Merseyside

Home to the oldest and second-longest pier in Great Britain, it springs to life on Christmas, with wonderful lights decorating the cast-iron canopies and arcades in Lord Street. A spectacular place to visit is the Ainsdale Sand Dunes national park, the largest in the country. Expect to see yellow sand that just seems to go on for miles.

So if you are looking for a winter getaway, or if you cannot wait another half year before being close to the beach, book a room or rent a cottage in one of these seaside villages now! Not only can you still enjoy the sounds and smells of the sea, you can also expect much fewer crowds in this time of the year.

Craft Ideas for Every Season

Redecorating your home should not cost you thousands of dollars when you already have a billion ideas in your head. You can actually craft something up and have a beautiful looking home.

Butterfly Cloches

Capture a Victorian cabinet-of-curiosities vibe—minus all the hunting and gathering—with faux butterflies. To create the vignette shown here, we applied a technique featured in the book Design*Sponge at Home to a graceful glass dome ($125; jaysonhomeandgarden.com). Using a serrated knife, cut a one-inch thick circle piece of Styrofoam into a five-inch circle. Next, cut a nine-inch circle from black velvet. Pull the fabric over the Styrofoam until taut and affix underneath with straight pins. Using our photo as a guide, cut pieces of 22-guage wire to various heights that fit within the dome. Place a dot of superglue on one wire end before sliding it into a butterfly's body; hold in place until dry. Repeat for each butterfly. Finally, insert the wires into the Styrofoam base, then top with the glass.

Papier-Mâché Marquee Letter

Take a cue from vintage movie theater marquees and put your name in "lights"—no wiring required. Use a craft knife to cut off the front of a papier-mâché letter ($4.99, joann.com), then paint it your desired color and let dry. Affix small gold Christmas ornaments (about 1" diameter) with hot glue. That's a wrap!

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Christmas is indeed the happiest time of the year; it is season of sharing and caring. Why not show your love for friends and family by making crafts?

Felt Holly Corsage

Looking to craft something special for the Christmas season but don't have that much time? Here, we offer up Christmas crafts that require only a few on-hand materials and take just minutes to make -- perfect for both you and the kids.

For a playful nod to the traditional Christmas pin, try these cheerful corsages. They're easy enough for a child to make but sophisticated enough for her mom to wear.

Baby Sock Advent Calendar

Wonderful things come in small packages. This hanging Advent calendar assembled from baby socks is full of great things, and it's the perfect way to mark the season for a baby or an older child.

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You do not have to take the one you love to expensive places during valentine for them to feel loved. If you do not have much you can still show how much you care through the “crafty” efforts you make. You can also make crafts with the kids to show their mum or dad how much they love them.

Valentine's Day.

Handprint Heart

If your child prints a handprint heart, it will be yours forever! These make a super quick craft activity for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day and a lovely keepsake, too.

Heart Boxes

We used papier mache heart-shaped boxes from the craft store and decorated them for Valentine's Day an easy valentines craft for kids!

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Easter is also another happy time of the year which calls for craft making. There are lots of ideas too so do not assume that you are limited to painting eggs.

Delicious Vase Display

Easter candy is not only delicious, it is colorful and beautiful. If you love having candy sitting around and you want to use that candy to create a great Easter display, this is the perfect project for you. You just need a glass vase and loads of Easter themed candies. Robin eggs, jelly beans and marshmallow Peeps are perfect for this project, especially since Peeps now come in multiple colors. You can add flowers to the top or a nice ribbon – whatever you prefer.

Colorful Chick Placeholders

Fill your Easter Dinner table with holiday cheer when you create these adorable and very colorful placeholders. You will need a small terra cotta garden pot for each person at your table. The chicks are made with plastic spoons and you can paint the placeholders all the same color or make a unique color combination for each dinner guest. Hang a sign on the chicks with the names of your guests and you will have the most colorful table in the neighborhood.

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