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How to Do Hip Lifts & Basic Shimmy | Belly Dancing
 
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How to Play Pentatonic Scale Pattern #1 | Guitar Lessons
 
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Like these Guitar Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1IFMYeJ Must Haves for any Guitar Player: On Stage XCG4 Black Tripod Guitar Stand: http://amzn.to/1KHP6HO Dunlop Trigger Curved Guitar Capo: http://amzn.to/1UrBL7c Korg GA1 Guitar and Bass Tuner: http://amzn.to/1Nafqfs Dunlop Standard Tortex Picks: http://amzn.to/1L4YMYy Ernie Ball 4037 Black Polypro Strap: http://amzn.to/1O8zLiu Watch more How to Play Guitar videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/434537-How-to-Play-Pentatonic-Scale-Pattern-1-Guitar-Lessons There are many scales for the beginner guitar player to learn. Our expert is going to show you a scale he calls the pentatonic pattern #1. It's a practical scale he uses every single day. Once you learn it, you no doubt will too. Next on the list is scales. So scales ‚Äì there's many, many, many books of scales, big encyclopedias of scales, but I'd like to show you the most practical scales that I use every single day. The very first scale I ever learned, I like to call it pentatonic pattern number 1, but it's just a pentatonic scale, or a shape of one. Let's dive in. I'm going to do it here at the 5th fret. So I'm on the 5th fret of the 6th string. And I'm going to use my first finger. Then the next note is not the 2nd fret away from that, not the 3rd fret, but the 4th fret. So on the 6th string I have the 1st and the 4th. Then I move down to the 5th string. And I'm going to do 1, 3 ‚Äì so notice I'm using my third finger. Then the next string, 4th string: 1 and 3. And then 1 ‚Äì 3 again, but on the 3rd string. Then 1-4, but on the 2nd. And then 1-4 on the 1st. So you see, 1-4. That's why I'm saying those numbers, so I have: 1-4; 1-3; 1-3; 1-3; 1-4; 1-4. Now if I want to go backwards, I just start with this note and work my way back. So I go: 4-1; 4-1; 3-1; 3-1; 3-1; 4-1. Now, this is a movable shape, just like bar chords or power chords. I can move this anywhere on the guitar and the shape doesn't change. That's the beauty of the guitar. Let's say we do it at the3rd fret. So I'm going to do it: 1-4; 1-3 ‚ and backwards. How about the 7th fret? And then how about we try Open. That's a little trickier because I have to pretend that my first finger is playing, sort of. Can you see the pattern here? I have in this imaginary spot, 1-4; 1-3; 1-3; all the way down. Of course we're not going to play it like that. We're going to play it a little more natural, right? So it's O-3; O-2; O-2; O-2; O-3; and O-3. That's the same exact pattern. It looks a little different. That's a little thing about the guitar, you always have to compensate for the open aspect. And then I'm just going to work my way backward. 3-O; 3-O; 2-O; 2-O; 2-O; 3-O. There you go. Pentatonic Pattern Number 1.
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How to Play Strum Pattern #1 | Guitar Lessons
 
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Like these Guitar Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1IFMYeJ Must Haves for any Guitar Player: On Stage XCG4 Black Tripod Guitar Stand: http://amzn.to/1KHP6HO Dunlop Trigger Curved Guitar Capo: http://amzn.to/1UrBL7c Korg GA1 Guitar and Bass Tuner: http://amzn.to/1Nafqfs Dunlop Standard Tortex Picks: http://amzn.to/1L4YMYy Ernie Ball 4037 Black Polypro Strap: http://amzn.to/1O8zLiu Watch more How to Play Guitar videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/434542-How-to-Play-Strum-Pattern-1-Guitar-Lessons Now that you know how to play a lot of chords, put them together with some strumming. Our expert shows you how to play the popular Strum Pattern #1 in this video tutorial. So we learned a bunch of chords, and now lets try to put them together with some strumming. So one of the first strums that I ever learned, and you can use it for many, many types of music, sound like this. I'm going down, down, up, up, down. Right? Let's try that again. Down, down, up, up, down. Right? So all I'm doing .. I'm muting the strings here, so that.. You can‚ can't hear anything‚ How about, we try that with G? We're gonna, down, down, up, up, down. Right? Okay? How about, we try that with D? Down, down, up, up, down. Okay? Now, lets try do two of those strums in a row. Right? So we gonna go.. how about we use... E minor? Right? So we gonna go... Down, down, up, up, down. Down, down, up, up, down. Right? So, thats how it would continue. Right? Now! We gonna do something really hard. We gonna try and put it all together. Right? So what does that mean? I'm gonna do that full strum on G. And how about we try E minor next? Then C, and than D. A lot of songs goes like this... so it's a nice little pattern. G, E minor, C and D. ‚ Right? Now, without any time‚ Right? I wanna try quickly get to the E minor and keep up strumming. Now the hard one. Right? We gonna try to get to C as quick as we can. And then keep up strumming. Same thing for D. Now the hard part is‚ We gonna try to do that without stopping. So this is what it should sound. G, E minor, C, D. There you go. Your first strum!
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How to Play Pentatonic Scale Pattern #2 | Guitar Lessons
 
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Like these Guitar Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1IFMYeJ Must Haves for any Guitar Player: On Stage XCG4 Black Tripod Guitar Stand: http://amzn.to/1KHP6HO Dunlop Trigger Curved Guitar Capo: http://amzn.to/1UrBL7c Korg GA1 Guitar and Bass Tuner: http://amzn.to/1Nafqfs Dunlop Standard Tortex Picks: http://amzn.to/1L4YMYy Ernie Ball 4037 Black Polypro Strap: http://amzn.to/1O8zLiu Watch more How to Play Guitar videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/434449-How-to-Play-Pentatonic-Scale-Pattern-2-Guitar-Lessons Now that you've learned how to play the pentatonic scale pattern #1, you're ready to learn another scale, which we'll call pattern #2. It's easy to master with the step-by-step instructions in this video tutorial. So, we've learned pentatonic pattern 1. Let's learn pattern 2 and then we're going to put it all together eventually, right? So, pattern 2, how about we do it at the 12th fret, so it's going to go 1, 4, 1, 4, 1, 3, 1, 3, here's where it gets tricky, 2, 4, and then 1, 4. So let's go over that again. We have 1, 4, 1, 4, 1, 3, 1, 3, 2, 4, 1,4. Then, of course, backwards we want to do the same thing but just starting on the higher note, right? 4, 1, 4, 2, 3, 1, 3, 1, 4, 1, 4, 1. How about we do it at the 7th fret. 1, 4, 1, 4, 1, 3, 1, 3, 2, 4, 1, 4. How about backwards. How about at the 3rd fret. And, of course, let's try it open. Again, we have to imagine there's a fret here, but we're going to do it in a more natural position, and it looks like this: 0, 3, 0, 3, 0, 2, 0, 2, 1, 3, so no open string there right. Just 1, 3 and then 0, 3 for the last one, and then of course, backwards is the same. There you go, pentatonic pattern 2.
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How to Ace a Second Interview | Job Hunting
 
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Watch more How to Get a Job videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/498518-How-to-Ace-a-Second-Interview-Job-Hunting The second interview is really important because in the first interview they've gotten to know you and now they're calling you in again because they think that you're a potential candidate. But chances are, you're probably up against someone who is equally qualified, someone who they're considering to be on par with you so now it is time to pull out all the stops to make sure that you are the person who gets the job. And how you do that is to make it very explicit why you are the perfect person for this job. Chances are in the second interview, you're interviewing with someone else in addition to first person or the first few people who interviewed you. What they want to do is show you off. They think that you're a great fit and what they're trying to do is either get their boss or someone else from the team to validate their decision. So in that first interview, you should have been, and I hope you were, watching for tell tale signs that you're on the right track. So when someone is nodding their head, moving forward, their posture is indicating that what you're saying is right. And what you wanna do in that second interview is to repeat the same stories that seemed to trigger a positive response in that first interview. One of the other secret little tips is often times the interviewer who had you in the first interview, they will say, 'tell us the story about when you did this', and you wanna make sure as much as possible you tell that same story. And you enhance whatever it is that you told in the first place again but make it relevant to the company you're actually applying for. So make it relevant as much as possible. What you're trying to do is make the fit. The second interview is actually really easy because you've gotten all the indication from the first interview about what went right. What I want you to do in the second interview is to make it more right. Keep going in that same direction. That's how you ace a second interview.
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How to Do Interior Hip Circles | Belly Dancing
 
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Like these Belly Dance Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1hu3Iir Beautiful Belly Dancing Accessories Hip Scarf (Short) with Gold Coins: http://amzn.to/1IBsoPG Tribal Chiffon Tiered Maxi Skirt: http://amzn.to/1PGOuAK Harem Pants: http://amzn.to/1RFbKTt Gold Sequined Bra Top: http://amzn.to/1JdM1h8 Gold Head Chain: http://amzn.to/1HhgGea Finger Cymbals: http://amzn.to/1F7CPYU Belly dancing Sword: http://amzn.to/1L2d8uR Chiffon Veil: http://amzn.to/1HdWIhB Face Veil: http://amzn.to/1cxlajf Bollywood Foot Jewelry: http://amzn.to/1L2dbGZ Irina's Bellydance DVD: http://amzn.to/1bPR7ml Watch more Belly Dancing 101 videos: http://bit.ly/1cxlQoJ Belly dancing is sexy, fun, and burns up a lot of calories to boot! In this video, belly dancer Irina Akulenko teaches you how to do interior hip circles. You'll be shaking it like Shakira in no time. Belly Dance Moves: Interior Hip Circles From: Irina Akulenko So now lets try interior hip circles. Keeping the knees bent, legs are underneath the hipbones, chest lifted. We are going to contract the right hip up, contract the lower abs in, contract the left hip up, and come back to neutral. Lifting the right side up, contracting the lower abs, keeping the upper abs relaxed, left side and release. One and two and three and four. In contrast to the exterior hip circles; the hips would actually roll. Exterior hip circles, keep the hips parallel to the floor and the interior hip circle we're actually going to roll the hips under. So, let's try that with music. [Music] [Slowly making internal hip circle movements] Make sure chest is lifted; arms are still and let's try it faster. [Continues with faster hip circles] Let's try going the other direction [Slowly does hip circles in the other direction] and roll. [Continues with rhythmic rolling of the hips movement] And you can go faster. And that's how you do an interior hip circle.
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How to Survive a Hurricane
 
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Watch more Hurricanes & Storms videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/471526-How-to-Survive-a-Hurricane Don't wait until a storm is heading your way! Survive a hurricane with these safety precautions. Step 1: Plan ahead Plan ahead. Know the location of local shelters and how you'll evacuate if you don't have a car. If you have family members with special medical needs, ask local officials if there's a registry so they get help in the event of power outages. Pick a place for family members to meet in case you become separated, and designate an out-of-town friend as the person everyone calls to report that they're safe. Get flood insurance if you don't already have it. Tip Make sure you know how to shut off electricity, gas, and water in case you're instructed to do so. Step 2: Be prepared Have the following supplies on hand at the start of hurricane season: a 3-day supply of water that provides 1 gallon per person per day; a 3-day supply of non-perishable food that doesn't require cooking; a flashlight and extra batteries; a battery-powered radio that can receive broadcasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; a first-aid kit; and a 7-day supply of medications. Tip The Atlantic and Central Pacific hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30; the Eastern Pacific is from May 15 through November. Step 3: Get ready If a hurricane warning is issued -- meaning one is expected in the next 36 hours -- bring in anything that can be tossed around by the wind; close and board up all windows and doors with 5/8" marine plywood, unless you have hurricane shutters; clear rain gutters and downspouts; trim trees and shrubs; put your refrigerator and freezer on the coldest setting; and fill your car's gas tank in case you're ordered to evacuate. Step 4: Go to a safe place If you live on the first or 2nd floor of a high rise, make plans to take refuge with neighbors between floors 3 and 10 when the storm begins. Residents who live above the 10th floor should evacuate, as should mobile home dwellers and anyone living on a floodplain, near a river, or on an inland waterway. Step 5: Do last-minute preparations Shortly before the storm is expected to start, fill your bathtub with water so you have an extra supply on hand. Unplug small appliances and sensitive electronics, and turn off propane tanks. Step 6: Ride out the storm When the storm starts, stay away from windows and glass doors and avoid using the phone. Go to your home's lowest level and stay in an interior room, closet, or hallway. Have a mattress or pillow to protect your head. Monitor weather conditions on your radio and don't leave your safe place until local officials say it's okay to do so. Step 7: Avoid post-storm dangers If you lose electricity, keep circuit breakers turned off until power is restored, then check for frayed wires. If you see any, call the power company. Leave the house immediately if you smell gas. If you're returning home, don't enter your house if floodwaters remain around the building; you see loose power lines or structural damage; or you smell a gas leak. If you have any safety concerns at all, stay elsewhere until your home is checked by a building inspector or structural engineer. Did You Know? 2/3 of the hurricanes that hit land in the United States between 1981 and 2011 struck the Gulf Coast. The other third hit the Atlantic Coast.
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How to Do a Walking Shimmy | Belly Dancing
 
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Like these Belly Dance Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1hu3Iir Beautiful Belly Dancing Accessories Hip Scarf (Short) with Gold Coins: http://amzn.to/1IBsoPG Tribal Chiffon Tiered Maxi Skirt: http://amzn.to/1PGOuAK Harem Pants: http://amzn.to/1RFbKTt Gold Sequined Bra Top: http://amzn.to/1JdM1h8 Gold Head Chain: http://amzn.to/1HhgGea Finger Cymbals: http://amzn.to/1F7CPYU Belly dancing Sword: http://amzn.to/1L2d8uR Chiffon Veil: http://amzn.to/1HdWIhB Face Veil: http://amzn.to/1cxlajf Bollywood Foot Jewelry: http://amzn.to/1L2dbGZ Irina's Bellydance DVD: http://amzn.to/1bPR7ml Watch more Belly Dancing 101 videos: http://bit.ly/1cxlQoJ Belly dancing is sexy, fun, and burns up a lot of calories to boot! In this video, belly dancer Irina Akulenko teaches you how to do the belly dance move known as the walking shimmy. You'll be shaking it like Shakira in no time. So now let's try the "walking hip shimmy". In order to prepare for it, let's keep the knees really bent. Let's think about those hip lifts we did earlier. Nice and slow, lifting one hip at a time. And you want to really feel this in your sides more than pushing through the knees. Just because we're going to use the knees in order to be able to walk. So, try to feel this in your obliques more than anything else. Remember to keep the chest lifted, lower abs tucked no matter what you're doing with your hips. While we're here, try lifting one heel off the floor, but still not compromising the integrity of the shimmy. What that means is that you're not hyper-lifting one side and barely lifting the other. You want to try to keep it as even as possible, even though one foot is slightly higher than the other. Let's try the other side. Lifting the left heel off the floor. Trying to keep the hip shimmy even. Chest lifted and the heel down. Right heel lifted. Now try to lift the foot off the floor. You can either touch it to the ankle of the opposite leg, or let it hover in front. And step back together. Try the other side. Lifting the foot off. Try extending forward. And while you're doing this, try to have a continuous relaxed shimmy no matter what. And place it back down. Let's try that with music. We're going to lift the right heel up. Take a step. Lift the left heel up. And lift the foot. And step. Stepping back. Try to have a continuous relaxed shimmy no matter what. Lifting the chest, shoulders back, arms full of energy. Let's try a little bit faster. Traveling back. And that's how you walk with a shimmy.
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How to Do Undulations | Belly Dancing
 
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How to Understand Libra Horoscope Sign | Zodiac Signs
 
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Watch more How to Understand Zodiac Signs videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/457736-How-to-Understand-Libra-Horoscope-Sign-Zodiac-Signs Love to read your horoscope? Lawrence Grecco has been practicing astrology for more than 20 years. In this video, he talks about the personality traits common in people born under the Libra sign. My name is Lawrence Grecco. I live in New York City, and I'm a Life Coach and an Astrologer. I've been practicing Astrology for over 20 years. You can check out my website at zenrising.com. I'm here to talk to you today about Horoscopes. So the seventh sign of the zodiac is Libra. So if you were born between September 21 and October 22, then you're a Libra. Now, what's interesting about Libra is that the date on or around September 22 of each year is the autumn equinox, and on that day, it's one of the few days where the length of day and the length of night are roughly equal, which refers to the symbol of Libra, which is the scales. So the scales refer to Libras need for balance and harmony and peace and keeping things even-keeled. Above all, Librans crave harmony, equality and fairness. Libra is ruled by Venus, the goddess of beauty, so there's this element of Libra that's very good with design and aesthetics and decorating. Libra is the most partnership-oriented sign of the zodiac, so Librans really thrive in relationships. They're not by nature an alone type, they're people who really need to be with people, whether it be a friend or family member or a loved one; they don't like to do things alone, typically. They want to do things and experience life with other people, that's the way they find a sense of balance and fulfillment. So, like the scales, like the image of the scales, Libra people are always trying to weigh and measure, and they do this with every situation in their life. They do it with people, they do it with circumstances or events; and in doing so, they can become very much off-balance, very easily, so this intense need for balance could easily cause a Libra to get off-balance, because it's not always possible to decide if situation A is better than situation B, or if this personality trait is preferable to the other one. So Libras are generally very easy-going, very charming, very attractive, they're very interested in making themselves look good at all times, that's very important to a Libra, that they look good and they like to put a good face on things, so even if something terrible is going on, a Libra wants to try to make it look as good as possible. Out of a desire not to make any waves, Libra will go to any kind of lengths at times to do so, even if it involves lying or not being completely honest. On the downside, sometimes Libra can be a little hostile, superficial and elitist. Some famous Libras include John Lennon, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Eminem.
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How to Do Shoulder Isolations | Belly Dancing
 
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Like these Belly Dance Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1hu3Iir Beautiful Belly Dancing Accessories Hip Scarf (Short) with Gold Coins: http://amzn.to/1IBsoPG Tribal Chiffon Tiered Maxi Skirt: http://amzn.to/1PGOuAK Harem Pants: http://amzn.to/1RFbKTt Gold Sequined Bra Top: http://amzn.to/1JdM1h8 Gold Head Chain: http://amzn.to/1HhgGea Finger Cymbals: http://amzn.to/1F7CPYU Belly dancing Sword: http://amzn.to/1L2d8uR Chiffon Veil: http://amzn.to/1HdWIhB Face Veil: http://amzn.to/1cxlajf Bollywood Foot Jewelry: http://amzn.to/1L2dbGZ Irina's Bellydance DVD: http://amzn.to/1bPR7ml Watch more Belly Dancing 101 videos: http://bit.ly/1cxlQoJ Belly dancing is sexy, fun, and burns up a lot of calories to boot! In this video, belly dancer Irina Akulenko teaches you how to do shoulder isolations. You'll be shaking it like Shakira in no time. Now we are going to try shoulder isolations. Let's inhale the arms all the way up, exhale, bring them all the way out and reach side to side as far as you can. Once you're here, drop the shoulders down the back, and you'll have this tight feeling as if you have both shoulders connected through one plank. Drop the elbows down, and now you want to think about one shoulder at a time. So focus on the right shoulder, you'll going to push it all the way front and since your both shoulders are connected, the left shoulder will do the opposite movement, it's going to slide all the way back. Hold it in here, you want to focus on the wrists now and want to keep them in absolutely the same spot. Fingers are dropped, the middle finger is dropped lower than the thumb, chest is lifted and now you're going to do the opposite move. You're going to slide the right shoulder back, left shoulder comes forward. And again, push it straight in front of you, and again, keeping the wrists completely still, chest is lifted, chin is lifted. Let's try that with music. [music playing] And try a little bit faster. [music playing] So, make sure when you're plunching you're coming straight in front of you, there's no lift it's a slide to the front. And a little bit faster. Make sure your still breathing, and relaxing your face and relaxing your neck. The wrists are completely still. And at full speed, the shoulder isolations actually turn into a shimmy. And this is how you do shoulder isolation.
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How to Get Good Grades
 
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Watch more How to Study videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/417414-How-to-Get-Good-Grades Cs get degrees, but As always pay. Learn what you need to do to get good grades. Step 1: Attend and excel Attend all of your classes -- don't ditch. Always be on time and maintain a schedule that prioritizes hard work over comfort, friends, and fun in the short term in order to succeed in the long term. Step 2: Participate in class Communicate with the teacher or professor to be sure you understand what is expected of you, and participate in class discussions. Step 3: Take notes Take legible notes. Skip lines to separate points and focus on essentials. Review your notes and make outlines to make the material easier to remember for tests. Tip Revise constantly and utilize memorization techniques to absorb information. Step 4: Establish study times Maintain strict study times in a quiet, well-lit, comfortable place at home or at the library. Step 5: Scan footnotes, words in bold and italic print, summaries, charts, and review questions to commit information to memory. Jot down answers to likely test questions so you can study them later on. Step 6: Organize your life Keep to a tight personal schedule that includes eating, laundry, sleeping, and occasional socializing. Make habits out of discipline and achievement. Tip Research suggests that studying important facts and concepts just before going to sleep enhances retention. Step 7: Reduce anxiety Reduce test-taking anxiety by closing your eyes, breathing slowly, and imagining the tension draining out of your head, down your arms, and out through your fingers. Though taking a test is never easy, don't let stress interfere. Now you can look for your name on the Dean's List. Did You Know? About 1.5 million children were homeschooled in 2007.
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How to Play Power Chords | Guitar Lessons
 
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Like these Guitar Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1IFMYeJ Must Haves for any Guitar Player: On Stage XCG4 Black Tripod Guitar Stand: http://amzn.to/1KHP6HO Dunlop Trigger Curved Guitar Capo: http://amzn.to/1UrBL7c Korg GA1 Guitar and Bass Tuner: http://amzn.to/1Nafqfs Dunlop Standard Tortex Picks: http://amzn.to/1L4YMYy Ernie Ball 4037 Black Polypro Strap: http://amzn.to/1O8zLiu Watch more How to Play Guitar videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/434437-How-to-Play-Power-Chords-Guitar-Lessons New to guitar playing? Learn how to play power chords in this guitar lesson from Howcast. The step-by-step instructions make it easy. Okay power chords! You are definently going to come across power chords! A lot of rock bands use it, punk rock groups use it. Its a great way of getting around the guitar because you're only using one shape. All right. All right. Now if you remember we talked about chords before and we said they were three different notes played at the same time. Well if you notice I'm only playing two notes so a power chord. You know. You can't. There's no major, there's no minor. You don't know what it is because there is only two notes, there's no extra note to give that away. So what happens is you get a real nice, thick sound. Especially if we had a distortion pedal, it'd be a really nice, thick sound. And it's not... it's not a pretty note. Right? It's not a pretty chord. It's just... It's just a nice thick chord. Right? All right! So let's talk about the shape. The shape is... Let's make one here at the sixth string, third fret. All right. So I'm going to put my first finger on the sixth string third fret. And then my ring finger is going to go one string up and two frets over. As you can see my ring finger here is on the fifth string fifth fret. Now with my strumming hand, I'm going to... Well I gotta be careful here. I only want to hit those two notes. All right if I hit more... that doesn't sound so good, right? So I can only hit those two. Maybe you want to make the three finger version, well I can only hit those three of course, you know? And then if you want to get a little more advanced, you can try and mute out all of the strings you don't need with your first finger. It's a little bit harder but you can do it. And then what happens is you have those three notes... and then nothing else. And so... Maybe you could do that with two fingers. Now if I do... If I move it to the fifth string, not only do I have to try to mute those guys out, but I have to try to mute out this sixth string. So what do I do. i use... I just use the tip of my finger to mute it out a little bit... and only those notes come out. so power chords are a great way to move around the guitar with one shape... and to get a nice, thick sound for rock music.Let's talk about F. F is a very hard chord and in the beginning, it can be very frustrating to make. So the first thing you have to do is with your first finger is you have to play two strings, both on the first fret, on the first and second strings and that's the hard part right there. The other two are, you're second finger's going to play the third string second fret,and your third finger's going to play the fourth string third fret. And here you also have to be careful where you strum; that you only hit these last four... to get the full sound. Now, when i first started I could never get that... string to come out, you know? It takes a lot of practice, I wouldn't worry about that. Let's just try and get as many as we can... and then eventually it will fall right into place. There you go. F major.
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How to Do Laces | Line Dancing
 
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Like these Line Dance lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1NmhCgz Watch more How to Line Dance videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/498090-How-to-Do-Laces-Line-Dancing "Line Dancing Steps for Country Couples Dancing: Laces Hi my name is Robert Royston. I'm a five time world champion of country dance working with artists like Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley. I really hope that you learn how to line dance and experience what it's like to move to America's music and that's country music. So to take what we've learned in two step and go one step further, especially after ladies outside turn, we're going to do laces. Now depending on where you learn your two-step or where you go two-step dancing, they will either call this laces or they'll call it weaves. So what you're going to do is take that same basic outside turn you did with the ladies. Quick, quick, slow, slow outside turn. What's going to happen is guy's are going to make one half rotation. Quick, quick, slow, slow. So on the slow, slow what will happen is we will both be backwards to line up dance. So if we were headed that directions this is where we end up on slow, slow. And I actually can see my partner. From here here's where the lace part of this comes in. She's going to walk in front of me as I walk behind her lifting this arm. Quick, quick, slow, looking at each other, slow. Now from here she's going to do an inside turn in quick, quick, slow, slow, and back to close, quick, quick, slow, slow. So again, we're going to go quick, quick, slow, half turn, slow. Now I'm going to step underneath as she weaves behind. Quick, quick, from here slow, turn and face each other with kind of a quarter rotation, slow. Now from here we're going to do an inside turn with my left hand it's going to come to the inside, quick, quick, slow, slow to a basic slow, slow. So if we do that with kind of small steps coming right at you you'll see us go quick, quick, slow, slow, outside turn, quick, quick, slow, slow. Now she's going to come around as I cut underneath, quick, quick, slow face each other, slow. Now we're going to do an inside turn, quick, quick, slow, slow and then we can two-step, quick, quick, slow, slow. So we have quick, quick, guys turn, go under, check the lady end, and we're done. Now what you can do, the reason why we call them laces, is you can repeat the pattern over and over and over. Once you've done the outside turn, guys is you come underneath quick, quick, slow and check. From this inside turn guys you can cut all the way across quick, quick, slow, back to the backward position, and cut underneath and we're doing laces. And then at any time from the inside turn you bring her back to closed and we're two-stepping. Five, six, seven, go. Quick, quick, slow, slow. Quick, quick, slow, slow. Quick, quick, slow, slow. Quick, quick, slow, slow. Quick, quick, slow, slow. Quick, quick, slow, slow. One more time. Quick, quick, slow, turn. Quick, quick, slow, slow. Guys under. Ladies under. Guys under. Ladies under. And we're done. Have fun with your laces."
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How to Isolate Lower Abs | Belly Dancing
 
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Like these Belly Dance Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1hu3Iir Beautiful Belly Dancing Accessories Hip Scarf (Short) with Gold Coins: http://amzn.to/1IBsoPG Tribal Chiffon Tiered Maxi Skirt: http://amzn.to/1PGOuAK Harem Pants: http://amzn.to/1RFbKTt Gold Sequined Bra Top: http://amzn.to/1JdM1h8 Gold Head Chain: http://amzn.to/1HhgGea Finger Cymbals: http://amzn.to/1F7CPYU Belly dancing Sword: http://amzn.to/1L2d8uR Chiffon Veil: http://amzn.to/1HdWIhB Face Veil: http://amzn.to/1cxlajf Bollywood Foot Jewelry: http://amzn.to/1L2dbGZ Irina's Bellydance DVD: http://amzn.to/1bPR7ml Watch more Belly Dancing 101 videos: http://bit.ly/1cxlQoJ Belly dancing is sexy, fun, and burns up a lot of calories to boot! In this video, belly dancer Irina Akulenko teaches you how to isolate lower abs. You'll be shaking it like Shakira in no time. Now let's try isolating our lower abs only. Keeping the knees bent, tailbone down, chest lifted, shoulders back, arms out. You're going to contract about an inch below the belly button to pull the muscles in. In the beginning you might try to rotate the hips under which is fine so just find that isolation, but ideally you want this to be a purely muscular movement that does not compromise a normal position. So in the beginning let's just rotate the hips under contracting in, and release, and in, and release, and make sure that when you release you do not untuck your tailbone back, you wanna make sure that your back stays straight even when you uncurl to come back to neutral position. So let's try that with music. Now try to isolate just the lower ab muscles, do not move your hips, so the hip bones will actually remain neutral. Trying to contract just the lower abs, pulling in, and release, in, and release. And a little bit faster. While you're isolating keep the upper abs relaxed. And faster. That's how you isolate your lower abs.
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How to Survive in the Desert without Water
 
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Watch more Disaster Survival & Worst-Case Scenarios videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/447721-How-to-Survive-in-the-Desert-without-Water Don’t trust mirages; if you need to survive in the desert without water, these tips could save your life. Step 1: Don’t eat Avoid eating as much as possible. You can survive longer without food than without water, and the digestive process uses water. Step 2: Try not to sweat Minimize perspiration by relegating physical activity to nighttime. And keep your clothing on -- it helps slow the evaporation of your sweat. Wrap a piece of fabric around your head if you don’t have a hat. Using your urine to dampen your clothes will further reduce sweating. Tip Don’t drink your urine; your body will use more water to remove the waste material than it will gain. Step 3: Dig for water If you spot any green plants or dry lake beds, dig there until the soil becomes moist, and wait for water to seep into the hole. It may provide enough water to survive in the desert until you get out or are rescued. Step 4: Forget about cactus Forget the myth about getting water from a cactus: You’ll probably lose more hydration from the ensuing vomiting than you'll gain from the few drops you manage to drink. Step 5: Follow bees Look for flies or mosquitoes, which means water is nearby. If you see a bee, follow it; bees fly in a straight line to and from water, so it will lead you right to a source. Did You Know? An Austrian teenager survived a record 18 days without food or water in 1979, when police forgot they'd put him in a holding cell.
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How to Understand Taurus Horoscope Sign | Zodiac Signs
 
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Watch more How to Understand Zodiac Signs videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/457742-How-to-Understand-Taurus-Horoscope-Sign-Zodiac-Signs Love to read your horoscope? Lawrence Grecco has been practicing astrology for more than 20 years. In this video, he talks about the personality traits common in people born under the Taurus sign. My name is Lawrence Grecco. I live in New York City, and I'm a Life Coach and an Astrologer. I've been practicing Astrology for over 20 years. You can check out my website at zenrising.com. I'm here to talk to you today about Horoscopes. So, if you were born between April 20th and May 20th, then you're a Taurus. Taurus is represented by the Bull which is all about strength and power and tenacity. On the other side, the Bull also likes to kind of lay around and graze in the grass. So, it's important to consider both of these sides of the symbol of the Bull when dealing with a Taurus, because Taurus people have that - They do have that strength and tenacity, but they also have that tendency to sort of like really want to seek out pleasure and comfort through food or rest or art. So, Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac, and it's really one of the most stable, solid, and dependable signs there is. I would say that Taurus people prefer simplicity over complexity, and they can be very stable and dependable because routine is very important to them. So they're not always very adventurous. They'd rather be in a routine than trying something new all the time. There's also a lot of creative ability when it comes to Taurus. they're very sensual people; they're very tactile, hands-on people as well. And Taurus people are very interested in the material side of life. So they seek a sense of security through some kind of material accomplishment or accumulating materials, whatever that might mean. Whether it be money in the bank or art or objects that are beautiful or decorative. That's just a very Taurus approach to life. On the downside, sometimes Taurus can be a little lazy, a little slow to get started. Taurus people might procrastinate quite a bit because it's hard for them to get going, and they can also be very stubborn. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the goddess of beauty and art, so there's a really strong emphasis on art and beauty for Taurus. So, some famous Taurus people include: Cher, George Clooney, Barbara Streisand, and George Lucas.
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How to Use a Sharpening Stone | Knives
 
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Watch more What You Need to Know About Knives videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/497077-How-to-Use-a-Sharpening-Stone-Knives Learn how to use a sharpening stone in this Howcast video with expert Dan Delavan. Hi. My name is Dan Delavan. I am the Owner/Operator of Plaza Cutlery in Costa Mesa, CA. We have a great selection. We also have a website; plazacutlery.com. Today we are going to be talking about knives. A sharpening stone is a stone that has got a coarse side and usually a finer side, and that is going to take and re-shape your edge and get it back down thin enough in order to sharpen it. You are basically taking something that is blunt and thinning it back down. You have to remove all of this extra metal and get it back down to where it is thin enough to cut. Very simply, all a knife is is a very thin piece of steel to split whatever you are cutting. If the knife is obviously thicker, it is like trying to cut something with a chisel; it is not going to happen. There are two stones. There is the India and there is the crystolon. Once you feel them, obviously the difference is coarseness. The one thing about the India stone, it is a harder stone and the brown is the finer side, you have to use oil with it. You cannot use it dry, so therefore it is messy. The coarse stone will cut the metal off quicker but it is going to give you a rougher edge but that way the job gets done quicker, without the oil. It is not as messy. This is just a real simple set up. If you do wood work you can make a little wooden box and rout it out. In this particular case it is just a 2x4, stone traced out, finishing nails tapped down so they are deeper than the stone so when you drop the stone in, if you are at a workbench you can C-clamp it down in place or you can hold on to it. So you are going to start at the heel and you are going to time it so that it goes all the way across. You go from one side to the other. You also want to make sure that your stone, I am not going to use as much pressure as I normally would because I cannot mount it on this showcase, you want to alternate from side to side to keep your bevel centered. Some people will take and do three times on one side and then three times on the other, the problem is that your backhand is never as good as your forehand and you end up cheating and you are going to end up with a blade that is offset. That is going to take it and thin down, you are going to get a thin bevel right on the edge. Once you get that V established, you can go from the coarser side to the finer side. It is the same thing; you want to alternate from one side to the other. Just keep working it until it smooths out. Usually it does not take quite as long on this side because you are just smoothing it out. As you go through the finer stones, if you just choose to do that you are just polishing. The other question is angle; how do I know what angle to use? It is a real simple guide. If you can imagine this was a big cube of butter and you know how it goes bad? You are just going to filet the top of it off. Again, there are people that do it other ways that work for them great. This is a tried, true simple way of doing it.
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How to Do a Traveling Twist | Belly Dancing
 
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Like these Belly Dance Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1hu3Iir Beautiful Belly Dancing Accessories Hip Scarf (Short) with Gold Coins: http://amzn.to/1IBsoPG Tribal Chiffon Tiered Maxi Skirt: http://amzn.to/1PGOuAK Harem Pants: http://amzn.to/1RFbKTt Gold Sequined Bra Top: http://amzn.to/1JdM1h8 Gold Head Chain: http://amzn.to/1HhgGea Finger Cymbals: http://amzn.to/1F7CPYU Belly dancing Sword: http://amzn.to/1L2d8uR Chiffon Veil: http://amzn.to/1HdWIhB Face Veil: http://amzn.to/1cxlajf Bollywood Foot Jewelry: http://amzn.to/1L2dbGZ Irina's Bellydance DVD: http://amzn.to/1bPR7ml Watch more Belly Dancing 101 videos: http://bit.ly/1cxlQoJ Belly dancing is sexy, fun, and burns up a lot of calories to boot! In this video, belly dancer Irina Akulenko teaches you how to do the belly dance move known as the traveling twist. You'll be shaking it like Shakira in no time. Now let's try the travelling hip twist. Keeping the knees bent, just lift, the lower abs engaged, tailbone down. We're going to twist front to back, keeping the movement horizontal to the floor. So we're just twisting the hips. Now we're going to just take a step with the right foot, crossing the left behind. And again right, and crossing behind, right, crossing behind, and make sure you are taking very small steps keeping the movement right underneath your hip bone. We're going to switch the footwork. We're going to start with the left, crossing the right behind, and left, right behind. And again, keeping it really small. The smaller the movements are, the easier the hip work will be. Now, we're going to combine the two movements together. We're going to bring the hip back. We're going to release the right foot, so this is the right side that's active right now. We're going to step into the right leg and push the right hip forward into a twist. Then we're going to bring the left foot behind, bringing the hip back. And step forward, cross back. And forward, cross back. And forward, cross back. We can switch the movement, as well, so starting with the left foot, we're going to bring the left hip back, lifting the left foot off the floor, stepping onto it, pushing the left hip forward, and bring it back. Step forward and back. And we're focusing on one hip at a time where the other hip is obviously working. So, let's try that a little bit faster, and try it with music. And forward and back. And left, cross, left, cross, left. And this movement is a little bit easier if you're travelling faster, if you come up on your toes. So, starting with the right hip, and forward. And remember to keep the knees slightly bent no matter what. Chest is lifted. And faster. And that's how you travel with a hip twist.
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How to Start a Babysitting Service
 
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Watch more Money Advice for Kids videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/418223-How-to-Start-a-Babysitting-Service Whether you want to make a little pocket money or have bigger goals in mind, babysitting is a rewarding way to earn cash, help parents, and spread your wings as an entrepreneur. Step 1: Make a business plan Make a business plan that defines prospective customers for your babysitting service, how much you will charge, and whether you will accept cash, checks, or allow parents to run a tab. Tip Your rates should be competitive with other sitters in your neighborhood. Step 2: Assess your skills Assess your skills, which should include first aid, meal preparation, changing diapers, entertaining kids, and knowing how to discipline them fairly. Then bone up on skills you any skills you lack by researching or taking a course. Step 3: Find your comfort level Find your comfort level, identifying age groups you handle and manage best. Stick with caring for children in that age group first. Step 4: Interview prospective clients Interview prospective clients to evaluate their expectations and to determine whether their environment is a safe place in which to work. Tip Get personal recommendations to interest clients and start your business. Step 5: Advertise your babysitting service Advertise your babysitting service in your neighborhood with flyers, place classified ads, and spread the news of your new service through word of mouth. Did You Know? The original Baby-Sitters Club book series for tweens has sold over 170 million copies.
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Different Types of Harmonicas | Harmonica 101
 
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Watch more How to Play the Harmonica videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/457278-Different-Types-of-Harmonicas-Harmonica-101 The harmonica is used in nearly every type of music, from blues and jazz to country and rock. In this video, music teacher Marcus Milius teaches you about the different types of harmonicas. "Hi, my name is Marcus Milius. I play harmonica. I got a degree at the University of Southern California, a Bachelor's of Music, in Jazz Studies - Chromatic Harmonica. I play and teach harmonica here in New York City, and I'm happy to show you what I do. One thing that is very confusing about harmonica is that there are so many different kinds. Often times this is just the difference in names, in models, or brands. For instance, the blues harp the marine pan, the special twenty, the golden melody which are all diatonic harmonicas by the Horner company and they are really all very similar. But the main differences in harmonica will be primarily the diatonic and chromatic harmonica. There are many others as well as base harmonica, chord harmonica, echo harmonica, or tremolo harmonica. And they all have different sounds, but primarily it divides into diatonic and chromatic harmonica. Chromatic harmonica looks like this. It plays in all keys, and sounds a bit like the artists Stevie Wonder or twist talemen. Diatonic harmonicas will be set up in one key and you'll need twelve of them to play in every key and they tend to have a bluesier folkier sound, or a bluesy sound. And you'll notice that they bend very nicely, and they have really nice double stops or chords. The other harmonicas that are out there would be the base harmonica, chord harmonicas which are really big, there are also diatonic harmonicas that are tuned to minor, or other scales. There are diatonic harmonicas that have a very organ like sound and they're called echo harps or tremolo harps. So, that takes a lot of investigating to know the difference. But usually most people are going to be playing the majority of recordings that you hear will be chromatic harmonica and diatonic harmonica and they're pretty easy to hear the difference between. "
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How to Do the Tush Push | Line Dancing
 
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Like these Line Dance lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1NmhCgz Watch more How to Line Dance videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/497850-How-to-Do-the-Tush-Push-Line-Dancing "Hi my name is Robert Wilson, I'm a five time world champion of country dance, working with artists like Taylor Swift, Kerry Underwood, Brad Lesley, I really hope that you learn how to line dance and experience whats its like to move to Americas music and that's country music, so Nicole now is going to show you probably the most popular line dance done throughout the united states for the last 20 something years, its one of our favorites, its called the tush push, so were going to take it from our right foot, were going to do heel switches were going to go 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, 6, 7, 8 and 1 and 2, 3 your going to clap four, yes so that's going to go heel then twice with the heel, heel, heel then clap so one more time before we move on so its going to go 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, 6, 7, 8 and 1 and 2, 3 clap, now were going to do the part known as the tush push, were going to go forward twice with the hips, twice then back twice then groove, groove, however you do this, now were going to do cha cha steps forward, were going to go triple step forward then back, triple step back then forward again triple step and this time doing half of a turn, forward half turn, triple step forward, triple step, now were going to do a quarter turn and a half turn so you step forward with the quarter, step forward with the half, your going to take two walking steps clapping at the second one, walk clap, that's 8 and then it starts over so its 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, 6, 7, 8 and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6, 7,8 1 and 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, 7, 8 , 1 and 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 1, 2, 3, cha cha and then go back cha cha then go forward half turn quarter than half, quarter half two blocks clap on the second and start over and that is the tush push, were going to go try with music try with this 5, 6, 5, 6, 7 go 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, 6, 7, 8 and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6, 7,8 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, 7, 8 , 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6, 7,8 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 half, quarter, half, walk, clap, heel, twice and heel, heel heel, clap, boogie, boogie, and boogie cha cha full and full half back, half turn, quarter, half and start again and hit, hit hit, clap boogie, boogie, groove, cha cha, half turn, quarter and stop and again, and that is how we tush push. "
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How to Teach the Alphabet | Reading Lessons
 
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Watch more How to Teach Your Child to Read videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/460479-How-to-Teach-the-Alphabet-Reading-Lessons Hi. my name is Anne Glass. I'm a reading and learning specialist at a private school in New York City and I work with Kindergarteners through 3rd graders on Reading, Word Study, and Writing Skills. In addition to be a reading specialist and learning specialist, I'm also a parent and today I'm going to talk to you about topics in reading Being able to name the letters in the alphabet is one of the critical predictors of reading success. There are several different activities that you can use to teach your child the alphabet. Most people like to start teaching using the alphabet song which is a completely acceptable way to start. In fact, most children in this country know that song; could sing it in their sleep, probably. That is a perfectly fine way to start as long as you move quickly away from singing the alphabet to saying it. Because if your child can say the alphabet without relying on a melody then you can be certain that he knows it for sure. I always like to use visual aids and I think that any teaching, when it can be multisensory, is going to be much more effective. If you can have your child say the alphabet, each letter at a time while pointing to it, they're getting that tactile feedback and also the auditory feedback from pronouncing the letter name, looking at the letter and touching it with his finger. Another really helpful manipulative are these 3D letters. These are mine and they're just regular block letters that you can do out of order or move around. So they can be easily manipulated. And again it's a letter identification task. Another great teaching tool I like to use is this alphabet mat. It's got the alphabet in block letters across the top as both a reminder and also a point and say task. And then you can also go back to your 3-dimensional letters and, as a separate or additional activity, put the letters in sequence going around the arc. So up here is my "M", I place the "M" on the "M". "A" and then "B" going all the way around. Knowledge of the sequence of the alphabet is also going to be really helpful to your child going forward. Simple flash cards are also a great tool. These are my upper-case flash cards and you just go one by one and ask your child to name the letter as you go through. For more advanced alphabet learners, this is called a missing letter deck. You are prompting the child with two letters to give you the third one that's missing. So in this case it's "D", "E" and your child will say "F". Go on to the next one: "F", "G"... "H". And so on. Again, knowledge of letter names is one of the most important predictors of how quickly and easily your child will acquire early reading skills. And it's important that letter names be taught explicitly and directly, starting in preschool.
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How to Understand Gemini Horoscope Sign | Zodiac Signs
 
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Watch more How to Understand Zodiac Signs videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/457734-How-to-Understand-Gemini-Horoscope-Sign-Zodiac-Signs Love to read your horoscope? Lawrence Grecco has been practicing astrology for more than 20 years. In this video, he talks about the personality traits common in people born under the Gemini sign. My name is Lawrence Grecco. I live in New York City, and I'm a Life Coach and an Astrologer. I've been practicing Astrology for over 20 years. You can check out my website at zenrising.com. I'm here to talk to you today about Horoscopes. So Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac, so if you were born between May 21st and June 20th you're a Gemini. Gemini is symbolized by the twins because Gemini people have a dual nature. It's almost like Geminis are two different people. And very often a Gemini would like to have more than one of any given things. This could be more than one job, more than one hobby, even more than one thing to eat for dinner. So I know a Gemini who would prefer to have five different appetizers over one entree because she likes that kind of variety. So the duality in Gemini is about wanting to connect things, connect information, connect people. So there is this very sociable, social, intellectual quality to Gemini. They're all about communicating and networking and talking and learning and teaching. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, which is the messenger of the Gods, because Gemini is very interested in processing information, communicating, writing, speaking; all of those areas of life are very important for Gemini. They can be very bubbly, very animated, very lighthearted, they kind of like the lighthearted side of life. They would rather know a little about lots of different things than to go into depth about any one given subject. So Gemini's are very much about self expression and about communicating with people and connecting to people and connecting information. So one the downside Gemini can sometimes be a little bit scattered, restless, easily dissatisfied. It's hard for Gemini to hold their attention; you might even call them commitment phobic. Some famous Geminis include Johnny Depp, Mel Blanc, Marilyn Monroe and Brooke Shields.
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How to Do the "Good Time" Line Dance | Line Dancing
 
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Like these Line Dance lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1NmhCgz Watch more How to Line Dance videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/497855-How-to-Do-the-Good-Time-Line-Dance-Line-Dancing Hi, my name is Robert Royston. I'm a five time world champion of country dance, working with artists like Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley. I really hope that you learn how to line dance and experience what it's like to move to America's music, and that's country music. So one of the most popular line dances in the last five or six years has been good times done to Alan Jackson song, "Good Times". So let's break this dance down for you. Starts with walking forward with your right foot, little touch steps. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Then we're gonna do little side points. One, two, three, four, with a turn, five, six, seven, touch eight. Then do the same thing. One, two, three, four, turn the other way, five, six, seven, eight. Now we're gonna do hitches right, with the lifting of the leg, right, little tiny hops you might say but kind of opening the leg up and going behind. One, two, three, four, five, six, then we're gonna do a little cross, seven, with a quarter of a turn, eight. So we're gonna do a little cross hop to a quarter turn hop seven, eight. Starting with your right foot, cha, cha forward with a break step, cha, cha back a break step. Then we're gonna do little side step boogies. Side step with a boogie, close. Side step with a boogie, close, and the dance starts over, forty-eight count dance. So try it one more time, by the way it's a four wall dance. So we're gonna go one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One and two, three, four, five and six, seven, eight. One and two, three, four, five and six, and do it again. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One and two, three, four, five and six, seven, eight. Wiggle, wiggle, close, wiggle, wiggle, close, and the dance starts over. So we're gonna go ahead and try this to music. Obviously we're not gonna be doing it to Alan Jackson's "Good Times". We'd like to be able to do it a little bit slower for you to be able to practice this at home, here we go. Five, six, five six, seven, go. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Cha cha cha, and back, side, close, boogie, and again. Touch, touch, touch, touch, side, side, and turn, side, side, and turn. And pitch, pitch, pitch, cross and cha, cha, cha, back it goes. Side, side, and again, touch, touch, touch, touch, point, point, and turn, point, point, and turn. And hitch, hitch, hitch, and cross and cha, cha, cha, back it goes, boogie, and close, and boogie, and close, and it starts over. There you have good times.
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Love & Career Prospects for Aquarius | Zodiac Signs
 
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Watch more How to Understand Zodiac Signs videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/457744-Love-and-Career-Prospects-for-Aquarius-Zodiac-Signs Love to read your horoscope? Lawrence Grecco has been practicing astrology for more than 20 years. In this video, he talks about the love and career prospects for people born under the Aquarius sign. My name is Lawrence Grecco. I live in New York City, and I'm a Life Coach and an Astrologer. I've been practicing Astrology for over 20 years. You can check out my website at zenrising.com. I'm here to talk to you today about Horoscopes. Oh, when it comes to relationships Aquarians like to impress people with how unique, unusual, unconventional and individualistic they are. So they really like to be seen as a bit unusual and sometimes even a little aloof. Aquarius really responds to relationships that offer a strong degree of friendship and camaraderie over traditional romance and feeling tied down. So this element of friendship is critical to Aquarius, more so than uh, a typical romantic kind of a relationship. So in a way Aquarius responds more to platonic love rather than romantic love. Aquarians need to feel a lot of space in a relationship. They need to feel free and that's the key to keeping them around, is to not make them feel trapped, because Aquarians are really free spirits. As far as career goes, anything that has a humanitarian element to it or has to do with groups or organizations are perfect career choices for Aquarians. So that could be anything having to do with teaching, community organizing, technology, you know humanitarian causes like social work, dealing with non-profits, all of those are perfect career choices for Aquarius.
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How to Fingerpick | Guitar Lessons
 
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Like these Guitar Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1IFMYeJ Must Haves for any Guitar Player: On Stage XCG4 Black Tripod Guitar Stand: http://amzn.to/1KHP6HO Dunlop Trigger Curved Guitar Capo: http://amzn.to/1UrBL7c Korg GA1 Guitar and Bass Tuner: http://amzn.to/1Nafqfs Dunlop Standard Tortex Picks: http://amzn.to/1L4YMYy Ernie Ball 4037 Black Polypro Strap: http://amzn.to/1O8zLiu Watch more How to Play Guitar videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/434533-How-to-Fingerpick-Guitar-Lessons New to guitar playing? Learn how to fingerpick -- play guitar with your thumb and fingertips instead of a pick -- in this Howcast video tutorial. Ok, so let's talk about fingerpicking. This is a big big topic in guitar world. There's many guitarists that only fingerpick and they can get do a pretty amazing thing with just fingerpicking. But so, were are just gonna introduce a little bit of the ideas here, and so obviously you don't need a pick right. We are just gonna use our fingers. To, play separate notes for each chord to get some kind of rhythm's or some interesting ideas, right. So i am just using the same chords that we have been using G,E minor C and D, but now let's try to do something fancy with our fingerpicking right, i am gonna play rythm of pattern right 'm goin, dha dha dha dha, dha dha. Now how do i thing of that well, i am trying to copy the strum that i did. The first strum which was, PA, PA PA PA PA, PA, PA PA PA PA. So i can copy that exactly or you know i could change it little bit to get the same accents DHA DHA DHA DHAA, DHA DHA, DHA DHA DHA DHAA, DHA DHA, alright, that's all i am doing. Now i am gonna make G chord here right and so, my pattern is gonna be the six string with my thumb, then i am gonna use my index finger, to play the third string.Then i am gonna use my middle finger to play the second string and then, i am gonna use my ring finger to play the first string, alright. So i am going DHA DHA DHA DHA, DHA DHA right.Thumb, index, middle, ring, middle, index, right. And we could try with E minor the same exact pattern. Right, how about with C, now the thing with C is, i have to change the pattern of it a little bit right. I am just bringing my thumb down to the fifth string that's where C is, that's why i am doing that, right. So C is in on the fifth string up the six, so, that's why i have to do there. The rest are the same right, and then for D same thing i have to move my thumb. Because now D, the note D is on the forth string, but everything else stays the same, right, so if i put it all together what do i have. I have G right, remember our rhythm, then i am going to E minor. Then C, then D, so one more time we have G, E minor, C, D. So that's how you get started with fingerpicking.
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How to Get Your Pilot License | Flying Lessons
 
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Watch more How to Fly a Plane videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/452395-How-to-Get-Your-Pilot-License-Flying-Lessons Hi, my name is Josh Kallenberg and I'm here at the Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California. I've been flying professionally for about 13 years, and now I have the pleasure of flying this Gulfstream G450 which is a lot of fun and exciting. And today I'm going to talk to you about becoming a pilot. So how are you going to get your license? Well, depends on which program you take, but you're going to have to complete a certain amount of hours, flight hours, which will include instruction given and some solo flight time. And when you get a minimum of between 35 and 40 hours, although it takes most people at least 60 hours on average, you're going to go ahead and take a written exam. A written exam is about two and a half hours, and once you pass that you're going to take an oral and a flight exam with an FAA designated examiner. Let me add something about the written test,you might be nervous or it sounds pretty ominous,it's really not that bad, and your instructor is not going to let you take any of these tests until you're comfortable and he or she feel that you're ready to take it. Some of the tests involve math, which I was not good at when I was younger. You still will figure it out, it's really not that hard. It just takes time and dedication and discipline to learn some of the concepts, learn some of the terminology,but all stuff that with time, practice, and studying, you'll get it. It's not bad.
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How to Do Basic Turn in Closed Position | Line Dancing
 
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Like these Line Dance lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1NmhCgz Watch more How to Line Dance videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/498092-How-to-Do-Basic-Turn-in-Closed-Position-Line-Dancing "Hi! My name is Robert Royston.I'm a 5-time world champion of country dance, working with artists like Taylor Swift, Carey Underwood, Brad Paisley. I really hope that you learn how to Hawaiian dance and experience what its like to move to America's music, and that's country music. So now that you've learned the basic two-step, were going to teach you the closed turn, or a closed basic turn. So what's gonna happen here, were gonna take our basic of quick-quick, slow-slow. Quick-quick, slow-slow. But as we step our last slow, that's my right foot, her left foot. Im gonna start to take the ladies a little more to my right. So Imma go quick-quick, slow-slow. So I kinda moved her out of the way. Im gonna do that coming right at you so you see what I'm doing. I'm gonna go quick-quick, slow-slow. So I just try to move her to my right 'cause I'm still heading forward. As that happens, as I move to the right on that slow-slow, I'm now going to start coming right up alongside of her on quick-quick. Kind of turn her to face line of dance as well. On the slow-slow, I'm going to face her. Slow-slow. So now I'm going backwards. Quick-quick, slow-slow. Quick-quick, slow-slow. Let's think of it like this, I'm gonna take the ladies and I'm gonna open 'em like I'm opening a door. I'm gonna open the door which is my right arm. But I'm gonna be the door that closes in front of the right arm. So although I'm opening the ladies, I'm closing the door. So from here we're gonna go quick-quick, slow prepare slow. Open, quick-quick, guys close, slow-slow. And going backwards quick-quick, slow-slow. Quick-quick, slow-slow. Now turning back around we do the exact opposite. I'm the first door to open and then she closes the door. So as we are going backwards, I go quick-quick slow, same thing on slow. I start to prep myself open on the second slow. She passes quick-quick, closes slow-slow. And now she's going backwards again quick-quick, slow-slow. So the first one she opens, and I close. The second one I open and she closes. So we can two-step around the floor, opening up, guys in front, stay here for a little while, have a good time. Guys open up, ladies close, and we are back to our basic. So that's the basic couple's closed turn. Have fun!"
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How to Ask for a Job Application
 
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Watch more How to Find a Job videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/424444-How-to-Ask-for-a-Job-Application A potential employer's assessment of you begins the moment you request an application. Put your best foot forward and make a great first impression by following these suggestions. Step 1: Dress professionally Present a professional appearance. Ditch the jeans and flip flops -- the point is to look as if you're ready to start work immediately. Tip Leave your phone in the car. Nothing makes you seem more unprofessional than talking on your cell phone or mindlessly texting. Step 2: Be friendly Be courteous to the front office staff. The receptionist may inform the hiring managers if you're rude or arrogant. Step 3: Ask politely Use a polite tone of voice when requesting the application. If the employees are busy, wait patiently and don't complain. Thank them after receiving the application. Step 4: Complete the application Fill out the application completely with a blue or black ink pen. Use your resume as a blueprint when filling in the spaces. Answer neatly and honestly, use correct spelling, and sign and date the application correctly. Tip Be sure to explain any gaps in your work history. If you were attending school or on leave, make note of it on the application. Step 5: Follow up Wait a week after you've submitted your application and then follow up with the company. Call and ask to speak to the hiring manager, reiterate your interest in the position, and ask for an interview. Be polite, yet determined. It pays to persevere! Did You Know? In 2009, a contest for the "Best Job in the World" -- serving 6 months as the caretaker of a tropical island in Australia -- drew more than 34,000 applications worldwide.
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How to Adjust Bike Brakes | Bike Maintenance
 
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Watch more Basic Bicycle Maintenance videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/449518-How-to-Adjust-Bike-Brakes-Bike-Maintenance Learn how to adjust bike brakes and keep your brakes working smoothly and safely from expert Jesse McDonough in this Howcast video. Hi my name is Jesse McDonough and I'm here at Spokesman Cycles in New York City right by Union Square. I'm a bicycle tour guide in New York and formerly a bike messenger and I'm here to tell you a bit about the bike. Let's talk about brake adjustments. There's a number of different reasons why your brakes can need to be adjusted. The brakes themselves can be rubbing on the rim; they might not be tight enough. But we'll start with just tightening the brakes themselves. So first you see this brake, it's in pretty good shape. You really want two finger lengths between the handlebar and the break where you squeeze, so here you got plenty of room, but on this side the break itself goes almost all the way to the handlebar, way more then two finger-lengths. So here clearly is not tight enough. We're going to try to start with a minor tightening with the barrel adjusters. So here the barrel adjusters just twist and as you pull them out of the break handle itself this will tighten the break. In this case it's probably tightening it a bit more but not necessarily enough, you still have less then two finger-lengths. So now that opening the barrel adjuster did not tighten your brakes enough what we're going to have to do is open up the break so that you can tighten your brake cable here. So you're going to take an Allen wrench and all you got to do is unscrew this just a bit so you pull the break cable tight here so that the break pads are resting along the rims, so you can hear them rubbing along the rims here and at that point you want to tighten the cable to exactly where is should be and if you notice I left the barrel adjuster opened so that way now the rim is just barely rubbing along the brake pads but as you tighten the barrel adjuster as the brake cable is already tight again it should open up just perfectly so that your brakes are the exact tension you want them but at the same time aren't going to be rubbing on the wheel, so we tighten the barrel adjuster here and see how that worked. Perfect. Got two finger-lengths and a nice tight brake.
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What Is Phonemic Awareness? | Reading Lessons
 
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Watch more How to Teach Your Child to Read videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/460490-What-Is-Phonemic-Awareness-Reading-Lessons Hi. my name is Anne Glass. I'm a reading and learning specialist at a private school in New York City and I work with Kindergarteners through 3rd graders on Reading, Word Study, and Writing Skills. In addition to be a reading specialist and learning specialist, I'm also a parent and today I'm going to talk to you about topics in reading. Phonological or phonemic awareness is a crucial factor which predicts how easily your child will develop early reading skills. It has to do with developing a sensitivity to the sound structure in oral language. At its most sophisticated level, it means phonemic awareness. Phonological awareness is the bigger umbrella which subsumes phonemic awareness. Phonological awareness can refer to noticing the words in a sentence, the syllables in a multi-syllabic word, and phonemic awareness is much more specific to the individual sounds in a single word. We call these individual sounds, phonemes. Phonemic awareness is something that develops over time and can, in fact, be taught and should be taught. Phonemes are the very smallest units of sound in words. For example, in the word bug, there are 3 phonemes. Bu-uh-ga. A child with sophisticated phonemic awareness would be able to substitute the bu- for ha, to get the word, hug, and she will also know that the initial sound changed, but the rest of the word didn't. When children receive explicit instruction in phonemic awareness, including rhyming games and substitution and segmenting tasks with individual phonemes, they are much more successful than their same peers who did not receive similar instruction.
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How to Pick a Flight School | Flying Lessons
 
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Watch more How to Fly a Plane videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/452394-How-to-Pick-a-Flight-School-Flying-Lessons Hi, my name is Josh Kallenberg and I'm here at the Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California. I've been flying professionally for about 13 years, and now I have the pleasure of flying this Gulfstream G450 which is a lot of fun and exciting. And today I'm going to talk to you about becoming a pilot. So how do you choose a flight school? Well, there are several ways you can go about doing this. You can look online. If they actually still have phone books, you can look in there. You can maybe talk to someone you know that is a pilot. That's one thing pilots like to do, is they love to talk about flying. There's a kind of running joke; how do you know there's a pilot in the room? Don't worry. He or she will tell you. One thing you need to consider is where you live geographically. How is the weather where you live? That plays a big part especially when you're doing your primary training. One of the better places to learn is Southern California, or Arizona. Places where you're generally going to get good weather. One thing you want to do in part of your research is actually go to the school, and visit several schools if you can just like visiting a college. You're going to go ahead and talk to the students. Talk to the instructors. You want to kind of get a feel for it. Look at the conditions of the facility. Look at the aircraft. It's kind of like looking at a car. You're going to kind of have an idea if they're in good shape or bad shape. One thing you're going to do when you pick a flight school is take an intro flight, which I strongly suggest, and what they're going to do is they're probably going to pair you up with a flight instructor, and that will be your first taste of what flying is going to be like. You will most likely fly the airplane for the majority of the flight, which is a lot of fun. You also want to bring your log book, because if you want to continue you can actually log that flight for instruction. Don't feel bad. If you don't like your instructor, if you don't feel comfortable, you can always ask to switch. It's not going to hurt their feelings. It would hurt my feelings, but it won't hurt their feelings if you did that and it's really important that you feel comfortable and trust your instructor when you're going through your training.
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Pros & Cons of a Pit Bull | Dog Breeds
 
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Top Rated Products for any Dog Owner: FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs: http://amzn.to/1JBydfH Bil-Jac Little Jacs Liver Training Treats: http://amzn.to/1UrI76w Earthbath All Natural Grooming Wipes: http://amzn.to/1JykFiY Premier Gentle Leader Head Dog Collar: http://amzn.to/1FjRGxo Earth Rated® Green Dispenser with Dog Waste Poop Bags: http://amzn.to/1KI1IyE Watch more How to Understand Dog Breeds videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/458623-Pros-and-Cons-of-a-Pit-Bull-Dog-Breeds Learn the pros and cons of owning a pit bull from dog expert Julia Szabo in this Howcast video. I'm Julia Szabo, also known as a Pet Reporter, and I am the "Living with Dogs" columnist for dogster.com. I've actually written 6 books and I'm hard at work on my next one. It will be about about dogs -- that's as much as I can say right now. I love dogs and I think nobody's life is complete without one. So I'm here to tell you about a variety of different dogs breeds that might suit your lifestyle. I hope you'll adopt one soon. Pit Bulls are my favorite kind of dog. Pit Bulls are extraordinary to me, but unfortunately, a lot of the world really doesn't like Pit Bulls. This dog is the most feared and irrationally loathed and legislated against dog, literally, in the world. Tragically, the reason why so many people have been able to successfully misuse and exploit, and abuse Pit Bulls is because Pit Bulls are so loyal to their owner. If the owner is a criminal who wants to do bad things, sadly, the dog doesn't want to do those things. But because the owner wants to do it, he wants to please the owner, so he'll do it. But, if the owner is a really great person, who wants to go to hospitals and visit old people and young people who need a smile, they'll do that gladly. That's their favorite thing to do. They will do search and rescue work. They will just be your friend. They will come running with you, they will sit on the sofa with you. A lot like mutts, they are very very versatile and adaptable. In a weird way, they kind of are mutts, because they're a hybrid of Terrier and Bulldog. The complete name is American Pit Bull Terrier. I never said Pit Bulls are totally easy dogs to have. They're very very strong. They can be very strong willed. You have to be firm, but gentle. And you have to show the dog that you're the top dog, you're the boss, and so he listens to you. But you also, you don't wanna be rough with him. You don't wanna use cruel training methods. No shock collars, none of that. You just want to harness that energy for good. Believe it or not, in World War I, Pit Bulls were a symbol of American strength and patriotism. So here we have this dog with this incredible history, incredible legacy. Let's appreciate him. Let's go to our local animal shelter, which sadly, is like, as much as 90% Pit Bulls. And, you know, give him a home.
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How to Do a Reverse Vertical Figure 8 | Belly Dancing
 
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How to Do the Basic Egyptian | Belly Dancing
 
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How to Pronounce the "Th" Sound | English Lessons
 
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Like these English Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1QwKA29 Watch more Learn English for Beginners videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/487787-How-to-Pronounce-the-Th-Sound-English-Lessons Learn how to pronounce "th" sounds in English in this Howcast video with ESL teacher Megan Brach. My name is Megan Brach and I have been teaching English as a second language for four years. Learning English isn't fast nor is it easy but I'm going to help you get started. Are you ready? Let's learn English. English Pronunciation: The "Th" sounds: Pronouncing consonants isn't much easier. For example, you have a th and a th but they make different sounds. How do we make a th? Put your tongue behind your top teeth and breathe. Now here you're going to use your vocal cords. So practice. This, that, there, father. Now, you're going to do the same thing but do not use your vocal cords. So, think, three, thank you, thoughtful. Now you've learned the difference between the two th sounds.
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How to Play Defense | Lacrosse
 
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Embrace your Inner Laxhead with these Lacrosse Products: Warrior Torch Lacrosse Head (High School Spec): http://amzn.to/1MpSaKo STX FiddleSTX: http://amzn.to/1F10HB0 NFHS Certified Lacrosse Ball: http://amzn.to/1QfKVm1 Field Hockey/Lacrosse Backpack: http://amzn.to/1NuYXBi Hi-Vis Scrimmage Vest: http://amzn.to/1Nv0p6x “I'm a Lacrosse Coach Badass” Funny T Shirt: http://amzn.to/1W0WP7h Watch more How to Play Lacrosse videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/498208-How-to-Play-Defense-Lacrosse "Hi, I'm Taylor Nissi, Director of Operations for Game Breaker Lacrosse. I'm here today with Nick Schmidt who's one of our great regional directors. Please visit our website www.laxcamps.com. when playing defense in the grass the two most important aspects are your footwork and your communication. A few key terms for lacrosse are ball that means you are the person actively covering the ball as well as help. And that's the first guy responsible for helping if the person on ball gets the beep. First position all we want to do is we wanna have our stick in out in front of us so we can utilize its length to play proper defense as refrain our guy. what would do is we can need a poke, lift or slap. Nick here's gonna help me demonstrate a proper approach along with those three checks. As I approach nick I want to come in under control with my feet under knee. Now I want to run out because it makes easier for him to run right pass nick. So as I approached out chopped my feet and breakdown to good athletic position. Another thing we do is as we close the distance after a poke check trying dislodge the ball the next check will be a slap check if nicks getting in closer just slap on his stick and the last check is the lift check if the nick gets in too close to me the other thing I want to do it I can push him out on his hips and maintain this cushion to make sure I am in a proper position play good be fast and those are the basic fundamentals defense in the game of lacrosse. "
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How to Get Sponsors for an Event
 
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Watch more Business Skills videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/400062-How-to-Get-Sponsors-for-an-Event If money is tight and you need some outside help, follow these steps to contact the right people and increase your level of success. Step 1: Determine your audience Determine your audience. List corporations as well as small businesses that cater to a similar demographic. Step 2: Develop a marketing plan Compile information for a 20-second telephone pitch and a packet of printed marketing materials explaining your organization, goals, and the event. Tailor the information to each contact and emphasize how your event will help their company. Tip Contact a marketing or promotional company if you need assistance. Step 3: Give back Determine what you will give back to the company if they commit to sponsoring. Print and online advertisements with their logo and company information are attractive incentives. Include this information with the packet. Tip Develop different levels of sponsorship -- the more they give the better the return. Step 4: Follow up Call or e-mail all the companies you contacted two to three weeks after mailing the information. Make sure they received your packet and ask if they have any questions. Try to determine their level of interest. Step 5: Thank everyone Thank everyone you contacted. Send a thank you letter to everyone that contributed. Step 6: Fulfill your promises Fulfill all your promises to your sponsors. If they are happy with the success of your event they are more likely to sponsor your organization again in the future. Did You Know? The Coca-Cola company has sponsored the Olympics since the 1928 games in Amsterdam.
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How to Do the Cowboy Boogie | Line Dancing
 
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Like these Line Dance lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1NmhCgz Watch more How to Line Dance videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/497851-How-to-Do-the-Cowboy-Boogie-Line-Dancing "Hi, my name is Robert Royston. I'm a five time world champion of country dance working with artists like Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley. I really hope that you learn how to line dance and experience what it's like to move to America's music that's country music. So the dance we're gonna talk about now is called the cowboy boogie. It's a very popular dance done throughout the United States. One of the great things about the cowboy boogie is that it's done to a lot of different songs so you're gonna get it to different songs, to different speeds depending on where you live and what your bar likes to play. So we're gonna start with just the basic vine to the right. We're gonna go side, behind, side, with a little hitch which is the knee up, hitch. Then go right back to the other direction: side, behind, side, hitch-with a forward hitch-step, hitch, and another one, step, hitch. Now that's gonna back you up. Back, back, back, and one more hitch. Hitch. Let's try that from the top again. So we're gonna vine right then left, hitch forward and then come back with a hitch. So starting with the right. Step, behind, step, hitch! Side, behind, side, hitch! And forward, hitch, and forward, back, back, back, back, back, hitch. From there we're gonna step down and we're gonna boogie forward with twice our hips, boogie twice with the hips. Boogie back with the hips. Boogie forward, back, right? So it's gonna go twice forward, twice back, forward, back. Yeah. From here as we come forward down to our left leg we're gonna do another hitch with our right leg, making a quarter of a turn, hitch. From there we start the vine to the right again: step, behind, step, hitch! Step, behind, step, forward from the hitches. Forward hitch, forward, back it up. Back, back, back, hitch. Boogie twice forward, twice back. Forward, back, and hitch! Side, behind, side, hitch! Side, behind, side, hitch! Forward, hitch! Forward, and back it up, hitch! Go forward, go back. Go forward, back, and hitch! Step behind, hitch! Step behind, hitch! Forward, hitch! Forward and back it up, hitch! Boogie, boogie, boogie, boogie now, hitch! And start the dance over with. So that's the cowboy boogie. We're gonna go ahead and try that to music. I'll count us in. Five, six, five, six to the right. Here we go. Step, behind, step, hitch. Step, behind, step, hitch. Forward, hitch, forward, hitch and back, back, back, hitch. And boogie, and boogie. And forward, back, and here's the hitch! And step behind, hitch, and step behind, forward! Forward hitch, forward and back it up, hitch! And boogie, and boogie. And forward and here we go! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8! 1, 2, 3, 4, here we go, 7, 8! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and a forward, and forward, and back it up and boogie and boogie and here we go, hitch! And THAT is the cowboy boogie! Have fun! "
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How to Do Large Hip Circles | Belly Dancing
 
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How to Flirt with a Boy | Teen Dating Tips
 
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Like these Sex and Dating lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1P27qdO Watch more Middle School & High School Dating Advice videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/496990-How-to-Flirt-with-a-Boy-Teen-Dating-Tips Hey guys. My name is Shallon and I'm here to help you with all the questions you might have about love, lust, romance, and everything in between. For more, visit me on twitter @downtownshallon or be sure to check out my website shallononline.com. Ladies, one of the most valuable skills you can learn is how to flirt. And I am here to teach you. Flirting, contrary to what you might believe, is very, very subtle. It isn't something that's grandiose or loud or obnoxious. It's something that's quiet and demure and very charming. If you want to flirt with a boy, you don't have to go over the top. You have to do just a few simple things. Number one, make eye contact. This can be actually kind of scary, cause it's nerve wracking to look the boy you like in the eye. But if you can do it for just, like, a second or two, literally that's all it takes. Look away, smile, and look back. You will blow him away. Number two, smile. I say this all the time, but it's so true. Smile as often as you can. I'm not saying you shouldn't have emotions, or show it when you're upset, but if you bring up a conversation with him, try to keep it something positive. so you're smiling and you're face is glowing, you guys are laughing together. Cause, if you laugh together, you're bonding. He doesn't even realize it, but you are. Also girls, it's important to stroke a man's ego. So, if you notice he's really good at something, don't be afraid to tell him. Be like, "Hey, you've got a really good jump shot, that's pretty good, maybe you could teach me sometime." Easy, complimentary, and it opens the door for you guys to hang out or talk more. How simple is that? And if he acts weird, whatever, he's got weird hair anyway. You don't need to date him. Also ladies, it's important to remember that you are very mature at this age, but boys, not so much. This, unfortunately, might be a theme throughout your life. Girls are always going to be more mature and more thoughtful than boys are. So, cut them some slack. If a guy still treats you like you guys are 10 years old and just buddies on the playground, he might just not be that mature yet. Don't take it personally. He will get there, and by the time he does, you'll be a lean, mean, flirting machine.
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How to Do the 2-Step | Line Dancing
 
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Like these Line Dance lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1NmhCgz Watch more How to Line Dance videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/497849-How-to-Do-the-2Step-Line-Dancing Hi, my name is Robert Royston. I'm a five time world champion of country dance working with artists like Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley. I really hope that you'd learn how to line dance and experience what it's like to move to America's music, and that's country music. As part of our country line dance series, we wanted to arm you with a little knowledge of country couples dancing. Chances are, you are going to go to your country bar, you going to go to your country line dance club and in between line dances, there're gonna have some couple dancing and the most popular couple dance done in United State is of course the two step. So we would like to show you a good basic version of the two step, there's a lot of regional variations but just a good basic version of country two step. We're going to start off first with the close position hold. My right hand is going to go under Nicola's left arm, so I'm going to be kind of cutting the upper part of her shoulder blade, not down here, upper part of the shoulder blade. Nicola is going to take her left arm and put it on top of my right, that's gonna kind of be just below the shoulder and just above the bicep ladies. So below the shoulder above the bicep. Then my left hand is gonna hold her right hand just very comfortable at about shoulder level, nothing too overly done or pronounced yeah. Once again, there are variations to this that you will see, this is just a good basic couple dance hold. Now I'm going to start with my left, she's going to start with her right. Two steps is made up of a series of quicks and slows, a quick is one step for one beat, a slow is one step for two beats. So if you were to do quicks, it would be quick quick quick quick quick quick quick quick. If you were to do slows, it would be slow slow slow slow right. By count of that, quicks would be 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, slows would be 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, so it's one step for two beats. The timing for two step is quick quick slow slow, 2 quicks 2 slows and a walking pattern. I start left she starts right, she goes back I go forward and we go quick quick slow slow, right, 2 fast 2 slow steps. We'll do that again. We're going to go quick quick slow slow and you'll just continue that pattern, quick quick slow slow, quick quick just like you're walking, quick quick slow slow, quick quick slow slow and quick quick slow slow. The thing about two step you should also know is the trivial line of dance. Line of dance kind of in every bar you will ever go into or even ballroom dancing, line of dance is counterclockwise, so you're always gonna move counterclockwise. And some floor etiquette, if there's a two step that's playing and some people are line dancing to it, you can two step around the outside. Think of it like a race track, the faster you go, the more of the outside of the floor you are. The slower you're going, the more to the inside of the floor until you get to the middle which is for line dancing. So we're going to do a little two step music for you and you can follow along at home. 5 6 7 go, quick quick slow slow, quick quick slow slow, quick quick slow slow, quick quick slow slow, quick quick slow slow. So grab your favorite lady, get off the bars cause this is two step.
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How to Play a Chromatic Harmonica | Harmonica 101
 
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Watch more How to Play the Harmonica videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/457279-How-to-Play-a-Chromatic-Harmonica-Harmonica-101 The harmonica is used in nearly every type of music, from blues and jazz to country and rock. In this video, music teacher Marcus Milius teaches you how to play a chromatic harmonica. "Hi, my name is Marcus Milius. I play harmonica. I got a degree at the University of Southern California, a Bachelor's of Music, in Jazz Studies - Chromatic Harmonica. I play and teach harmonica here in New York City, and I'm happy to show you what I do. Alright, so playing the chromatic harmonica, you'll first need a chromatic harmonica, rather than a diatonic harmonica. The technique is pretty basic. Once you get a single note on a diatonic, the same technique applies to the chromatic. The only difference is, you have a slide on the chromatic harmonica, to get you the notes that you ordinarily bend or over-blow to on the diatonic. That makes it a lot easier to hit notes that aren't in the key, you simply press the button and it sharps any note up a half step. So, if you have a C, it sharps up to a C sharp, D, up to a D sharp. So all notes will sharp up a half step when you press the slide. The thing that does make that difficult is playing in C is very easy but playing in other keys means you have to locate the correct notes and know when not to press in the slide and when to press in the slide. So, each scale, each key is very different. So, here would be a major sound in several keys. So, each key is a different pattern that you have to learn. You can do some bending on the chromatic, it doesn't sound quite as bluesy as when you do it on the diatonic."
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How to Survive Falling through the Ice
 
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Watch more Disaster Survival & Worst-Case Scenarios videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/217694-How-to-Survive-Falling-through-the-Ice You can survive a plunge through thin ice – if you don’t panic. Step 1: Test the ice Never venture across a frozen body of water without first testing the ice with an ice spud, auger, or drill. Two inches can support one person; four inches are needed for two people; and five inches of solid ice are required to support a snowmobile or other off-road vehicle. Ice is generally thickest near the shore. Tip Ice that is dirty, milk-colored, or snow-covered is weaker than clear ice. Step 2: Look for a stick Look for a long, sturdy pole or stick to hang onto before crossing; that way, if the ice does give way, it may prevent you from falling all the way in. Step 3: Crawl across frozen water Crawl across frozen water on all fours so that your weight is distributed. Ice thickness can vary from spot to spot. Step 4: Grip the pole If you feel the ice beneath you cracking, grip the pole tightly--or spread your arms straight out if you have no pole--to break your fall and keep your torso above the water. Tip If you fall completely underwater, swim up to the hole you fell through, and use your elbows to pull your body up enough to get your arms on the ice. Step 5: Steady your breathing Spend a moment getting your breathing under control. Step 6: Kick and pull With your arms on the ice, start kicking your legs until your body is nearly horizontal with the surface. Then slither your body onto the ice, in the direction you came from. Step 7: Roll and crawl Roll yourself away from the hole, and crawl back to shore on your stomach. Tip If you got out of the water fairly quickly, roll around in the fluffiest snow you can find; it will blot up some of the wetness before it reaches your skin. Step 8: Stick to the ice If you can’t get out within 10 minutes, hypothermia may set in and make moving your legs impossible. In that case, put your wet arms on the ice so they freeze there and prevent you from going under. And start yelling for help. Tip Stay still to preserve body heat, and try not to panic: Despite how cold and stiff you feel, you will not freeze to death in a matter of moments. Step 9: Thaw out Once you're out of the water, get out of your wet clothes as soon as possible and sip warm -- not hot -- nonalcoholic liquids. Then get to a hospital for an evaluation; hypothermia can cause dangerous aftereffects that aren’t always immediately apparent. Did You Know? Approximately 1,000 Americans fall through ice each year.
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What Are the Rules? | Lacrosse
 
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Embrace your Inner Laxhead with these Lacrosse Products: Warrior Torch Lacrosse Head (High School Spec): http://amzn.to/1MpSaKo STX FiddleSTX: http://amzn.to/1F10HB0 NFHS Certified Lacrosse Ball: http://amzn.to/1QfKVm1 Field Hockey/Lacrosse Backpack: http://amzn.to/1NuYXBi Hi-Vis Scrimmage Vest: http://amzn.to/1Nv0p6x “I'm a Lacrosse Coach Badass” Funny T Shirt: http://amzn.to/1W0WP7h Watch more How to Play Lacrosse videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/498213-What-Are-the-Rules-Lacrosse Hi, I'm Taylor Nissi, Director of Operations for Game Breaker Lacrosse. I'm here today with Nick Schmidt who's one of our great regional directors. Please visit our website www.laxcamps.com. Game play consists of ten players per team on the field at a time. That's one goalie, three defense men, three mid fielders, three attackers per team. Defense men prefer to use long poles which are 72 inches long, and each team is limited to four poles on the field at a time. All the other players on the field will use a short stick, which is between 40 and 43 inches long. The game is played with a small, galvanized rubber ball. It's important that you make sure that your stick is legal. Most common penalties result from illegal sticks. To have a legal stick the ball must fall freely out of your stick when turned at a slight angle. The depth of the pocket is also another important part. To make sure you have a legal stick you should be able to not see any free space between the ball and the bottom of the side wall. Also, your stick must be at least 6 and a 1/2 inches wide. And finally, the out of bounds rules are that if one team throws an errant pass or player with possession of the ball runs out of bounds, the possession is awarded to the other team. The only time this is not the case is when the team on offense takes the shot that either bounces off the goalie, a post, or misses the goal. The ball is then awarded to the nearest player to the ball when it goes out of bounds. Those are the basic rules of lacrosse.
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What Is an Annuity? | Financial Terms
 
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Watch more How to Understand Personal Finance Terms videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/491844-What-Is-an-Annuity-Financial-Terms An annuity is basically the combination of an investment and insurance, and I know it sounds confusing but it really isn't. A lot of people are worried, and there's a lot different types of annuities out there, but a lot of people are worried that if I saved up a lot of money for retirement, how much can I take out of that? And just to give you an example, let's say I saved a hundred thousand dollars for retirement, I don't know how much to use each year. And on one hand I want t use the money because I saved it for my entire life, on the other hand if I take out too much of that money each year in retirement, what happens if I go through it all? So an annuity comes in to try and answer that question or help people by providing a little bit of certainty. Like let me give you an example; let's say I had a hundred thousand dollars that I save for retirement, I can take that hundred thousand dollars and buy an annuity with it. And I'm taking my hundred thousand and I'm exchanging it, and the insurance company that I'm buying the annuity from is going to pay me a certain amount for the rest of my life. So here's a hundred thousand dollars insurance company and the insurance company is going to pay me, maybe seven thousand dollars every year for the rest of my life. So what happened there? It can be great if I live a long life time, I can get well more than my hundred thousand dollars back, but what happens if I die right away? I just gave a hundred thousand dollars to the insurance company and neither me nor my beneficiaries or my family members got any benefit from that money. So annuity's real goal is to provide lifetime guaranteed income so that you never have to worry about out living your money. Now there are other types of annuities out there and the decision to buying annuities can be challenging for a couple of different reasons, annuities are very complex, they have a lot of different terms that can be hard for the average person to understand, and a lot of times the people selling you annuities get paid on a commission basis. So I think you could see where I'm going with this, if I get paid a thousand dollars to sell you annuity A and five hundred dollars to sell you annuity B, which way do you think somebody's gonna steer you? So always be aware of that when shopping for annuities and make sure annuity is really appropriate for you situation first before moving ahead and investing in one.
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How to Understand Cancer Horoscope Sign | Zodiac Signs
 
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Watch more How to Understand Zodiac Signs videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/457732-How-to-Understand-Cancer-Horoscope-Sign-Zodiac-Signs Love to read your horoscope? Lawrence Grecco has been practicing astrology for more than 20 years. In this video, he talks about the personality traits common in people born under the Cancer sign. My name is Lawrence Grecco. I live in New York City, and I'm a Life Coach and an Astrologer. I've been practicing Astrology for over 20 years. You can check out my website at zenrising.com. I'm here to talk to you today about Horoscopes. So the fourth sign of the Zodiac is Cancer, so if you were born between June 21st and July 22nd, then you're a Cancer. Cancer is represented by the crab, and what's really interesting about the symbol of the crab is that crabs can run and walk sideways, so they have this very indirect way of traveling about, and like the crab, Cancers have a very indirect way of approaching life. And the crab has a shell and will often withdraw into its shell if it feels at all threatened or unsafe. So just the way a crab will withdraw into its shell, so will a Cancer person withdraw if it feels at all unsafe or threatened. Cancer is ruled by the moon, which has a very clear and direct impact on the tides. So above all, Cancers are very focused on seeking security through things that are familiar and comfortable, so this could be through family, through friends, through their relationship. Issues of home are very important to Cancer, as are issues of the past and history. Anything that has to do with time and history are very much emphasized for Cancer. So Cancer people are very, very sensitive people, they're very domestic, they often like to cook, or food figures in prominently with Cancer people, and they can be the most nurturing sign of the Zodiac. Some of the potentially negative traits of Cancer is that they can tend to be passive-aggressive, indirect, overly emotional, overly sensitive, and even whiny sometimes. Some famous Cancers include George W. Bush, Princess Diana, Robin Williams and Tom Hanks.
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How to Play the Blues | Harmonica Lessons
 
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Watch more Harmonica Lessons with Blues Traveler's John Popper videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/476401-How-to-Play-the-Blues-Harmonica-Lessons Learn how to play the blues on a harmonica with this Howcast harmonica lesson taught by John Popper of Blues Traveler. Hi, I'm John Popper, lead singer of the band Blues Traveler. I also play harmonica, and am arguably one of the best in the world. But thank God, there really never can be an actual best, but I'm damn good. I'm gonna teach you a few things about the harmonica. There's several positions on a harmonica. Again, we'll start with a C harmonica, 'cause it's easiest to remember the transpositions. If I'm using the tonic, la la la la, la la la. La la la la la la la. That's melody, right? Tonic means "la" in that song I'm singing, the bottom, what feels like the bottom is the tonic. "La" becomes what they call the one. And that means 2 is, la la, 1, 2. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. So there's 8 notes to a scale. 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. This is just basic code for music. So if I'm playing in a major scale, in a C harmonica, I'm gonna use as C as a tonic, which sounds very major-y, and like a folk instrument. Now, if I wanna play blues, I'm gonna use the G as the tonic, so I can get that flat 7. And that's what blues harmonica players do, largely. And again, these are all relative, as far as, it's not the only thing blue players do, and it's not the only think folk players do. 'Cause you can be a folk player, and still play that second position. You can be a blues player, and still play that first position. There's even a third position, where, if you're playing with a C harmonica, you can be using a D Minor, and that means. And that's a very minor-y sounding thing. And there's even other positions you can do. Like, I always liked the Phrygian Mode. See, each mode or scale, the first, the major one, da da da da da da da da, is called an Ionian Mode. And the one with that bluesy one is called a Mixolydian Mode. And these are all named after islands in Greece, where the various tribes played songs that favored these modes or melodies. And that's really all this is, is just, different lingo for different scales that support different chords. So a Phrygian Mode would be. Now that's playing in a C harmonica, I'm playing in the Key of E. And then there's one for if I really want to be super minor-y. I use a C harmonica to play an A. You have to be really sensitive to use that one. The most popular tends to be the second position or first position, if you're a folk guy or a blues guy. Or a polka guy, I guess, for the first position. But don't let any of these things throw you. Again, if it sounds good, it's right. And these are just ways to communicate with other musicians. You wanna know what key the other guys is playing in, so you can pick the right harmonica to use.
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How to Apply for a Student Visa to the U.S.
 
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Watch more How to Understand Legal Issues videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/418754-How-to-Apply-for-a-Student-Visa-to-the-US Wherever you're from in the world -- Canada, Korea, Australia, or the UK -- this guide will help you get temporary citizenship in the United States so you can study at any college or university in the country. Step 1: Select schools Select the schools you would like to attend and start the admission process as early as possible before applying for your student visa. Step 2: Wait for acceptance Wait for the school to accept you -- at which time they will issue you, the student, an I-20 form so you can get your student visa. Step 3: Fill out Form F-1 Obtain and fill out the F-1 student visa application. Be sure to read and understand all the rules and expectations upon entering the country. Tip The student visa application can be found online and at any U.S. consulate or embassy. Step 4: Visit a U.S. consulate or embassy Visit a U.S. consulate or embassy with both the I-20 form and F-1 student visa application to start the approval process. Tip Applications received 120 days or more prior to the class start date will be held until 120 days before the start date to be processed. Step 5: Obtain form I-539 Obtain form I-539 from a U.S. consulate or embassy if you are already in the country and want to change your status to a foreign student. You will need your I-20 form and to pay a fee. Step 6: Move to the U.S. Move the U.S. no sooner than 30 days before the first class date. Once you're here, get your study on and make your family and country proud. Did You Know? For the 2008-2009 school year, over 670,000 foreign students attended a U.S. college or university, an 8 percent climb from the previous year.
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