Friday, September 04, 2015

SONGWRITING: Relaxing Melodic Guitar Music

An interesting video about creating or composing some guitar music on your own. "Playing and composing guitar music that falls into the softer
instrumental sound, contemporary jazz, or New Age Guitar style. ... In this lesson I'm going
to be placing a focus upon the more basic instrumental sounds that offer
simple yet flowing melody ideas. We'll look at both the melody lines
used, as well as, the different harmonies that can be applied within
this style."

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Digital Kaleidoscope Collection at

Some of the first products I found at Zazzle many, many years ago featured digital kaleidoscopes on custom gifts. There used to be a site called Squidoo and a writer there had created a lens talking about her digital artwork hosted at Zazzle. Here is the beginning of a few collection of digital kaleidoscopes. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Как решать судоку - Russian Video on How to Solve Sudoku

"Показывается один из вариантов решения числового кроссворда судоку." I was searching YouTube for uses of the Russian verb "решать" to decide or solve and found this video about how to solve Sudoku puzzles.

Beginning Russian language learners will appreciate that within the first few seconds, the man will pronounce the sentence "Как решать судоку".

Intermediate Russian users may find this an interesting video to watch because this man is actually physically pointing out ideas and concepts as he talks about them. Though it isn't his intention, he is providing "comprehensible input" for Russian language learners.

The downside is that the only translation available is auto-translated. So the translation isn't correct. For instance, right from the start Google thought he said "how to solve courts" rather than "how to solve Sudoku". An intermediate Russian language learner that is also a fan of Sudoku would feel a bit more confident recognizing the errors, and could pick up some new vocabulary or phrases.

Conjugation of the Russian Verb решать

The conjugation of the Russian verb решать ... to decide, to solve. If you need the pronunciation check out the решать entry at the Russian Grammatical Dictionary.

я решаю - I decide
ты решаешь - you decide
он решает - he decides
она решает - she decides
оно решает - it decides
мы решаем - we decide
вы решаете - you decide
они решают - they decide

я буду решать - I will decide
ты будешь решать - you will decide
он будет решать - he will decide
она будет решать - she will decide
оно будет решать - it will decide
мы будем решать - we will decide
вы будете решать - you will decide
они будут решать - they will decide

он решал - he decided
она решала - she decided
оно решало - it decided
они решали - they decided

Solid Color Wrapping Paper Collection at

Looking for some solid color wrapping paper? You can find hundreds of shades of basic colors at that are already created. Or, you can make your own color by erasing the color image and using their system to change the background color.