Taking Care of Your Guitar

Playing the guitar is a great way to express yourself, and you can take it just about anywhere. However, proper care is essential. Here are ways you can make your guitar last and keep it sounding great.

Have Extra Strings Handy

Artist 70 Series Parlor Electric, Natural Gloss Finish Generally, you can use a guitar string as long as you want, up until it breaks. When a string does come apart, however, it’s helpful to have an extra set of strings around. You can easily find strings online, usually at affordable prices, and most music stores should have a variety of different kinds available. Just be sure to pick the right strings for your instrument!

Keep it Clean

Even if you wash your hands every time before picking up your guitar, they can still leave behind body oils and other substances. Using a cloth to clean your strings is a simple way to prevent buildup, and if you want to clean your frets, use a small cloth or a toothbrush with soap and water. To clean the finish, specialized guitar polish is the best choice, as other liquids could cause damage.

Store Your Guitar in a Case

While a guitar bag can be useful for keeping out dust and humidity, a hard case has the extra advantage of protecting your instrument from damage, e.g. accidentally banging a tough surface. While they may make carrying your guitar slightly heavier, their added protection is more than worth it, and most come with a handle for easier carry: some even have straps, if you prefer carrying your guitar and case on your back.

For Major Jobs, Find Professional Repair

If your guitar suffers heavy damage or its pieces begin to wear out, then your safest bet is to contact a professional. Find somebody who services guitars in your area, e.g. by typing in boston guitar repair or wherever you happen to live into a search engine or, better yet, a reputable review site like the Better Business Bureau.

With a guitar that’s properly cared for, you’ll feel more than comfortable strumming to your heart’s content.


Coping up

It's been a while since my last post..well it's because of my work load in the office plus we got too busy preparing for our children's moving in to a new apartment. My son is now a college freshman in a university in Manila joining her sister who's also working in Makati, so both of our children are living independently now. As for me and husband, we really feel the difference of not having our children around. So to cope up, I just look for other way to fill the emptiness, gladly my daughter shared her Netflix account with me. So now that's where I'm diverting my attention and I easily got hooked to the TV series that I'm watching.

Watching TV series can be addictive sometimes, there are days when all I want is to do is finish watching the whole season in one sitting hahaha. Currently I'm watching Suits, an American legal drama television series created and written by Aaron Korsh. The series premiered on June 23, 2011, on USA Network, it is the network's longest running original series in terms of seasons and episodes. The final season was aired July 17 of this year. I love reading novels written by John Grisham which mostly are related to legal thrillers, that's why when I saw this TV series, Suits it immediately draw my attention. I also love the lead characters Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) and Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht). 


3 Tools to Help Special-Needs Students Thrive

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Learning is not a one-size-fits-all system. Students with physical, mental or learning disabilities often benefit from an unconventional approach to education. These three tools can help them get through each school day with a sense of achievement.

1. Rules and Rewards

Rules provide a necessary amount of structure to a child's day. Stating rules and expectations clearly and having a visual reminder of what those expectations are will help kids navigate their choices. Placing a colorful list of rules up at home or in the classroom can be really helpful. Pairing rules with rewards for good behavior is also a great motivational tool. It helps kids learn that actions have consequences and empower them to make good choices.

2. Tactile Tools

Though many classrooms cater to an auditory learning style, not all students thrive within that kind of environment. For kids with visual or auditory impairment or for kids who have trouble focusing on their schoolwork, getting through class can be even harder. Tactile games like braille mazes help kids with sight limitations build their spatial awareness. Similarly, using cheerios to practice addition and subtraction can help students improve their conceptual thinking in a more engaging way.

3. Visual Additions

Having photo flashcards that supplement storytelling or language acquisition exercises can help struggling students grasp new concepts at a quicker rate. Pairing a visual with each word or concept strengthens that connection between letters and meaning. It can help students create a memorable mental picture for the next time they have to recall that word's meaning, put together a sentence or write a story.
There are myriad tools, apps and exercises available to help kids with unique learning needs succeed in school. Getting kids up and moving, engaging them in activities and incorporating each kind of learning style can help create a more accessible environment both at school and at home.

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