MasterClass Articles


If you listen to popular music, you’ve heard the pentatonic scale. It’s most closely associated with blues music, but also manifests in all the genres that spanned from the blue...

Apr 12, 2019

sheets of music for the pentatonic scale

Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man.” Led Zeppelin’s “The Immigrant Song.” Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name.” Santana’s “Smooth.” What do these classic hits all have in com...

Apr 12, 2019

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Coq au vin, the classic French dish of chicken slowly braised in wine, is a hearty stew that’s a little more impressive than your average chicken recipe. It’s perfect for a dinn...

Apr 11, 2019

French Coq au Vin in Pot

Songs, from classical compositions to the latest hit by deadmau5 or Justin Timberlake, can be broken down into sections. Recognizing and understanding these sections can be grat...

Apr 10, 2019

a guitar with a pad of paper

When working on a film, it’s vital that the writer, director, cinematographer, and camera operators all speak the same technical language so everyone is on the same page.

Apr 9, 2019

a person holding a film camera getting coverage

Some proteins, like lamb, beef, and pork, are safe to eat when prepared rare or medium rare. But to avoid getting sick, it’s important to always cook chicken thoroughly until it...

Apr 9, 2019

cooking pieces of chicken on a bbq

Salt may be as close as you can get to legitimate magic in everyday life. Most ingredients, especially fruit and vegetables, are brilliant on their own, but with the right dash ...

Apr 9, 2019

different types of salt in wooden spoons

The pear: the kind of fruit that’s heavenly when ripe and like a sad, tannic apple when not. A striking 80 percent of pear trees in the United States are grown in the Pacific No...

Apr 9, 2019

various pears on a blue wooden table

Architects must possess a mastery of design and aesthetic theory to design a variety of buildings. Learn the steps to take if you want to become an architect.

Apr 9, 2019

A hand drawing an blueprint for a house