How to Position Finger and Thumb

How To : Position finger and thumb

Learn how to position fingers and thumb while playing the acoustic guitar. Follow along with Peter Vogl as he covers left hand finger placement, left thumb placement, and holding the pick. Click on the QuickTime icon above to watch a video of this lesson.

How To : Improve thumb position on the cello

Check out this instructional cello video to learn how to have perfect thumb position while playing the cello. Thumb position is involved when you play on the upper part of the cello. This tutorial offers great tips and techniques for beginning cello players.

How To : Shuffle a deck of cards

Learn how to shuffle a deck of cards. Impress your poker buddies by learning how to shuffle and deal like you do it for a living. You Will Need * A deck of cards * And a table Step 1. Split the deck in half Learn how to do the classic shuffle, which is called the riffle s ...more

How To : Perform the bandarama card trick

This video shows you how to perform the Bandaram trick. Things you'll need: deck of playing cards, elastic band. Select a card and show it to the spectators. Ace of Spades is chosen as the selected card. Return this card back to the deck. Do a table cut trick of the deck so th ...more

How To : Play perfect open chords on an electric guitar

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with Music Radar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for h ...more

How To : Write in cursive and more

This is a tutorial segment of basic steps of hand writing. Mary Dixon is the instructor for this tutorial segment. First you should keep in mind that you should keep the pencil with correct positioning. Assure that you have a comfortable grip on it. For proper positioning of y ...more

How To : 10 Ways to Open a Beer Without a Bottle Opener

As exciting as it can be to crack open a beer, there's nothing fun about wandering around a party and asking other partygoers for a bottle opener. Don't worry, we've got you covered: here are 10 crazy ways to get to drinking while impressing your friends with your ingenuity. ...more

How To : Make a boomerang out of styrofoam cups

Crazy Chris shows us how to make a cool boomerang out of two Styrofoam cups - useful as a party trick. Plastic and paper cups can also be used. The bottoms of the cups are taped together. The key to making the boomerang work is the positioning of the fingers on the cups. The m ...more

How To : Play the ruan, a Chinese Lute

In this tutorial, we learn how to play the ruan, a Chinese Lute. First, sit on 2/3 of the chair, then rest the ruan on the lap, slanting it 45 degrees to the left. For the left hand position rest the thumb at the back of the neck and allow the other fingers to curve into a bal ...more

How To : Understand different wrap types for boxing

Laura Bateman, of Extreme Fitness Now, demonstrates how to wrap your hands for boxing. Wrapping is important for protecting your wrists and knuckles from injury. Mexican hand wraps are longer than the typical hand wraps. Place the looped end of the wrap over your thumb. Be sur ...more

How To : Draw a severed hand

WayneTully1 teaches you how to draw a severed hand. Use a white piece of A4 paper and a mechanical pencil. Start with the wrist and work your way up to the index finger. Go down and draw the other fingers, paying more attention to the thumb. It needs to be in a right position ...more

How To : Knit Portuguese style

In this tutorial, Andrea Wong teaches us how to knit Portuguese style. This is one of the oldest ways of knitting that started in the Middle East. The holding of the needles are the same but the working yarn should come from the left needle. The yarn should be placed around th ...more

How To : Bowl more strikes like PBA Tour star Sean Rash

This video offers three tips for improving your bowling and throwing more strikes. The first step to becoming a great bowler is to pick the right ball weight. Bowling balls are normally between 6-16 pounds. A way to measure whether a ball is too heavy is to hold it in front of ...more

How To : Grip your golf club the right way

One of the key fundamentals to playing a successful game of golf is to master your grip on the club. Stand in front of the club with your hands relaxed at your sides and let the club fall into your hands. Next, bring the club around front and set it down. When you position the ...more

How To : Do the "pinch drop" coin trick

Wow your friends with this coin trick called the "Pinch Drop". This coin vanish is an important addition to any magician's bag of tricks. Learn how to get this trick down perfect with help from this how-to video. What you will need: • Coin • Dexterity Step 1: Hold the coin ...more

How To : Farrow shuffle a deck of cards

Mastering the Farrow Shuffle will make you look like a Vegas pro. Watch this video to learn how to farrow shuffle a deck of cards. You Will Need * A deck of cards * Fanning powder Step 1. Bend the deck Bend the deck slightly when you take it out of the box for the first ti ...more

How To : Knit the Knit Stitch

Once you have learned to Cast On, you will need to learn the Knit Stitch. Once you have learned the Knit Stitch, you will be able to start a project! Position your needles. To start, hold the yarn and the needle with the stitches in your left hand. The empty needle is in you ...more

How To : Throw a spiked curveball

In this video you'll learn how to throw a 'spiked curveball'. With this throwing technique you get the ability to make the ball go either down, sideways, or any angle in between. This technique is all about the how you hold the ball. To perform the spiked curveball you should ...more

How To : Use a BD Quikheel Safety Lancet on an infant

BD Quikheel Safety Lancet The BD Quikheel Lancet is a safety-engineered product designed for heel sticks on infants and premature babies. It features a sweeping surgical blade that permanently retracts after creating an incision. Additionally, it offers a tapered window provi ...more

How To : Start chicken picking

This video lesson introduces a basic philosophy on chicken pickin' or country playing. For country guitar playing, you don't need to use much in the way of effects, just a tiny bit of reverb and compression. Country isn’t dependent on one set of scales, like rock or blues. To ...more

How To : Detect a pulse with two toothpicks

Check out the Pulse Trick illusion from Brian Brushwood and Scam School. As a conversation starter, Brian shows you how to use two toothpicks to detect a pulse. Effect: You are able to show your pulse using two toothpicks. No matter how hard they try, your friend cannot. Met ...more

How To : Install a blade into a jeweler's saw

Learn how to install a blade into a jeweler's saw with this two-part video tutorial. Make sure your jewelers saw blade is facing outward and the teeth are pointing down. Run a finger over the blade before inserting it to make sure it is in the right position. Once it is in cor ...more

How To : Easily draw Toad from Super Mario

Learn an easy way to draw a ‘Toad’ by watching this art tutorial from Super Mario. The artist begins by drawing a mushroom first. A 3/4th circle is drawn and closed at the bottom with a slight curve. A full circle is drawn inside the mushroom, near the top. Slight curves are o ...more

How To : Perform the pulling money from nowhere magic trick

Have you ever heard anyone say "money doesn't grow on trees"? Well, it doesn't…it floats in mid air all around us! Learn how to magically make money appear out of nowhere! You will need one quarter. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors so ...more

How To : Use a fake quarter to do the bite one trick

Quarters don't get you very far at the mall, but they are very impressive when used in magic. Grab a fake trick quarter and follow these steps and you will be on your way to impressing your friends in no time! You Will Need • Patter • Trick folding quarter • Audience • Bor ...more

How To : Spread a deck of playing cards for poker

Want to learn how shuffle a deck of playing cards? In order to be a great dealer for poker, baccarat, blackjack, Texas Hold'Em or any other gambling card game, you're going to need to learn how to properly shuffle the playing cards. This "How To Shuffle" video tutorial will s ...more

How To : Knit the Purl Stitch

There are two basic stitches in knitting. One is the Knit Stitch. The other is the Purl Stitch. All knitting patterns are based on these stitches, so you'll want to know how to do both of them. The Knit side of your work is generally called the Front or Right side, whereas the ...more

How To : Massage your dog

Learn how to massage your dog. Man’s best friend gets stressed, too! A massage can benefit your dog’s health as well as their mood. You Will Need * A rug or your lap Step 1. Position your dog Have your dog lie down on a rug. Very small dogs can sit in your lap. Massage yo ...more

How To : Perform a Ropes Through Body magic trick

Are you ready to learn a magic trick that is sure to amaze your friends and family? Ryan Oakes is going to show you how to pass ropes right through your body. You will need two pieces of rope, about four feet long each, a pair of scissors, and white thread. Sometimes we use ma ...more

How To : Create a string figure Jacob's Ladder

Learn how to make a string figure jacobs ladder with this string figure animation. The eskimos do it, pygmies in Africa do it, South Sea islanders do it, Native Americans do it, Europeans do it. In some cultures performing string figures are play for both children and adults, ...more

How To : Throw a Knife Without Spin

Okay, I am sure you have seen a lot of knife-throwing articles on this website (and others like it), but let me assure you that this one will be different. The fact is, anyone can throw a knife, but most people have terrible technique and thus get very inconsistent results. I ...more

How To : Eat Fire (And Look Damn Good Doin' It)

Eating fire is a guaranteed method of not only impressing an entire room, but also instantly settling any questions as to whether or not you're a complete and total stone cold BAD ASS. When you can casually whip this trick out in a bar, you're not only going to get your drinks ...more

How To : Perform a general neurological exam on a patient

As a doctor, sometimes it will be necessary to perform a neurological examination of your patient to rule out any neurological disorders. Your objective is to identify abnormalities in the nervous system, to differentiate peripheral from central nervous system lesions, and to ...more

How To : Insert a Tampon Like an Adult

Inserting a tampon is a rite of passage for every teenage girl, so it's important to know how to insert a tampon the right way. It could seem tricky at first, but after trying several times, tampon insertion becomes as easy as putting on a glove. It just takes practice, & this ...more

How To : Improve pitching mechanics in baseball

This collection of instructional videos from BaseballRox with baseball player Jeff Pick focuses on proper pitching mechanics with an emphasis on safety in the sport of baseball. This BaseballRox pitching video series focuses on proper pitching mechanics with an emphasis on sa ...more

How To : Hold a knife for cutting food

This video shows the proper way to hold a knife and the proper technique for slicing and dicing. Watch and learn how simple it is. Make the knife an extension of your arm by pinching the blade with your thumb and index finger, proceed by placing your other three fingers on the ...more

How To : Make a popper out of a sheet of paper

This video shows how to make a paper "popper" that you can use to make a loud popping noise. Start with piece of paper. first fold it in half the skinny way, then fold it in half again the other way. Set the paper down on a table or flat surface so that the flaps of the paper ...more

How To : Play E shape barré chords on the guitar

In this lesson you will learn about E shape barre chords, how they are formed, and tips for getting the barre strong and all the notes clear. The second video will teach you more about E shape barre chords, hand position and finger tricks and also how to play the minor 7th and ...more

How To : Do a thumb or index card fan

This video tutorial shows you how to create a fan using a pack of playing cards. Hold the cards firmly using the thumb and four index fingers of your right hand. You then drag the cards across from left to right using either your thumb or index finger. In order to snap the fan ...more

How To : Properly hold a guitar pick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to properly hold a guitar pick. Begin by placing the pick on the index finger. The bend the index finger to the thumb. Let the thumb hold the pick. It should be in a form of an X as you hold the pick between the index and thumb. The co ...more

How To : Tie a perfection loop knot

This is a video demonstrating how to tie a perfection loop. This is a loop that is necessary for fishing. It can be using for sinkers and fly fishing. It is good for any purpose where a loop is needed. A loop is made first. The loop is held between the left thumb and index fin ...more

How To : Play A Simple Blues Lead Guitar Lick

There is a lot of mystery and voodoo surrounding blues guitar these days. With the common opinion claiming that in order to play the blues you have to really feel the music and respond with your playing. While this is certainly the case when improvising, I would argue that a g ...more

How To : Handle and restrain a mouse for injections

This Animal Welfare Foundation two-part video tutorial is from expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim is to show that the primary consideration should be for the the welfare of th ...more

How To : Give a professional hand massage

In this video, we learn how to give a professional hand massage. First, spread oil onto the hand with your hands, which will prevent you from sticking together. After this, open the hand up and interlock your fingers with theirs and start to massage the inside of the hand. Ope ...more

How To : Check yourself for testicular cancer

21st Century Boy demonstrates how to check yourself for testicular cancer. After a warm bath or shower, lift up your leg and rest it on the edge of the bathtub. Lift up your right testicle with your left hand and take the thumb, forefinger and index finger of your right hand a ...more

How To : Make a french spiral bouquet

To make a french spiral bouquet you first start with straight stemmed flowers such as roses. It is very important that you rid the stems of foliage such as leaves as well as removing all the thorns. You can do this by using a gardening glove or washcloth and sliding it down th ...more

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