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Learn 30 New Things In 30 Days!

How To Play Guitar In 15 Minutes! How A Language Works In 12 Phrases! How To Improve Your Sleep With More Sleep & More!
4.1 (216 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
19,104 students enrolled
Created by Steve Mastroianni
Last updated 9/2014
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Price: Free
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 30 Learning Hacks & Snacks
  • From Guitar to Language to Sleep to Memory to Business
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  • English

We Always Say "You Learn Something New Everyday".

Well, I am going to put that saying to the test with my FREE Video Course: "Learn 30 New Things In 30 Days!". Every day, you will learn a new tip, trick, or hack, teaching everything from:

Learning How To Play Guitar In 15 Minutes! Improving Your Sleep....with MORE Sleep! Getting More Done In Less Time! And more.

If you're like me and you love learning new useful skills, then check out my FREE Video Course: "Learn 30 New Things In 30 Days!"

See you there!

Your Learning Coach

Into The VØID - Coaching Services
H.Ø.W. To Become A Rockstar In Your Life + Your Business!

Who is the target audience?
  • Knowledge Junkies & Learning Addicts
  • Aspiring Musicians, Language Learners, Life Hackers
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
1 Lecture 00:48
Learn 30 New Things In 30 Days!
30 Lectures 02:29:29

Yes, you read that correctly. I'm going to teach you how to play guitar in 15 minutes. This 3 Part Series will give you everything you need to get up and running with the guitar.

Today I'll explain why most people fail at guitar, how the guitar works, and how to build your first chord: E minor.

Chord Reference

E minor

Day 1: Learn Guitar In 15 Minutes!

I hope you enjoyed Day 1. In Part 2 of the series, I'll explain how to add a strumming pattern (D DU UDU) to the E minor you learned yesterday.

Chord Reference

E minor

Day 2: Learn Guitar In 15 Minutes! - Part 2

Are you enjoying the Series so far? Do you feel like you're making progress? Pretty cool, huh? Today's lesson is about changing chords on the guitar - one of the most frustrating aspects and the reason most people quit. Well I plan to change all that with....SuperGlue?

In this third and final part of the series, we'll take the strumming pattern and apply it to some new chords. These chords are easy to switch to and will allow you to LITERALLY play 1000's of songs.

SuperGlue System

Day 3: Learn Guitar In 15 Minutes! - Part 3

Today we're going to improve the quality of your sleep.

I recommend taking the nap mid-day if possible, but if not, then when you get home from work is also a good time. Soon you will feel like a million bucks in the second half of your day and you will be WAY more productive!

If you absolutely HATE the idea of a nap and just want to improve the quality of your sleep at night, then I've also attached the Full Sleep track.

IMPORTANT: Remember to always use earbuds or headphones for this to work. If you would like even more comfort, then I HIGHLY recommend SleepPhones. You can find them on Google.

Nap MP3

Full Sleep MP3

Day 4: Improve Your Sleep With...More Sleep???

Have you ever had a Lucid Dream? If you haven't, you're SERIOUSLY missing out!

The good news is that I'm going to teach you how to have one tonight!

Lucid Dreams are EXTREMELY powerful and you can use them for anything from recreation to getting over lifelong fears. If you are interested in learning more, then I HIGHLY recommend "Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming" by Stephen LaBerge. It is the Bible of Lucid Dreaming. Check it out on Amazon.

What's amazing is that to your brain, experiencing something in a dream is EXACTLY the same as experiencing it in real life! So when you fly in a lucid dream, I promise it will feel even more incredible than anything you can imagine. Just put your hands up like Superman and up, up, and away!

Day 5: Have A Lucid Dream Tonight!

I hope you're enjoying the Course so far. I'm having a blast making it!

To close out the Week 1, today's tip is a fun (and surprising) one. I admit, it's not for everyone, but check it out here and see for yourself.

Day 6: Save That Dry Erase Board!

Week 2 starts with a short video series about Business.

Every business needs a website and in my opinion, .com is the only way to go. If you have your own business or are thinking of starting one, then I recommend going with GoDaddy for your website. Not because it's the best, but because it's the best deal for the budget conscious.

No, I don't work for GoDaddy, but I did build a bunch of sites for clients on there and I also built my original Site using the Website Builder we are going to use tomorrow.

Check out the video and see how $12 gets you a .com, a pre-designed site, and your own custom email address for ONE YEAR. Wowzers! (Man, it sounds like I work for them.)

Day 7: Build a .com Website For $12! - Part 1

Today we pick up where we left off with the GoDaddy registration and we'll actually build your website.

Everything is pretty straight forward here, but I will admit that it will require just a bit of patience depending on how complex you want your site to be. I suggest keeping it simple and stick to the BARE ESSENTIALS (video on the homepage, swap the pictures and text), since there are a few bugs in the Website Builder. All in all, you just can't beat the $12 deal (once again, I don't work for the company)!

Day 8: Build a .com Website For $12! - Part 2

I find that visual metaphors are a great way to get a point across, so once again, I am narrating today's video.

If you've already seen it, then I suggest watching it again since goals & habits are constantly changing.

Once you're finished watching, I'd like you to take this short survey to rate your current habits: YOU CAN FIND IT HERE. This will help create Awareness, which is an essential part of forming new and productive habits.

Day 9: Creating New Habits For Success

I hope you're enjoying Week #2 so far. There are SO many cool things on the way.

Today's video is all about raising the stakes!

Once again, I'd like you to take a short survey to reflect on Øwnership. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY

Day 10: Øwnership and Duality

Closing out the H.Ø.W. Series is a video about Passion.

From time to time, we can lose our Passion and what's the point of life without that burning fire inside? Hopefully this video will help you discover (or rediscover) your Passion.

Once you finish watching, please fill out this last survey. It will ignite you for sure. Really get you fired up! Check it out here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G7DJJV5

Finally, to thank you for sticking with the Series, I've included my FREE Report: "H.Ø.W. To Achieve ANY Goal In 3 Simple Steps". This will review some of the most important points from the Series, go over some new ones, and help ensure that the H.Ø.W. Method really sticks. DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Day 11: Wanting, Passion, and The Onion???

Since learning relies on efficient brain function, and efficient brain function relies on exercise, today's Module is all about Physical Fitness.

To see this bad boy in action, please CLICK HERE

So what are you waiting for? Head to your local hardware store and build you own $10 Kettlebell today!

Day 12: The $10 Adjustable Kettlebell!

If you're like me, then you love to read, but with so much information available, it can seem like we can never keep up. That's why today, I'd like to focus on some of the best digital tools that I've found for increasing reading speed.

Here are the Apps/Websites in the video:

iPhone - Acceleread

Android - Speed Reading Trainer

Web - Spreeder
- Reasy

Day 13: RSVP For Super Reading - Part 1

Today we'll take the RSVP concept further with some of the most cutting edge technology in Speed Reading.

Here are the Apps mentioned in the video:

iPhone - Skim
Android - Speed Reader Spritz like
Web - OpenSpritz
Coming soon - Spritz

So now that you know all about RSVP, choose your favourite method and start training!

Day 14: RSVP For Super Reading - Part 2

Today we are going to apply 4 Speed Reading techniques to good ol' Paperback books. I've tested all 4 myself and I am reading MUCH faster now. I hope you get as much out of them as I did.

Congratulations! You are now Halfway through the Course. There's a lot of really cool stuff coming up and I'm really excited to share it all with you. In the meantime, I would appreciate if you complete the following quick survey to share your feedback on the Course so far. Click HERE for the Survey.

Day 15: But, I Just Gotta Have My Paperbacks!

This one is wacky, but wow is it ever effective!

Make sure to practice your FOLDS, TAPS, BENDS, and SPLITS every day and you will notice a dramatic change in finger strength and ability. This is also a way to prevent RSI's like Carpal Tunnel and Tendonitis.

Here is the link to my friend Dr. Zac's product Handmaster Plus. Between this one and the Finger Fitness program, you will have hands of steel!

Day 16: Finger Fitness!

If you're like me, then you've been desperately searching for that extra hour in the day. Well, today I will show you some of the ways how to get more work/studying/learning done in a day.

Day 17: Shower Tiles + Other Tricks

I remember when I first got these exercises. They GUARANTEED that with daily practice I would go from my pitiful 25 second breath hold (30 seconds is the average) to 2 minutes and beyond! Now I'm here to show you it's possible!

Here are the 4 Exercises:

1) Hissing (Slow Release) - the slower the better
2) Quick Release & Continued Exhales - the fewer the better
3) Holding Your Breath (with air in your lungs)
4) Holding Your Breath (with NO air in your lungs)

So grab a timer, mark down your times, and send them my way so we can see how much you've improved over the weeks.

Day 18: How To Hold Your Breath For 2 Minutes!

When it comes to daily practice, we can become master procrastinators. "I'll do it after I wake up", "I'll do it after work", "I'll do it after I watch this new cat video on YouTube". One of the only ways that I know to GUARANTEE daily practice is to use The Pillow Trick.

Day 19: The Pillow Trick!

Now that you've had a chance to practice the Breathing Exercises for a couple of days, I'd like to add on the remaining exercises to make a complete Breathing Workout. Practice these daily and you will have yourself a voice of steel!

Here are the 5 Exercises:

1) Counting from 1-10 - over and over on one breath
2) Saying the Alphabet A-Z - over and over on one breath
3) Sustaining a Note from 1-10 - over and over on one breath
4) Sustaining a Note from A-Z - over and over on one breath
5) Hold Any Note For 30 Seconds - with the sound "ay" (like "play")

So grab a timer, mark down your times, and send them my way so we can see how much you've improved over the weeks.

Day 20: How To Hold Your Breath For A Better Voice!

I have a confession to make. Up until a month ago, I completely sucked at drawing. Like, really bad. Then I watched a video that promised I will be able to draw a face in one hour. Too good to be true, right? Well, wait until you see my Before and After drawings. Yikes!

These lessons were taken from a video series called "Yes, You Can...Draw!" on YouTube, which is now my go-to video for drawing faces. Try it out for yourself and see what you can do in one hour.

Day 21: How To Draw A Face In One Hour!

I'm going to tell you a secret: ANYONE can develop a SuperMemory! Sure, some people may have a headstart, but with a good method, you can learn how to pave the way to your own SuperMemory in very little time.

As a bonus, I'll also teach you how to speak Japanese! ;)

Day 22: Memory P.A.V.E.R.S. - Part 1

Is your knee still itchy? We're going to continue with P.A.V.E.R.S. today and show you how to Escape, Review, and Sleep.

Aaaaand just in case you didn't download them the first time, here are the Sleep MP3s again:

Day 23 - Memory P.A.V.E.R.S. - Part 2

Now that you have the structure of a Study Session, I want to introduce you to the final element: The P.A.V.E.R.S. Association.

Tomorrow we'll start to apply these concepts to Languages.

Day 24: Memory P.A.V.E.R.S. - Part 3

Ever wanted to learn a language but were so bored or overwhelmed with the rules that you just gave up? Well worry no more because these 12 sentences will build a solid foundation and get you started ASAP. This example is in Spanish, but it also applies to ANY language.

I want to thank Tim Ferriss for these sentences. I've made one change to his list to reflect past tense (we love to talk about what we did), but the rest is fantastic. The words in brackets are just extra info if you need it. Just focus on the sentences and you'll have that skeleton in no time!

1. The apple is red. (Present)
2. It is John's apple. (Possessive)
3. I give John the apple.
4. We give him the apple.
5. He gives it to John. (VERY important to understand how to use "it" in a language)
6. She gives it to him.
7. Is the apple red? (Adjective placement)
8. The apples are red. (Plural)
9. I want to give it to her. (Objects + Prepositions)
10. I'm going to know tomorrow. (Future)
11. I can't eat the apple. (Negation)
12. I ate the apple. (Past)

Pretty easy, huh? Tomorrow we'll get into learning THOUSANDS of words with the Vocabulary Booster.

Day 25: Learn Grammar In 12 Sentences!

Today I'm going to show you how to learn THOUSANDS of words in your target language with this awesome Vocabulary Booster.

There are many resources online with lists of Cognates. Just search your language + cognates and a bunch will come up ("French cognates"). I should note that there are FALSE COGNATES that resemble English words, but mean completely different things. These evil twins can be easily avoided by memorizing the exception with P.A.V.E.R.S.

Also, if Spanish is your target language, then I highly recommend "Madrigal's Magic Key To Spanish", which outlines these twins in depth.

Tomorrow I will show you a trick to easily sound like a native speaker.

Day 26: Vocabulary Booster!

Today I'm going to show you One Simple Trick to sound like a native speaker in your target language.

In the video I use Spanish and Italian as an example, but the trick can apply to any language you may be studying.

Day 27: One Trick To Sounding Like A Native!

The Course will conclude with one of my favourite puzzles and the best selling toy of all time: The Rubik's Cube. I'm going to show you how to solve this mother of a puzzle layer by layer. Today we'll solve the First Layer.

Solving the cube does wonders for your Spatial Awareness (visualization) as well as your Memory (the upcoming algorithms). I recommend that you practice solving the First Layer a few times before moving onto the next. This will ensure that if and when you make a mistake on the second and third layer, you will have a solid foundation to build on and not get flustered.

As an extra reference, here are two helpful pages from YouCanDoTheCube

Get To Know The Cube

The Moves

Day 28: How To Solve The Rubik's Cube! - Part 1

How did it go? Not as difficult as you once thought? Today I'm going to show you how to solve the Second Layer.

I like this lesson a lot because there is both a built-in Review (which will reinforce the previous lesson) and we also get to exercise our imagination.

Get To Know The Cube

The Moves

Day 29: How To Solve The Rubik's Cube! - Part 2

You've made it to Day 30! On the final day of "30 in 30", we are going to complete your first Rubik's Cube solve. Grab a cup of coffee, a pen, and paper and let's finish this thing!

Hopefully you can see how not only is the solve attainable, but there are many different memory devices you can use to get there. Have fun with it and please let me know if you get stuck or come up with some cool tricks of your own.

Get To Know The Cube

The Moves

Day 30: How To Solve The Rubik's Cube! - Part 3
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Guitar Geek, Rockstar Coach, Obessed Learner, Joker, World Traveller, Caregiver,
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Hi! I’m Steve Mastroianni (aka VØID) and welcome to RockStarter Guitar!

I love to jam and I’m excited to jam with you. First let me give you a little background about myself....

I’ve always been obsessed with learning new skills and the ONE skill that brought me the craziest adventures in my life and opened the door to countless oppourtunities has been the guitar.

It allowed me to travel the world with my band The Envy, tour with HUGE acts such as KISS, Hinder, and Finger Eleven, appear on TV and radio, and even get hired to play with my childhood favourite band Our Lady Peace. Boyhood dream = reality!

So why make a course about playing guitar?

Well, the short answer is: I live for this stuff! The longer answer is that while I was on tour with KISS, I had THOUSANDS of people approaching me for guitar tips and when I found out that they couldn’t even play a single note, I had to do something about it.

I ended up inviting a bunch of fans back to the bus and taught them a lesson, they wouldn’t soon forget (lol...get your head out of the gutter guys). This
was a Guitar Masterclass like no other and it LITERALLY transformed
them into guitar players in less than 30 minutes!