Increase Your Creativity and Finish Those Damn Songs! Aug 09, 2020

Are you struggling with a bunch of unfinished songs, unproductive days, and a wandering mind that won't focus?

I feel ya...

...no really, I was you. So many unfinished songs. It wasn't lack of time or laziness.

It was anxiety 

Once I started a daily meditation process, everything...

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How To Avoid Guitar Burnout May 30, 2020

Are you a songwriting guitarist who struggles with burnout?

I'm gonna give you 3 helpful tips to help prevent this!

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Watch This Before You Fix Your Song! May 01, 2020

Sometimes it's not the melody, chords or strumming that needs fixed in your song . .

. . . instead a very simple step that makes a HUGE difference!

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Struggle With Strumming? Apr 27, 2020

Have you ever worked on a strumming pattern where the count was right, posture was fine, you were holding the guitar properly, had the right pick and strings . . .but it still didn't sound right?!

I hate to break the news. . you might be a robot!

Don't fear. . .there is an easy solution!

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How to write a catchy hook on guitar! Apr 16, 2020

Have you ever been given a track or a series of chords and someone said

"Hey, write a guitar hook to this"

And you thought. . .

"How the &!*@ do I do that?!"

I'm gonna give you some simple questions you can ask yourself to make that process a little bit easier, not so stressful, and actually...

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Finding Chords For A Melody Apr 13, 2020

Have you ever had a melody in your head, sing into your voice memo, and come back a few days later with your instrument and then you struggle to find the chords?

You're not alone, so many songwriting guitarists get stuck when it comes to this. 

I'm gonna walk you through some simple steps...

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5 Things To Work On During Lockdown lockdown Mar 27, 2020

Let's be honest, $h!t is crazy right now. We never experienced anything like this. We're all searching for a little bit of normalcy and trying our best to be creative.

During these times we can feel a little helpless and wonder . .

"What should I work on???"

I want to give you 5 things you can...

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Are You Confident? Mar 25, 2020

 

I want to talk about the #1 thing songwriting guitarists need but lack . . confidence.

So many people talk about exercises, techniques, and things we can be doing to improve our playing. Now, don't get me wrong all those things are great but we need to talk more about confidence when...

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Do You Know Your Mayo Chords? Dec 30, 2019

Hi Everyone,

Hope you had a fantastic holiday, this week we're gonna talk about mayo chords! 

Now here's why I call them "Mayo chords". If we were to eat a jar of mayonnaise it'd be nasty (that's disgusting and nobody should ever do that!) But when paired with the right thing (like a...

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Practicing With A Metronome! Nov 20, 2019

 

What’s up everyone, it’s Mike here with a Songwriting For Guitar Tip!  This week is a follow-up to a video I posted a while ago on the metronome. I received a bunch of emails from people saying . . . . 

"I understand the importance of a metronome. I'd love to use...

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Making Your Guitar A Sample guitar riff samples Nov 07, 2019

 

This week we're gonna talk about making your guitar line feel like a sample. I know what you're thinking. . . 

"Mike why do we want our guitar to sound like a sample? Why can't we pull something from Splice, Arcade or Apple loops!?"

You could do that and that's completely fine, if...

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Building Dexterity & Stamina dexterity stamina Oct 21, 2019

Today, let's talk about dexterity and stamina in guitar playing! When you're playing a series of chord progressions and shapes for a long period of time in a write, ever notice the quality just dip down?

How do we fix that what? Any steps we can take right this very second?...

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