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!
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...
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...
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...
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...
What's up everyone it's Tuesday and it's time for a "Songwriting For Guitar" tip. This week we're gonna talk about the metronome.
Now, many songwriting guitarists don't realize the importance of playing with a metronome consistently. You may not be recording the final product (the final version...
Happy Tuesday Everyone,
Today we're going to take clunky chords and we're gonna turn it into a loop/guitar hook.
I've noticed with a lot of songs, they're not using massive guitar chords. Instead of using chords they have a hooky guitar that starts off the song. So that means, it's strong enough...
Building a better practice routine, is one of the trickiest things for any guitar player/singer songwriter. Stop have this unreasonable expectations when practicing! Set very reasonable (yes, reasonable goals. . . you're an adult, life happens!)
Pick a focus item (Scales, chords, a chorus a song...
Far too often when I get a new student or have a mentoring session with someone for guitar they say a few phrases. . .
"I'm not that good"
"My technique it terrible"
"I'll never be good"
. . STOP! The language we use matters. It can effect our playing!!
Yes we're all working hard...
This week we're gonna talk about picks. Why am I being so picky?? (Sorry I had to) We spend some much time searching for the perfect guitar, the right brand of strings we sometimes skip over the most important item. . .the pick! In my experience, the pick you use dictates the genre you're...