Creativity on the Weekend acoustic guitar artist beginner guitar best practice connect with other musicians creator electric guitar indieartist mindset no time to create questions for creatives sync licensing weekend creativity Aug 08, 2022

 

We all know weekends are great for unwinding and relaxing, especially for people who have a job 9-5 on the weekdays and need time for themselves. But if you’ll allow me a chance to suggest something about how to spend your time on a weekend, I’d say please, do something...

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Slow Down to Speed Up acoustic guitar beginning guitar best practice best practices electric guitar free metronome how to how to practice musicians percussive strumming techniques practice with a metronome practicing rhythm guitar Apr 07, 2022

I was experiencing one of those scared-straight moments… It was one of those situations where I came out saying, “never again…never ever again…”  

I mean how was I supposed to know? My music teacher never talked about this. At all. Never. ZERO...

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Mindset - The Secret Ingredient acousitc guitar acoustic guitar baking and music beginner guitar lesson electric guitar giuseppe vs. jergen great british bake off guitar tutorial how to music and baking producer production songwriting for guitar Mar 24, 2022

One of my favorite shows to watch is none other than the Great British Bake Off. In the latest season, I saw an interesting journey playout for two phenomenal bakers, Jurgen and Giuseppe.  

(FYI this is a season spoiler so you are warned but I think I've waited long enough if your'e fan...

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Enjoying the Process acoustic guitar curiosity enjoy the process five tips guitar production making music mental health mindest modern music music process musician production singersongwriter songwriting for guitar sync licensing Mar 10, 2022

What I’m about to say is either going to encourage you to wipe away some cobwebs and get going, or you’re going to realize something you haven’t wanted to admit. 

I don’t know how many people I see drudging through the tasks of creating a music business. Oddly enough...

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Happy National Guitar Day acoustic guitar beginner guitar best practice clean guitar strings safely and easily clean strings without taking them off electric guitar ghs ghsartist ghsstrings guitar boomers guitar practice routine phospher bronze rhythm guitar string health string maintenance Feb 11, 2022

In honor of National Guitar Day

Read until the end for a String Give Away

So you’ve been playing guitar for a while and you have some go-to strings you like (mine are the GHS Guitar Boomers). Even though you have a few backup strings in your guitar case, you realize you haven’t really...

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Struggle With Strumming? acoustic guitar beginner guitar lesson electric guitar groove guitar guitar basics guitar lesson how to strum learning to strum percussive strumming techniques strumming strumming guide strumming tips 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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Finding Chords to Match A Melody acoustic guitar beginner guitar lesson chord detector online chord progressions chords by ear chords in a song ear training easy guitar tip electric guitar find chords finding chords guitar coach identify indentify chords melody song chord writing chords 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 acoustic guitar benefits of music covid creative thinking electric guitar growth mindset guitar coach guitar lessons lockdown mental health music and covid music goals music mindset pandemic 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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Practicing With A Metronome! acoustic guitar chord progression electric guitar free metronome guitar chord practice routine guitar practice guitar tutorial how to use a metronome metronome work metrotimer percussive strumming techniques scales 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...

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Making Your Guitar A Sample acoustic guitar creating guitar loops electric guitar grow your own sample guide to electric guitar loops guitar riff guitar sample pack guitar techniques sampled guitar sounds samples songwriting for guitar 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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The Metronome acoustic guitar chord progressions electric guitar free metronome guitar chord practice routine guitar practice guitar tutorial metronome metronome work metrotimer strumming the metronome Sep 26, 2019

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...

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Turning Chords Into A Hook acoustic guitar electric guitar guitar chord guitar riff guitar techniques hooks intro song development song formula song intro techniques on guitar Aug 27, 2019

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...

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Building A Practice Routine acoustic guitar best practice effective practice electric guitar free advice free guitar lesson guitar coach guitar practice routine practice what to practice Jul 30, 2019

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...

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You're Fine Just As You Are acoustic guitar beginner guitar electric guitarist free guitar tip frustrated guitar mindset guitar motivation improve technique intermediate perfecting guitar practice guitar scared to network as a musician you're fine Jul 16, 2019

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"

"I'm awful"

"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...

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