Wake Up, You’re Dreaming! Time to Reach Some Goals acousitc guitar best practice burnout covid dreams vs. goals easy guitar tip electric guitar focus free advice goal setting guitar dreams guitar goals for beginners guitar goals for intermediate players how to get signed mental health music dreams setting goals for learning guitar smart guitar goals songwriting for guitar songwriting goals songwriting success toxic thinking truth on writing hits writers block Sep 15, 2021

I went on a Facebook Live the other day, and I was talking about dreams versus goals. It hit me how many people never move past the dream phase. Honestly, it made me a little sad, because I know it’s possible for you to move past it, and I’m tired of seeing people give up after...

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Tips On Writing & Arranging Guitar Parts acousitc guitar arranging guitar parts arranging guitars daw electric guitar electric guitar parts free songwriting tips great home recordings guitar hooks guitar production home studio guitars home studio tips how to arrange a pop song how to make your first guitar arrangement logic picking patterns quick tips for arranging guitar writing guitar parts Dec 13, 2020

Over the past few weeks I've received a few questions from my Insider Members on arranging guitars for demos.

I posted this video in the group but I wanted to share it with you too. Now is the best time to dig your heals in and prep your skills for 2021! 

If you find this video helpful and...

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Increase Your Creativity and Finish Those Damn Songs! acousitc guitar electric guitar finish songs focus free songwriting tips guitar chord practice routine guitar coach joy stone meditation music meditation unstuck writers block yoga 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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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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How to write a catchy hook on guitar! acousitc guitar beginner guitar lesson better hooks catchy loop electric guitar guitar coach guitar hooks guitar mindset how to killer hook riffs write a hook 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 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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Songwriting For Guitar Tip (Cleaning Your Strings) best guitar string cleaner clean guitar strings safely and easily clean strings without taking them off cleaning guitar strings cleaning strings electric guitar guitar string maintenance guitar toolbox household items to clean how to clean strings properly clean strings rubbing alcohol step by step tips Aug 13, 2019

We're going to talk about basic string maintenance and how to increase the longevity of your strings!
 
You're gonna need some super low grade rubbing alcohol or really cheap aftershave and a cloth! Take your rubbing alcohol (or aftershave whichever one you use) put a tiny bit right on the...
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Songwriting For Guitar Tip (Consistent Palm Muting) acoustic guitar groove beginner guitar lesson best practice easy guitar tip effective practice electric guitar guitar lessons guitar technique guitar techniques intermediate guitar music confidence palm muting percussive strumming techniques perfecting guitar tips Aug 07, 2019

What's up everyone it's Tuesday and it's time for another song writing for guitar tip! This week I want to talk about palm muting. Now on the outside it seems like palm muting is very standard easy and super simple, but for a lot of people it's tricky to getting it sound consistent. I'm gonna...

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