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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Taylor Hawkins : His Legacy Lives On acousitc guitar coach connect with other musicians death electric guitar foo fighters growth mindset indie artist taylor hawkins Mar 31, 2022

The news of Taylor Hawkins death struck the music community like a tidal wave. It was shocking to say the least, and my deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends, bandmates and the entire music community.

It was hard not to notice the complete outpouring of love on social media and...

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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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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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Do You Have the Time to Listen to Them Whine? acousitc guitar better hooks better songs creative thinking dookie east bay punk rock electric guitar focus free advice free tips gillman street green day guitarcoach how hard is it to write a hit song identify impactful guitars lookout records mindset nashville songwriter punk rock record label successful musician writing hit singles Jan 17, 2022

There’s a habit among musicians to compare and care what other people think about our decisions: fans, friends, family, anyone! We forget to put our blinders on and forget to just keep getting excited about what we’re doing. It can be a real bummer, time sucker and career killer! What...

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Six Tips to Get You Organized acousitc guitar electric guitar free tips guitar coach holiday managing a schedule music city music goals music mindset nashville songwriter organization songwriting guitarist successful musician ways to stay organized Jan 10, 2022

It’s the holiday season which means either you’re the busiest you’ve been all year, or you’re forgetting to do some things you need to do.

For me, it’s the busiest I’ve been all year because amongst writing to last minute briefs, scheduled co-writes, and my...

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The Realness of Your "Why" acousitc guitar acoustic guitar groove active listening beginner guitar lesson benefits of music better songs creative thinking daw effective practice electric guitar frustrated mental health music city nashville songwriter songwriter truth on writing hits writing hit singles Jan 06, 2022

Today, my “why” became more meaningful and specific. Every year it gets clearer because of creative thinking, action and reflection and I want your why to be as loud as a battlecry. 

I’ll explain.

As I record music for a potential TV show placement in my home studio, I find...

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Songwriting For Guitar: Creating Impactful guitars acousitc guitar easy guitar layering electric guitar home studio recording huge guitars impactful guitars record guitar recording guitar recording guitar fo beginners recording secrets song arrangement song production song structure Oct 04, 2021

When setting out to produce and record a track, either for an indie artist, music library cue, or sync brief,  I always have a go-to move that gives my guitars an ability to be exactly how I want to hear them. 

So you know from the beginning, I don’t go into crazy technical stuff,...

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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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