Active Listening for the Unconvinced active listening american songwriter magazine guitar guitar coach listen listening songwriter songwriting why does listening matter? Aug 10, 2021

You might have heard me talk about active listening because I'm a huge advocate for it as a songwriting guitar  coach. But why is this so important? What are the benefits? Do you really need to do this consistently? 

If you’re thinking, “active listening doesn’t really...

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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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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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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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Which pick is right for you? acoustic guitar beginner guitar lesson dunlup picks electric guitar guitar coach guitar for beginners guitar picks guitar techniques guitar tutorial mike meiers percussive guitar picks songwriter songwriting for guitar songwriting guitar Jul 03, 2019

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...

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