Writing Music In Different Time Signatures

I was jamming out the other morning on a riff I came up with and realized that the riff was not in 4/4 Time… This is a pretty common thing for me and the way that I write music. While a common move would be to re-write the riff in 4/4, so that it’s easier for a drummer and other musicians to groove too…, I LOVE the concept of sticking with what you originally intended and seeing where it goes. I thought this concept would make for a great lesson so here’s a 10 minute video lesson I created where…

NAMM 2019 Review

Here is a video where I talk about some cool products I saw and picked up from the 2019 NAMM show: Here’s links to check out the products mentioned in this video: Tone Wood Amp: https://www.tonewoodamp.com/ Muzic Light: https://www.muziclight.com/ Here’s a whole bunch of pictures I took from the show… Tons of cool guitars, gear, performances and more! [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”4″ gal_title=”Namm 2019″]

Warm Up And Stretching Exercises

Like any physical activity, warming up and stretching are key to being able to perform your best.  Guitar is no different! Along with proper technique, stretching and warming up will help you play better, feel more relaxed and prevent any kind of long term injuries that you might incur from playing. There are tons of great exercises you can do so use these videos to get you started. Warm Up #1-Stretching Warm Up #2-Finger Exercise Warm Up #3-Finger Exercise 2

Artificial Harmonics

This is a technique that is used a lot in Rock Soloing that allows you to make a note scream and turn a normal lick into a scorching run! It’s a little tricky so follow along closely.

Alternate Tunings

While standard tuning is the most popular tuning used for guitar, there are other special tunings that get used a lot in Rock Music. Here are the two you will encounter most often. Drop D Tuning Drop C Tuning

Big Sky Mike Deiure Performance

Here’s a new original tune that I wrote called “Big Sky”. I worked on this song on and off for the better part of a year. I had most of it done relatively quickly but couldn’t find those last few parts to tie everything together with. I was on a trip to Montana at the beginning of the summer when I was working on it and found the parts to finish the song… so I named it after the Big Sky state! Enjoy! Something that I’ve noticed about my writing style is that I get inspiration from many different places,…

The Best Is Yet To Come!

Here’s a hopefully inspirational video in which I share some thoughts on how to stay focused on getting better as a guitar player and why it’s worth it to keep practicing, playing and improving. Enjoy!

2016 State Of The Strings Address

Here’s a video to talk about what’s new and what to expect in 2016! My main goal with this video is to not only tell you about what I plan in 2016, but also to find out What You Want! So PLEASE let me know what you think, what you want and what your working on so that I can help you achieve your goals this year and make you a better guitar player. I read and reply to all messages myself so if you would like to keep things private, email me at: [email protected] or if you don’t mind…

Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Performance Video

This is a video of me playing the tune “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Tears For Fears. This arrangement was done by Andy McKee.. If you don’t know of him already, go check him out! Please leave comments below and let me know what you think. Also, let me know if anyone is interested in learning more about how to play this style of guitar. I may create some lessons to teach some basic finger style techniques