Closer To The End – Mike Deiure Performance

So I recently finished writing a new tune and it’s called “Closer To The End”. I grabbed a camera and went to my favorite place to play and practice to shoot a video of me performing it. Check it out and please let me know what you think by leaving some comments down below. If your curious about learning any of the techniques or parts to this song, let me know and I can create a lesson or two to teach them to you! So it’s been a LONG time since I’ve finished new music and one of the things…

Understanding and Optimizing Volume On an Electric Guitar Rig

Despite being conceptually simplistic, getting your guitar volume “right” can be complex and problematic. To be clear – a lot of that is no fault of the responsible guitarist. Exterior factors like environment, indoor/outdoor acoustics, other musicians and a litany of additional variables can have an impact on how successful you are when it comes to optimizing your guitar’s volume levels. And for the most part, we’ll avoid addressing those variables, simply because we have have little or no control over them. I want to discuss volume optimization in the context of what we do have control over, because it’s…

Supercharged Soloing Review And Bonus!

In this video I give my review of Supercharged Soloing Made Simple… The new guitar soloing program by Claude Johnson. Check out the video to see what the program is all about and get details on how you can get FREE Access to SuperGuitarLicks.com if you purchase the program by going through the following link: https://www.rockguitarpower.com/supercharged https://www.rockguitarpower.com/supercharged If you are interested in purchasing Supercharged Soloing Made Simple and getting my bonus of Free Access to SGL, then order the program through the link below and then send a copy of your receipt via email to: [email protected] and I’ll hook you…

Filling The Role Of Rhythm And Lead Guitar Player

I had an awesome question come in recently from a member of Rock Guitar Power and I liked it show much… I made video and created a guitar lesson to answer the question! The question came in from Sandy and she wanted to know the best way to get started if you are filling the role of both the rhythm guitar player and the lead guitar player in a band. It’s a great question and a great skill to develop… So here is the video to teach you how to get started: Filling The Role Of Rhythm And Lead Guitar…

Free Guitar Lesson – Clean Up Your Lead Playing

In this video I answer a question sent in by a Rock Guitar Power member. I talk about using your fingers to control the strings that you don’t want to ring out to achieve cleaner lead and rhythm playing. I get asked this question a lot from private students so I wanted to shoot a quick lesson answering it and covering some techniques…. Click Here To Check Out The Free Rock Guitar Power Webinar Mentioned In The Video! The RGP Webinar is a hour and a half long lesson, that you can pick a time that’s take on your own,…

NAMM 2013 Review Video

Hey Everyone, So I recently got back from attending the 2013 NAMM show and had an Awesome time! It’s been 4 years since I last went to the show and I was reminded of how fun, exciting and cool it is to be there. I shot a lot of video and took a lot of pictures and just finished putting together a really cool video to show you what the show is all about. You can watch the video here: Feel free to comment on it, leave questions and give it a thumbs up if you like it. There was…

Video Response For Question On Learning Guitar Solos

Hey Everyone, So I got an email recently from Sandy, a member of the Rock Guitar Power community. She asked an awesome question that I get asked A LOT and the question is: “Why does it feel like you go over a lick or part of a solo.  Start slow , work on it over and over again.  It seems like you put in a long time just for that on part, let alone the entire song and still cant nail it.” So to answer her and give her some tips, I made a short video! Check it out below…

Finding Inspiration In Other Walks Of life

In this article we talk about how to find Inspiration for your music and guitar playing endeavors from other aspects of your life. Enjoy! Often you can find habits and skills from other walks of life that will help you in your pursuit of musicianship.  Some little known trivia about me is that as I was practicing to become a musician I was also an athelete.  I wrestled, played tennis, studied Washin Ru, was a body builder, and even can boast that I have a varsity letter in bowling.  Along the way I had several serious back injuries that contributed…

Mixing It Up

It is common to see great progress when you are learning a new skill in the beginning and later see your returns on effort diminish at some point. It happens in all walks of life such as athletics, academics and people just being “stuck in a rut” in their careers. Mixing things up a bit and trying a different approach can be a remedy for this problem. A few examples of this are when a bodybuilder gets stuck at building a muscle group and isn’t seeing much growth they will introduce new exercises to shock their muscles back into growth….