Mike Deiure Plays Some Piano

So I got started in music not on guitar but Piano! I played from 2nd grade all the way up until college. I learned a really cool tune by Yanni called “Marching Season” and in this video I make an attempt at playing it for you. Keep in mind I have not played in awhile so my chops were pretty stale. I had access to a really nice keyboard while a band I was working with had their gear in my studio. So check it out….

RGPTV#6-The New Recording Studio Is Done!

So after months and months of scraping, sanding, painting, building, cutting, screwing and any other construction adjective you can think of… The new recording studio if FINALLY DONE! Here’s a video to give you a quick tour and you get to watch a little bit of the first jam session that went down with Ryan Barclay on drums: Here’s a link to check out a bunch of pictures I took. Check out the before and after! Bob Villa ain’t got nothing on me!: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2108921&id=1180644392&l=e2bf5aab26

An Easy Way To Understand Key Signatures

I was working with a student recently and got into the discussion of key signatures. The student was a beginner and had heard of key signature but didn’t really understand anything about them. So to help them out I told them this: You can think of key signatures as scales. In a way they are the same thing.  By this I mean when we say that a song is in the key of “C Major” then the song is based on the C Major scale. If you have heard or seen my lesson on Harmonic Structure (it’s in the paid…

The Storm – Mike Deiure

Here is a video of me performing a classical guitar piece I wrote called “The Storm”. I actually wrote this piece a long time ago but it is still one of my favorites to play.  Check it out and let me know what you think! *There is a little static noise in the recording but it does not last for long

Mike Deiure Live Performance

So I recently got the itch to get out and perform some of my tunes.  It’s been awhile but it felt awesome to rock out for a crowd. These videos were taken from an open mic I playe at Lovin Cup in Rochester, NY Check them out and leave a comment if you dig them. The videos were shot on my friends iPhone so if you want to see them better be sure to maximize them. Double Stops: Far From The Middle Of East: Kamakazi: You can hear the full studio recordings of all these, plus some other songs of…

RGPTV#5-New Guitar Melody & Using Effects

Hey everyone, It’s been a little while since the last video but I got some really cool new stuff to show you with this song. I created some new chord progressions, rhythms and melodies. I also started using some guitar effects, like reverb and delay, on the melody guitar.  I’m a big fan of using effects to thicken up the sound and gain some inspiration. In this video I’m going to show you all the new parts as well as how they go together Enjoy!

RGPTV – Episode 4 – Recording and Arranging Ideas In Logic

Welcome to a new episode of Rock Guitar Power TV! In this video I am going to show you how I record and arrange my ideas in a software program called Logic.  Along with using Logic, I also use a program called pro tools to record my ideas. Logic is great because it’s easy to use and has a lot of loops that are easy to work with that help me write. I’m also going to show you how I create backing tracks to jam along to. The main thing to keep in mind when working this way is to…