Play Fast

  This Sucks! I Cant Play Fast. I heard this today. “This sucks! I can’t play fast!” This was total frustration on this persons part. Total mindset annihilation. Why must it suck if its slow? A piece of music has to be fast I used to say. So fast that I wanna drive as fast… Read more Play Fast

3 Simple Ways that Will Help Your Electric Guitar Playing Get to the Next Level

Tracking Your Progress on Your Guitar by Mike Socarras GUITAR Goals You gotta know what these are. Whether it be soloing, licking, writing songs, playing covers on your guitar…etc. You gotta be clear on what you want. Don’t stress this, just think about it in a second or two and your first thought is usually… Read more 3 Simple Ways that Will Help Your Electric Guitar Playing Get to the Next Level

3 Tips to Playing the Guitar and Singing at the Same Time

Playing Guitar and Singing – It’s Not as Hard as You Think Learning how to play the guitar is great. By itself, though, simply strumming on the guitar can be a bit repetitive and feel empty. By being able to sing and play the guitar at the same time, though, you will be able to… Read more 3 Tips to Playing the Guitar and Singing at the Same Time

Acoustic and Electric Guitar Lessons – How to Learn One of the Most Popular Instruments Ever

  Acoustic and Electric Guitar Lessons Guitar is one of the most popular instruments in the world, and for good reason. You can take them practically anywhere. They can be used as a solo instrument to play songs. With an acoustic guitar you do not have to worry about amps or anything else. If you… Read more Acoustic and Electric Guitar Lessons – How to Learn One of the Most Popular Instruments Ever

2 Reasons to Set Guitar Playing Goals that Will Boost your Efficiency

  Guitar Playing Goals ​ When you are learning to play guitar, setting goals is extremely important. Regardless of what style you want to play or even whether you plan on playing acoustic or electric guitar, having goals that you can strive toward will ultimately make you a better player and help speed up your… Read more 2 Reasons to Set Guitar Playing Goals that Will Boost your Efficiency

Tips on How to Buy your First Guitar and the Best Guitars for Beginners

  The Best Guitars for Beginners Tips Which Can Help You with Buying Your First Guitar  So, you are wondering on how to buy your first guitar? It is your first time and naturally you are elated but also worried about making the wrong choice. This is a good thing. Because there are a lot of… Read more Tips on How to Buy your First Guitar and the Best Guitars for Beginners

How to Write the Chords for a Song on Guitar in 20 Minutes or Less

This is an article about writing Harmony. (The Chords)..for GUITAR. It would take much more to write a song with a bass line, melody, vocals and other instruments. So that being said..Lets get started. Im gonna make this ASAP. “As Simple As Possible.” Pick a key. Or a chord on your guitar. Figure out the… Read more How to Write the Chords for a Song on Guitar in 20 Minutes or Less

How to Figure Out What Guitar Chords are In a Key…Every Time

  In order to start your songwriting journey you must have a desire to start songwriting. Without this it will be very hard. That being said, Songwriting can be and is a very rewarding thing to take on. The second thing you must do is to know your guitar chords. Resolve today to take some… Read more How to Figure Out What Guitar Chords are In a Key…Every Time

21 Guitar Chords You Absolutely Want to Know

21 Guitar Chords for Beginners You Absolutely Want to Know

21 Guitar Chords You Absolutely Want to Know The basis of all music you hear today has chords in it. Otherwise known as harmony. Harmony can be implied, meaning there doesn’t have to be a chord present for there to be a melody. The melody can imply the chord. Below you will find 21 beginner… Read more 21 Guitar Chords for Beginners You Absolutely Want to Know

How to Write a Victory List by Focusing on Gratitude

How to Write a Victory List by Focusing on Gratitude

How to Write a Victory List Ever since I was into self improvement, I’ve been listening to this stuff about gratitude lists and gratitude attitudes. This post is about gratitude lists. Sort of. Call it what you wish. But it works. It gives you perspective. I call it my Victory list. I pick 5 things… Read more How to Write a Victory List by Focusing on Gratitude

10 Basic Chord Progressions with BORROWED Chords

10 Basic Chord Progressions with BORROWED Chords

10 Chord progressions with borrowed chords A borrowed chord is a chord from another key or mode. It’s used to spice things up and make things interesting. You can either ask yourself where you want to borrow from or simply improvise with some chords on your guitar. There are several ways you can do this. We will… Read more 10 Basic Chord Progressions with BORROWED Chords

Why You Should Drop Group Guitar Lessons and Go Private

Private Guitar Lessons Teacher focuses on student. Teacher focuses on HOW the INDIVIDUAL student learns. The Great Composers did not take Group Lessons. They had Private one on one instruction from their teachers. Private guitar teachers love to teach while group guitar teachers love money. Group Guitar Lessons Teacher does not focus on one student.… Read more Why You Should Drop Group Guitar Lessons and Go Private

Connecting the Past with The Present with the BADASS Dominant 7th Chord

The Dominant 7th Chord. Today I connected the past with the present time through the use of the Dominant 7th chord. Aka the V7. The V7 chord is used before the root chord of the key for MAXIMUM RESOLUTION. IT PRODUCES TONS OF TENSION SO THAT WHEN YOU HIT THE ROOT CHORD YOU REALLY FEEL… Read more Connecting the Past with The Present with the BADASS Dominant 7th Chord

How to Master the Basic Chords in all the Major Keys. Major Key Mastery.

How to Master the Basic Chords in all the Major Keys. Major Key Mastery.

 Major Key Mastery. Lesson Notes. Memorize the basic I IV V progression in every key. Other things you can do. Improvise over it. Write some lyrics over it. Write a solo over it. Change up the rhythm. Use these Drum tracks to play over. Buy My Chord Progression Mastery Book Here and Sound like a… Read more How to Master the Basic Chords in all the Major Keys. Major Key Mastery.

Shredding on the Guitar – 3 Crucial Steps to a Bullet Proof Mind Set

Shredding on the Guitar – 3 Crucial Steps to a Bullet Proof Mind Set

3 Crucial Steps to a Bullet Proof Mind Set Why am I talking about mindset? Because its a necessity. All the great players have great mindsets. Bullet proof mind sets. Confidence to the maximum. I believe confidence comes from not giving up. From going into the war room as a ritual. A consistency factor rating of… Read more Shredding on the Guitar – 3 Crucial Steps to a Bullet Proof Mind Set

Scale Sequences Rundown

Scale Sequences Rundown – How to Efficiently Practice Scales

Guitar scale sequences. Lesson Notes. Practice one scale in 1 octave. Then you can move to 2 and perhaps even 3 by moving diagonally up to the 24th fret. Practice only one sequence and move it around to other scales you know. Connect the modes. Sequence 1. Double up each string. This means to play… Read more Scale Sequences Rundown – How to Efficiently Practice Scales

STRONGMAN EDDIE HALL

Insane Strongman Eddie Hall and a Beastly Workout

Strongman Eddie Hall. Before I get into Strongman Eddie Hall and what this post is really about, let’s rewind to earlier in the day. I was feeling a little depressed.  Driving around in my car taking people from place to place in Uber. Sometimes, like I used to, you don’t do anything about the way… Read more Insane Strongman Eddie Hall and a Beastly Workout

Declutter, Clean Out, and Declutter Again. Thoughts on my Space.

My space is my war room. It’s where I create my art. This weekend I took off out of town for a few days. Im still figuring out the details but this is what I got from it. The positives anyway. The negatives are there for everything. They’re always gonna be there. You have to… Read more Declutter, Clean Out, and Declutter Again. Thoughts on my Space.

How Dylan Madden From Calm and Collected Helped Me With My Blog

How to Get Help with Your Blog if You’re a Newbie This is Mike and I just wanna shout out Dylan Madden from Calm and Collected. Dylan took me on as a client in his coaching program and opened my eyes.  My blog went from Zero to nearly hero in a short period of time. (Coaching… Read more How Dylan Madden From Calm and Collected Helped Me With My Blog

Audio Book Chord Progression Mastery Key Number 1 (Audio)

8 Progressions in C Major. Listen for ear training, how the chords connect well and end well. For inspiration. Use these progressions to improvise, to write a melody over, to write lyrics to. There is no substitute for great harmony. (Chords) The better the harmony, the better and the richer the melody. You can pick up… Read more Audio Book Chord Progression Mastery Key Number 1 (Audio)

6 Blogs and Websites for Guitar That I Personally Learn From

Blogs and Websites for Learning Musical Composition, Guitar and Motivation Listed below are some of my most enjoyable websites and blogs to visit for guitar instructional purposes. Although I may have used and browsed other websites in the past. These are my go to sites for when I want some inspiration. www.guitarworld.com – best guitar… Read more 6 Blogs and Websites for Guitar That I Personally Learn From

What are You Thinking When You Play Guitar and What to Do About It

What Are You Thinking In this lesson we are going to cover one of the mental aspects of playing guitar. This is simply a read through but do take it very seriously. You may even want to write some crucial things down that are talked about in the final paragraphs. So what is it that you are… Read more What are You Thinking When You Play Guitar and What to Do About It