109 episodes

Ready to take your songwriting to the next level? Join The SFG Podcast hosted by Emmy Award Winner, Mike Meiers. Tune in for insider tips from industry pros, career boosting strategies, and a blazing burst of caffeinated energy.

Whether you're an established songwriter seeking fresh inspiration or a rising talent ready to embark on your creative journey, The SFG Podcast is your platform for bridging creativity with growth.

Songwriting For Guitar Podcast Mike Meiers

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    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

Ready to take your songwriting to the next level? Join The SFG Podcast hosted by Emmy Award Winner, Mike Meiers. Tune in for insider tips from industry pros, career boosting strategies, and a blazing burst of caffeinated energy.

Whether you're an established songwriter seeking fresh inspiration or a rising talent ready to embark on your creative journey, The SFG Podcast is your platform for bridging creativity with growth.

    Ep. 108: Leading with Guitar

    Ep. 108: Leading with Guitar

    Guess what? The best guitarist in the room isn’t always the most valuable for songwriting! AND just because you aren’t totally confident in your guitar playing, doesn’t mean you can’t be a songwriting guitarist.

    Songwriting is more about the collective creativity, teamwork and ultimately a finished song, which is why this podcast is so important to listen to if you're wavering in your worth because of your skill level.

    In this episode we explore the art of leading with your guitar so you can discover how your instrument can set the tone, spark creativity, and enhance song arrangements, all while fostering collaboration.

    Visit http://www.SongwritingGuitaristBook.com for your copy of The Songwriting Guitarist

    • 7 min
    Ep. 107: Three Tips for Songwriting Progress

    Ep. 107: Three Tips for Songwriting Progress

    You know that putting in the work is important, but what does that really mean for your life? Mike Meiers and guest Heather Taylor team up to give you three simple things to fall back on when you're feeling lost in the process.

    What are overwhelm, tiredness, or feeling unfulfilled telling you? It might be different than you think! Creating big songwriting goals for yourself also entails making some mindset goals and changes to the way you look at your schedule.

    Tune in for the three tips on progressing towards songwriting wins - at any point in your journey.

    • 43 min
    Ep. 106: Putting In The Work (Part II)

    Ep. 106: Putting In The Work (Part II)

    One choice can change everything - the decision that you make ultimately boils down to willingness. Willingness to put in the work marks the beginning and end of your songwriting woes. What will you miss out on by trying? Absolutely nothing.

    Returning guest Josh Doyle and Mike Meiers argue that every ounce of effort you invest is worthwhile because it all contributes to discovering your process and uncovering the ease of creation.

    What will you gain by seeking expert advice? Find out for yourself.

    Don’t miss the opportunity to receive a song critique from SFG Coach Josh Doyle, someone who has put in the work and emerged with six-figure songs.

    Visit https://www.songwritingforguitar.com/critiques to book at a special price.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 105: Putting In The Work (Part I)

    Ep. 105: Putting In The Work (Part I)

    The finished product always sounds so flawless, so obvious, so easy, but behind the scenes of that creative project are blood, sweat, and tears—otherwise known as process and development over months and years.

    In today’s dynamic episode, Coach Josh Doyle returns to chat with Mike Meiers about the importance of putting in the work. As we learn the craft of production or songwriting, it’s easy to gloss over the details or simply ignore them, but paying attention to the minutiae is what will set you apart from the rest.

    The problem with quick solutions is that you’re competing with artists and talent from all over the world who are putting in the work and doing the difficult things. So, it's time to ask yourself: What does putting in the work look like, and how can you continue to improve your process?

    Visit songwritingforguitar.com for more career changing tips and songwriting resources.

    • 25 min
    Ep. 104: Behind the Process

    Ep. 104: Behind the Process

    Doing something new can be scary, it’s why most people stay in their comfort zones.

    Mike and guest Seth Schaeffer from Behind the Act talk mindset, advancing towards goals, starting new ventures, and the difference in navigating the process or running away from it.

    In this episode, they tackle the fear of the unknown, the importance of seeking help, and the power of leaning into your strengths. They discuss the journey from perfectionism to unintentional growth, and the art of juggling different passions and talents.

    Pro songwriters have a process but what's it like before then? Mike and Seth share their insights and lessons learned.

    Find Seth at https://www.youtube.com/@behindtheact

    • 55 min
    Ep. 103: Melody, Music, or Lyrics?

    Ep. 103: Melody, Music, or Lyrics?

    Songwriting is a craft that encompasses many different approaches and perspectives on what to develop and work on. In this episode, Mike Meiers and Madeline Finn begin by discussing which aspect of a song—music, lyrics, or melody—is the most important. You might be surprised at their answer.

    From foundational tips for lyricists to strategic frameworks designed to help melody makers overcome fears and boost confidence in their musical choices, this episode offers invaluable guidance.

    If you find yourself getting stuck in holding patterns with your songs, take half an hour to delve into the importance of intentionality and a growth mindset, so you can work towards crafting unforgettable songs.

    Book your song critique with Madeline! www.songwritingforguitar.com

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

davieifyado ,

Great!!

This show is fantastic! The knowledge that is shared, the way it is presented.
I put off taking my shot at music for years.
Mike is inspirational and tells you all the things you’ll need to succeed.
He makes it really clear that above everything else, it’s your work ethic that can make or break you.
Thanks Mike! You make it feel possible!

Marsupial Music ,

Podcast 100!! Holy Cow!

Mike has hosted some great artists, and each guest has revealed personal and professional wisdom that I can apply to my own journey.

Well worth listening to, and continuing to learn from!

Here’s to the next 100 episodes!

Pat Bartleson White ,

Unlocking Creative Potential

Mike is great. His podcast are always informative and fun. You always come away with some interesting insights and ideas.

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