Dubs Ear Plugs Review

Just Don’t Call Them Ear Plugs!

If you missed my video where I review other brands of ear plugs: Click Here

Hello and welcome back to my channel. One of my subscribers asked me to review a specific kind of ear plugs to see if they were better for musicians than Vaters or Etymotics. The brand is called, Dubs and one thing is for sure, they are not your typical ear plug. In fact, no where on the package does it say “ear plug.” Instead, they like to be referred to as “Acoustic Filters.” Is this title warranted? Watch video to find out.

If you think Dubs are for you, here is a link to buy your own Dubs: Click Here 

For all the non-musicians among you, you might like the disposable kind: Click Here 

If you have any questions or comments to add, please do so below.

I am here to help. If there’s a certain review or topic you’d like me to cover, let me know.

Thanks for watching and go protect your ears!

-Michael

Let’s Stay Connected:

Facebook                                  Instagram                          Twitter

You may also like my other sites:

Website        Blog      Original Music    iTunes     Amazon      CDBaby

 

How to Play Major 7 Chords on Piano

Welcome back my fellow musicians. This week is for all my beginner piano players who may be struggling to play Major 7 chords.

If you’re trying to grasp the theory and it’s not coming to you, try the method I describe in this video, which is the 8va, 1/2 step method.

This formula works on all major 7 chords. If you know how to play a major triad, then you should be able to transform all of those major triads into major 7’s by using this method.

If you have any questions, or have your own method of playing 7 chords, then please leave them in comment section below.

Thanks for watching and I’ll see you all next week. Keep practicing!

Your friend in music,

-Michael

You may also like my other sites:

Website        Blog      Original Music    iTunes     Amazon      CDBaby

Let’s Stay Connected:

Facebook                                  Instagram                          Twitter

Man in the Mirror Cover (as Finn Hudson)

This is my rendition of Finn Hudson singing “Man in the Mirror,” originally performed by Michael Jackson and covered by Cory Monteith and the cast of Glee.

I think this is the perfect time to release my new music video, Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson. Considering what has been going on in the world, I think we all need to make more of a concentrated effort to change things for the better.

In addition, I wanted to pay tribute to two artists that inspired and motivated me and so many others, that were taken away from us too soon. More on Cory Monteith and Michael Jackson (if you’re interested) below.

I want to thank one of my subscribers, Ellesse-jo (Little Wonders) for requesting me to cover this song. You inspired me to reprise my role as Finn and at the same time pay tribute to Michael Jackson and deliver his message, which is so desperately needed today. So, thank you. You made this happen.

A special thanks to Patrick Sherrard for all your great ideas and who helped me get those last minute, much needed shots in. To Manuela, and all the Sherrard siblings: thank you so much for helping me out and being a part of this video. You all rock!

A very special thanks so my sister, Jackie. You spent your Sunday with me shooting this music video and I asked you last minute. Thanks for always being there for me. You’re talent always shines through! I love you!

To all my subscribers and viewers, thank you so much for being a part of my channel here. You’re support means the world to me.
I urge us all to go out into the world today and meet everyone with love and be that shining example you were meant to be!

-Michael

My inspiration and Motivation:

Cory Monteith was a very big inspiration to myself, as well as, many other singers and actors alike. His story of how he landed the role of Finn Hudson on Glee inspired me to pursue acting and to never quit. I only wish I had the chance to have met him.
Michael Jackson had such an amazing and dynamic career. His talent is still unmatched to this day! But as amazing as his talent was, his uplifting messages in many of his songs were all about peace, love, and harmony.
May they both rest in peace.

You may also like my other sites:

Website        Blog      Original Music    iTunes     Amazon      CDBaby

Let’s Stay Connected:

Facebook                                  Instagram                          Twitter

 

 

How to Play Stairway to Heaven on the Drums


In this video, learn to play like drummer, John Bonham. Bonham is one of my favorite all time drummers. He was a revolutionary player that added such an important element to the band, Led Zepplin and to rock as a whole.

I still see drummers who are WAY better than me playing Stairway to Heaven incorrectly. People and musicians chalk it up to a simple power ballad. But, with John Bonham, nothing is quite that simple.

I get it though. For years, I was playing something that “worked” but wasn’t exactly what John was playing on the track.

This ends now!

In this video, I break down the 3 big areas that give drummers the most difficulty. I break down the 3 parts and then put it all together for you and play along with the track.

At the very end of the video, I have an EXTRA HELP section. For those who still didn’t get all of the beats and fills, I slowed it down even more for you.

Drummers, I hope this helped you. If you still need additional help, please contact me here and I will gladly assist you.

If you’ve liked this video, please give it a “thumbs up” and I will see you next week!

-Michael

You may also like my other sites:

Website        Blog      Original Music    iTunes     Amazon      CDBaby

Let’s Stay Connected:

Facebook                                  Instagram                          Twitter