Michael Richards

Fingerstyle Guitarist

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Whether you're creating a backing track, or composing a new song, or even wanting to write TABS, I'd love to help.

Hey there! 👋🏻 I'm glad you have stopped by.
When I was 6 years old, I began to learn the guitar. I had a few lessons, then stopped. A few years later, when I was about twelve or thirteen, I started playing again. It was only one note at a time, but it was something.

About the same time I heard a song (The Song of the Martyr) and really wanted to play it, but it was very complicated. After a year of lessons, my teacher had successfully taught me how to play, and I even made my own version of that song I really wanted to play, but he never taught me anything on the side of theory.

I started using guitar tablature (TABS for short), which helped me advance my playing level, but while still having not understanding of why things were written or played as they were.

After that first year of lessons, I changed teachers, and my new teacher started teaching me all the theory I had missed. Once I started to understand more theory, I started arranging and writing my own TABs and music.

I had two years of lessons with my new teacher, which advanced my playing dramatically! Towards the end of those two years I started my YouTube channel, which started off slow, then as God blessed has grown a lot.
By 2020 I had finally learned the piece that started my journey in music!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Languages

  • English

Interview with Michael Richards

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: My style is more on the calm and relaxing side.

  3. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  4. A: I'd love to work with Matt Minikus, because he was the one who I was inspired by.

  5. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  6. A: Always make sure you gain is not set too high.

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: Hymns, gospel, and classical pieces.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Fingerstyle Guitar

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I record my audio through the Scarlett 2i2 3rd gen interface using the guitars built-in pre-amp.

Gear Highlights
  • Maton EBW70C
  • Scarlett 2i2
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