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Guitar Music Theory

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Rank #61 in Music category

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This podcast features free audio guitar lessons that teach music theory for guitar. Listeners learn how scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more get applied to the fretboard and familiar songs. This includes a focus on compositional and improvisational techniques used in popular styles of music. The lessons are geared toward intermediate level players on up and can be followed on either an acoustic or electric guitar. Bass players can learn a lot from the instruction too. It is recommended that you begin with the first episode titled, What Is Guitar Theory, and then follow the lessons in order from there. The lessons are taught by Desi Serna who is the author of several instructional guitar books and videos including Fretboard Theory, Guitar Picking Mechanics, and Guitar Theory For Dummies. Join the email list at GuitarMusicTheory.com to connect with Desi, receive free guitar lessons, and learn more about Desi’s books and videos.

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This podcast features free audio guitar lessons that teach music theory for guitar. Listeners learn how scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more get applied to the fretboard and familiar songs. This includes a focus on compositional and improvisational techniques used in popular styles of music. The lessons are geared toward intermediate level players on up and can be followed on either an acoustic or electric guitar. Bass players can learn a lot from the instruction too. It is recommended that you begin with the first episode titled, What Is Guitar Theory, and then follow the lessons in order from there. The lessons are taught by Desi Serna who is the author of several instructional guitar books and videos including Fretboard Theory, Guitar Picking Mechanics, and Guitar Theory For Dummies. Join the email list at GuitarMusicTheory.com to connect with Desi, receive free guitar lessons, and learn more about Desi’s books and videos.

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By Gvr102498 - Jun 02 2019
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I’ve read many books and seen many YouTube videos that cannot hold a candle to these lessons.

I love this

By Khgriffi259 - Apr 21 2017
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I love this podcast. Perfect for the working man/woman.

iTunes Ratings

462 Ratings
Average Ratings
391
33
16
10
12

The Best!

By Gvr102498 - Jun 02 2019
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I’ve read many books and seen many YouTube videos that cannot hold a candle to these lessons.

I love this

By Khgriffi259 - Apr 21 2017
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I love this podcast. Perfect for the working man/woman.

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Guitar Music Theory

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This podcast features free audio guitar lessons that teach music theory for guitar. Listeners learn how scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more get applied to the fretboard and familiar songs. This includes a focus on compositional and improvisational techniques used in popular styles of music. The lessons are geared toward intermediate level players on up and can be followed on either an acoustic or electric guitar. Bass players can learn a lot from the instruction too. It is recommended that you begin with the first episode titled, What Is Guitar Theory, and then follow the lessons in order from there. The lessons are taught by Desi Serna who is the author of several instructional guitar books and videos including Fretboard Theory, Guitar Picking Mechanics, and Guitar Theory For Dummies. Join the email list at GuitarMusicTheory.com to connect with Desi, receive free guitar lessons, and learn more about Desi’s books and videos.

Episode 03 How to Learn Pentatonic Scale Patterns and Play Pentatonic Songs

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How to learn one of the most commonly used scales on guitar, the pentatonic scale. The five pentatonic scale patterns are used to play melodies, riffs, solos, and bass lines. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

43mins

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Episode 04 Using Guitar CAGED Chord Forms to Play Arpeggios and Chord Inversions

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This free lesson focuses on how guitar players use the CAGED system to play various chord shapes, chord voicings, chord inversions, and arpeggio patterns. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

43mins

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Episode 30 #1 Best Exercise to Improve Your Guitar Playing

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If you want to get good at playing the guitar, you need to develop the right skills.

Developing the right skills involves increasing your hand strength and finger dexterity.

You also need to improve the coordination between your hands.

Many guitarists look to guitar exercises to develop these skills.

In this free guitar lesson, I explain the best exercise you can do. 

Enroll in a FREE video course at GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Oct 25 2019

56mins

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Episode 19 Chord Tone Soloing and Outlining Chord Progressions

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In this free guitar lesson you learn how to use chord tone soloing to connect scales more closely to their related chords, and outline particular chord progressions. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

47mins

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Episode 05 How to Learn Major Scale Patterns and Play Major Scale Songs

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This lesson teaches how guitar players learn major scale patterns on the fretboard and how these patterns are used to play melodies, riffs, lead guitar solos, and bass lines. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

1hr 2mins

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Episode 23 New Pentatonic Scale Patterns Video.mp3

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Today’s podcast episode is based on the newly updated Chapter 2 from my Fretboard Theory video series and deals with playing pentatonic scale patterns. This chapter update is also sold separately as a stand-alone course called, Pentatonic Scale Patterns: How to Easily Master the Patterns Used to Play Music’s Most Iconic Guitar Riffs and Solos. The audio you hear in today’s podcast is a collection of excerpts pulled directly from the video. If you would like to view the actual video lesson along with its added resources including pentatonic song lists, backing tracks, and tabs, go to: http://www.guitar-music-theory.com/pentatonic/

Mar 09 2018

43mins

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Episode 27: 9 Ways to Become a Better and Happier Guitar Player

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Are you feeling dissatisfied with your guitar playing?

Do you wish you could get better, but you're unsure what to do?

If you'd like to make more progress with your guitar playing plus get more enjoyment out of the experience, here are nine ways to do it.

Enroll in a FREE video course at GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Oct 04 2019

31mins

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Episode 22 Guitar Picking Mechanics

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In this free guitar lesson, you receive an overview of the book and video course, Guitar Picking Mechanics. This instruction features techniques and exercises for increasing your picking accuracy, speed, and comfort. Get equipped to play popular styles of music more proficiently so you can become a better and more confident guitarist. View the full course at: http://GuitarMusicTheory.com/pick

Jan 16 2018

44mins

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Episode 17 Pentatonic Lead Patterns

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In this free guitar lesson you learn that when it comes to using the pentatonic scale, it's not necessary to utilize every position or every part of every pattern. Most guitar players, including some of the most famous ones, favor only a few particular sections of these different patterns that work well together. When viewed together, these sections are sometimes called “lead patterns”. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

35mins

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Episode 20 Using Harmonic Minor Scale Patterns For Improvisation

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In this free guitar lesson you learn how harmonic minor scale patterns are used in improvisation. This includes a review of building the harmonic minor scale, using pentatonic lead patterns in harmonic minor, and outlining V7 chords with arpeggios. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

39mins

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Episode 28 Everything You Need to Know About Guitar Gear

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How to choose the best electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and guitar practice amp so you sound great and make your practice time as effective as possible. 

Enroll in a FREE video course at GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Oct 10 2019

56mins

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Episode 06 Chord Progressions and Playing By Numbers For Guitar

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In this free guitar lesson you learn how to build triads and chords with the major scale, and how these chords are used to play chord progressions and play by numbers. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

42mins

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Episode 12 What Is the Key of a Song?

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This free guitar lesson answers the question "What is the key of a song?" You learn about tonic pitches, relative major and minor, modes and key signatures. You see that the key of a song doesn't always reflect the true parent major scale and it's up to you to go beyond the basic details and sort out the other components at play. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

42mins

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Episode 29 "Comfortably Numb" | How Does This Song Work?

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Learn the music theory behind the song “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd.

Understand the keys, chords, and progressions, plus the scales used for the guitar solos.

Enroll in a FREE video course at GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Oct 18 2019

56mins

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Episode 10 Blues Guitar Scales Chords Progressions and Theory

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In this free guitar lesson you learn about blues guitar theory including blues chords and blues progressions. You also hear examples of how blues guitarists mix major and minor pentatonic scale patterns and use Mixolydian mode. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

48mins

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Ep35 HW Talks Tone Junkie and the Kemper Profiling Amplifier

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In episode 35 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I talk with HW from Tone Junkie. We discuss digital amp technology, the Kemper profiling amp, and how the Tone Junkie company got started.

If you would like to learn how to play guitar better, go to the link below, answer the questions I ask you about your playing, and receive FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.

FREE VIDEO 👉 https://www.guitarmusictheory.com/play-better-guitar/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=episode&utm_campaign=upload

Dec 05 2019

1hr 59mins

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Ep34 How to Use a Guitar Looper Pedal

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In this free guitar lesson, you learn how to use a guitar looper pedal.

See how to start and stop your loop on time.

Get ideas on how to practice and perform music with a looper pedal.

What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do to play guitar better? Get FREE custom video instruction CALIBRATED to your current level and discover how to PROGRESSIVELY play and sound better—today—in as little as 33 minutes!

https://www.guitarmusictheory.com/play-better-guitar/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=episode&utm_campaign=upload

Nov 23 2019

48mins

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Ep33 In What Key Is Sweet Home Alabama?

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In this free guitar lesson, you take a look at the key to “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

You see how some musicians hear the music as being in the key of G while other musicians hear the music as being in the key of D Mixolydian.

You also take a look at the “Sweet Home Alabama” chords, chord progressions, and which scales to use for the guitar solos.

🎸 Visit the website and enroll in my FREE 6-step lesson series, Understand Music Theory and Master the Fretboard.

https://www.guitarmusictheory.com/play-better-guitar/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=episode&utm_campaign=upload

Nov 14 2019

24mins

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Episode 32- Best Ear Training Exercise For Guitar.mp3

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In this free guitar lesson, you learn why playing songs and studying music theory is the best ear training you can do.

Regularly playing music will benefit how you hear music far more than ear training exercises.

Get help with MUSIC THEORY and PLAYING SONGS. Enroll in a FREE course at: https://www.guitarmusictheory.com/play-better-guitar/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=upload 

Nov 07 2019

32mins

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Episode 31 "Thank You" Led Zeppelin | How Does This Song Work

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In this installment of How Does This Song Work?, you take a look at the song "Thank You" by Led Zeppelin.

You get to know the music theory behind the song, including the key, why the chords work together, and which scales to use for soloing.

Enroll in a free music theory course at GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Oct 31 2019

36mins

Play

Episode 30 #1 Best Exercise to Improve Your Guitar Playing

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Read more

If you want to get good at playing the guitar, you need to develop the right skills.

Developing the right skills involves increasing your hand strength and finger dexterity.

You also need to improve the coordination between your hands.

Many guitarists look to guitar exercises to develop these skills.

In this free guitar lesson, I explain the best exercise you can do. 

Enroll in a FREE video course at GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Oct 25 2019

56mins

Play

Episode 29 "Comfortably Numb" | How Does This Song Work?

Podcast cover
Read more

Learn the music theory behind the song “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd.

Understand the keys, chords, and progressions, plus the scales used for the guitar solos.

Enroll in a FREE video course at GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Oct 18 2019

56mins

Play

Episode 28 Everything You Need to Know About Guitar Gear

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How to choose the best electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and guitar practice amp so you sound great and make your practice time as effective as possible. 

Enroll in a FREE video course at GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Oct 10 2019

56mins

Play

Episode 27: 9 Ways to Become a Better and Happier Guitar Player

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Read more

Are you feeling dissatisfied with your guitar playing?

Do you wish you could get better, but you're unsure what to do?

If you'd like to make more progress with your guitar playing plus get more enjoyment out of the experience, here are nine ways to do it.

Enroll in a FREE video course at GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Oct 04 2019

31mins

Play

Episode 26: Slow Down Music For Guitar

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Make your guitar learning easier and your practice more productive by slowing down songs, changing the pitch of the music, and looping song sections. 

Enroll in a FREE video course at GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Sep 26 2019

42mins

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Episode 25: The Importance of Learning Songs

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In this podcast episode, you hear about the benefits of learning songs and how playing songs is the only way to get all aspects of your guitar playing in order so you sound like a real player. 

Enroll in a FREE video course at GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Sep 20 2019

40mins

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Episode 24: The History of Guitar Music Theory

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How did the Guitar Music Theory podcast get started?

Why did it stop?

Get all the history about Desi Serna, Fretboard Theory and more plus hear what's new and get ready for more episodes. 

Enroll in a FREE video course at GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Sep 12 2019

56mins

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Episode 23 New Pentatonic Scale Patterns Video.mp3

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Today’s podcast episode is based on the newly updated Chapter 2 from my Fretboard Theory video series and deals with playing pentatonic scale patterns. This chapter update is also sold separately as a stand-alone course called, Pentatonic Scale Patterns: How to Easily Master the Patterns Used to Play Music’s Most Iconic Guitar Riffs and Solos. The audio you hear in today’s podcast is a collection of excerpts pulled directly from the video. If you would like to view the actual video lesson along with its added resources including pentatonic song lists, backing tracks, and tabs, go to: http://www.guitar-music-theory.com/pentatonic/

Mar 09 2018

43mins

Play

Episode 22 Guitar Picking Mechanics

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In this free guitar lesson, you receive an overview of the book and video course, Guitar Picking Mechanics. This instruction features techniques and exercises for increasing your picking accuracy, speed, and comfort. Get equipped to play popular styles of music more proficiently so you can become a better and more confident guitarist. View the full course at: http://GuitarMusicTheory.com/pick

Jan 16 2018

44mins

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Episode 21 Playing Pedal Point and Pedal Tones

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In this free guitar lesson you learn how play pedal points and pedal tones. Pedal points can add new chord tones to basic chord changes. This technique can help make a harmonically richer sound and musical texture. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

19mins

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Episode 20 Using Harmonic Minor Scale Patterns For Improvisation

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Read more

In this free guitar lesson you learn how harmonic minor scale patterns are used in improvisation. This includes a review of building the harmonic minor scale, using pentatonic lead patterns in harmonic minor, and outlining V7 chords with arpeggios. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

39mins

Play

Episode 19 Chord Tone Soloing and Outlining Chord Progressions

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In this free guitar lesson you learn how to use chord tone soloing to connect scales more closely to their related chords, and outline particular chord progressions. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

47mins

Play

Episode 18 Lead Patterns with Major Scales and Modes

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In this free guitar lesson you learn how to use pentatonic lead patterns for playing major scales and modes. You learn how the pentatonic scale relates to the major scale. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

58mins

Play

Episode 17 Pentatonic Lead Patterns

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In this free guitar lesson you learn that when it comes to using the pentatonic scale, it's not necessary to utilize every position or every part of every pattern. Most guitar players, including some of the most famous ones, favor only a few particular sections of these different patterns that work well together. When viewed together, these sections are sometimes called “lead patterns”. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

35mins

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Episode 16 Chromatic Passing Chords Diminished and Augmented

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In this free guitar lesson you learn how the spaces between chords are filled with passing chords. This includes a discussion on chromatic passing chords, diminished chords and augmented chords. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

42mins

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