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Guitar Music Theory

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Rank #84 in Music category

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Performing Arts
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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.

Great Information!

By LTdslr - Mar 01 2018
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I haven't made it all the way through but what I've learned so far has been huge! Thanks Desi.

iTunes Ratings

451 Ratings
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380
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.

Great Information!

By LTdslr - Mar 01 2018
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I haven't made it all the way through but what I've learned so far has been huge! Thanks Desi.
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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.

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: Episode 15 Key Changes Borrowed Chords and Circle of Fifths

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In this free guitar lesson you look at several related topics including: modulation, key changes, modal interchange, borrowed chords, and the circle of fifths. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

57mins

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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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

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Rank #13: Episode 14 Dominant Function and Harmonic Minor Chord Progressions

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In this free guitar lesson you learn about dominant function and using dominant seventh chords. This includes instruction on secondary dominants, voice leading and harmonic minor chord progressions. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Dec 13 2017

49mins

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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: 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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