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Learn guitar theory. An introduction to applying music theory to the guitar fretboard. How learning about guitar scales, chords and chord progressions can benefit intermediate and advanced guitar players. Guitar lessons include playing songs with pentatonic and major scale patterns, chord inversions and arpeggio patterns with the CAGED system, guitar chord progressions and playing by numbers (a.k.a. "Nashville Number System"), guitar modes and modal scales. For both acoustic and electric guitar. Taught by guitar theory teacher Desi Serna author of Fretboard Theory and webmaster of: http://Guitar-Music-Theory.com This Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.com.

Learn guitar theory. An introduction to applying music theory to the guitar fretboard. How learning about guitar scales, chords and chord progressions can benefit intermediate and advanced guitar players. Guitar lessons include playing songs with pentatonic and major scale patterns, chord inversions and arpeggio patterns with the CAGED system, guitar chord progressions and playing by numbers (a.k.a. "Nashville Number System"), guitar modes and modal scales. For both acoustic and electric guitar. Taught by guitar theory teacher Desi Serna author of Fretboard Theory and webmaster of: http://Guitar-Music-Theory.com This Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.com.
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Learn guitar theory. An introduction to applying music theory to the guitar fretboard. How learning about guitar scales, chords and chord progressions can benefit intermediate and advanced guitar players. Guitar lessons include playing songs with pentatonic and major scale patterns, chord inversions and arpeggio patterns with the CAGED system, guitar chord progressions and playing by numbers (a.k.a. "Nashville Number System"), guitar modes and modal scales. For both acoustic and electric guitar. Taught by guitar theory teacher Desi Serna author of Fretboard Theory and webmaster of: http://Guitar-Music-Theory.com This Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.com.

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Episodes

Episode 23 New Pentatonic Scale Patterns Video.mp3

3/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:43:19

Episode 22 Guitar Picking Mechanics

1/16/2018
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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

Duration:00:44:40

Episode 21 Playing Pedal Point and Pedal Tones

12/13/2017
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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.

Duration:00:19:17

Episode 20 Using Harmonic Minor Scale Patterns For Improvisation

12/13/2017
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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.

Duration:00:39:07

Episode 19 Chord Tone Soloing and Outlining Chord Progressions

12/13/2017
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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.

Duration:00:47:45

Episode 18 Lead Patterns with Major Scales and Modes

12/13/2017
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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.

Duration:00:58:24

Episode 17 Pentatonic Lead Patterns

12/13/2017
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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.

Duration:00:35:50

Episode 16 Chromatic Passing Chords Diminished and Augmented

12/13/2017
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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.

Duration:00:42:37

Episode 15 Key Changes Borrowed Chords and Circle of Fifths

12/13/2017
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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.

Duration:00:57:17

Episode 14 Dominant Function and Harmonic Minor Chord Progressions

12/13/2017
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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.

Duration:00:49:15

Episode 13 Scale Formulas and Renumbering Chord Progressions

12/13/2017
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In this free guitar lesson you take a look at the interval structure of the different modes of the major scale and how musicians would number chord progressions that are modal. This involves naming the tonic pitch in a mode “1” and then numbering its other pitches from there with consideration given to any change in interval structure like sharp and flat degrees. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Duration:00:39:47

Episode 12 What Is the Key of a Song?

12/13/2017
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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.

Duration:00:42:09

Episode 11 Interview with Guitarist and Singer Songwriter Joe Robinson

12/13/2017
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Australian guitarist and singer/songwriter Joe Robinson discusses his musical background, style and perspectives on music theory and guitar playing. Includes samples of his songs and recorded albums plus live playing and improvisations. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Duration:01:03:06

Episode 10 Blues Guitar Scales Chords Progressions and Theory

12/13/2017
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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.

Duration:00:48:28

Episode 09 Playing Chords with Added Chord Tones and Extensions

12/13/2017
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In this free guitar lesson you learn how to add chord tones and extensions to chords including major and minor seventh chords. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Duration:00:41:42

Episode 08 Playing Music Intervals On Guitar

12/13/2017
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In this free guitar lesson you learn how to play intervals such as thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, and sevenths. You get to hear what it sounds like to play harmonized guitar parts based on these intervals. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Duration:00:39:30

Episode 07 Music Modes and Playing Modal Guitar Scales

12/13/2017
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Learn the music theory behind guitar modes and hear how they're used in popular music. Play modal scales including Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian. Taught by Desi Serna of http://GuitarMusicTheory.com.

Duration:00:28:06

Episode 06 Chord Progressions and Playing By Numbers For Guitar

12/13/2017
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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.

Duration:00:42:29

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

12/13/2017
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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.

Duration:01:02:41

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

12/13/2017
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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.

Duration:00:43:05