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Guitar Music Theory

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This podcast features free audio guitar lessons taught by Desi Serna, author of Fretboard Theory and Guitar Theory For Dummies. Learn how scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more get applied to the fretboard and familiar songs. Hear how to best get your playing skills in order. Begin to improvise and compose. Understand why your favorite songs sound so good. ➝ What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit the GuitarMusicTheory.com website to get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. Discover how to progressively play and sound better—today, in as little as 33 minutes!

This podcast features free audio guitar lessons taught by Desi Serna, author of Fretboard Theory and Guitar Theory For Dummies. Learn how scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more get applied to the fretboard and familiar songs. Hear how to best get your playing skills in order. Begin to improvise and compose. Understand why your favorite songs sound so good. ➝ What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit the GuitarMusicTheory.com website to get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. Discover how to progressively play and sound better—today, in as little as 33 minutes!

Location:

United States

Description:

This podcast features free audio guitar lessons taught by Desi Serna, author of Fretboard Theory and Guitar Theory For Dummies. Learn how scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more get applied to the fretboard and familiar songs. Hear how to best get your playing skills in order. Begin to improvise and compose. Understand why your favorite songs sound so good. ➝ What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit the GuitarMusicTheory.com website to get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. Discover how to progressively play and sound better—today, in as little as 33 minutes!

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep75 Gravity by John Mayer | How Does This Song Work?

11/25/2020
In this free guitar lesson, I have another installment of How Does This Song Work featuring “Gravity” by John Mayer. I give you an overview of the song including the chords, progression, composition techniques, and the scales used for the solos. I also demonstrate a part from the live version of the song. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction...

Duration:00:42:27

Ep74 Email Questions: Learning Pentatonic Scale Patterns, Playing Country Guitar Solos, Identifying Roots and Modes, Practicing Picking Exercises, Changing Scales Over Chords

11/18/2020
In this free guitar lesson, I answer email questions regarding learning pentatonic scale patterns, playing country guitar solos, identifying roots and modes, practicing picking exercises, and changing scales over chords. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.

Duration:01:02:08

Ep73 Erich Andreas - What Made Eddie Van Halen So Great?

11/11/2020
In episode 73 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I talk with Your Guitar Sage, Erich Andreas. We talk about how we got started teaching guitar online and what made Eddie Van Halen so great. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.

Duration:01:18:14

Ep72 Should You Learn How to Read Music?

11/4/2020
Should guitar players learn how to read music? In this free guitar lesson, I discuss the pros and cons of reading standard musical notation. I talk about where your time might be better spent and how professional guitarists use their sight-reading skills. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.

Duration:00:58:59

Ep71 What Are Chord Inversions and Chord Voicings?

10/28/2020
In this free guitar lesson, I explain what chord inversions, chord voicings, and drop 2 chords are. I demonstrate how you can add variety to your playing with different chord shapes, and how these chord forms are used in familiar guitar songs. I make use of the CAGED chord system as taught in my course Fretboard Theory Chapter 3. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE...

Duration:00:38:20

Ep70 You Don't Need to Use All 5 Pentatonic Patterns

10/21/2020
In this free guitar lesson, I explain to you that it’s not necessary to use all five pentatonic scale patterns. Most players have particular patterns and portions of patterns they favor and use most of the time. I’m going to show you why players do this and why you should do it too. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your...

Duration:00:35:19

Ep69 Eruption Tapping | How Does It Work?

10/15/2020
In this free guitar lesson, I demonstrate part of the instrumental track, “Eruption,” that is featured on the very first Van Halen record and performed by Eddie Van Halen. I explain how the finger tapping technique works, how the tapping uses arpeggios, and how those arpeggios create a chord progression that features modal interchange and harmonic minor. I also discuss how I dial in an Eruption tone and my reverb, delay, and phaser settings. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order...

Duration:00:50:28

Ep68 Fabio Marraccini From the Where Music Meets Technology Podcast

10/6/2020
Interview with Fretboard Theory student Fabio Marraccini from the Where Music Meets Technology podcast. We talk music theory, modes, rock music, and more. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.

Duration:01:01:54

Ep67 Tips For Small-Handed Short-Fingered Guitarists

9/29/2020
In this free guitar lesson, I have tips for small-handed and short-fingered guitars. If you struggle to play guitar because you have little hands or stubby fingers, these tips will help you eliminate most of your problems. The four things I’m going to talk about include: What is the ideal hand size to play guitar? Which guitars are best for small-handed players? How should small-handed players hold their guitar? What can small-handed players do differently on the fretboard? 🎸...

Duration:01:04:10

Ep66 Nashville Artist Development University

9/23/2020
Interview with two special guests, Kory Brunson and Jason Wyatt from Nashville Artist Development University (NADU). https://naduniversity.com/ We talk about what it takes to become a successful music artist and how their program is putting many musicians on the fastback to living their dreams. If you’ve ever wondered how the music industry works, you’re going to find this discussion interesting. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit...

Duration:01:07:19

Ep65 Q&A Keeping Time, Using Modes Over Chords, Teaching Children, Playing What You Hear, Small Hands

9/16/2020
In Episode 65 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I answer questions about keeping time, using modes over chords, teaching children, playing what you hear, small hands, and more. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.

Duration:01:04:41

Ep64 Interview w/ Carrie Underwood Guitarist Matt Reviere

9/11/2020
In episode 64 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I talk with Carrie Underwood guitarist Matt Reviere. I ask him what it’s like being part of such a big live show, which pieces of gear he uses, and how he prepares for his performances. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.

Duration:01:17:47

Ep63 The Thrill is Gone | How Does This Song Work?

9/1/2020
In this free guitar lesson, I have another installment of How Does This Song Work featuring “The Thrill is Gone” by B.B. King. You get to know this song’s key, chords, and chord progression, as well as the different ways you can approach the solo. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.

Duration:00:28:11

Ep62 Your Love | How Does This Song Work?

8/25/2020
In this free guitar lesson, I have another installment of How Does This Song Work featuring “Your Love” by The Outfield. You get to know this song’s key, chords, and chord progression, as well as its use of pedal tones. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.

Duration:01:02:28

Ep61 Difference Between Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales

8/6/2020
In my latest podcast episode, I explain the difference between the major and minor pentatonic scales. You get to know how the two different tonalities are applied to music by listening to examples from Tom Petty and The Beatles. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.

Duration:00:36:17

Ep60 Top 10 Guitar Solos You Should Learn

7/30/2020
Struggling to play guitar solos? Do your lead lines sound like you’re just playing up and down scales? Improve your soloing skills by learning my Top 10 Guitar Solos You Should Learn. Need help getting your playing skills in order? Visit my website to get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. I’ll get you on the right track so you can fill gaps in your playing and reach your guitar soloing goals. https://GuitarMusicTheory.com #guitarsolo #howtoguitarsolo...

Duration:00:24:53

Ep59 Play That Funky Music | How Does This Song Work?

7/23/2020
In this free guitar lesson, I have another installment of How Does This Song Work featuring Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry. Get to know the key, chords, and scales used in this song. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. 👉 https://www.guitarmusictheory.com/play-better-guitar/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=episode&utm_campaign=upload

Duration:01:02:38

Ep58 Summer of ‘69 Chord Tone Soloing

7/8/2020
In this free guitar lesson, you learn how to play over the song “Summer of ‘69” by Bryan Adams using the chord tone soloing technique. You also learn how to play a solo by moving horizontally on one string. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. 👉 https://www.guitarmusictheory.com/play-better-guitar/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=episode&utm_campaign=upload

Duration:00:33:09

Ep57 The Star-Spangled Banner

6/30/2020
In this free guitar lesson, I answer email questions and I also talk about playing the national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. 👉 https://www.guitarmusictheory.com/play-better-guitar/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=episode&utm_campaign=upload

Duration:00:46:35

Ep56 Email Questions | Theory, Number System, Complex Chord Changes, Backing Tracks

6/25/2020
In this free guitar lesson, I answer emails questions about music theory, the number system, playing over complex chord changes, creating backing tracks, and more. 🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order to play guitar better? Get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. 👉 https://www.guitarmusictheory.com/play-better-guitar/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=episode&utm_campaign=upload

Duration:00:57:43