Links - Learn Guitar In And Around Your Area.
Here are a few important links to guitar resources in your area and online.
- Musical Instruments
- Numbering Scales, Chord Progressions and Modes
In this guitar lesson podcast we 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 and then numbering its other pitches from there with consideration given to any change in interval structure (for example, sharp and flat degrees). Musicians will usually call the tonic chord in a progression and then number the other chords by their interval relationship to the tonic. This information is needed in order to study advanced concepts like modal interchange and borrowed chords because you must identify chords that are out of key by how they relate to the tonic chord on hand and not by their position in their own parent keys. You also hear comparisons and analyze the difference between the plain major scale and other major modes and the natural minor (a.k.a. relative minor) scale and other minor modes.
- Guitar Music Theory Lessons
This website features free audio guitar lessons that teach practical concepts of music theory to modern guitar players. Learn how scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more get applied to the fretboard and familiar music. This material is suitable for intermediate level players on up and can be followed on either an acoustic or Electric Guitar. Taught by Desi Serna author of the books Fretboard Theory, Fretboard Theory Volume II, Guitar Theory For Dummies, and Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies, plus several video programs. Visit the Guitar-Music-Theory.com website to sign up for free book and DVD previews.
- Chord Tone Soloing - Outlining Chords and Progressions
In this free guitar lesson you learn how to use CAGED arpeggio patterns to target chord tones while using pentatonic lead patterns. Specifically, you will target the root, third and fifth of each chord as you work through a progression. Targeting chord tones helps you to connect scales more closely to their related chords, as well as outline a particular chord progression. You will intentionally be emphasizing each note of the chord, creating a lead line that relates to the music. This approach is sometimes better than just randomly playing scales through a set of changes. You can apply this outlining technique to improvising, as well as to composing guitar solos, riffs, melodies and bass lines.
- Key Changes, Borrowed Chords and Circle of Fifths
In an earlier guitar theory lesson, we learned about chord progressions and how to play by numbers. Although a great approach to many songs, you may have realized that not all of them fit into this system of numbered barre chord patterns. In this free guitar lesson you are going to learn why. Here you will look at several related topics including: modulation, key changes, modal interchange, borrowed chords, and the circle of fifths, also known as the circle of fourths.
- What is the key of a song?
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. Several popular songs are used as examples.
- Blues Guitar Lesson, Music Theory, Chords, Progressions, and Scales
Blues Guitar Theory Lesson. Chords, Progressions, and Scales for Lead Guitar Solos. Learn about using and combining major and minor pentatonic scale patterns. Plus, major scales and modes over blues songs.
- Major And Minor Seventh Chord Extensions Guitar Theory Lesson
How to build and play major and minor seventh chords on the guitar fretboard. The theory behind 7th intervals and chord extensions, plus popular songs.
- Guitarmoves Acoustic Guitar Lessons
Fingerstyle Techniques. Blues, Jazz, World, Spanish, and Classical Guitar Lesson Media files.
- Acoustic Guitar Lessons
Instant download of the 38 Lessons E-book at Guitarmoves.com. Learn theory, technique, and focus on different styles.
- The Top Guitar Lessons of 2015
Guitar World takes a nostalgic look back at the most popular GuitarWorld.com stories of 2015, including viral videos, guitar lessons and other features.
- Carl Verheyen: Forward Motion
This all-new video guitar lesson is the long-awaited follow up to Carls immensely popular video, Intervallic Rock, and shows you a new set of innovative techniques to improve and spice up your playing. Learn the secrets behind Carls unique style, including creative ways to develop lines, a fresh perspective on bending and vibrato, and a modern intervallic approach to building chords. The Forward Motion Guitar Lesson also highlights Carls inventive warm-up exercises and practice methods, completing this invaluable journey into the creative process of a true guitar genius.
- Goodbye Beginning Acoustic Guitar
Goodbye provides you with in-depth lessons in Audio and Music. Taught by Jared Meeker and Greg Horne as part of the Beginning Acoustic Guitar series. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace. These easy-to-follow videos features examples in TAB and standard music notation, and hands-on instruction. You'll learn how to hold the instrument, play with a pick, count time, read music, and play simple chords.
- Where To Get The Best Electric Guitar Lessons For Beginners
Most guitar students begin with the Acoustic Guitar at first. However, when the beginner student finds a teacher that specializes in, and gives Electric Guitar lessons, it is easier to start with the Electric Guitar.