Guitar Theory

Guitar Theory
Straight Talking Music Theory for Guitarists

by Lee Nichols

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-12-11
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 9781093508307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Master Fundamental Theory Skills and Take your Guitar Playing to the Next Level Music theory can be an extremely complicated subject. The fact is, we don't need to know half of it; so why over-complicate things? This book is about the building blocks of music theory and how it applies to the guitar. It will teach you the things that matter; the stuff that's really worth knowing if you want to take your guitar skills to the next level. There's nothing wrong with learning advanced music theory. Most of us, however, don't care too much about it, or have much need for it. It's all very well knowing everything about counterpoint, parallel movement, submediants, doppio movimento etc., but for the typical guitarist, unless you are serious about composing by formula, reading music, or just like sounding clever; it's not going to suddenly make you a better musician. Guitar Theory will show you how to make sense of the fundamentals; the stuff that matters. Things that will help you figure out chords and scales without needing to resort to diagrams; understanding how and why chords belong to a particular key and how to recognise when they do; scale numbering and making scale choices for guitar soloing; why scales and chords go together? ... all of the things that will help you understand music better and be able to make sense of the lingo when reading, or watching, other guitar tutorials and videos. This book makes no attempt at teaching advanced music theory which can take many years to master. It does however give you a head start by spending more time breaking down the basics instead of trying to stuff three years of serious study into less than a few hundred pages. Once you understand the basics, the rest will make much more sense. The music theory building blocks will teach you: What the major scale is and why it is important. How scales are constructed and numbered. Intervals: Minor thirds, flat sevenths, augmented fifths etc. What it all means. How chords are constructed from scales. Chords and key. Why certain chords belong to a particular key. The Roman numeral system and why it's so useful. Minor scale types and their differences explained. The Circle of fifths: Is it really that useful? Modes explained. How can seven scales contain all the same notes, yet be different? Scales and soloing: How to choose scales to play over different chord progressions. Scales and soloing is more of a bonus section. This subject alone can be huge so I've broke it down and condensed it. This is your crash course on one of the most common questions I get asked: "What scale do I use for my guitar solo?" This section will give you an understanding of how to look at various chord progressions and choose the right scale or other soloing ideas. This book does not teach you how to read music and no music notation is included or explained. It's just the building blocks of music theory and how everything pieces together. Some Tab is included so you should know how to read basic guitar tablature. The content moves from beginner to advanced intermediate. Although much of the content is suitable for beginners, as the book progresses it leads more towards advanced ideas and some playing and listening experience is expected. The more you play, the more it will make sense. Audio Downloads Audio examples and jam tracks for the book content are available for download and can be played on your computer or uploaded to any MP3 compatible device. Just go to the link included in the book and grab the MP3s. No email address or signup required.

Music Theory for Guitarists

Music Theory for Guitarists
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

by Tom Kolb

  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release : 2005-05-01
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 147685954X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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(Guitar Method). Guitarists of all levels will find a wealth of practical music knowledge in this special book. Veteran guitarist and author Tom Kolb dispels the mysteries of music theory using plain and simple terms and diagrams. The included audio provides 94 tracks of music examples, scales, modes, chords, ear training, and much more!

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists
A Book

by Joseph Alexander

  • Publisher : WWW.Fundamental-Changes.com
  • Release : 2014-11-20
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9781911267775
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book takes you on a journey from essential first principles through to complex, exciting musical thory ideas

No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists

No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists
Master the Essential Knowledge All Guitarists Need to Know

by James Shipway

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-05-31
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 9781914453106
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Essential guitar theory with free audio file included. Confusion-free language. No music reading required. Each new theme is backed up with examples, exercises and quizzes to really drive your understanding home.

Guitar Theory For Dummies

Guitar Theory For Dummies
Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction

by Desi Serna

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2013-10-14
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1118646770
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Serious about jamming, understanding, and creating guitar-driven music? Easy. With an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Theory For Dummies goes beyond guitar basics, presenting the guidance intermediate to advanced players need to improve their improvisational and compositional skills. Plus, with access to audio tracks and video instruction online you can master the concepts and techniques covered in the book. Key content coverage includes: pentatonic and major scale patterns; the CAGED chord system, chord progressions, and playing by numbers; roots, keys, and applying scales, plus modes and modal scales; intervals and chord extensions; popular song references and theory applications that help you understand how to play popular music and contemporary guitar styles, and create music of your own. This title also features companion audio tracks and video content hosted online at Dummies.com The expert instruction and easy-to-digest information provides comprehensive guidance on how to apply music theory concepts to fretted instruments If you already have a handle on the basics and want to know more about the building blocks and theory behind guitar music, Guitar Theory For Dummies has you covered.

Master Music Theory for Guitar in 14 Days

Master Music Theory for Guitar in 14 Days
Daily Guitar Theory Lessons

by Troy Nelson

  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2020-03-15
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A simple, 14-day guide to music theory for guitar Sadly, too many guitarists either haven't been taught music theory, or know some music theory but are unable to transfer the knowledge to the instrument. Enter Master Music Theory for Guitar in 14 Days! As new concepts are introduced daily, you'll learn how to quickly apply them to your guitar. This guitar music lesson book is jam-packed with important theory-related topics: Major & Minor Scales Chord Construction Diatonic Harmony The Seven Modes In addition to free audio tracks for download or streaming, here's what you get each day: Scale Construction & Patterns Chord Construction & Progressions Transposition Arpeggios Intervals Lead Licks As new concepts are introduced daily, you'll learn how to quickly apply them to your guitar and sound great right away. Master Major & Minor Theory Seven Modes Demystified Discover Chord Constructions & Diatonic Harmony Circle of 5ths Explained Pentatonic, Blues & Diminished Scales Examined Read it! Hear it! Play it! Music examples are presented in notes and tab. This practical, step-by-step guide to modern music theory for guitarists includes quick-and-easy access to audio tracks via download or streaming - right from troynelsonmusic.com. No signup required! Sound great right away with guitar licks for every scale! Ionian (The Major Scale) Dorian Phrygian Lydian Mixolydian Aeolian (The Minor Scale) Locrian Major Pentatonic Minor Pentatonic Blues Major Blues Harmonic Minor Melodic Minor Diminished Scales From the author of over 20 guitar lesson books Master Music Theory for Guitar in 14 Days is written how Troy would want to learn music theory if he was starting from scratch, in his signature, tried-and-true, sound-great-right-away style. Troy has written more than 20 books for the guitar and edited more than 100 others. Thanks for the 5-star reviews As an author, Troy Nelson has sold over 250,000 books and received more than a 1,000 reviews. A 30-year guitar player, he's the former editor-in-chief of Guitar One magazine, holds a degree in music, and is the author of the #1 best-seller Guitar Aerobics. Buy now to start learning music theory in an interesting and ready-to-play way - like you never have before!

A Modern Approach to Naming Guitar Chords

A Modern Approach to Naming Guitar Chords
A Book

by Joseph Davis

  • Publisher : Gatekeeper Press
  • Release : 2020-09-07
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 164237816X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Finally—an intuitive, single-source standardization for naming guitar chords in the 21st century! A honing of guitar theory as a subcategory of music theory. Commonsense approach to all things guitar chord, including how to label alternate chord voicings. New concepts, including natural harmonics chords, unison chords, and octaval chords. A massive Instructional Glossary with clear and precise definitions, benefiting both guitarists and music theorists alike. Appendices containing 747 graphical guitar chord boxes and definitions for several guitar tunings: • Standard • Open Major A/E • Open Major G/D • Drop D • Double Drop D • Bruce Palmer Modal “Band of Witches” sample song sheet. Procedures for registering a copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office. Introduction to U.S. copyright law’s fair use doctrine, including a comparison of mechanical and sync licenses. Presented in an easy-to-read, connect-the-dots manner. An absolute must-read for the guitarist wanting to transcribe new sound-creations into guitar chords. The only textbook needed for a Progressive Guitar Theory 105 course. Though geared toward the needs of a seasoned guitarist, this book contains a wealth of information that will benefit anyone, from the casual campfire-strumming enthusiast to avid music theorists looking for a greater understanding of the challenges facing non-sight-reading guitar players. Book Review: "A soup-to-nuts guide for guitarists looking for a comprehensive way to name and notate chords. Music theory and practicality are sometimes at odds. For example, theory dictates that a chord must have three or more notes, but as debut author Davis explains in his introduction, guitarists play two-note formations frequently, which they must then label as chords when transcribing. As one gets deeper into theory, the conflicts can get more complicated in terms of where a “root” note might lay in a chord sequence, or how a chord might fit in a particular scale. Davis seeks to solve that quandary with a practical standard for working guitarists. It’s a complicated task, and this book provides a lot of context for readers to consider, explaining pitch, tuning, scales, and intervals, and even providing information on copyrighting musical works. Along the way, he takes a lot of advanced ideas into account, such as unaltered nonextended chords, unaltered extended chords, suspended nonextended chords, and the like. Chances are that any guitarist who’s attracted by the title of this book already knows enough to follow these theoretical aspects. The author offers a process to make these concepts clearer, [to Gatekeeper: my rewrite attends to the rest of the sentence & the next one] but it’s not a basic, numbered list of steps. Readers with no education in theory may have to read passages several times to put the level of detail into proper perspective [to Gatekeeper: this ends the portion of the Review I "fixed."]. A weekend warrior who’s happy banging out basic G-C-D or E-A-D progressions, for instance, won’t find much use for the theory, but those looking to move forward will find value in the first, basic chapters and the massive appendices, which feature definitions of everything from Travis picking to truss rods. For guitarists who write, the most useful aspect of this book may be the chord guide, which includes voicings for both standard and alternate tunings. A complex manual for guitar players who want to keep learning new things." -- Kirkus Reviews

Theory for the Contemporary Guitarist

Theory for the Contemporary Guitarist
The Ultimate Guide to Music for Blues, Rock and Jazz Guitarists

by Guy Capuzzo,Tom Dempsey

  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • Release : 2006-10
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780739038383
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Tom Dempsey, noted guitarist and author, will take you through the sometimes intimidating world of music theory in this friendly and easy-to-understand video. If you've ever found it difficult to learn music theory by reading about it, here is your chance to learn by watching!"--DVD.

Fingerboard Theory for Guitar

Fingerboard Theory for Guitar
A Book

by MIKE CHRISTIANSEN

  • Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
  • Release : 2010-10-07
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1609744535
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book contains concepts of music theory presented in such a way as to be easily understood by guitarists. All of the concepts are presented sequentially in an easy-to-follow format using the guitar fingerboard as the visual tool. Contents include: scales, key signatures, intervals, chord construction and voicing, harmonizing melodies, chord embellishment and substitution, modes, cadences, augmented sixth chords, quartal harmony, and more. Using this book, guitarists will be able to unravel the mysteries of music theory and realize that the concepts are not so mysterious after all.

Music Theory 101

Music Theory 101
From Keys and Scales to Rhythm and Melody, an Essential Primer on the Basics of Music Theory

by Brian Boone,Marc Schonbrun

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-08-08
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1507203667
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Covers everything novice musicians and lifelong learners need to know. Full of music trivia, music history, comprehensive instruction and visual aids, music symbols, and chords throughout. This is a crash course in music theory that even professionals will enjoy.

Vaideology

Vaideology
Basic Music Theory for Guitar Players

by Steve Vai

  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781540030993
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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(Guitar Educational). Named Guardians of Guitar 2019 NAMM top pick! Experience must-know music knowledge and wisdom through the highly focused lens of legendary guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. This full-color instructional book written by Vai himself features in-depth discussions of the music theory fundamentals that every aspiring (and veteran) guitar player should know, packed with practical exercises, diagrams, tips, inspiring ideas and concepts, practice methods, and ways of looking at music that you may have never considered. Topics covered include: academic vs. experiential learning * reading and writing music * key signatures * chord scales * rhythm basics * guitar harmonics * modes * and much more. This beautiful book is full-color throughout and features artwork on every page by Vai!

Edly's Music Theory for Practical People

Edly's Music Theory for Practical People
A Book

by Ed Roseman

  • Publisher : Musical Edventures
  • Release : 2009-07-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780966161663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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(Music Instruction). Unique, conversational and sometimes humorous, this is a theory book people will actually want to read! Presented in a full-color format with illustrations, charts, diagrams and workbook exercises, Edly's Music Theory for Practical People applies to all instrumentalists and singers, from teens to adults. Topics include: notation, natural & chromatic alphabets, scales, keys & key signatures, intervals, chords, ear-training, and much more. This third edition also features new advanced topics, such as: voicings, chord extensions & alterations, voice leading, reharmonization, melodic harmonization, and harmonic analysis. This book transforms the topic that music students love to hate into something they can't help but enjoy!

The Complete Technique, Theory and Scales Compilation for Guitar

The Complete Technique, Theory and Scales Compilation for Guitar
A Book

by Joseph Alexander

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2014-11-03
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9781503086210
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This compilation brings together three best-selling books that will help you master the essential rudiments of playing the guitar; Technique, Theory and the Application of all the Essential Scales in Music. At over 285 pages, this book contains over 400 notated audio examples and 60 backing tracks that demonstrate every technique, lick and scale clearly in a musical context. Beginners to very advanced players will all find plenty of ideas, techniques and musical vocabulary to keep them improving for years. Complete Technique for Modern Guitar destroys the notion that aspiring players must spend all their practice time accelerating through progressively more difficult and obscure exercises. This book focuses on only the exercises that most quickly develop the fundamental four areas of guitar technique: Picking, Legato, Playing in time, and expression. It contains over 200 essential, digestible, exercises to help you master the guitar with comprehensive coverage of picking, legato, rhythm and expressive techniques. The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists is a complete and practical music theory course for guitarists takes you on a journey starting from simple major scale construction, its 3 and 4 note harmonisations, and common chord sequences, to a massively deep and structured dissection of all the modes of the major scale. The seven modes are broken down into their constituent intervals, triads, arpeggios and Pentatonic scales, with each theoretical approach discussed and analysed and bought to life with over 200 notated examples, licks and professional backing tracks. After the many soloing possibilities are discussed for each mode, the author's favourite sounds are given as a concise list of recommended approaches. This will save you many hours of practice time, and provide solid starting point to explore the best of each tonality. Guitar Scales in Context goes further than every other scale dictionary available: it provides you with backing tracks and licks for every one of the essential eighteen scales and modes that it covers. With over fifty backing tracks included, each scale is analysed, discussed and shown in the five most commonly used patterns. Each scale shape is given with a corresponding chord, triad and arpeggio pattern to help you build and memorise the scale, both physically and aurally.

Modern Guitar Technique. Integrative Movement Theory for Guitarists

Modern Guitar Technique. Integrative Movement Theory for Guitarists
A Book

by Thomas Offermann

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9788881095162
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Complete Contemporary Guitarist

The Complete Contemporary Guitarist
The Ultimate Guide to Music for Blues, Rock, and Jazz Guitarists, Book and CD

by Alfred Publishing Staff,Guy Capuzzo,Vivian Clement,Tom Dempsey,Jody Fisher

  • Publisher : Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Release : 2009-09-01
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN : 9780739062906
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Complete Contemporary Guitarist is a comprehensive 396-page guide for blues, rock, and jazz players. Combining theory, ear training, fretboard knowledge, and sight-reading all under one cover, the book features easy-to-read chord and scale diagrams, plus detailed musical examples. It teaches intervals, scales, chords, and progressions using standard music notation and TAB. Drills and worksheets for self study and an ear training CD for further development are included.

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory
A Complete Self-study Course for All Musicians

by Andrew Surmani,Karen Farnum Surmani,Morton Manus

  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 9780739036358
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This practical, easy-to-use, self-study course is perfect for pianists, guitarists, instrumentalists, vocalists, songwriters, arrangers and composers, and includes ear training CDs to help develop your musical ear. In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through 75 concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the enclosed ear training CDs, and test your knowledge with a review that completes each of the 18 units. Answers are included in the back of the book for all exercises, ear training and review.

Music Theory for the Bass Player

Music Theory for the Bass Player
A Comprehensive and Hands-on Guide to Playing with More Confidence and Freedom

by Ariane Cap

  • Publisher : Capcat Music Publishing
  • Release : 2015-08-25
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9780996727600
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive and immediately applicable guide to making you a well grounded groover, informed band mate and all around more creative musician.An approach that uses intervals as the basic building blocks to explore scales and their modes, chords and the basics of harmony, this book looks at the workings of music in a bass-centered way. Packed with fretboard diagrams, musical examples and exercises, these 200 pages of need-to-know information are peppered with mind bending quizzes, sure-to-remember mnemonics, as well as innovative and effective learning approaches. Detailed and extensive photo demonstrations provide tools for optimizing posture and fingering practices for best tone, timing and building chops. The source book for the enthusiastic bassist.

Acoustic Guitar Essentials

Acoustic Guitar Essentials
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Alfred Publishing Company
  • Release : 2006-06-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780739041543
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two-time Grammy(R) winner and the former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney and Wings, Laurence Juber is the premier solo acoustic guitarist of his generation. Fingerstyle Guitar magazine's "Guitarist of the Year," Juber was also chosen as one of the top guitarists of all time by Acoustic Guitarmagazine. Juber aims this 2-DVD set of lessons at guitar players who would like to expand their options by learning the musicality behind the act of playing. As Juber describes it, he would like this DVD to be viewed as a "resource for guitarists" which describes advanced musical concepts that many musicians may be familiar with by ear, but not necessarily by name. By progressively explaining these concepts, Juber guides viewers through the sometimes intimidating study of music theory. Guitarists who work with this DVD will gain a better understanding of what they're playing, especially in terms of how notes work together and chords are constructed. Viewers will also be better equipped to tackle Juber's more advanced repertoire pieces, both on the 2nd DVD of this 2-DVD set and his best-selling Solid Air Records DVD The Guitarist. This DVD package features six hours of footage, including Solid Air's trademark multi-angle viewing feature. Viewers can choose between three separate camera angles at any given moment during the DVD (the traditional view of the artist, as well as close-up views of both the artist's left and right hands), making it possible to breakdown each and every note played. As a special bonus, Acoustic Guitar Essentials also includes a 30 page PDF document with all of the songs and lessons, beautifully transcribed by Juber himself (in both TAB and standard notation). Lessons include "Theory 101," "Cycle of 5ths," "Minor Keys," "Inversions," and "Left Hand Technique." Songs covered include: Greensleeves * Along the Way * Lunar Eclipse * When Harry Got to Heaven * Private Dick.

Classical Guitar Lessons for Kids - Book 1

Classical Guitar Lessons for Kids - Book 1
How to Play Classical Guitar for Kids (Free Video Available)

by LearnToPlayMusic.com,Connie Bull

  • Publisher : LearnToPlayMusic.com
  • Release : 2014-05-30
  • Pages : 61
  • ISBN : 9825320672
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Teach how to play classical guitar for kids with our easy classical guitar lessons for kids. ***Comes with online access to free classical guitar videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score animation for easy music learning.*** "This book contains easy classical pieces for guitar and is arranged very well for children. I have found this to be valuable for any young guitarist who wants to know the basics of classical playing." - Andy Duncan, Bristol UK Progressive Classical Guitar Method for Young Beginners - Book 1 contains all you need to know to start teaching kids how to play classical guitar - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson children’s classical guitar tutorial. Suitable for children aged 4 to 8 years and all types of classical guitars. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the classical guitar is required to teach a child to learn to play classical guitar from this book. Teach your child: • How to play classical guitar notes for kids and classical guitar scales for kids • All the fundamental techniques of classical guitar playing including correct posture, hand position and fingering technique for using rest stroke • Basic classical guitar theory for kids on how to read music including note values, rests and time signatures • Classical guitar tips for kids that every child should know when learning classical guitar • Shortcuts for how to learn classical guitar fast by getting the most from classical guitar practice sessions Contains everything you need to know about how to teach a child to play classical guitar today. Features include: • Progressive step-by-step easy classical guitar lessons written by a professional children’s classical guitar teacher • Beautifully illustrated in full color throughout • Easy-to-read classical guitar music for kids with fingering included • Classical guitar note chart containing all notes and rhythms used in this book • 25 great sounding classical guitar exercises including popular easy classical guitar music for kids Kids classical guitar lessons have never been this easy for parents and teachers who want to teach children to learn how to play the classical guitar, fast. LearnToPlayMusic.com's classical guitar lessons for kids are used by children’s classical guitar teachers worldwide to teach how to play classical guitar for kids. For over 30 years, our team of professional authors, composers and musicians have crafted classical guitar lesson books that are a cut above the rest. We offer a large selection of music lessons for kids that cover many different instruments in print, eBook and app formats. Awarded the 'Quality Excellence Design' (QED) seal of approval for eBook innovation, LearnToPlayMusic.com continues to set the standard for quality children’s music education resources.

Guitar Theory

Guitar Theory
A Book

by David Hodge

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-11-04
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 161564637X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Idiot's Guides: Guitar Theory is music theory for guitar and other fretboard instruments. Beginning with very simple and clear explanations, the book defines notes, their names, relationships, and guitar tablature and then explains rhythm, keeping time, and strumming. The book then goes into depth on the major scale and the four basic chords, to make guitar theory very clear and keep it easy, before going into all the chords and scales. The last part of the book covers playing solo and with others. There is more than an hour of listen- and follow-along audio files online with all of the music in the book and more.