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Advice for learning music theory

Why the piano paradigm prevents you from learning theory
Can you be too old to learn music theory?
Feel like you’re not making progress?
How to memorise scales, chords and other elements of music theory
The multisensory approach
How a guitar pedal can help you learn music theory
More articles

Guitar Theory: Infographics and Introductory Material

How To Write A Hit Song In 3 Easy Steps

Guitar Theory: Beginner Lessons

Learning the notes on the guitar fretboard
Lesson 1: Numbering the guitar strings
Lesson 2: How to memorise the notes on the guitar fretboard
Lesson 3: Basic guitar chords for beginners
Lesson 4: The CAGED Chord Pattern
Lesson 5: Moveable chords: Major and Minor chords
Lesson 6: Five Fret Pattern
Lesson 7: Scale formulas

Guitar Theory: Intermediate Lessons

Lesson 8: The BEAD-GCF Pattern
Lesson 9: The Circle of 4ths and 5ths
Lesson 10: Chord progression library
Lesson 11: Standard music notation for the guitar
Lesson 12: 6th and 7th chords
Lesson 13: Improvising with relative major and minor scales
Lesson 14: Extended pentatonic scale patterns

Guitar Theory: Video Lessons

GTR001: How to learn all the notes on the guitar fretboard
GTR002: The CAGED System or the CAGED Chord Pattern
GTR003: The Five Fret Pattern
GTR004: How to find all the chords and triads in a Major key

Guitar Theory: Presentations

The 3 mistakes guitar players make when trying to learn theory and how to avoid them
Circle of 4ths and 5ths – Part 1: What is it?
Circle of 4ths and 5ths – Part 2: How to memorise it
Circle of 4ths and 5ths – Part 3: Major scales and key signatures
Circle of 4ths and 5ths – Part 4: Harmonising the scale

Ear Training Exercises

Ear Training 000: Tune Your Guitar (Standard Tuning E)
Ear Training 001: Ascending Examples Of Intervals In Well Known Melodies
Ear Training 002: Intervals of the Major scale, 0 – 2, 0 – 4, 0 – 5, 0 – 7, 0 – 9, 0 – 11 and 0 – 12
Ear Training 003: Intervals of the Major scale, 0 – 2, 0 – 4, 0 – 5, 0 – 7, 0 – 9, 0 – 11 and 0 – 12 ascending from random root notes.
Ear Training 004: The intervals 0 – 1, 0 – 3, 0 – 6, 0 – 8 and 0 – 10. Minor Intervals
Ear Training 005: Intervals 0 – 1, 0 – 3, 0 – 6, 0 – 8 and 10 ascending from random root notes
Ear Training 006: All intervals in random order ascending from a fixed root note
Ear Training 007: All intervals in random order ascending from different root notes
Ear Training 008: Dyads of the Major Scale
Ear Training 009: Dyads using intervals 0 – 1, 0 – 3, 0 – 6, 0 – 8 and 0 – 10

Guitar Theory: External Articles

Guitar Theory Revolution Part 1: How to learn the guitar notes for beginners
Guitar Theory Revolution Part 2: The Five Fret Pattern
Guitar Theory Revolution Part 3: The CAGED Pattern

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