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Music Theory for Guitar - overview

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This is an overview of the lessons in the music theory series.

Olav Torvund's Guitar Blog » Theory

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A new book on music theory

- Mon, 07 Apr 2008 10:49:43 +0000

My lessons on music theory are to a very large extent based on what I learned from John Duarte’s series on music theory in Guitar Player Magazine back in the 80’s. Or to put it a bit different: I learned most of what I know from his articles. From his vast knowledge he was able […]

Try this with Open-G tuning

- Thu, 06 Mar 2008 08:47:37 +0000

I recently read that some guitarists who where called experts on Open-G tuning, Keith Richards was one mentioned, tuned the second string, which is the third in the chord, a little flat to tune it to the overtones rather than  to the standard G-major chord. A little theory must be insterte here. When a guitar […]

Some questions about chord progressions

- Tue, 06 Nov 2007 10:49:00 +0000

I have received two questions from Ray. I post them here, as others may have the same questions. Two answer his last question/comment: The questions are not too elementary. I believe that if you have a question, there are many out there who would like to have an answer to your question. Question 1 Tillikens […]

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The Songwriting Secrets of the Beatles
Book of the Month 2003-10
The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles is an essential addition to Beatles literature - a new and perceptive analysis of both the music and the lyrics.
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Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One
This book uses extremely simple language to explain the basics of music theory. Exercises require the student to write out examples using staff notation and find these notes on the guitar fretboard. Exercises include simple interval to highly complex chords.
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The Happy Traum Guitar Method - Basic Theory That Every Guitarist Should Know
A guide for learning guitarists who want to know how the strings, frets, notes, scales and chords all work together to make music. Happy Traum demystifies the fretboard and brings it into focus, providing the essential and practical knowledge that beginners and experienced guitarists alike will need in their quest to become better players.
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Music Theory Workbook for Guitar: Scale Construction and Application,
This book provides real hands-on application for 22 different scale types. A theory section written in easy to understand language prepares the student for all exercises. Answers are supplied and audio files are available for free online.
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Modal Jams and Theory
Using the Modes for Solo Guitar. Not only will this book show you how to play the modes, it will also show you the theory behind mode construction, how to play any mode in any key, how to play the proper mode over a given chord progression, and how to write chord progressions for each of the seven modes.
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Guitar World -- Mastering Fretboard Harmony
Mastering Fretboard Harmony gives you three hours of intense music theory in one priceless crash course. Designed for beginning-to-intermediate guitar players, this DVD will teach you how to generate chords from scales, harmonize scales, play arpeggios, chord inversions, employ voice leading, and much more!
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The Happy Traum Guitar Method: Basic Theory That Every Guitarist Should Know. DVD One
These two DVDs are the first in a planned series of new products by famed guitarist/educator Happy Traum. Aimed at novice players, these lessons demystify the guitar fretboard and provide clear, practical ways to expand an understanding of the instrument and enhance a student's overall musical experience. DVD 1 covers chromatic and diatonic scales, chord building, key signatures and other essential basics. DVD 2 continues with movable chords, minor keys, progressions and general fretboard knowledge. LEVEL ALL INCLUDES MUSIC + TAB .PDFS ON DISC
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Essential Guitar - Pure Theory - Basics
Harmony and Theory is the language of music. It is what allows musicians from all over the world who may speak different languages to verbally speak the same language on their instrument.
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