Guitar Music Theory

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Synopsis

This podcast features free audio guitar lessons that teach music theory for guitar. Listeners learn how scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more get applied to the fretboard and familiar songs. This includes a focus on compositional and improvisational techniques used in popular styles of music. The lessons are geared toward intermediate level players on up and can be followed on either an acoustic or electric guitar. Bass players can learn a lot from the instruction too. It is recommended that you begin with the first episode titled, What Is Guitar Theory, and then follow the lessons in order from there. The lessons are taught by Desi Serna who is the author of several instructional guitar books and videos including Fretboard Theory, Guitar Picking Mechanics, and Guitar Theory For Dummies. Join the email list at GuitarMusicTheory.com to connect with Desi, receive free guitar lessons, and learn more about Desis books and videos.

Episodes

  • What Is “1 4 5” in Music?

    What Is “1 4 5” in Music?

    11/05/2020 Duration: 01h11min

    In this free guitar lesson, I explain what a "1 4 5" chord progression is and play some examples to help you train your ear. I also answer email questions. 

  • Ep50 Ramblin Man | How Does This Song Work?

    Ep50 Ramblin Man | How Does This Song Work?

    30/04/2020 Duration: 52min

    In this free guitar lesson, I have another installment of How Does This Song Work featuring “Ramblin’ Man” by The Allman Brothers Band. You get to know important details about the song’s composition including the key, scales, modes, chords, and progression.

  • Ep49 Lean On Me Bill Withers Guitar Chords

    Ep49 Lean On Me Bill Withers Guitar Chords

    08/04/2020 Duration: 01h11min

    In this free guitar lesson, I show you how to play the chords to “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers. I focus on the song’s introduction. You play the same chord voicings played by the pianos on the recording. This requires a bit of fancy finger work that is best suited for guitar players who are beyond the beginning stage.

  • Ep48 Twilight Zone | How Does This Song Work?

    Ep48 Twilight Zone | How Does This Song Work?

    01/04/2020 Duration: 28min

    In this free guitar lesson, I have another installment of How Does This Song Work featuring “Twilight Zone” by Golden Earring. I will go over the main sections of the song, and you will get to know the key, chords, progressions, scales, and modes used in the music. If you want to learn how to actually play this song, you can use the information I provide here along with the tablature which can be found online.   If you’d like to learn more about music theory for guitar, or maybe back up and fill in gaps in your playing so you can play better at this level, visit my website, answer the questions I ask you about your playing, and I’ll send you FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. Go to: https://www.guitarmusictheory.com/play-better-guitar/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=episode&utm_campaign=upload

  • Ep47 Still Got the Blues (For You) | How Does This Song Work?

    Ep47 Still Got the Blues (For You) | How Does This Song Work?

    18/03/2020 Duration: 51min

    In this free guitar lesson, I have another installment of How Does This Song Work? featuring "Still Got the Blues (For You)" by Gary Moore. I’m going to take a look at the general chord progressions and key as well as the scales used for the solos and how the main lead line connects to the chords. If you’re a student of my Fretboard Theory program and you’ve advanced to Volume II, you’re going to see many of the concepts I teach in the course at play in this song.  If all this music theory talk goes over your head, visit my GuitarMusicTheory.com website, answer the questions I ask you about your playing, and I'll recommend a FREE course calibrated to your current level.

  • Ep46 The Nature Versus Nurture Debate

    Ep46 The Nature Versus Nurture Debate

    11/03/2020 Duration: 01h13min

    Is guitar talent something you’re born with, or is it something you develop through study and practice? How do you know when you’ve reached your limits? When should you give up on something? I answer these questions and discuss how to make the best of your guitar playing in my latest podcast episode.   What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit the GuitarMusicTheory.com website and click on the answer that best describes you. Get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. Get on a plan to progressively play and sound better today. 

  • Ep45 House of the Rising Sun | How Does This Song Work?

    Ep45 House of the Rising Sun | How Does This Song Work?

    06/03/2020 Duration: 29min

    In this free guitar lesson you get to know how the chords in “House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals fit together. This includes a discussion on parallel scales, modal interchange, and voice leading. I also answer email questions.

  • Ep44 What are Sus2 and Sus4 Chords?

    Ep44 What are Sus2 and Sus4 Chords?

    26/02/2020 Duration: 44min

    In episode 44 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I explain what sus2 and sus4 chords are and how they get used in familiar songs. What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit the GuitarMusicTheory.com website and click on the answer that best describes you. Get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. 

  • Ep43 Using Perfect 4th Intervals on IV Chords

    Ep43 Using Perfect 4th Intervals on IV Chords

    12/02/2020 Duration: 39min

    What do the songs “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison, “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner, and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses have in common?   They all make use of a perfect 4th interval over the IV chord.   Why do you need to know this? Because it's a common composition technique used in popular music and it helps you understand why songs often contain notes that are out of key.   I explain all the details and play through examples in today's podcast episode.    What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit the GuitarMusicTheory.com website and click on the answer that best describes you. Get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. 

  • Ep42 How to Put Together a Live Rig For Playing Gigs

    Ep42 How to Put Together a Live Rig For Playing Gigs

    02/02/2020 Duration: 01h15min

    What kind of guitar amplifier and effects pedals do you need to play a gig? Should you mic your amp or go direct using a digital amp emulation device? In this free guitar lesson, I tell you what you need to know in order to be prepared for your next live performance. What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit the GuitarMusicTheory.com website and click on the answer that best describes you. Get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. 

  • Ep41 Tom Sawyer | How Does This Song Work?

    Ep41 Tom Sawyer | How Does This Song Work?

    16/01/2020 Duration: 18min

    In this free guitar lesson, I analyze some of the guitar parts heard in the song “Tom Sawyer” by Rush and explain how the parts work.   You get to know the song’s music theory including the key, chords, chord progressions, scales, modes, and more.   I also discuss guitarist Alex Lifeson’s musical influences and how “Tom Sawyer” borrows ideas from music by The Who, Led Zeppelin, and Cream.   What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit the GuitarMusicTheory.com website and click on the answer that best describes you. Get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. 

  • Ep40 QA 12-31-2019 Part 3 of 3

    Ep40 Q&A 12-31-2019 Part 3 of 3

    10/01/2020 Duration: 01h34min
  • Ep39 QA 12-31-2019 Part 2 of 3

    Ep39 Q&A 12-31-2019 Part 2 of 3

    04/01/2020 Duration: 01h04min
  • Ep38 QA from 12-31-2019 Part 1 of 3

    Ep38 Q&A from 12-31-2019 Part 1 of 3

    31/12/2019 Duration: 01h03min
  • Ep37 Jingle Bell Rock | How Does This Song Work?

    Ep37 Jingle Bell Rock | How Does This Song Work?

    19/12/2019 Duration: 38min

    In this free guitar lesson, I show you how to play the guitar chords to “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms.   You see how the song makes use of jazzy composition techniques such as voice leading, secondary dominants, and diminished passing chords.   Visit the GuitarMusicTheory.com website to enroll in a FREE guitar course and join the email list GUITAR GEAR PRS SE Mira Frost Blue Metallic w/ Mint Pickguard Kemper Profiling Amplifier

  • Ep36 Music Intervals (And Why Every Guitarist Needs to Know Them)

    Ep36 Music Intervals (And Why Every Guitarist Needs to Know Them)

    12/12/2019 Duration: 39min

    In this free guitar lesson, you are taught music intervals and why it’s so important for guitarists to learn them.   Get to know interval shapes and interval names such as 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, and 7ths.   Follow the exercises to become more familiar with identifying intervals on the guitar fretboard and recognizing their sound by ear.   This lesson is suitable for guitarists from beginners to intermediate to advanced.   Enroll in my FREE Music Theory course

  • Ep35 HW Talks Tone Junkie and the Kemper Profiling Amplifier

    Ep35 HW Talks Tone Junkie and the Kemper Profiling Amplifier

    05/12/2019 Duration: 01h59min

    In episode 35 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I talk with HW from Tone Junkie. We discuss digital amp technology, the Kemper profiling amp, and how the Tone Junkie company got started.   If you would like to learn how to play guitar better, go to the link below, answer the questions I ask you about your playing, and receive FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.   FREE VIDEO

  • Ep34 How to Use a Guitar Looper Pedal

    Ep34 How to Use a Guitar Looper Pedal

    23/11/2019 Duration: 48min

    In this free guitar lesson, you learn how to use a guitar looper pedal.   See how to start and stop your loop on time.   Get ideas on how to practice and perform music with a looper pedal.   What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do to play guitar better? Get FREE custom video instruction CALIBRATED to your current level and discover how to PROGRESSIVELY play and sound better—today—in as little as 33 minutes! https://www.guitarmusictheory.com/play-better-guitar/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=episode&utm_campaign=upload

  • Ep33 In What Key Is Sweet Home Alabama?

    Ep33 In What Key Is Sweet Home Alabama?

    14/11/2019 Duration: 24min

    In this free guitar lesson, you take a look at the key to “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. You see how some musicians hear the music as being in the key of G while other musicians hear the music as being in the key of D Mixolydian. You also take a look at the “Sweet Home Alabama” chords, chord progressions, and which scales to use for the guitar solos.

  • Episode 32- Best Ear Training Exercise For Guitar.mp3

    Episode 32- Best Ear Training Exercise For Guitar.mp3

    07/11/2019 Duration: 32min

    In this free guitar lesson, you learn why playing songs and studying music theory is the best ear training you can do.   Regularly playing music will benefit how you hear music far more than ear training exercises.   Get help with MUSIC THEORY and PLAYING SONGS. Enroll in a FREE course at: https://www.guitarmusictheory.com/play-better-guitar/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=upload 

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