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Why “How Much Music Theory Should I Learn” is not the Right Question to Ask (and what to ask instead)

In 7 myths about music theory, I explain what music theory is not, what it is, and have hopefully convinced you that you need it if you’re learning a musical instrument. But how much music theory do you need? In this lesson, I will show you that this question isn’t the most ideal question to …

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Welcome to Learn Guitar Malta

Theory – Technique – Application Do you find it hard to turn your knowledge of music and the guitar into actual guitar riffs, licks and solos? Have you learned different elements of guitar playing but struggle to use them together to create music? The main aim of Learn Guitar Malta is to teach you the …

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7 Scales for Blues Guitar Players (with example guitar licks)

The minor pentatonic blues scale is commonly referred to as “the blues scale” because it is a very popular scale for blues guitar players and contains all of the blue notes, as explained below. However, this is not the only scale used by blues guitarists. Blues guitarists use a variety of scales, including combinations of …

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The Mixolydian Mode Across The Fretboard (with guitar lick examples)

The Mixolydian guitar mode is popular among jazz and blues players, but it can also be found in other genres such as rock, folk, classical, country, and pop. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd and LA Woman by the Doors are two songs that use the Mixolydian mode. This lesson will teach you how to …

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The Lydian Mode Across the Fretboard (with guitar lick examples)

The Lydian mode is used in various genres of music such as Jazz, Fusion, Folk, Rock and Classical. Guitar virtuosos known for their use of the Lydian mode include Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. The sound of the Lydian mode can be described as bright, happy, optimistic and heavenly.  In this lesson you will learn …

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The Phrygian Mode Across The Fretboard (with guitar lick examples)

The Phrygian mode has a very particular sound and its use is found in many genres of music including Heavy Metal, Jazz, Classical music, even electronic music. Songs that make use of the Phrygian mode include Symphony of Destruction (Megadeth), Wherever I May Roam (Metallica) and Sails of Charon (Scorpions). In this lesson you will …

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The Dorian Mode Across The Fretboard (with guitar lick examples)

The Dorian mode is very popular among guitar players and is used in various genres of music including Blues, Jazz, Rock, Metal, and Fusion. In this lesson you will be learning the Dorian mode using five 3 note per string scale patterns that cover the entire guitar fretboard. With each scale pattern, you will be …

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