Applying music theory

Beginner’s guide to guitar notes, intervals, scales, and chords

One thing that used to confuse me when I started learning guitar was the relationship between the notes on the neck. Looking at guitar notes on the neck, they seemed like a bunch of notes thrown there together with no relationship with each other. I used to think, that good guitar players could pick notes …

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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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4 Scales you can use if you’re improvising in minor keys

4 Minor scales you can use if you’re improvising on guitar (and how to use them)

What guitar scale should you improvise on if you’re playing in the key of C major? The C major scale, right? Or else the C major pentatonic scale, which doesn’t have any different notes, only less. What guitar scale should you improvise on if the music is in the key of A minor? A minor …

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7 Myths About Music Theory (Guitar Players Tend To Believe)

Music theory explains the things we hear. It’s the language of music, something that should be fun to learn, as well as apply, for every person who plays the guitar. If you have a negative view of music theory, most probably you’ve had some bad experience with the way you were being taught, or else …

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