Guitar Music Theory Lessons - Desi Serna
By Desi Serna
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This podcast features free audio guitar lessons that teach practical concepts of music theory to modern guitar players. Learn how scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more get applied to the fretboard and familiar music. This material is suitable for intermediate level players on up and can be followed on either an acoustic or electric guitar. It is recommended that you begin with the first episode uploaded on June 6, 2007 (What Is Guitar Theory?), and then follow the lessons in order from there. Taught by Desi Serna author of the books Fretboard Theory, Fretboard Theory Volume II, Guitar Theory For Dummies, and Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies, plus several video programs. Visit the Guitar-Music-Theory.com website to sign up for free book and DVD previews. This Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.com
||Clean21. Playing Pedal Point and Pedal Tones||21. Playing Pedal Point and Pedal Tones||10/29/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20. Using Harmonic Minor Scale Patterns||20. Using Harmonic Minor Scale Patterns||10/23/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19. Chord Tone Soloing (Outlining Chords and Progressions)||19. Chord Tone Soloing (Outlining Chords and Progressions)||10/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18. Lead Patterns With Major Scales and Modes||18. Lead Patterns With Major Scales and Modes||10/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17. Pentatonic Lead Patterns||17. Pentatonic Lead Patterns||10/2/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16. Chromatic Passing Chords, Diminished and Augmented||16. Chromatic Passing Chords, Diminished and Augmented||9/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15. Key Changes, Borrowed Chords and Circle of Fifths||15. Key Changes, Borrowed Chords and Circle of Fifths||9/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14. Dominant function and harmonic minor chord progressions||14. Dominant function and harmonic minor chord progressions||9/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13. Numbering scales, chord progressions and modes||13. Numbering scales, chord progressions and modes||9/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12. What is the key of a song?||12. What is the key of a song?||8/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11. Joe Robinson Guitar Interview||11. Joe Robinson Guitar Interview||5/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10. Blues Guitar Lesson, Music Theory, Chords, Progressions, & Scales||10. Blues Guitar Lesson, Music Theory, Chords, Progressions, & Scales||2/24/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9. Major & Minor Seven Chord Extensions Guitar Theory Lesson||9. Major & Minor Seven Chord Extensions Guitar Theory Lesson||5/16/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8. Intervals and Major Scale Harmony Guitar Theory Lessons||8. Intervals and Major Scale Harmony Guitar Theory Lessons||3/6/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7. Guitar Modes and the Theory Behind Modal Scales||7. Guitar Modes and the Theory Behind Modal Scales||1/31/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6. Chord Progressions and Playing By Numbers Guitar Theory Lessons||6. Chord Progressions and Playing By Numbers Guitar Theory Lessons||1/11/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5. How to Learn and Practice Major Scale Patterns and Songs||5. How to Learn and Practice Major Scale Patterns and Songs||12/5/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4. Guitar CAGED Chords, Arpeggios, Inversions and Theory||4. Guitar CAGED Chords, Arpeggios, Inversions and Theory||10/25/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3. How to Learn and Practice Guitar Pentatonic Scale Patterns and Songs||3. How to Learn and Practice Guitar Pentatonic Scale Patterns and Songs||9/14/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2. Learn the Notes On the Guitar Fretboard||2. Learn the Notes On the Guitar Fretboard||7/8/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. What is Guitar Theory? About Scales, Chords, Progressions and More.||1. What is Guitar Theory? About Scales, Chords, Progressions and More.||6/15/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellant Overview of Guitar Music Theory!
This Podcast is a MUST listen to anyone who plays the guitar. Desi expertly covers why music theory for the guitar is important for the growing guitarist to learn. He points out the various elements of music theory such as scales, chords, progressions, intervals, etc. and then details what they are, how they build on each other, and in which order the guitarist should learn them. He uses his acoustic guitar throughout in order to drive home the points he is making... musically. The details Desi reveals in this brief Podcast will give the listener an excellant start on that wonderful journey of discovery called "music theory for guitar"!
Guitar Theory for the Rest of Us
I fired these podcasts up and was happily surprised by the depth of knowledge Mr. Serna has about the subject of Guitar Theory. Importantly - his is able to communicate that information in an easy style and and interesting style. Before you know it you are actually learning about Guitar Theory. He is selling books and DVD's but he doesn't hit you over the head with it and doesn't withhold information telling you to 'go buy his DVD.' These podcasts are worth your time.
Right to the point & very musical
Very happy to find this podcast; right to the point, clean & clear, very good and illustrative guitar samples, only important info, no messing around etc. It's much more efficient and nice to listen to someone who really knows, than to read it from any booklet or internet tutorial. Sometimes I wonder why there is always something so much better than anything else. *****
PS: Playing for 30 years without serious theory base. Well, here it is.