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Guitar Music Theory

By Desi Serna

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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 to connect with Desi, receive free guitar lessons, and learn more about Desi’s books and videos.

Customer Reviews

A new approach

I’ve played since 1980 and studied classical in college and taught. I doubted I would learn anything new but was looking for a new perspective on learning...
starting with throwing out the old school high E string traditions and focusing on visual patterns from the get go intrigued me and I am integrating some of his advice into my outdated practice methods... teaching an old dog new tricks!

Learning so much...

I am an intermediate-level guitar player who has been playing my whole life. Desi Serna’s approach has really helped me unlock a lot of conceptual doors and I have come back and listened to most of these episodes multiple times. Highly recommended!

Grab your guitar!

I cannot say enough about how impactful Desi’s GMT podcasts have been to my understanding,proficiency and enjoyment of the guitar. This is after playing for 30+ years.
While I’m certain that everyone learns differently, Desi’s audio explanations with guitar in hand has far and above clicked with me moreso than any previous instructors, books, magazines etc, in fact it has better opened the door to these tools.
Give it a try and see.
Desi, I promise to buy some of your material, the podcasts alone have fueled my playing for the past two years. Great job, keep it coming, and feel free to pick my brain for future topics..

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  • Category: Music
  • Language: English

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