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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.

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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. *****

Thank you.

PS: Playing for 30 years without serious theory base. Well, here it is.

Guitar Music Theory
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  • Category: Music
  • Language: English

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