Lesson Category: Practical Theory

20- What Good Is The Circle Of 5ths?

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION DESCRIPTION Simply stated, the circle of fifths is a diagram that represents the cyclic nature of keys and how they relate…

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5- The Perfect Intervals

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION PLAY-ALONG DESCRIPTION In music, an interval is the distance between two notes. It is helpful to learn them and be able…

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10- Guitar Chord Families

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION If you were learning a song by ear you could play every chord you know until you find the…

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5- The 1-4-5 Memory Game

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION The 1, 4, and 5 chords are central to all of western music. They are employed in a majority of pop,…

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5- How to Change Keys On Guitar

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION DESCRIPTION As guitar players, it’s important to know how to change keys on the guitar. Especially if you’re singing or are…

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15- Understanding BPM

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION DESCRIPTION BPM stands for beats per minute. Simple, right? This is a way to measure speed in music, also referred to…

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10- Anatomy of Pentatonic

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION PLAY-ALONG DESCRIPTION We’ve been talking a lot about the minor Pentatonic scale. But what makes it Pentatonic, and not…

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20-C Harmonic Minor vs C Minor Scales

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION The Harmonic minor scale is almost identical to the Natural minor scale. There’s only one…

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10-Instant Pop Hit 1-5-6-4

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION Let’s talk about a little music theory. Specifically about common chord progressions. Even more specifically the 1-5-6-4 chord progression. Common chord…

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15- Major Pentatonic Scale Formula

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION There is a specific formula for each scale, and the major pentatonic scale is no different. In this lesson, we´re going…

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5- Key Signatures

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION A key signature is a collection of all the sharps and flats found on a scale. You´ll find it…

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1-7 Minor Scale Formula

DOWNLOAD PDF DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION DESCRIPTION So what makes the minor scale minor? That’s what we’re going to talk about. I’m going to show…

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20 – The 1-4-5 Memory Game

DOWNLOAD VIDEO DESCRIPTION The 1, 4, and 5 chords are central to all of western music. They are employed in a majority of pop, rock,…

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By-Copy Play – G [BC-10]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION JAm TRACKS DESCRIPTION By Copy Play is one of my favorite ways to teach ear training. The concept is…

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By Copy Play – Gm Pent. #2 (1-5)

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION JAM TRACKS DESCRIPTION G minor Pentatonic will be our scale for this By Copy Play. Try to play the notes without…

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Major Pentatonic Scale Formula

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION All scales are made up of intervals, which is a music theory way of saying the distance between notes. The intervals…

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15 – Guitar Improvising Tips

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION Jam TRACKS DESCRIPTION I think it’s important to know that there’s no “right” way to improvise on guitar. If…

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10 – How To Improvise (Jam)

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION JAM TRACK DESCRIPTION Improvisation is an important part of playing guitar with other musicians. You can also think about it like…

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10 – Guitar Chord Families

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION If you were learning a song by ear you could play every chord you know until you find the…

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By Copy Play – Am 1-3 [BC-7]

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION PLAY ALONG DESCRIPTION My favorite thing about By Copy Play is that it’s active and passive learning. You’re actively trying to…

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The Basics of Blues Guitar

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION Blues guitar is something I think 80% of guitar players learn to one degree or…

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5 – How to Build Chords [GT]

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION Music theory doesn’t have to be complicated. It certainly can get very complicated. But for what you and I will use…

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20 – 7th Chord Exercise [CH]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION 7th chords are a highly functional chord in any key. They have a certain tension…

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5- Numbering Chord Progressions

DOWNLOAD VIDEO DESCRIPTION Have you heard someone call out a chord or note by using a number? Like “the one chord”. Or maybe you’ve seen…

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