Guitar Rut Busters: Essential Theory

Radically improve your confidence and gain new insight into your playing with my step-by-step guide to fretboard mastery and essential guitar music theory.
€89 (89 Euros) converts to around $99 (USD)
Building a Solid Foundation
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BONUS: Get your Scale Book
Introduction
1 min
The Guitar Pitch Axes
3 mins
Defining 'Pitch' and 'Notes'
1 min
The Language of Music - Learning its Alphabet
3 mins
Insight Into The Tuning of the Guitar Strings
2 mins
Mapping out the Musical Alphabet Across The Fretboard
3 mins
Defining The Distances 1 - The Whole Step (or Tone)
2 mins
Defining The Distances 2 - The Half Step (or Semitone)
1 min
EXERCISE - Visualizing the Musical Alphabet all over the fretboard
2 mins
QUIZ - Test your new knowledge
Expanding upon the Essentials
Introduction
1 min
Filling The Gaps 1 - Sharp Notes
3 mins
Filling The Gaps 2 - Flat Notes
2 mins
Aren't They The Same Note? Defining Enharmonics
2 mins
How All The Notes Fit Together - The Note Clock
2 mins
Playing The Chromatic Scale
4 mins
QUIZ - Test your new knowledge
Fretboard Mastery
Introduction
1 min
Overlapping Strings and Moving Notes
4 mins
Finding Notes Using Octave Shapes 1
3 mins
Finding Notes Using Octave Shapes 2
2 mins
Linking the Octave Shapes For Fretboard Domination
3 mins
EXERCISE - Visualizing the Octave Shapes
1 min
Horizontal Note Finding for Fretboard Memorization
2 mins
The ULTIMATE Exercise For Fretboard Memorization
3 mins
The creation of melody from the Major Scale
Introduction
1 min
But what is a Scale?
4 mins
How to play the Major Scale
2 mins
Defining Diatonic Scales
1 min
Identifying the Notes by their Scale Degrees
3 mins
EXERCISE - Playing and Creating with the Major Scale
5 mins
Demystifying Key Signatures
Introduction
1 min
The Problem with G Major
4 mins
Applying the Same Rules to D Major
2 mins
When Can We Expect Flat Notes?
2 mins
EXERCISE: Key Signature Challenge
2 mins
How the Circle of Fifths is Useful
6 mins
Building Chords and Defining Keys
Introduction
1 min
The Major Third
2 mins
The Minor Third
3 mins
Harmonizing The Major Scale in Thirds
3 mins
Harmonizing on Different String Pairs
3 mins
EXERCISE: Learning your Thirds
2 mins
Harmonizing The Major Scale in Fifths
3 mins
Creating Chords - Major Triad
2 mins
Creating Chords - Minor Triad
1 min
Chords in the Key of D Major
4 mins
What are the Chords in Other Keys?
3 mins
QUIZ: Do you know your Chords?
Creating Chord Progressions
Introduction
1 min
Your First Progression - I-IV
2 mins
Adding the V Chord (and the Perfect Cadence)
3 mins
Adding the Minor Chords
2 mins
The Infamous Four-Chord Song Progression
2 mins
Rooting The Chords Anywhere on the Fretboard
2 mins
The I Chord (E-Shape Major Barre)
3 mins
The ii and iii Chords (E-Shape Minor Barre)
2 mins
The IV and V Chords (A-Shape Major Barre)
3 mins
The vi Chord (A-Shape Minor Barre)
1 min
Playing ANY Progression in ANY Key
3 mins
Capo Transposition - New Ways to Play the Same Chords
6 mins
Exploring in the Dark - The Minor Scale
Introduction
1 min
How to play the Minor Scale
3 mins
Everything is Relative
2 mins
The Derivative Approach to Minor Scales
5 mins
But what about the Scale Degrees?
3 mins
The Parallel Approach to Minor Scales
3 mins
EXERCISE: Playing and Creating with the Minor Scale
2 mins
What Chords are found in a Minor Key?
3 mins
V Chord in a Minor Key?
2 mins
Flat symbols with Roman Numerals?!
2 mins
Common Minor Key Progressions
More Circle of Fifths Awesomeness
5 mins
The Power of Fives - Pentatonic Scales
Introduction
1 min
How to Play the Major Pentatonic Scale
5 mins
Learning the Major Pentatonic
1 min
How to Play the Minor Pentatonic Scale
3 mins
Learning the Minor Pentatonic
1 min
The Vertical Pentatonic Scale
4 mins
Getting More from the Pentatonic Box Pt. 1
3 mins
Getting More from the Pentatonic Box Pt. 2
2 mins
An Introduction to Arpeggios
Introduction
2 mins
Playing a Major Arpeggio
6 mins
Playing a Minor Arpeggio
3 mins
Crossing Strings by Shifting the 5th (Major)
3 mins
Crossing Strings by Shifting the 5th (Minor)
2 mins
Shifting the 3rd (Major)
2 mins
Shifting the 3rd (Minor)
1 min
EXERCISE: Mastering the Arpeggio Patterns
3 mins
Bring all your Knowledge Together
Introduction
1 min
How to Effectively Identify the Key of a Chord Progression
5 mins
Soloing Strategies
9 mins
Closing Words and Thanks
1 min