Guitar Rut Busters: Essential Theory by Ry Naylor Guitar

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)

Does any of this sound familiar?

Playing the same things over and over - Every time you grab your guitar you play the same chord progressions and licks that you’ve had on loop for the last 6 months (or more!).  

Losing your motivation - You’re a self-taught guitarist without the help of a teacher to guide you in the right direction.

Getting lost at the first mention of a minor 3rd? - Flinching at the first sign of any technical terminology, thinking "it’s not for me”.

Paralysis at the prospect of jamming with friends - Unable to come up with an interesting chord progression or anything resembling a guitar solo.

Frustrated by all the conflicting information - You're wasting time in a YouTube black hole watching lesson after lesson, thinking you’re progressing but not actually applying any of it in your own playing.

Sound like you? Then you've come to the right place!

Imagine if you could do the following:

  • Master the fretboard and have the notes down cold!

  • Break free of the same old box patterns and licks

  • Create melodies that sound awesome because you knowing exactly which notes will work over any chord or progression

  • Know instinctively which chords work well together (and why) to begin creating your own progressions and songs

  • Learn songs by ear with a solid understanding of what chords and notes you can expect to find in any given piece of music

  • Feel confident in your playing and jam sessions and be able to communicate your ideas to other musicians, and

  • Recognise why a piece of music makes you feel a certain way.

'Essential Theory' is the first step in getting you to all of these things

But do you really need music theory?

How can I put it simply...YES!

You need to know the "rules" before you can break them!

What students say...

"My music knowledge has improved significantly since purchasing Essential Theory. I’ve been able to directly apply Ry’s concepts to my lessons and practice. I’ve even managed to impress my teacher with how much I’ve learnt.

Essential Theory has saved me so much time. It would have taken a lot longer learning the concepts in my weekly lessons or surfing the net for the same information.

I love that it’s self paced, easy to follow, has video clips to help reinforce the lessons and that Ry is available when I need clarification."
Karen Woods, Australia

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Immediate, LIFETIME access

  • Over 3 hours of in-depth video lessons with accompanying tab and on-screen fretboard diagrams

  • Support and feedback in our private Facebook Group and directly within the course

  • A comprehensive, 123-page PDF course workbook covering all the content

  • BONUS 30-page 'Scale Book' PDF with fretboard charts for all the lead guitar content in the course.

What students say...

“I’ve been playing guitar for almost thirty-five years and it probably took twenty to memorize and connect all the “boxes” to confidently play the blues and pentatonic scale positions up and down the fretboard.

Within two weeks of studying Guitar Rut Busters: Essential Theory I was playing the major scale and identifying notes up and down the fretboard without even thinking about it. 

Ry breaks up the lessons into easy to understand and follow segments that achieve immediate results with minimal effort. 

This program has opened up an entirely new musical vocabulary for my lead and rhythm playing.”
Rob Noonan, USA

What's included?

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What you'll learn...

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

More awesome student reviews

"Ry is not like other music teachers, he presents all the information in a clear and approachable manner. The interface is very clean and user friendly.

You can tell Ry wants everyone to be able to make music."
Claudio Luis Vergara, Australia
This course opened my eyes.  Literally I played by ear strictly, but after just a few lessons and challenges I war recognizing the system in which the guitar was built upon.  

My playing has improved along with my zeal because Ry has strengthened my ability to play what I feel and to know where it is musically.
DL Edwards, USA
"Ry has a very relaxed, yet thorough teaching manner/skill, and his lessons are set at a pace that allows you to fully absorb their extremely accurate content.

I am confident that anyone taking this course will definitely, and comfortably further their own level of guitar knowledge and ability, and will reap dividends from its content … I certainly did"
Phil James, UK
"'Essential Theory' is the best course that I have ever enrolled in.

Ry explains all the basics concepts to know all about your instrument in a clear and concise way. Now I know what I'm doing in every moment when I'm playing my guitar. 

The best teacher that I've ever had. Looking forward to the next courses.”
Julian Lopez, Spain

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I download the videos?

The course videos can be streamed in web browsers on desktop, tablet or phone. The teaching content (pdfs) are downloadable, but not the videos (to protect them from being posted anywhere else).

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever!  Sign up for Essential Theory once and you'll have lifetime access to the course materials, which will be continuously reviewed and updated.

How will I access the course?

You get instant access to the ENTIRE course (videos and pdf manual) once you sign up.

What format is the course content delivered in?

The course is predominantly video, with an accompanying pdf manual that reviews and further develops the lesson content.

Could I just find this information for free online?

You could, but it would take you a long time to get it in any sort of order that makes sense. Cherry picking content from YouTube and other sites doesn’t really get you on a clear path. With my teaching experience, I know exactly what you need to learn and in what order you need to learn it.

Is it really worth it?

Absolutely! There is SO much to learn in this course that would take weeks to cover with a private teacher. You’re getting it all for the price of a couple of lessons. You can be learning at your own pace from the comfort of your own home. You will have permanent access to me as well to ask any questions, as well as exclusive access to our Facebook group to share your experience.

Do you offer any refunds or guarantees?

If you are in any way unsatisfied with your purchase, let me know in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund. 30 days?! Yep. I’m that confident that you’re going to love what I have to share with you!

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