Lesson Category: Practical Theory

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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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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How To Improvise

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION JAm TRACKS 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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Memorizing the 5th String [GT-7]

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION Once you know the notes on the 6th and 5th string, the rest become easier to know. Here are a couple…

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15 – 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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10 – The Skinny On Chords (GT-3)

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION Chords are made up of individual notes. Major and minor chords have only three notes. When you play a…

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5 – Major Scale Formula (GT-2)

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION All scales can be broken down into simple formulas. Knowing these formulas helps you to understand music much deeper….

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By Copy In C – Shuffle

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION PLAY-ALONG TRACK DESCRIPTION A shuffle feel is a fundamental rhythm for guitar players. I use it in a lot of lessons…

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The Skinny On Chords [GT-3]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION Chords are made up of individual notes. Major and minor chords have only three notes. When you play a…

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Note Finder Pattern #1

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION play-along TRACKS DESCRIPTION Learning all of the notes on the fretboard can be a long process. It’s a very…

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Love’s Destiny Melody

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION While learning this song we’re going to learn how to read guitar tablature. This is…

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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 progressions…

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Major vs Minor Scale-2 [GT]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST Insert Video Insert Video Insert Video Insert Video DESCRIPTION NOTATION JAM TRACK You need to login…

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Time Signature Basics

DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION Time Signatures are the foundation of rhythm in music. Understanding these are vital to playing music and feeling rhythm. Here’s a…

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Key Change Chord Chart

DOWNLOAD CHART  DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION As guitarist we sometimes need to change keys. Sometimes on the fly without any prep! We may need to…

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How to Change Keys On Guitar

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

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5-20 How To Play Shuffle Rhythm

. DESCRIPTION Strumming patterns can dramatically change a chord progression. Knowing many different patterns builds your rhythm repertoire. This makes you a more versatile guitar…

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The Skinny On Chords (GT-3)

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . DESCRIPTION Chords are made up of individual notes. Major and minor chords have only three notes. When you play a…

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