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Music Theory For Guitarists by Tom Kolb
(Guitar Method). Guitarists of all levels will find a wealth of practical music knowledge in this special book. Veteran guitarist and author Tom Kolb dispels the mysteries of music theory using plain and simple terms and diagrams. The included audio provides 94 tracks of music examples, scales, modes, chords, ear training, and much more!
No Bull Music Theory For Guitarists by James Shipway
Boost your ability and confidence as a guitar player by quickly and easily unlocking Essential Music Theory. No confusing words and no music reading required! (Includes free downloadable audio) In 12 bitesize chapters you''ll learn about intervals, triads, major and minor keys, chord sequences - and understand how to apply them to your playing, improvising or songwriting. I''ll use diagrams and simple, non-intimidating language to teach you in minutes, things which confuse some guitar players for years. This book is for you if: Not understanding music theory is holding up your progress, affecting your confidence as a musician and stopping you from becoming the guitar player you want to be You''re a singer songwriter who needs to learn about chords, keys and chord progressions in order to write great songs (like you hear on recordings!) You want to learn music theory but don''t know where to start You''re a student who needs a crash course in music theory essentials to prepare for college auditions, entrance exams etc You''re a beginner who wants to easily learn how music works as you take your first steps in learning to play guitar so you can avoid confusion, improve faster and learn more easily You feel confused and intimidated by the ''jargon'' you hear other musicians or YouTube teachers use You ''kind of'' understand theory... but you''re not really sure how well! What will this book teach you about? In the 12 lessons you''ll find super clear explanations, practical examples and quiz questions on: The Musical Alphabet (the only 12 notes used in all music!) Tones and Semitones The Major Scale (learn what it actually is...) Major and Minor Triads (as used in most pop, country, rock and folk music) Major Scale Intervals (major 3rds, perfect 4ths...what are they?) Chromatic Intervals (discover what weird names like diminished and augmented really mean) Major Keys (Parts 1 & 2) Chord Progressions (start writing pro sounding chord sequences and songs of your own) Pentatonic Scales (the most common guitar scales ever...) The Natural Minor Scale (essential for minor key soloing in rock, pop and other styles) Minor Key Basics (learn the secrets of awesome minor key songs and chord sequences) How will you learn and remember all this? Easy! Each chapter introduces a new element of guitar theory. You get a clear but detailed explanation of the concept and multiple examples/practical exercises, FAQs and more to drive your understanding home. Test yourself using the quiz questions at the end of each chapter (answers supplied). To help you play certain practical examples there is also an appendix of common open chord shapes and barre chords at the back of the book. Plus, every chapter is also available to you (free) as an audio file so you can immerse yourself in guitar theory whilst at the gym or walking the dog! You''ll find details for these in the book. You Can Do This ... and without all the bull! ''No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists'' will make your journey as a guitarist much more enjoyable and way less confusing than mine has been! As a self-taught 18 year old guitarist, it literally took me years to figure this stuff out. I''ve taught the material in this book to thousands of musicians around the world both in person and via my website, and I can tell you this: Learning about music theory doesn''t need to be scary, confusing, difficult or something that you avoid doing because you don''t know where to start. Scroll back up to Buy Now It''s time to become the guitar player you know you could be.
Music Theory For Guitarists by George Clark
This guide is specially made for beginners that have no prior knowledge about playing guitars or music theory. Everything is designed in a step-by-step manner, and it is easy to understand
The Practical Guide To Modern Music Theory For Guitarists by Joseph Alexander
The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists Second Edition Master Music Theory for Guitar While Playing and Hearing it in Context. Over 200 Notated Audio Examples! + Professional Backing Tracks Guitarists are often very guilty of 'collecting' musical theory without taking the time to learn to apply the information on their instrument. 'Modern Music Theory for Guitarists' combines cutting edge, up to date musical information with over 200 exercises and examples to help you internalise and master the most important concepts in modern guitar playing. There are also bespoke, professional backing tracks from Guitar Techniques Magazine's Quist Know What's Important There are so many sources of information out there these days it's hard to know where to begin and what's important when it comes to applying music theory to the guitar. This book has been designed to take you on a journey from essential first principles through to complex, exciting musical ideas while all the time teaching you the musical application of each concept. Essential Knowledge and Musical Skills The Complete Guide to Modern Music Theory begins with the formation of the Major scale and builds steadily from the concepts taught in the first few chapters to help you master, hear and apply all the essential theory used today. Topics Covered Theory topics covered include Major and Minor Scale Construction, Harmonisation and How to Name Chords Constructing Chord Progressions, Modulation and Chord Qualities Complete Study of Modes with real world examples. Modes deconstructed into Intervallic and Three and Four Note Soloing Approaches plus Pentatonic Substitutions A 'Cheat Sheet' of the most common soloing approaches to save you hours in the practice room Guitar Licks for each mode + Professional Backing Tracks Check Out 60+ Positive Reviews Below! "Joseph Alexander writes in a very clear and concise style that is easy to follow." - Just one of the many Amazon reviews Scroll Up to Buy it Now Buy now to begin your journey into musical understanding and practical, musical application.
Guitar Theory For Dummies by Desi Serna
Serious about jamming, understanding, and creating guitar-driven music? Easy. With an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Theory For Dummies goes beyond guitar basics, presenting the guidance intermediate to advanced players need to improve their improvisational and compositional skills. Plus, with access to audio tracks and video instruction online you can master the concepts and techniques covered in the book. Key content coverage includes: pentatonic and major scale patterns; the CAGED chord system, chord progressions, and playing by numbers; roots, keys, and applying scales, plus modes and modal scales; intervals and chord extensions; popular song references and theory applications that help you understand how to play popular music and contemporary guitar styles, and create music of your own. This title also features companion audio tracks and video content hosted online at Dummies.com The expert instruction and easy-to-digest information provides comprehensive guidance on how to apply music theory concepts to fretted instruments If you already have a handle on the basics and want to know more about the building blocks and theory behind guitar music, Guitar Theory For Dummies has you covered.
Guitar Theory by Lee Nichols
Master Fundamental Theory Skills and Take your Guitar Playing to the Next Level Music theory can be an extremely complicated subject. The fact is, we don't need to know half of it; so why over-complicate things? This book is about the building blocks of music theory and how it applies to the guitar. It will teach you the things that matter; the stuff that's really worth knowing if you want to take your guitar skills to the next level. There's nothing wrong with learning advanced music theory. Most of us, however, don't care too much about it, or have much need for it. It's all very well knowing everything about counterpoint, parallel movement, submediants, doppio movimento etc., but for the typical guitarist, unless you are serious about composing by formula, reading music, or just like sounding clever; it's not going to suddenly make you a better musician. Guitar Theory will show you how to make sense of the fundamentals; the stuff that matters. Things that will help you figure out chords and scales without needing to resort to diagrams; understanding how and why chords belong to a particular key and how to recognise when they do; scale numbering and making scale choices for guitar soloing; why scales and chords go together? ... all of the things that will help you understand music better and be able to make sense of the lingo when reading, or watching, other guitar tutorials and videos. This book makes no attempt at teaching advanced music theory which can take many years to master. It does however give you a head start by spending more time breaking down the basics instead of trying to stuff three years of serious study into less than a few hundred pages. Once you understand the basics, the rest will make much more sense. The music theory building blocks will teach you: What the major scale is and why it is important. How scales are constructed and numbered. Intervals: Minor thirds, flat sevenths, augmented fifths etc. What it all means. How chords are constructed from scales. Chords and key. Why certain chords belong to a particular key. The Roman numeral system and why it's so useful. Minor scale types and their differences explained. The Circle of fifths: Is it really that useful? Modes explained. How can seven scales contain all the same notes, yet be different? Scales and soloing: How to choose scales to play over different chord progressions. Scales and soloing is more of a bonus section. This subject alone can be huge so I've broke it down and condensed it. This is your crash course on one of the most common questions I get asked: "What scale do I use for my guitar solo?" This section will give you an understanding of how to look at various chord progressions and choose the right scale or other soloing ideas. This book does not teach you how to read music and no music notation is included or explained. It's just the building blocks of music theory and how everything pieces together. Some Tab is included so you should know how to read basic guitar tablature. The content moves from beginner to advanced intermediate. Although much of the content is suitable for beginners, as the book progresses it leads more towards advanced ideas and some playing and listening experience is expected. The more you play, the more it will make sense. Audio Downloads Audio examples and jam tracks for the book content are available for download and can be played on your computer or uploaded to any MP3 compatible device. Just go to the link included in the book and grab the MP3s. No email address or signup required.
Guitarist S Music Theory Book With Cd by Peter Vogl
The first music theory book designed for guitarists by a guitarist. The book explains music theory as it applies to the guitar and covers intervals, scales, chords, chord progressions, and the Nashville Number System. The included Audio CD features examples of all the music in the book and also an ear training section. The Music Theory Book was written to help all guitar players achieve a better understanding of the guitar and of the music they play.
Vaideology by Steve Vai
(Guitar Educational). Experience must-know music knowledge and wisdom through the highly focused lens of legendary guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. This full-color instructional book written by Vai himself features in-depth discussions of the music theory fundamentals that every aspiring (and veteran) guitar player should know, packed with practical exercises, diagrams, tips, inspiring ideas and concepts, practice methods, and ways of looking at music that you may have never considered. Topics covered include: academic vs. experiential learning * reading and writing music * key signatures * chord scales * rhythm basics * guitar harmonics * modes * and much more.
Fingerboard Theory For Guitar by MIKE CHRISTIANSEN
This book contains concepts of music theory presented in such a way as to be easily understood by guitarists. All of the concepts are presented sequentially in an easy-to-follow format using the guitar fingerboard as the visual tool. Contents include: scales, key signatures, intervals, chord construction and voicing, harmonizing melodies, chord embellishment and substitution, modes, cadences, augmented sixth chords, quartal harmony, and more. Using this book, guitarists will be able to unravel the mysteries of music theory and realize that the concepts are not so mysterious after all.
Theory For The Contemporary Guitarist by Guy Capuzzo
"Tom Dempsey, noted guitarist and author, will take you through the sometimes intimidating world of music theory in this friendly and easy-to-understand video. If you've ever found it difficult to learn music theory by reading about it, here is your chance to learn by watching!"--DVD.