No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists

No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists
Author: James Shipway
Publsiher: Headstock Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-03-25
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781914453113

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Unlock essential guitar theory to boost your ability and confidence as a guitarist. Easy language. Music reading not required! (includes audio lessons - see inside book for details) Inside the 12 chapters of this guitar theory book you’ll learn about intervals, triads, major and minor keys, chord sequences - and understand how to apply them to your playing, improvising and songwriting. I’ll use diagrams and simple, non-intimidating language to teach you in minutes, things which confuse some guitarists for years. This guitar music theory book is for you if: - You want to boost your music theory knowledge so you can become the guitar player you really 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 are unsure 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 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. It's time to become the guitar player you know you could be!

Music Theory

Music Theory
Author: Tom Kolb
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2005
Genre: Music
ISBN: 063406651X

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Vaideology

Vaideology
Author: Steve Vai
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-01-01
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781540047779

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(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.

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists
Author: Joseph Alexander
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2014-11-20
Genre: Music
ISBN: 1503319210

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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.

Theory for the Contemporary Guitarist

Theory for the Contemporary Guitarist
Author: Guy Capuzzo,Tom Dempsey
Publsiher: Alfred Music Publishing
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2006-10
Genre: Music
ISBN: 0739038389

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"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.

The Guitarist s Music Theory Book

The Guitarist s Music Theory Book
Author: Peter Vogl
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2017-09-03
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1549642642

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The Guitarist's Music Theory Book by Peter Vogl is the first music theory book designed for guitar 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. You will also get online access to audio 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.

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists
Author: Joseph Alexander
Publsiher: WWW.Fundamental-Changes.com
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2014-11-20
Genre: Music
ISBN: 1911267779

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This book takes you on a journey from essential first principles through to complex, exciting musical thory ideas

Guitar Theory

Guitar Theory
Author: Lee Nichols
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2018-12-11
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1093508302

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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.