Category: music theory

Getting to the Next Stage with the Guitar

Guitar is an easy instrument to learn. Or maybe not. It depends how far you want to go with it. Lots of new guitar players learn two or three chords along with a basic strum pattern, and are playing along with simple songs after just a week or two of practice. This is what I

The most important feature of the Guitar Fretboard

There are elements of music theory that apply to all western-based music compositions and instruments. One of these is the “semitone”. The most common definition of the semitone is that it is “the smallest musical interval commonly used in western tonal music”. Instruments used in western music such as the piano, guitar, trumpet, etc. all

Outline for a Crash Course for Brand New Guitar Players

A crash course for teaching brand new guitar players how to play the instrument would strip away all the talk and get right to the basics. It would focus on getting the student to play melodies (and eventually chords) as quickly as possible. It would also teach  just enough “theory” to allow the student to progress to the next