Tag: Theory

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Nine: The Minor Pentatonic Scale –...

A deep dive into the second shape of the minor pentatonic scale.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Five: The Minor Pentatonic Scale

Now that you’ve got your 12 bar rhythms nailed and you’ve started to learn about turnarounds, the next step is to start to integrate the idea of some lead guitar into what we do.

Music Theory for Beginners 5: Key signatures, relative majors and relative...

An introduction to the relative majors and minors—the key to songwriting and improvising.

Music Theory for Beginners 4: Introduction to blues scales

Get acquainted with the minor and major blues scales: how to identify the ‘blue notes,’ how they are linked to the pentatonic scales, and simple box patterns.

Music Theory for Beginners 3: Introduction to pentatonic scales

Learn all about major and minor pentatonic scales: how to identify their notes, how to play them, and easy ‘box patterns’ to remember.

Music Composition for Beginners 1: Minor, major and power chords (Part...

The formulas behind major and minor chords, and how to use CAGED to play them.

Music Theory for Beginners 2: Sharps, flats and key changes

An introduction to sharps and flats, keys, and dealing with key changes.

Music Theory for Beginners 1: Introduction to scales

An introduction to intervals, major and minor scales, and box shapes.

Beginner Music Theory: Fretboard patterns and shortcuts

Once you understand how patterns on the fretboard work, you can use them as shortcuts to find other notes and new ways to play your favorite riffs.

Beginner Music Theory: Finding your way across the fretboard

Learning how to identify the notes on a guitar is like having a map of a city you’re visiting—you shouldn’t do without one.