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Music Theory

What is Music Theory?

Usually, when most beginner players think about music theory, they panic – you think of maths, of school, that it’ll be boring. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Sure, it is a task learning something new but with an understanding of music theory under your belt, even a basic one, you’ll see massive gains in your understanding of the guitar.

Many players avoid music theory when starting out with guitar, but this is a mistake. The faster you understand how the guitar works, how its fretboard flows, and how notes and scales go together, the quicker you can start working on creating your own music. And keep in mind, that most iconic, classic music is incredibly simple – some songs are just two chords.

The music theory guides for guitar below will open up realms of new possibilities for you as a guitarist. You’ll learn how scales work, how chord progressions work, and how guitar chords are made. And once you understand this, you can start creating and writing your own music and riffs. Learning music theory for the guitar is one of the best things a beginner or experienced guitarist can do, so do yourself a favor and start the process TODAY…

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