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The Professor's Music Theory Guide


Welcome to the GMC Music Theory Guide brought to you by yours truly, The Professor.

This collection of lessons is geared towards guiding you through all of the important areas of music theory, giving you a complete picture of everything from reading notes on the neck, to building chords and scales, to applying these ideas to your song writing and improvisations.

Each chapter below has a label beside it to indicate where it is a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced level subject. Though there is nothing stopping you from going back and reviewing Beginner material if you are at an Intermediate level of music theory understanding, reviewing is always good. These are just labels to help you navigate the different chapters and material in the guide.

When you click on a chapter in the following list, you will be taken to the Chapter Main Page for that subject, and from there you can browse and read all of the articles related to that given subject.

So, if you click on the Major Scale Page, you will then be taken to a synopsis page of that subject, with links to all the related lessons on the forum about Major Scale and Modes.

Check these lessons out and feel free to bookmark this page as updates will be added regularly, including new lessons and new Chapters.

Have fun, enjoy and get ready to take your music theory chops to the next level!


GMC Music Theory Guide Chapters



1. Music Theory Quick Start Program (Beginner)
2. Finding the Notes on the Neck (Beginner)
3. How to Read Music (Beginner)
4. What Are Intervals and How to Write Them Out (Beginner)
5. Exploring Major Scales (Intermediate)
6. Exploring Melodic Minor Scales (Intermediate)
7. How to Build and Play Pentatonic Scales (Beginner)
8. How to Build and Play Triads on Guitar (Beginner)
9. How to Build Arpeggios (Intermediate)
10. Chord Construction and Common Fingerings (Intermediate)
11. Theory Quizzes and Quick Tips (All Levels)
12. How to Build Symmetrical Scales (Advanced)
13. Scale Fingerings for Guitar (All Levels)
14. Applied Music Theory Concepts (All Levels)
15. Solo Challenge Articles (Intermediate)
16. Musical Analysis Challenge Articles (Intermediate)
17. Classic Chord Progressions for Guitar (All Levels)
18. How to Solo Over Chords for Guitar (All Levels)
19. How to Play and Build Harmonic Minor Modes for Guitar (Intermediate)

If you have any questions about the chapters, articles or concepts in this Theory Guide, please feel free to post them below.

As well, if you have any suggestions for future theory lessons, post them below and I’ll get to those topics shortly.
brwnhornet59
A great resource Matt! wink.gif
The Professor
QUOTE (brwnhornet59 @ Feb 17 2013, 06:59 PM) *
A great resource Matt! wink.gif


Thanks Britt!
Headbanger
Thanks Matt...that is very helpful man!
The Professor
QUOTE (Headbanger @ Mar 27 2013, 02:18 PM) *
Thanks Matt...that is very helpful man!


No problem, thanks for checking it out!
Kristofer Dahl
This is turning into a killer resource Matt - I urge everyone to check it out again!
The Professor
QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ May 20 2013, 01:41 PM) *
This is turning into a killer resource Matt - I urge everyone to check it out again!


Thanks, been fun writing so far and interacting with everyone that has commented or posted questions. Lots more great info to come!
Hajduk
Thank you Matt, this is great biggrin.gif
dark dude
Thank you, Sir!
The Professor
QUOTE (dark dude @ May 30 2013, 08:00 PM) *
Thank you, Sir!



No problem, thanks for checking it out!
waynedcoville
Wow! Consider it bookmarked! I can't wait to go through all of it. Thanks a bunch
The Professor
QUOTE (waynedcoville @ Jan 28 2014, 01:40 AM) *
Wow! Consider it bookmarked! I can't wait to go through all of it. Thanks a bunch


No problem, enjoy the lessons!
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