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Essential Theory

Theory Lab

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Introduction

Welcome to the theory section of our site. This is where we make sense of all the chords, scales and general guitar skills! Ever wondered why the G major is like it is, or what we actually mean when we talk about being in 'key'. We cover all this essential theory in a fun and easy to follow method that allows you to understand the inner workings of music and practically apply it to the guitar.

Music theory is the language of guitarists. It's the key that unlocks the door to creativity and expression on the fretboard.

Dan Holton

All of our Theory Lab courses are hosted "on the blackboard". This means that it is theory in the truest sense of the word. We're working with our brains and our thinking mind to try to understand the concept, before using the Guitar Skills, Player Studies & Challenges to put the ideas into practice. Therefore, you can watch or listen to the course without a guitar in hand, perfect for a journey to work or chilling with a notepad handy!

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10 HD videos

Full lesson notes

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This course includes the following 2 units:

Unit 1

Essential Theory Part 1

This is where we make sense of all the chords, scales and general guitar skills!

Lesson 1All The Notes On The Guitar!

Lesson 2What Is The Major Scale?

Lesson 3The Major Scale In Practice

Lesson 4What Is The Minor Scale?

Lesson 5The Minor Scale In Practice

Unit 2

Essential Theory Part 2

This is where we make sense of all the chords, scales and general guitar skills!

Lesson 6What Is Chord Construction?

Lesson 7Constructing Major Chords

Lesson 8Constructing Minor Chords

Lesson 9Constructing Diminished Chords

Lesson 10Constructing Chords Test!

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