95 episodes

This podcast features free audio guitar lessons taught by Desi Serna, author of Fretboard Theory and Guitar Theory For Dummies. Learn how scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more get applied to the fretboard and familiar songs. Hear how to best get your playing skills in order. Begin to improvise and compose. Understand why your favorite songs sound so good. ➝ What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit the GuitarMusicTheory.com website to get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. Discover how to progressively play and sound better—today, in as little as 33 minutes!

Guitar Music Theory Desi Serna

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This podcast features free audio guitar lessons taught by Desi Serna, author of Fretboard Theory and Guitar Theory For Dummies. Learn how scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more get applied to the fretboard and familiar songs. Hear how to best get your playing skills in order. Begin to improvise and compose. Understand why your favorite songs sound so good. ➝ What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit the GuitarMusicTheory.com website to get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. Discover how to progressively play and sound better—today, in as little as 33 minutes!

    Ep95 Sometimes You Gotta Simplify

    Ep95 Sometimes You Gotta Simplify

    In this free guitar lesson, I explain how sometimes you gotta simplify. In order to be a good guitarist, you want your playing to sound smooth and in control. This means, when you’re faced with a part that causes you to stumble, it’s better to play a simplified version of it than to make noticeable mistakes. To demonstrate how this is done, I give you an example taken from Gary Moore’s guitar solo in the song, “Still Got the Blues (For You).”
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    • 20 min
    Ep94 Q&A Fretboard Theory, alternate picking, blues rhythm, sustain, minor CAGED, Kemper with pedals, and more

    Ep94 Q&A Fretboard Theory, alternate picking, blues rhythm, sustain, minor CAGED, Kemper with pedals, and more

    Answers to your questions including how to progress through Fretboard Theory, when to use alternate picking, how to jump into key instantly in any position, being a better blues rhythm guitarist, what to do after losing a finger, getting good sustain, minor CAGED chord forms, putting a pedalboard in front of a Kemper Profiling Amplifier, and more.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep93 Using Slash Chords on Guitar

    Ep93 Using Slash Chords on Guitar

    In this free guitar lesson, I explain what slash chords are in music, why composers use them, and when you might choose to skip them while reading a chart. Slash chords do not refer to the guitarist known as Slash of Guns N’ Roses fame. The term slash refers to the use of a forward slash in a chord name such as G/B, C/G, or D/F#. Whenever a chord name includes a forward slash, the letter before the slash is the basic chord and the letter after the slash is the alternate bass note. Normally, when you play a G chord, you have a G note in the lowest or bass position. The chord G/B is a G chord but with a B note in the bass position. This means you would begin strumming on B and leave the G note below it (as well as the 6th string) out. You would call any version of a G chord with B in the bass “G with B in the bass” or “G over B” or “G/B.”
     
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    • 52 min
    Ep92 Exodus Bob Marley GUITAR LOOP

    Ep92 Exodus Bob Marley GUITAR LOOP

    In this free guitar lesson, I show you how to make a groovy guitar loop based on Bob Marley’s “Exodus.” I show you how to record several layers using a looper effects pedal. The parts include a scratchy set of chord changes, a thumping bass line, some popcorn picking technique, and part of the vocal melody.
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    • 36 min
    Ep91 The Major Scale Contains Six Pentatonic Scales

    Ep91 The Major Scale Contains Six Pentatonic Scales

    In this free guitar lesson, I’m going to show you how the major scale contains six different pentatonic scales. Knowing this will help you understand the construction of scales, keys, and how you might want to change pentatonic scales over chords like Jimi Hendrix.
     
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    • 31 min
    Ep90 Q&A Memorizing Notes, Practicing With Limited Time, C Form Barre Chord, Thumb Strumming, Choosing Your Neck Shape, And More

    Ep90 Q&A Memorizing Notes, Practicing With Limited Time, C Form Barre Chord, Thumb Strumming, Choosing Your Neck Shape, And More

    Today, I answer more listener questions about memorizing notes, practicing with limited time, fingering the C form barre chord, strumming with your thumb, choosing your neck shape, using Fretboard Theory, and more.
     
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

redshark091 ,

Great podcast, clear and inspiring!

I found Desi’s podcast recently and am impressed by his teaching methods. He gives clear and detailed instructions that are easy to follow, now if i could only get my fingers to follow as i want them to! Thanks Desi!

Dheff4832 ,

Great mix of theory and popular songs

Love how Desi explains things and plays what he is explaining as he goes along, and how he breaks down popular songs to explain techniques too. Probably the best podcast for learning guitar that I have found as an intermediate player. He doesn’t go over my head either.

This is an Excellent Product ,

Perfect introduction to learning guitar

The instruction is perfectly-paced. Everything is explained clearly. This podcast is the perfect starting point not only for beginners, but also intermediate to advanced players who need a starting point for better practice and greater self-discipline.

This is where you want to start if you don’t have immediate face-to-face access to a instructor.

And it’s free, which is borderline preposterous.

Thanks Desi. I think this podcast would be a game changer for a lot of players out there.

Cheers

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