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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!

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!

    Ep136 Adding Effects to Acoustic Guitar

    Ep136 Adding Effects to Acoustic Guitar

    In my latest podcast episode, I demonstrate the sound of an acoustic guitar with added effects such as reverb, delay, chorus, and others. Learn how to use these effects to spice up your sound on stage and in the studio.
    🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.

    • 51 min
    Ep135 Matt Reviere Christmas Music

    Ep135 Matt Reviere Christmas Music

    In episode 135 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I welcome back Carrie Underwood guitarist Matt Reviere to discuss the genius of Christmas music. Matt talks about some of his favorite Christmas songs and how much modern pop music pales compared to the holiday compositions from past eras.
    🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do to play guitar better? Visit https://GuitarMusicTheory.com - answer the questions about your playing and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.
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    Ep134 Q&A Chord Progressions - Modes - Chromatic Voice Leading - Bass Playing

    Ep134 Q&A Chord Progressions - Modes - Chromatic Voice Leading - Bass Playing

    In episode 134 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I answer listener questions about chord progressions, modes, chromatic voice leading, bass playing, and more. 
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep133 Q&A Using a Pick - Modal Mixture - Chord Tone Soloing - Bass Arpeggios - Harmonic Minor - Guitar Overdrive

    Ep133 Q&A Using a Pick - Modal Mixture - Chord Tone Soloing - Bass Arpeggios - Harmonic Minor - Guitar Overdrive

    In my latest podcast episode, I answer listener questions about using a pick, modal mixture, chord tone soloing, bass arpeggios, harmonic minor, guitar overdrive, and more.
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    • 53 min
    Ep132 Q&A Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes - Running Down a Dream - Modes - Worship Guitar

    Ep132 Q&A Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes - Running Down a Dream - Modes - Worship Guitar

    In my latest podcast episode, I answer listener questions plus talk about the guitar part in "Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes" by Paul Simon. 
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    • 51 min
    Ep131 "Stay" Lisa Loeb - How Does This Song Work?

    Ep131 "Stay" Lisa Loeb - How Does This Song Work?

    "Stay (I Missed You)" by Lisa Loeb features nice guitar work that uses a capo and unconventional chord shapes. I break down the song for you in this podcast episode and explain how I approach learning a song that uses a capo.
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

H0lland3r ,

The best way to learn theory!

Podcasts are a great way to learn music theory I’ve learnt so much from listening to Desi! I’ve even bought his guitar theory books which has boosted my theory and playing to another level! Thanks Desi I look forward to listening to some more podcasts!

GuitarPK ,

How to play guitar in the real world

Brilliant. Desi Serna’s relaxed approach also allows you space to develop your own guitar style while also explaining important technical info that’s easy to follow. Both advanced players and beginners will find something useful.

John Lucas booth ,

Great guitar music podcast

I’ve started listening as I now have a regular 70mile commute so I’m listening to podcasts for the first time. I’ve played for years mainly rhythm by ear including playing in a local amateur party covers band for fun doing a dozen gigs a year. I’ve been working on soloing and blues and there is so much great advise here from music theory to chord structure, sound effects, tone, practise technique and more. I enjoy the conversational nature of the cast, quite relaxing for my drive home.
When I get time I’ll get to the website too.
Thanks
Colin

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