75 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!

    Ep75 Gravity by John Mayer | How Does This Song Work?

    Ep75 Gravity by John Mayer | How Does This Song Work?

    In this free guitar lesson, I have another installment of How Does This Song Work featuring “Gravity” by John Mayer. I give you an overview of the song including the chords, progression, composition techniques, and the scales used for the solos. I also demonstrate a part from the live version of the song.
     
    🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order 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.

    • 42 min
    Ep74 Email Questions: Learning Pentatonic Scale Patterns, Playing Country Guitar Solos, Identifying Roots and Modes, Practicing Picking Exercises, Changing Scales Over Chords

    Ep74 Email Questions: Learning Pentatonic Scale Patterns, Playing Country Guitar Solos, Identifying Roots and Modes, Practicing Picking Exercises, Changing Scales Over Chords

    In this free guitar lesson, I answer email questions regarding learning pentatonic scale patterns, playing country guitar solos, identifying roots and modes, practicing picking exercises, and changing scales over chords.
     
    🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order 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.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep73 Erich Andreas - What Made Eddie Van Halen So Great?

    Ep73 Erich Andreas - What Made Eddie Van Halen So Great?

    In episode 73 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I talk with Your Guitar Sage, Erich Andreas. We talk about how we got started teaching guitar online and what made Eddie Van Halen so great.
     
    🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order 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.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep72 Should You Learn How to Read Music?

    Ep72 Should You Learn How to Read Music?

    Should guitar players learn how to read music? In this free guitar lesson, I discuss the pros and cons of reading standard musical notation. I talk about where your time might be better spent and how professional guitarists use their sight-reading skills.
     
    🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order 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.

    • 58 min
    Ep71 What Are Chord Inversions and Chord Voicings?

    Ep71 What Are Chord Inversions and Chord Voicings?

    In this free guitar lesson, I explain what chord inversions, chord voicings, and drop 2 chords are. I demonstrate how you can add variety to your playing with different chord shapes, and how these chord forms are used in familiar guitar songs. I make use of the CAGED chord system as taught in my course Fretboard Theory Chapter 3. 
     
    🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order 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.

    • 37 min
    Ep70 You Don't Need to Use All 5 Pentatonic Patterns

    Ep70 You Don't Need to Use All 5 Pentatonic Patterns

    In this free guitar lesson, I explain to you that it’s not necessary to use all five pentatonic scale patterns. Most players have particular patterns and portions of patterns they favor and use most of the time. I’m going to show you why players do this and why you should do it too.
     
    🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do in order 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.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
608 Ratings

608 Ratings

Vegan Newbie ,

Great resource

A must listen for any guitar player

Crashdown1979 ,

So happy I found this!

I’ve been playing guitar (amongst other instruments) for over 30 years and consider myself intermediate. Problem is I’m self taught and learned everything by ear. I’ve tried to read books, watch videos etc but nothing was clicking. After listening to only the first few episodes of this podcast things are falling into place quickly! I’m actually excited for the first time in a while about my playing. Can’t wait to get caught up to the most recent episode!! I can’t thank you enough! Great voice, great information in an easy to understand way. THANK YOU!!

PonyGamerJr ,

Taking my playing and understanding of theory to the next level!

Desi is a gifted teacher, and has mastered the art of teaching via podcast. I have been listening to this podcast nonstop for the past few weeks, and I have had leaps in my playing ability that I never thought would come from listening to a music theory podcast lecture.

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