41 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!

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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!

    Ep41 Tom Sawyer | How Does This Song Work?

    Ep41 Tom Sawyer | How Does This Song Work?

    In this free guitar lesson, I analyze some of the guitar parts heard in the song “Tom Sawyer” by Rush and explain how the parts work.
     
    You get to know the song’s music theory including the key, chords, chord progressions, scales, modes, and more.
     
    I also discuss guitarist Alex Lifeson’s musical influences and how “Tom Sawyer” borrows ideas from music by The Who, Led Zeppelin, and Cream.
     
    What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better?
    Visit the GuitarMusicTheory.com website and click on the answer that best describes you. Get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level. 

    • 18 min
    Ep40 Q&A 12-31-2019 Part 3 of 3

    Ep40 Q&A 12-31-2019 Part 3 of 3

    🎸 What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit GuitarMusicTheory.com and click on the answer that best describes you.

    In part 3 of 3 in this Q&A video, I answer more questions about guitar playing, practicing, gear, music theory, and more.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Ep39 Q&A 12-31-2019 Part 2 of 3

    Ep39 Q&A 12-31-2019 Part 2 of 3

    🎸 What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit GuitarMusicTheory.com and click on the answer that best describes you.

    In part 2 of 3 in this Q&A video, I answer more questions about guitar playing, practicing, gear, music theory, and more.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep38 Q&A from 12-31-2019 Part 1 of 3

    Ep38 Q&A from 12-31-2019 Part 1 of 3

    🎸 What do you specifically need to do in order to play guitar better? Visit GuitarMusicTheory.com and click on the answer that best describes you.

    In part 1 of 3 in this Q&A video, I answer questions about guitar playing, practicing, gear, music theory, and more.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep37 Jingle Bell Rock | How Does This Song Work?

    Ep37 Jingle Bell Rock | How Does This Song Work?

    In this free guitar lesson, I show you how to play the guitar chords to “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms.
     
    You see how the song makes use of jazzy composition techniques such as voice leading, secondary dominants, and diminished passing chords.
     
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    • 38 min
    Ep36 Music Intervals (And Why Every Guitarist Needs to Know Them)

    Ep36 Music Intervals (And Why Every Guitarist Needs to Know Them)

    In this free guitar lesson, you are taught music intervals and why it’s so important for guitarists to learn them.
     
    Get to know interval shapes and interval names such as 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, and 7ths.
     
    Follow the exercises to become more familiar with identifying intervals on the guitar fretboard and recognizing their sound by ear.
     
    This lesson is suitable for guitarists from beginners to intermediate to advanced.
     
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

Tyler46 ,

Great information

I have been playing guitar for 30 years. Always played cords and a blu s scale. This podcast helped me merge my guitar players by with my knowledge of music from other instruments. Also you don’t need to have your guitar the info will come to you when playing your favorite songs. A show you need to listen to if you want to become a better guitarist!!!

Kuku ka choo ,

Simply taught!

This guy breaks it down in a way that really makes it easy to get better, faster than you could on your own!
He’s already invented the wheel, why would I try to reinvent it?! The best part is he doesn’t force any specific style down your throat! I listened to all the old podcasts over and over. And I’m so happy the he decided to keep going and make new episodes! Keep going Desi!

chewee156 ,

Best guitar podcast

My go-to podcast. Great for theory junkies.

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