167 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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    • 4.7 • 808 Ratings

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!

    Ep166 Q&A Rhythm and Timing - Horizontal Pentatonic Patterns - Bass Note Selection - Violin Etude 2

    Ep166 Q&A Rhythm and Timing - Horizontal Pentatonic Patterns - Bass Note Selection - Violin Etude 2

    In episode 166 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I answer listener questions about rhythm and timing, playing horizontal pentatonic patterns, selecting good bass notes, and more. I also recap my recent gigs and discuss how I prepare for performances.

    • 1 hr
    Ep165 Preparing For Huey Lewis Tribute Band Gig

    Ep165 Preparing For Huey Lewis Tribute Band Gig

    In episode 165 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I prepare to play upcoming gigs with the Huey Lewis and The News tribute band, The Heart of Rock and Roll. I walk you through the process I go through when I'm reviewing for a show and discuss the songs I'll be performing.
    🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do to play guitar better? Answer the questions about your playing at https://www.GuitarMusicTheory.com and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.
    The Heart of Rock and Roll info and schedule: hueytribute.com 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep164 Nashville Studio Drummer and Music Producer Scott Williamson

    Ep164 Nashville Studio Drummer and Music Producer Scott Williamson

    In episode 164 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I interview Scott Williamson, a top-tier studio drummer in the Nashville area for decades. In addition to his drumming career, Scott is a mixing engineer and music producer. He'll provide insights into life as a studio musician, answer listener questions, and reveal his favorite guitar parts.
    🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do to play guitar better? Answer the questions about your playing at https://www.GuitarMusicTheory.com and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Ep163 Jack and Diane - How Does This Song Work?

    Ep163 Jack and Diane - How Does This Song Work?

    How does the song "Jack and Diane" work? Listen to episode 163 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast to hear how this John Mellencamp classic features memorable acoustic guitar riffs that make great use of different chord shapes and chord voicings.
    🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do to play guitar better? Answer the questions about your playing at https://www.GuitarMusicTheory.com and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep162 Knights of Cydonia - How Does This Song Work?

    Ep162 Knights of Cydonia - How Does This Song Work?

    "Knights of Cydonia" by Muse is an epic rock anthem that blends various musical influences to create a unique and powerful listening experience. The song stands out for its grandiose and cinematic feel, drawing inspiration from progressive rock, space rock, and spaghetti westerns. In Episode 162 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I break the music down and explain how its puzzling chord changes follow a logical pattern.
     
    🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do to play guitar better? Answer the questions about your playing at https://www.GuitarMusicTheory.com and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.
     
    Music Theory 101 Group Zoom Class https://www.guitarmusictheory.com/zoom-class-music-theory-101/
     

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep161 Q&A Hot For Teacher - Multitracks - Bass Rigs - Funk #49 - Mastering Songs - Major and Minor Pentatonic - CAGED - Soreness - Knights of Cydonia

    Ep161 Q&A Hot For Teacher - Multitracks - Bass Rigs - Funk #49 - Mastering Songs - Major and Minor Pentatonic - CAGED - Soreness - Knights of Cydonia

    In episode 161 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I answer listener questions about Hot For Teacher, multitracks, bass rigs, Funk #49, mastering songs, major and minor pentatonic, CAGED, hand soreness, Knights of Cydonia, and more. 
    🎸 What do you SPECIFICALLY need to do to play guitar better? Answer the questions about your playing at https://www.GuitarMusicTheory.com and get FREE custom video instruction calibrated to your current level.
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
808 Ratings

808 Ratings

Klaatu2017 ,

Best guitar teaching podcast!

I have lsitened to all of Desi's podcasts and they are always informative and presented very well. Desi actually gives real information in his podcsts that a guitarists can learn and use. His two books 'Fretboad Theory Vols-1 & 2' are a must for any guitarist willing to learn more about the fretboard.

GByePorkPieHat ,

Really Useful, Practical Content

I’ve had a private lesson with Desi. I’ve also taken his Improv 101 class (I’ll take it again). Desi gives a working Musicians perspective on all the things we, “guitar engineers”, need to acquire on path to confidence as solid performers. Thanks, Desi!

PhilipQsongwriter ,

This is the podcast that I’ve been looking for

Listening to people who know music inside and out because they’ve lived it is my idea of a real good time. This level of understanding is exactly what I’m interested in hearing more about.

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