69 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!

    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
    Ep69 Eruption Tapping | How Does It Work?

    Ep69 Eruption Tapping | How Does It Work?

    In this free guitar lesson, I demonstrate part of the instrumental track, “Eruption,” that is featured on the very first Van Halen record and performed by Eddie Van Halen. I explain how the finger tapping technique works, how the tapping uses arpeggios, and how those arpeggios create a chord progression that features modal interchange and harmonic minor. I also discuss how I dial in an Eruption tone and my reverb, delay, and phaser settings.
     
    🎸 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.
     
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    • 49 min
    Ep68 Fabio Marraccini From the Where Music Meets Technology Podcast

    Ep68 Fabio Marraccini From the Where Music Meets Technology Podcast

    Interview with Fretboard Theory student Fabio Marraccini from the Where Music Meets Technology podcast. We talk music theory, modes, rock music, and more.
     
    🎸 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
    Ep67 Tips For Small-Handed Short-Fingered Guitarists

    Ep67 Tips For Small-Handed Short-Fingered Guitarists

    In this free guitar lesson, I have tips for small-handed and short-fingered guitars. If you struggle to play guitar because you have little hands or stubby fingers, these tips will help you eliminate most of your problems. The four things I’m going to talk about include:
     
    What is the ideal hand size to play guitar?

    Which guitars are best for small-handed players?

    How should small-handed players hold their guitar?

    What can small-handed players do differently on the fretboard?
     
    🎸 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 4 min
    Ep65 Q&A Keeping Time, Using Modes Over Chords, Teaching Children, Playing What You Hear, Small Hands

    Ep65 Q&A Keeping Time, Using Modes Over Chords, Teaching Children, Playing What You Hear, Small Hands

    In Episode 65 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I answer questions about keeping time, using modes over chords, teaching children, playing what you hear, small hands, and more.
     
    🎸 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 4 min
    Ep64 Interview w/ Carrie Underwood Guitarist Matt Reviere

    Ep64 Interview w/ Carrie Underwood Guitarist Matt Reviere

    In episode 64 of the Guitar Music Theory podcast, I talk with Carrie Underwood guitarist Matt Reviere. I ask him what it’s like being part of such a big live show, which pieces of gear he uses, and how he prepares for his performances.
     
    🎸 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 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
593 Ratings

593 Ratings

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.

meon2 ,

I learn from every session

I learn something from every one of Desi’s podcasts, and have listened to some of them several time. Probably will listen to most multiple times. I’m the type that needs to understand why I’m playing what I’m playing. For me, it’s an investment in being a better player in the long run, not just memorizing songs. Between this podcast, his YouTube videos, and the Pro Pack I purchased, by skill level has progressed significantly; building a strong foundation on which I can continue to learn this instrument and how to make quality music from it ( …play songs!).

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