Guitar Fretboard Theory

Understanding Music Theory is essential for the serious guitar student! Understanding what you play on the instrument will help you to understand the secrets of the guitar fretboard. Learning the language of music will allow you to communicate more effectively with other "music" people. This general knowledge can be applied to any musical situation, or any other instrument! Your advanced understanding will make you the musical leader of your group!

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Physical Guitar Music Theory Applied To The Guitar Fretboard

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What Is An Interval?



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Defines intervals & their importance

Half & Whole Steps


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Learn and play the most basic intervals and scales

Naturally Occurring

Intervals On Guitar



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Pre-tuned intervals!

Guitar Note Chart



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Learn the note names! Beyond TAB!

Physical Guitar is not the "end all" voice in music theory!

Check these great web sites to further your understanding of the rudiments of music!

http://www.musictheory.net/

Ricci Adams' Music Theory website is a nice music theory site to learn the rudiments with lessons, drills, and other great features.

http://www.musictheory.net/trainers/html/id81_en.html This Guitar Trainer at Musictheory.net takes a while to figure out,

but it's worth tinkering with!

http://www.teoria.com/index.html

teoría by José Rodríguez Alvira is another great site for music theory containing nice tutorials and a great reference section.

http://www.dolmetsch.com/musictheory1.htm

is part of the Dolmetsch Company web. They make recorders (the instrument, not the machine!) The music theory reference section is a super resource organized by Dr. Brian Blood. Click into this site and be amazed! What a wealth of information!





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