Recommended Resources

If you are ready to learn and master guitar theory quickly and easily, here are my top recommendations…

The Absolute Essentials of Music Theory for Guitar

For a quick, proven and effective way to learn basic to intermediate guitar theory, check out the Absolute Essentials of Music Theory for Guitar.

You’ll learn:

The Absolute Essentials of Music Theory for Guitar

  • The basics of music notation
  • The notes on the guitar
  • Scales
  • Intervals
  • Chords
  • Harmonized Scales
  • Rhythm

For most guitar players, the theory covered in the Absolute Essentials of Music Theory for Guitar is all they will ever need.

What often happens though, is when you learn the basics of guitar theory, you’ll start to get hooked on the many benefits of learning guitar faster and understanding things on guitar.  This often means that you won’t want to stop—you’ll want to keep on learning.  In fact, learning guitar theory can be tons of fun, if you learn the right way.  When you learn guitar theory the right way, it will often become addicting.  So if you want to take your guitar playing even further, then you’ll want to consider the following additional resources.

Guitar Music Theory Unleashed Volume 2: How to Totally Understand Guitar Theory

This course picks up right where the Absolute Essentials of Music Theory for Guitar leaves off.  In Guitar Music Theory Unleashed, you will learn and master:

Guitar Music Theory Unleashed: How to Totally Understand Guitar Theory Volume 2

  • Four-part chords (these are the 7th chords and more)
  • Harmonized scales
  • Basic chord function and progression
  • And you’ll learn all about the modes and how they really work

 

The World of Scales: A Compendium of Scales for the Modern Guitar Player

For an in depth look at guitar scales and modes, you’ll want to check out The World of Scales: A Compendium of Scales for the Modern Guitar Player. This book covers scales and modes and how they work with chords.  You’ll learn the theory behind modes and scales and discover many new and exciting ways to practice them.

The World of Scales: A Compendium of Scales for the Modern Guitar Player

For ease of use, The World of Scales is divided into two sections. Section 1 covers all of the theoretical concepts necessary for a complete understanding of scales and how they can be used with chords.  Section 2 gives you big easy-to-read moveable fingerings for all of the scales.

7 Secrets to Learn any Guitar Chord Super-Fast

For many guitar players, learning guitar chords takes much longer than it should.  In my 20+ years of teaching guitar, I’ve discover some very powerful and proven ways to learn and master guitar chords fast.

7 Secrets to Master Any Guitar Chord Super-Fast

In 7 Secrets to Learn any Guitar Chord Super-Fast, you’ll discover how to learn any guitar chord super-fast.  You’ll also learn the theory behind chords, so you’ll understand how chords are built from basic triads to thirteenth chords.

21 Secrets to Learn any Guitar Song Super-Fast

Did you know that most guitar players learn songs the long way?  Most guitar players learn a song by playing it over and over until it is memorized.

There is a better way.

21 Secrets to Learn Any Guitar Song Super-Fast

In 21 Secrets to Learn any Guitar Song Super-Fast, you’ll learn the most effective and proven ways to learn songs on the guitar fast.