The mere mention of the term raises the
hackles of panic and flight. Music Theory
is a tool. It is a
means to an end, the end being freedom, speed and fluidity in music and all of it's styles, in
songwriting and composition, and improvisation.
Music Theory doesn't tell you what you should play, or how you should play, or what style you should play. You can play and say anything you want in any way you want on any instrument you want. Music Theory will never say "You can't do that!!!"
Music Theory helps us understand and
connect sounds and emotion and see the relationship between chords
and scales. It shows you all of the possibilities. And you won't lose
your "feeling" either.When we apply Music Theory to the guitar you will
experience and "feel" new sounds.
Music Theory has a few definitions. Try this
Music Theory---a method of organizing
sounds and emotions that uses numbers, letters, symbols and names.
We will first learn the concepts of Music Theory and then apply them to
the guitar. For the sake of simplicity we will not use standard music
notation. I will include smn
in the near future.
|major scales chords chords-pg2 chord-formulas|
|minor-scales major and relative minor scales|
Diatonic chordsheo numbering
notes in a scale