- Publisher : Headstock Books (December 8, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 151 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1914453034
- ISBN-13 : 978-1914453038
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.35 x 11 inches
Volume 3 in the ‘ Music Theory for Guitarist s’ series : Intermediate to advanced music theory & guitar fretboard concepts explained in 100% confusion-free language with no music reading necessary! Learn about modal improvisation, the CAGED System, the harmonic minor scale, extended chords, key changes/modulation techniques…and more Boost your skills as a composer, songwriter, improviser and all-round musician Includes practical exercises and quizzes to check your understanding Free backing tracks and play-along audio demos of selected examples available
After using this book you’ll have a near ‘pro-level’ understanding of music theory and how it relates to the guitar, enabling you to become a more accomplished improviser, singer-songwriter/composer, and become a more advanced all-round musician.
In this book you’ll discover: How to use the CAGED system to master finding your way around the guitar neck. Learn to find any scale, chord or arpeggio anywhere on the fretboard without getting lost on the guitar neck! Modes Part 3. Following the topic of modes as begun in Volume 2, we go deeper into the topic of modes, looking at how to use modes in your solos and compositions, ‘modal keys’, playing over chord changes with modes, and more The Harmonic Minor scale: what is it, how to play it, and how to use it in your guitar solos & compositions Minor keys & the Harmonic Minor scale. We’ll examine how the Harmonic Minor scale impacts minor key chord progressions, harmonic minor chord families, plus analyse examples of classic minor key chord sequences. Understand minor keys once and for all! Key changes & modulation. Discover how composers use key changes and modulation in their music to create more interesting and creative music. We’ll look at modulating to relative minor keys, modulating to parallel keys, using V chords to create smooth key changes & more. Sounds complicated, but this book makes it easy to learn the basics of this complex topic How to spice up bland chord progressions with ‘secondary dominant’ and ‘borrowed chords’. Learn where they come from and how to use them in your music. Essential knowledge for any player who wants to start getting into jazz style harmony and chord sequences (and avoid confusion further down the road!)
Plus lessons on diminished chords and harmony, augmented chords, introduction to ‘altered dominant chords’ (appendix).
Music Theory for Guitarists, Volume 3 comes with over 90 mins of audio content including play-along demonstrations of most of the examples & backing tracks for you to practice with. So grab this book now and continue your journey towards music theory and fretboard mastery on your guitar.
Perfect for: Any player who wants to take their knowledge of practical music theory to an intermediate/advanced level without it taking years of confusion and frustration Readers of the first and second books in this series who want to continue their journey towards music theory mastery and greater musical freedom Any guitar player who is confused by modes, key changes, extended chords, advanced chord progressions, etc and wants an easy-to-use and easy-to-follow method book to help (with audio examples to actually hear concepts at work!) Guitar players who want to start playing more complex music like jazz, Latin, fusion, jazz-rock etc. and want to understand what is happening and how to approach it Composers and singer-songwriters who want to learn and experiment with more colourful, creative, and interesting sounds in their music – and become more skilled and knowledgeable at their craft Guitarists who need to reach an advanced level of music theory knowledge quickly and easily for music college courses, exams, auditions etc.