# Guitar Theory - Part 1

Nick guides you through the maze of music theory.

A Learning theory is essential to becoming a great guitar player. This course covers the chromatic, major and natural minor scales, basics of standard notation, triad formulae, key signatures and fretboard orientation.

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8.1 | The Pyramid of Guitar Music Theory An introduction to the best approach to learning music theory. A brief preview of each level. |
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8.2 | The Chromatic Scale A clear explanation of the chromatic scale and how it is used to name all the notes on the guitar fretboard. |
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8.4 | Tones, Semitones and the Major Scale Formula How to create a Major Scale in any Key - very much a core theory lesson |
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8.5 | Standard Notation Part 1 Reading music. How to read the pitch of notes in Standard Notation. |
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8.6 | Standard Notation Part 2 Reading music. How to read the length, timing or duration of notes in Standard Notation. |
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8.7 | Standard Notation Part 3 Reading music. How to read time and key signatures, clefs, ledger lines, dynamic and tempo markings, accidentals and bar lines. |
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8.8 | Circle of Fifths and Sharp Key Signatures How to use the Circle of Fifths to work out any sharp key signature. Father Charles Goes Down And Enters Battle. Order of Sharps. |
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8.9 | Circle of Fourths and Flat Key Signatures How to use the Circle of Fourths to work out any flat key signature. Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles Father. Order of Flats. |
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9.0 | Triad Formulas Chord Formulas. An Introduction to a powerful method for working out any chord on the fretboard. The theory behind the chord shape. |
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9.1 | The CAGED System of Fretboard Orientation The secret to being able to find any note anywhere on the fretboard almost instantly |
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9.2 | The Sandwich Exercise The secret to being able to find any major scale pattern anywhere on the fretboard almost instantly |
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9.3 | The Secret to Fretboard Mastery How to use the CAGED System together with the Sandwich Exercise to be able to find any Chord, Arpeggio, Scale or Mode on the Fretboard |
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9.7 | Relativity An explanation of Relative Major and Minor Keys |
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