Modern Music Theory for Guitarists
Learn Music theory for Guitar
Modern Music Theory for Guitarists
  • Discover music theory as it applies to guitar, from a guitarist’s perspective
  • Learn how to apply the theory to your guitar so you improve as a player
  • Practice with over 200 Excerises, Examples and Exclusive Backing Tracks

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists

Do you find yourself soloing not really knowing if what you’re playing is ‘right’?
Have you found yourself ‘collecting’ musical theory without taking the time to learn to apply the information to your guitar?
Do you wish you understood what you were playing so you could take your skills to the next level?

The Complete Guide to Modern Music Theory begins with essential first principles all the way through to complex, exciting musical ideas while all the time teaching you the musical application of each concept. You aren’t just “learning theory” but applying it to your guitar as you go.

Here’s What You Get…

• Learn cutting edge, up to date music theory from a guitarist’s perspective and as it applies to the guitar

• Discover how to apply the music theory principles to the guitar so improve as a guitar player too

• Get 200 exercises and examples to help you internalise and master the most important concepts in modern guitar playing

• PLUS practice with professional backing tracks from Guitar Techniques Magazine’s Quist

Essential Knowledge and Musical Skills

The Complete Guide to Modern Music Theory begins with the formation of the Major scale and builds steadily from the concepts taught in the first few chapters to help you master, hear and apply all the essential theory used today.

Theory topics covered include:

• Major and Minor Scale ConstructionHarmonisation and How to Name Chords

• Constructing Chord ProgressionsModulation and Chord Qualities

Complete Study of Modes with real world examples.

• Modes deconstructed into Intervallic and Three and Four Note Soloing Approaches plus Pentatonic Substitutions

• A ‘Cheat Sheet’ of the most common soloing approaches to save you hours in the practice room

• 5 Guitar Licks for each mode + Professional Backing Tracks

Check out just a few of our 300+ Amazon reviews below
  • I've always depended on my ear and on the bits of theory I'd pick up here and there. Mostly I've played out of patterns, major scales, and minor pentatonic scales, but I've always felt I was missing a whole world of possible sounds and expressions, and decided to do something about it. I thought I knew most of this stuff, but Mr. Alexander managed, with straightforward, clear expositions, to fill me in on details that I hadn't realized I hadn't known.
  • Joseph's book takes a plain and simple approach without all the terminology that often loses the player with context. His exercises help you achieve the playing you always wanted. He explains the theory and shows you the practical application of how to use it. He also fosters your mind to create stuff with the theory he teaches you.
  • What makes this book different is that it focuses on music theory applied to the guitar. Written in a very clear and concise style that is easy to follow, multiple examples are provided for every concept being taught and these examples all have audio tracks available free from the website. There are also backing tracks available for each of the modes being taught along with links to well known songs played in the corresponding mode. If you been wanting to learn music theory for the guitar and how to solo over the different modes and actually understand why something sounds good, this is the book for you.
Over 150,000 Books Sold write some of the most popular guitar guides on Amazon. Each book goes into great detail about focused areas of guitar playing, so we can guarantee you’ll be immersed in the style that you love. Written by musicians in clear, unpretentious language they aim to make learning guitar fun and accessible for everyone.

Buy now to begin your journey into musical understanding and practical, musical application.
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