The Woodshed Lessons - Essential Theory
The Woodshed Lessons Essential Theory. Are you embarrassed to admit you don’t know any music theory? If so, stop it. There’s nothing to be embarassed about. Lots of people pick up an instrument without ever learning the basics of music theory.
You can learn a lot of stuff without ever knowing what you’re doing. But if you’re willing to learn the most basic elements of music theory, everything you do will make more sense.
Lesson 1: Sound Theory. Introduces you to the physics behind music. I explain how vibration creates sound and how certain types of vibration produce notes. In this lesson you will learn: Vibration; Frequency; Frequency Range; Pitch; Middle C / A440
Lesson 2: Music Theory. Introduces you to the most basic concepts of music theory. Each topic is explained slowly and you are shown how they apply to the guitar. In this lesson you will learn: Octaves; Groups Of Octaves; Note Names; Sharps And Flats
Lesson 3: Scales. This lesson introduces you to the concept of scales and explains the 2 most popular scales of western music. In this lesson, you will learn: What Is A Scale?; Keys; The Chromatic Scale; The Major Scale; Note Numbers; The Minor Scale; Major -vs- Minor; How I Use Scales
Lesson 4: Music. This lesson introduces you to the basic structure of most blues and simple rock songs. The concepts in the previous lessons are brought into focus as we look at how songs are built. In this lesson you will learn: Song Structure; Progressions; Simple Chords Structure; Chord Progressions
Lesson 5: The Blues. This lesson explains the basic structure of blues music and how it relates to the larger world of music. Some common variations on the standard 12 bar structure are explained. In this lesson you will learn: What Is I, IV, V?; 12 Bar Major Blues; 12 Bar Minor Blues; Turnarounds; Introductions; What Do You Play When?; The Pentatonic Scale
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