8 Steps To Understand Music Theory

Nate Savage  /  Lessons UPDATED Aug 26, 2021

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Music theory is one of those topics many guitar players avoid. Guitarists are lucky because we have so many great
tools out there that can help us to get around ever learning it. But in the long run, there are some essential
concepts that can have a massive impact on your playing. In this video, we’ll be teaching those key concepts.

Each one of these steps will build off of the previous ones. So feel free to pause the video and make
sure you completely understand everything before moving to the next step. We’ll start off by learning about
pitch within an octave. From there, we’ll learn about half-steps and whole-steps. After that, we’ll go through
many more music theory concepts, and by the end of the lesson, you’ll fully understand how keys work and how to
find the chords within them.

Spend some time each day working on these important music theory concepts. Don’t worry about working on
everything at once. Start with just a few, and as you master them you can move onto later steps. Be sure to
download the PDF cheat sheet as well.

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