Music Theory I

Music Theory I

01. C Major Scale
02. G Major & F Major
03. Roman Numerals
04. D Major & D Dorian
05. G Mixolydian & C Mixolydian
06. A Aeolian
07. Lydian
08. Phrygian
09. C Major Pentatonic
10. Minor Pentatonic
11. Minor Triads
12. Diatonic Triads
13. Diatonic 7th Chords
14. Locrian Mode
15. Harmonic Minor
16. Melodic Minor
17. Lydian b7 Scale
18. Altered Scale
19. Mixolydian (b9) (b13)
20. Whole Tone Scale
21. Diminished Scale
22. Diminished 7th Arpeggio
23. Diminished Scale Half-Step Whole Step
24. Diminished Triad
25. Augmented Triads

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Music Theory I
  • Theory 01 C Major Scale

    Learning the elements of a Major scale, starting with C Major: degree, whole step and half step, and some attention to intervals and triads.

  • Theory 02 G Major F Major

    Learning the notes in the G Major Scale and the F Major Scale, using what we learned in the preceding lesson.

  • Theory 03 Roman Numerals

    Understanding the Roman Numeral system. What does I IV V mean, in C Major and G Major?

  • Theory 04 D Major D Dorian

    D Major & D Dorian. Learning the notes in the D Major Scale. Learning D Dorian (by note and degree) and understanding its relationship to C Major.

  • Theory 05 G Mixolydian C Mixolydian

    Learn the notes and degrees of G Mixolydian and C Mixolydian, understand their relationship to C Major, and play over a two-chord (I IV) vamp.

  • Theory 06 A Aeolian

    Learn the Aeolian mode/scale (natural minor scale) by note and degree, understand the relationship between A Aeolian and C Major, and play over chord changes.

  • Theory 07 Lydian

    Learn the Lydian mode/scale and play over chord changes in several keys. Gear: Ibanez AZ 2204 Custom, Air Straps guitar strap, Fender Pro Reverb (2), Lehle P-Split high-impedance signal splitter, D’Addario Strings, Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature, BOSS RC-1 Loop Station.

  • Theory 08 Phrygian

    Phrygian mode/scale. Play a melody over chord changes, and discover the three other modes/scales that are played in melodic soloing over a four-chord progression. Gibson (1967) ES-335. Lehle P-Split High-Impedance Signal Splitter. Two Fender Pro Reverb Amps. BOSS RC-1 Loop Station. D’Addario Stri...

  • Theory 09 C Major Pentatonic

    Major Pentatonic Scale. Learn the C Major Pentatonic (5-tone) scale by note and degree, understand its relationship to the C Major scale, and mix in a bit of Ear Training. Gibson (1967) ES-335. Lehle P-Split. 2 Fender Pro Reverb Amps. D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature Pick.

  • Theory 10 Minor Pentatonic

    Minor Pentatonic Scales. Learn the A minor pentatonic scale, by note and degree, and understand its relationship to the A minor scale. Learn the C minor pentatonic scale, by note and degree. Gibson (1967) ES-335. Lehle P-Split. 2 Fender Pro Reverb Amps. D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signatur...

  • Theory 11 Minor Triads

    Minor triads. Learn the relationship between major and minor triads. Learn C minor triads and F minor triads. Play the chord changes of a famous tune, using only triads. Improvise by following the triads. Gibson 2002 Les Paul R9. Lehle P-Split. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickb...

  • Theory 12 Diatonic Triads

    Learn diatonic triads in C Major. Then learn these triads in Bb Major, F Major and G Major. Once you are comfortable with the first two segments of this lesson, learn to use diatonic triads when improvising in D Dorian and G Mixolydian. Ibanez AZ 2204 Custom. Lehle P-Split High-Impedance Signal S...

  • Theory 13 Diatonic 7th Chords

    Four-Note 7th Chords: Diatonic 7th Chords. Learn to play diatonic 7th chords in C Major, Bb Major, G Major and F Major. Guitar: Gibson 2002 Les Paul R9. Lehle P-Split High Impedance Signal Splitter. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature. BOSS RC-1 Loop Station.

  • Theory 14 Locrian Mode

    Locrian Mode. Learn the Locrian scale/mode by degree, and play over a backing track. Guitar: Kanji TF Signature. Lehle P-Split High Impedance Signal Splitter. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature Pick. BOSS RC-3 Loop Station.

  • Theory 15 Harmonic Minor

    Harmonic Minor. Learn the Harmonic minor scale by degree, and understand the sound and feel as Tomo plays over ii V i backing tracks in A minor and D minor. Guitar: Kanji TF Signature. Lehle P-Split High-Impedance Signal Splitter. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Si...

  • Theory 16 Melodic Minor

    Melodic Minor. Learn the Melodic minor scale by degree, and understand the sound and feel as Tomo plays over two backing tracks. Kanji TF Signature. Lehle P-Split High-Impedance Signal Splitter. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature Pick. BOSS RC-3 Loop Station.

  • Theory 17 Lydian b7

    Learn the Lydian b7 scale, also known as Mixolydian #11, the 4th mode of the melodic minor scale, by degree, and the sound and feel of this scale over chord changes. Learn to hear/recognize the elements of this scale in "Crossing" by Tomo Fujita. Guitar: Kanji TF Signature. Lehle P-Split High-Imp...

  • Theory 18 Altered Scale

    Altered Scale, also known as Super Locrian, the 7th mode of the melodic minor scale: learn this scale by degree, and its sound and feel over chord changes. Guitar: Kanji TF Signature. Lehle P-Split High-Impedance Signal Splitter. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Sign...

  • Theory 19 Mixolydian b9 b13

    Learn the Mixolydian (b9) (b13) scale, also known as Phrygian Dominant, the 5th mode of the harmonic minor scale, by degree, and learn the sound and feel over chord changes. Guitar: Kanji TF Signature. Lehle P-Split High-Impedance Signal Splitter. Fender Pro Reverb (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy...

  • Theory 20 Whole Tone Scale

    Learn the Whole Tone Scale, as well as the sound and feel of this scale over bluesy chord changes and a funky groove. When learning from this and all other Guitar Wisdom videos, please remember that the "bottom" note in a chord is the note with the lowest pitch, and the "top" note is the one with...

  • Theory 21 Diminished Scale

    Learn the Diminished Scale, together with the sound and feel of this scale over chord changes. Ibanez AZ Custom. Lehle P-Split. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature. BOSS RC-3 Loop Station with BOSS Katana 50 Amp.

  • Theory 22 Diminished 7th Arpeggio

    Learn Diminished 7th Arpeggios by degree, sound and feel. Learn how to apply them in a jazzy A Blues musical example. Ibanez AZ Custom. Lehle P-Split. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature. BOSS RC-3 Loop Station with BOSS Katana 50 Amp.

  • Theory 23 Diminished Scale Half-Step Whole Step

    Diminished Scale: Half-Step, Whole Step (also known as Symmetric Diminished). Learn this scale by degree, sound and feel. Learn how to apply it in a Funky Groove musical example. Guitar: Ibanez AZ Custom. Lehle P-Split. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature. BOS...

  • Theory 24 Diminished Triad

    Learn diminished triads by degree, sound and feel, understanding the relationship between minor triads and diminished triads. Learn how to apply diminished triads in a musical example. Guitar: Ibanez AZ Custom. Lehle P-Split. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signatur...