Essential Theory For Guitarists

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If you’re relatively new to music theory, or concerned that you have gaps in your experience, then this one’s for you! This course is all about understanding the foundation principles of music theory, as well as knowing how to apply them across your guitar neck. You’ll learn all of the essential music theory concepts in a musical setting, so that you’ll be able to understand them and quickly apply them into your playing.


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Essential Theory For Guitarists

The Ultimate Guide for Practical and Useful Theory, for Guitar Players

Music theory is an incredibly vast subject that can be very frustrating and hard to understand without structured guidance – especially in modern times when there are millions of conflicting methods and approaches across the internet.

I’ve been there myself, feeling lost and confused, wishing that someone would guide the way for me whilst keeping it relevant, applicational, and enjoyable. This is why I have created “Essential Theory For Guitarists”, based on the knowledge that I once lacked as a result of confusion and naiveness, in hope that I can help a similar audience today.

If you’re relatively new to music theory, or concerned that you have gaps in your experience, then “Essential Theory For Guitarists” is the perfect solution for you. This course is all about understanding the foundation principles of music theory, as well as knowing how to apply and visualise them across your guitar neck. The course includes over 4 hours of guided video instruction, backed with thorough lesson notes for each video, fretboard diagrams, tabs (PDF), backing tracks, and lifetime access & email support!

You’ll learn all of the essential music theory concepts in a musical setting, so that you’ll be able to understand them and quickly apply them into your playing. For each lesson, I will first explain the idea in clear, and then demonstrate the concept for you to follow along. 

The course is organised into five sections. Please click a section name below to learn more about what that particular section entails…

As the name suggests, this section will prime you for the entire course and your entire outlook on music theory. If you want the maximum benefits from music theory then it’s very important that you have a solid understanding of intervals, which is the primary subject within this section of the course. I will give you a thorough understanding of intervals, as well as show you my methods of interval visualisation across the neck.

In this section you will acquire a thorough understanding of Pentatonics, The Major Scale, The Minor Scale, Modes, as well as the ability to Understand Keys, Diatonic Chord Sequences, Modal Chord Progressions. Most importantly, I will teach you how to apply all of these topics in your Songwriting, Musical Understanding, Visualisation, and Improvisation. All music theory is developed from scale knowledge, so I’ve taken extra care to make sure that this section of the course is very thorough, easy to follow, well annotated, and relevant.

You will learn all of the essential theory and practical applications of chords. After following the lessons throughout this section you will be able to confidently; build the 4 primary chord types in all areas of the neck, invert triads, visualise and play diatonic chord progressions in any key and area of the neck, and understand roman numerals in relevance to music theory. You will also be able to construct extended chord voicings such as seventh chords, suspended chords, slash chords, add chords, and more!

This section will combine much of the previously learned topics to help us understand and create Arpeggios. I will show you how to build your own arpeggios across the neck, as well as share some of the more common shapes that you will be able to use immediately. By the end of this section you will be able to confidently use Arpeggios in your Lead and Rhythm playing, in both Composition and Improvisation, whilst also aiding your Creativity and Visualisation of the neck.

You guessed it! This section will be a short overview and summary of the course and what you’ve learned, where to go from here, and I have also included a list of examples where I have applied some of these theory concepts to help inspire you further.

The course includes over 4 hours of well put together video instruction, backed with thorough lesson notes for each video, fretboard diagrams, tabs, backing tracks, and lifetime access & support!

Sound like your kind of thing? Grab your guitar and let’s get into it!

Not sure if the course is right for you? Take advantage of the 30 day money-back-guarantee and be assured that, if you’re not totally satisfied with the product, you are eligible for a refund!

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Release Date

Oct 15th, 2018

7 reviews for Essential Theory For Guitarists

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shaun (verified owner)

    This is definitely the best course for learning guitar music theory, not going to lie, I’ve been buying lots of programs and watched youtube videos on music theory but never really understand them too well, but Darryl sets this program in an understandable order. Thank you so much, would definitely buy other programs too when you make them. Currently halfway through this program haha

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    AJ (verified owner)

    Absolutely great course so far, highly recommend it. It is thorough, easy to understand and covers all the topics which I’ve heard mentioned before, but never understood, in one comprehensive course. One of the things that I LOVE about it are the transcripts written out for every single lesson that compliment the video lesson really well. I love watching Darryl explain the topics in the videos, but i really like being able to have something to read at my own pace and study. The notes are very thorough and super helpful. Another thing worth mentioning is the support that you receive if you ever have any questions. He always replies really quickly with a thorough answer and clearly values his students. Highly recommend this course

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jack (verified owner)

    Brilliant course, covers everything I wanted to learn to understand what I’m playing more and also unlock a vast amount of possibilities with my guitar playing. The guitar has definitely just opened up to me, and also a deeper understanding of music in general and how it can be worked out on other instruments. A must for all guitarists I feel.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Max (verified owner)

    Recently bought and went through Intervals real quick to get an idea of the course. But what really caugh my eye was the notations to go along with each lesson. Very thorough and useful for someone like me who likes to keep notebooks of information. I’m excited to put it to use and start feeling more comfortable with creating music instead of blindly playing what MIGHT sound good. lol Thanks, Darryl for the opportunity to learn from you. Some of your vids on Youtube go over my head when it comes to theory, but I’m eager to learn!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chad (verified owner)

    Hey Darryl, first off thanks for all that you do!! I’ve been playing guitar now for over 20 years self taught. Thirteen of the years I’ve been fortunate enough to do it for a living. Your teaching and your skills are like no other on the internet! I’ve learnt so much from this course as well as your YouTube videos, there’s just so much useful information. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who’s starting out or has been playing for sometime. If you want to take your guitar playing to the next level this is the teacher you need to follow for sure! If I could give more then 5 stars I would. Thanks Darryl, I’ll be signing up soon for your Patron as well as your Skype lessons soon take care.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Olaf (verified owner)

    I think the title already said it, but to speak clear: the value and what you get for the price is insane. This has helped me a lot. Darryls way of teaching things is clear, easy to understand and logically build up and he is a calm very kind guy. Definitely would buy it again. 10/10!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ronald James (verified owner)

    This is a great course for learning guitar music theory. This course helps me to understand complicated guitar theory in an easy way and very easy to understand. I recommended this course, especially for a guitarist like me, I’ve been playing electric guitar for many years, but I only have basic knowledge of guitar theory. To be honest, this course helps me to improve as a guitarist and helps me to improve my musicality. Thanks, Sir Darryl for this intuitive course.

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