Guitar Musicianship

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  • Concept: Triads
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Learn to construct triads from the root, 3rd and 5th of a scale to ‘build’ a standard triad.

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  • Concept: Chord Qualities
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    Get familiar with the emotional effect of different chord qualities.

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  • Concept: Chord Qualities
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Learn all about chord qualities (major, minor, diminished, etc.). These lessons are crucial for establishing a good chord vocabulary as a guitarist.

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  • Concept: Harmony
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    While dominant chords are uncommon in scales (the only occur on the 5th scale degree), they are extremely common in all types of music. These lessons are a MUST KNOW!

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  • Concept: Inversions
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    Reordering the notes in a chord is common on guitar and these lessons provide useful insights about how and why this impacts your songs.

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  • Concept: Harmony
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    Learn about common chord progressions, rootless chords and consolidate what you’ve been learning.

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  • Concept: Harmony
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Discover the relationships between chords that make them work well together.

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  • Concept: Roman Numerals
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Find out how and why musicians often number chords in a progression (using Roman numerals).

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  • Concept: Musicianship
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Why do certain chords tell us so much more than other chords (from a theoretical point of view)?

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  • Concept: Jamming
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Take a quick look at some common progressions (using Roman numerals) and complete a helpful project to finalize what you’ve learned about candidate chords.

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  • Concept: Ear Training
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    Start learning how to train your ears (and intellect) to master playing by ear.

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  • Concept: Scale Degrees
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Learn about intervals and scale degrees – how they relate and how they are unique.

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  • Concept: Cadences
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    Cadences are one of the first things guitarists learn to hear – the ‘sound’ of that next chords coming down the road…

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  • Concept: Ear Training
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    Get hands on and complete a simple, but informative assignment that will help make sense of your ear training lessons thus far.

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Learn to construct triads, inversions and cadences and develop techniques related to harmonic and melodic composition and analysis.

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Give yourself *roughly* ~ 4-5 weeks to complete this entire skill (all included lesson plans). Each lesson plan displays an estimate to help you plan and prioritize your practice time efficiently.

Referenced Courses

Essential Guitar Chord Theory
GT-EB-201
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