Music Theory for Learning the Guitar

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In learning the guitar you'll need to learn such music theory basics as chords, intervals and scales, starting with the C Major scale. Learn music theory from a professional guitarist in this free video of acoustic guitar lessons.

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Hi, I'm Chay Alexander Wright a guitarist in Los Angeles, California. Today, we're going to learn music theory for the guitar. We're going to start off or we're going to work with the C Major Scale and we have that scale. Once you know your scales, you can build chords and the chords are the first note, the third note, the fifth note and the seventh notes of the scale, so the first, third, fifth and seventh notes are seventh degrees of the scales so with that C Major Scale we're going to start with a C or build a C Major Chord, C Major Seven Chord actually. So, those are the first, third, fifth and seventh degrees, or notes of the scale, and then we can go up diatonically in the scale with the chords, using the same notes as a D Minor Seven, and then we go up to an E, E Minor Seven with the same notes of the C Major Scale, and then G, G Seven, and then an A Minor Seven. So, those are the first, third, fifth and seventh degrees of every chord in the C Major Scale. C Major Seven, C Major Seven Chord and then from that in the C Major Scale we can move up to the D Chord which will be a D Minor Seven and then on up to an E, E Minor Seven and then on up to an F in F Major Seven and then a G Seven and then an A Minor Seven and those are all chords in the C Major Scale. And you can go on and on, and the more scales you know, the more chords you know pertaining to those scales and so on and so forth. I'm Chay Alexander Wright, and that's music theory for the guitar.

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