Music Theory Lessons

Music Theory Lessons

Individual music theory lessons are available.

Here Music Theory Students cover Basic and Advanced Interval Training focusing on song construction, scale improvisation, Chord Build, Inversions, and Circle of 5ths.

Improvisation – Showing the basics of playing improvised solos with specific Jam Tracks in key.

Song Writing – Chord progressions, solos, and melody lines written in specific key structures. How to physicall build chords from scratch.

Sight Reading – Both with tablature notation and traditional treble and bass clef notes.


VIDEO: John E. Davis offers a video on the basics of building power chords in the Key of A Minor.


Scale Theory – All five Pentatonic Box shapes, all Major and Minor seven note scales, Blues Scale, Modes and Arpeggios.

Blues 7th Chords and The Blues Scale – Students learn the six note blues scale, a variety of 7th chords. Here we start our section on Metallica and learn Enter Sandman, Cyanide, Seek and Destroy and Ironman by Black Sabbath.

Lead Soloing – Looks at speed interval training, advanced mode runs, finger tapping, sweep picking. We break down and learn five classic guitar solos note for note. Students are welcome to bring any solos they may want to learn.

Included in course instruction are

• Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne): Crazy Train
• Michael Schenker:
Armed and Ready
• Eddie Van Halen:
Eruption
• Vivian Campbell (Dio):
Rainbow In The Dark
• George Lynch (Dokken):
Mr. Scary