Category Archives: Music Theory For Guitar Teachers

How To Teach Guitar: Technique, Theory and Repertoire

Guitar Teaching: Three important Areas There are three areas that we must pay attention to when helping our novice guitar players to become well rounded musicians but it is a big mistake to treat all three areas as being equally … Continue reading

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Teaching Bar Chords on Guitar: A Way Into Music Theory?

Teaching Bar Chords on Guitar The study of bar chords can provide a guitar teacher with an ideal opportunity to build technique and also introduce music theory to their students? There are really two different objectives with regard to bar … Continue reading

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Bar Chords On Guitar : A Guide for Guitar Teachers

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Guitar Tablature Is Evil!

Guitar Tablature is Evil! It does not tell you what note you are playing. It does not give you any clue as to how your melodic input is affecting the harmony of the music. It does not tell you the … Continue reading

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The Guitar Chords That Work Together and Why They Work #1

Some guitar chords sound great when played next to each other whilst other combinations (of perfectly good chords) can sound horrible? As our students progress they will notice this more and more and our job as guitar teachers is to … Continue reading

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Don’t introduce Guitar Music Theory too Early!

Music Theory For Guitar Teachers It’s a good idea not to introduce guitar music theory to your students too early? Music theory is very important but to focus on it in the early stages of teaching guitar to a complete … Continue reading

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The Pentatonic Minor Scale: Why it’s the Guitar Teachers Favourite Scale?

The Pentatonic Minor Scale for Guitar Teachers The Pentatonic Minor is perhaps the guitar teacher’s favourite scale as it can provide an easy gateway to soloing for our students? For Guitar Teachers the Pentatonic Minor Scale is one of our … Continue reading

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