The key signature of a song can be considered its home. We’re going to use a few familiar and easy examples to simplify key signatures and tonality.
Music Theory for Guitar
Learning the absolute essentials of music theory for guitar is not as difficult as you think. We know guitarists need their music theory delivered in a painless manner so we’ve paired our talented writers with essential topics ranging from absolute beginner to refresher courses.
This beginner’s primer explains different types of scales and unusual chord progressions. We’ll learn how they work in songs like Gimme Shelter and Hey Joe.
What makes a chord transition “good?” Why are some transitions almost automatic? Why is C to G pleasant to the ear while C to Eb minor is worse than fingernails on a chalkboard? Fortunately, we have a few guidelines concerning chord changes and progressions that will make music theory and writing your own songs a little bit easier.
Being able to play along to songs you don’t know is a skill that can be learned. Here are some tips to help you join the band on any song.
Let’s approach music theory and how it relates to the guitar with a simple idea: music theory is actually simple and fun. It’s not rocket science.