CAGED guitar theory system

The CAGED Guitar Theory System

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a guitar system to easily allow you to visualize and connect the guitar fretboard up and down the neck? The CAGED guitar system does just that. It lays out the guitar fretboard in a logical manner, allowing you to easily navigate the fretboard.

Building chords from the major scale

Building Chords from the Major Scale

Building chords from the major scale sets the foundation for writing and understanding chord progressions, transposing to other keys, and developing your ear as a guitarist. In this lesson you’ll learn how chords are constructed from the major scale by stacking 3rds, what determines the quality of these chords, and how these chords map to the fretboard.

Top 5 easy songs to learn on guitar

Top 5: Easy Songs to Learn on Guitar

Playing songs makes learning the guitar much more enjoyable. It keeps your motivation up while allowing you to learn chords, riffs, and practice chord changes and strumming techniques. Here are five easy songs a beginner can learn now.

Natural minor scale

The (Natural) Minor Scale

What is the minor scale? What makes it minor vs major? In this lesson we’ll break down the natural minor scale and it’s qualities and take a look at how it is applied to the fretboard.

Major pentatonic scale on guitar

The Major Pentatonic Scale

The pentatonic scale is one of the most widely used scales on the guitar. The versatility and playability of the scale makes it a popular choice for use in guitar soloing and melodies. No doubt about it, this five-note scale packs a punch! Let’s take a look at what makes up this scale and how it’s applied to the guitar fretboard. By the end of this lesson you’ll see for yourself what makes this scale so special!

Major scale on guitar

The Major Scale: The Most Important Guitar Scale to Learn

The major scale is the centerpiece of music theory and probably the most commonly used scale in music.  In order to understand chords and other scales, you need to first understand the major scale. In this lesson we will take a look at what makes up the major scale and the major scale patterns on the guitar.

Learning notes on the guitar fretboard

Learning the Notes on the Guitar Fretboard

Learning the notes of the guitar fretboard can feel like a daunting task, but it’s vitally important. Without knowing the notes, you face a very difficult challenge in further understanding music theory and opening yourself up as a guitar player. It’s not the most fun task, but in this lesson I’ll give you a few different avenues that will help make this process a little smoother.