Guitar Theory Modules: A Free Video Course for Guitar Players

While most music theory books are written assuming you have knowledge of the piano keyboard, Guitar Theory Modules is written specifically for guitar players. This book is a series of 80 short lessons covering basic music theory concepts including major and minor key signatures, scales, arpeggios, intervals, chord structure, and common chord progressions.

For this book to make sense, you should be able to read standard notation and know the notes on the fretboard up to the 12th fret – or at least be working toward that goal. If you don't know the notes up to the 12th fret, you can use this book as a way to learn basic theory and explore the fretboard at the same time. If you need help with music reading, check out my books Melody Guitar 1 and Melody Guitar 2.

The videos are free. Links are provided below. Guitar Theory Modules was written in 2021, but the video course is currently an ongoing project. I will continue adding videos to this page as I post them.

The videos are free, but you will find it easier to follow along if you have a copy of Guitar Theory Modules, plus you'll have all the information in one place for future reference. Click here to order your digital copy.

Click here for a list of my other videos, which include easy guitar arrangements, technique lessons, chords, scales, and more.

Video List (Updated Weekly)

Modules 1-6: The Basics

Module 1: Notes on the Fretboard

Module 2: Half Steps and Whole Steps

Module 3: Major Scale Pattern

Module 4: Writing Major Scales

Module 5: Key Signatures

Module 6: Major Key Signatures

Modules 7-11: Intervals

Module 7: Basic Intervals

Module 8: Major and Minor Intervals

Module 9: Playing Major and Minor Intervals

Module 10: Perfect, Augmented, and Diminished Intervals

Module 11: Playing 4ths, Tritones, 5ths, and Octaves

Modules 12-24: Triads

Module 12: Major Triads

Module 13: Major Triad Arpeggios

Module 14: Triad Inversions

Module 15: Minor Triads

Module 16: Minor Triad Arpeggios

Module 17: Diminished Triads

Module 18: Diminished Triad Arpeggios

Module 19: Augmented Triads

Module 20: Augmented Triad Arpeggios

Module 21: Triad Review

Module 22: Circle of Fifths

Module 23: Major Scale Triads

Module 24: Inverting Intervals

Modules 25-36: Major Key Chord Progressions

Module 25: 5-1 Progression

Module 26: Play 5-1 Progressions Anywhere on the Fretboard

Module 27: 2-5-1 Progression

Module 28: Play 2-5-1 Progressions Anywhere on the Fretboard

Module 29: 4-5-1 Progression

Module 30: Play 4-5-1 Progressions Anywhere on the Fretboard

Module 31: 6-2-5-1 Progression

Module 32: Play 6-2-5-1 Progressions Anywhere on the Fretboard

Module 33: 6-4-5-1 Progression

Module 34: Play 6-4-5-1 Progressions Anywhere on the Fretboard

Module 35: Play Blues Progressions Anywhere on the Fretboard

Module 36: Blues Passing Chords and Turnarounds

Modules 37-48: 7th Chords

Module 37: Introduction to 7th Chords (Very Brief)

Module 38: Dominant 7 Chords

Module 39: Dominant 7 Arpeggios

Module 40: Major 7 Chords

Module 41: Major 7 Arpeggios

Module 42: Minor 7 Chords

Module 43: Minor 7 Arpeggios

Module 44: Minor 7b5 Chords

Module 45: Minor 7b5 Arpeggios

Module 46: Diminished 7 Chords

Module 47: Diminished 7 Arpeggios

Module 48: 7th Chord Review and 7th Chord Shapes