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