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Guitar Music Theory by Desi Serna
Welcome to the Guitar Music Theory website. This is where you get to know scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more. Hailed as a “music-theory expert” by Rolling Stone magazine, guitarist Desi Serna is the author of the very popular Fretboard Theory line of guitar structional material, as well as Guitar Theory For Dummies and Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies. He is known for his practical, hands-on approach to music teaching, with a focus on the guitar fretboard and emphasis on popular songs. Sign up to join the email list so that you can receive free book and DVD previews, then stay tuned for ongoing guitar lessons and news.
GUITAR THEORY COURSES
About Guitar Theory Courses
The Fretboard Theory book and DVD series by Desi Serna is a hands-on approach to guitar theory that gives you total command of the fretboard and music’s most critical elements including scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more. Learn music from a guitar player’s perspective by visualizing and mapping out shapes and patterns on the fretboard. With an emphasis on popular music, you learn important details to 100s of famous electric and acoustic guitar songs.
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GUITAR INSTRUCTION TESTIMONIALS
"Listening to a lecture with no visual help can be tricky, but Serna’s lessons are clear and accessible."
"I felt like I climbed a mountain when I was able to go up and down the fretboard playing the pentatonic scale."
"I have been using the CAGED system and you are right on the dime, it takes the mystery out of it and is a useful tool for my playing."
"I tried the CAGED theory a couple of times without having this clear understanding of how everything works together. I am truly impressed with this system!"
"I just finished watching your DVD on modal theory and just have to say I was amazed! You did an incredible job of thoroughly covering this subject. I actually think I could explain modes to someone now! As someone who was totally confused about the subject before seeing your video, I think that’s the highest compliment that a teacher could have."