After a lot of research, learning, and preparation I'm very excited to blend my passion for video editing and music education with the first video in an on-going music theory video series that will be released on my YouTube channel. The
series will focus on some of the concepts that I've gone over with students in the past that have helped them take what they've learned on guitar and make musical sense out of it.
The first video in this series starts with some of the building blocks for understanding theory: intervals and major scales. We go over the intervals that make up a major scale and start to see them as a pattern (just as you would learn them as a shape on guitar). I find it's easier to demonstrate theory on the piano, due to the linear nature of the instrument. On guitar, there are multiple ways to play every note and so many different shapes/grips to play scales or chords that it makes it very difficult to demonstrate theory concepts.
Looking ahead, we will take the concepts we've learned from this video and build on them as we discuss chords, the number system, and more so stay tuned to this series for more!
Let me know if you have any questions about the video. Also, if you have a theory/guitar question that's unrelated to the video, let me know and I'll put together a video on the subject! Shameless self-plug time, don't forget to subscribe to my channel and if you liked the video, I'd appreciate a thumbs up! Cheers!
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