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sizanbandhan
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10/07/2018 6:41 am

Does the guitar course go over fretboard notes and guitar theory? If so how deep? Do you guys talk about circle of fifths and etc...?


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ChristopherSchlegel
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10/07/2018 2:07 pm

Hey & welcome to GT!

Originally Posted by: sizanbandhan

Does the guitar course go over fretboard notes and guitar theory? If so how deep? Do you guys talk about circle of fifths and etc...?

The Guitar Fundamentals courses cover location of notes on the fretboard & the basics of music theory, intervals, scales, chords, reading music.

The circle of fifths is slightly beyond the beginner level in which we are just trying to get you to build some playing skills & corresponding concepts!

However, once you are ready for it I have plenty of tutorials that cover more advanced music theory topics. Like these on harmonizing scales.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2387

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2393

This one is an overview of music theory.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=495

And this one on the circle of fifths.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=835

Hope that helps! Best of success!


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sizanbandhan
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10/07/2018 4:12 pm
Originally Posted by: ChristopherSchlegel

Hey & welcome to GT!

Originally Posted by: sizanbandhan

Does the guitar course go over fretboard notes and guitar theory? If so how deep? Do you guys talk about circle of fifths and etc...?

The Guitar Fundamentals courses cover location of notes on the fretboard & the basics of music theory, intervals, scales, chords, reading music.

The circle of fifths is slightly beyond the beginner level in which we are just trying to get you to build some playing skills & corresponding concepts!

However, once you are ready for it I have plenty of tutorials that cover more advanced music theory topics. Like these on harmonizing scales.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2387

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2393

This one is an overview of music theory.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=495

And this one on the circle of fifths.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=835

Hope that helps! Best of success!

Oh ok I see. Just wondering when should I learn this... I don't see it in the course lesson or anything so I'm kinda confused. Im interested in music theory and things like this, but I'm also starting to play the guitar so I was wondering when would be a good time to learn these things, its not in the course so...


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ChristopherSchlegel
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10/07/2018 4:37 pm
Originally Posted by: sizanbandhan

Oh ok I see. Just wondering when should I learn this... I don't see it in the course lesson or anything so I'm kinda confused. Im interested in music theory and things like this, but I'm also starting to play the guitar so I was wondering when would be a good time to learn these things, its not in the course so...

What is your current skill level? Are you are already working through GF 1?

It's important to keep your theory learning & your technique learning at roughly the same level. With that in mind, the GT courses contain the theory you need to know, when you need to know it.

The circle of fifths is a valuable musical concept, but if you are just starting out, struggling to fret notes & stay in time, then of what use is it? What can you do with it? It's a fairly high level concept that is best learned, practiced & applied after the fundamentals courses.

Lisa's GF courses do cover chord theory & how scales are harmonized into chords & chord progressions. And all of those are the basic concepts that form the basis of the circle of fifths.

I don't want to discourage you from learning everything you can! But it's important to make sure you don't use valuable time on something that has no practical benefit. If you are a beginner it's more important to use your time to learn how to play notes, scales, chords, stay in time, etc. Knowing the order of sharps & flats & how the circle of fifths represents harmonic motion doesn't have any benefit until you have developed a good amount of playing skills.

As an analogy, we have to learn to spell words & write complete sentences before we write a whole story or a novel. :) Hope that helps!


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10/07/2018 4:54 pm

Alright Thank You. I just wanted to clear that out. And ya I've begun to work through GF 1.


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ChristopherSchlegel
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10/08/2018 1:00 pm
Originally Posted by: sizanbandhan

Alright Thank You. I just wanted to clear that out. And ya I've begun to work through GF 1.

You're welcome! Best of success with GF 1!


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