This course looks at the why behind music. We will build a ground up understanding of the theory behind why certain things sound good. If you've already learned a number of things but want to look "under the hood" of music, this class is for you. If you're new to the instrument this class will lay a solid foundation for everything you will do.
We first examine the main building block of music, the major scale. We analyze what makes it a major scale and how you can figure out the notes in any major or minor scale. We then look at how you can play these scales across the guitar neck. From there we study triad chords and how to play them. Along the way I will show you how to work on these things and how to apply them to your music.
It may not seem like a lot but there is a wealth of information here that will lay a strong framework for everything you do on guitar.