General Music Theory
Learning music theory will allow you to have a deeper understanding of music in general and help you to write your own music, as well as improvise etc… Below are a collection of music theory lessons that we strongly recommend you read and familiarize yourself with.
- The staff, clef and ledger lines
- Note duration
- Bar lines, measures & time signatures
- Augmentation dots & tenuto ties
- Steps, tones & accidentals
Music Theory on Scales
A scale is a collection of notes within an octave. Many different types of octaves exist, each of which follow a specific pattern. Below we’ll discuss 2 common scales, the major scale and the minor scale, as well as various other aspects.
Please note that if you are just looking for guitar scales, we have a section on that as well. This section is only on the music theory behind scales.
- The major scale
- The minor scale
- Scale degrees
- Key signatures
- Generic intervals
- Specific intervals
- Inverting intervals
Music Theory on Chords
The phrase chord refers to when 2 or more different notes sound at the same time. All chords are built upon a particular note, which is referred to as the root note. As with scales, chords follow a set of rules that determine exactly how each chord type is formed, which are discussed in the following lessons.