Music Theory

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.

  1. The staff, clef and ledger lines
  2. Note duration
  3. Bar lines, measures & time signatures
  4. Augmentation dots & tenuto ties
  5. 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.

  1. The major scale
  2. The minor scale
  3. Scale degrees
  4. Key signatures
  5. Generic intervals
  6. Specific intervals
  7. 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.

  1. Triads