Music Theory Masterclass by Steve StineCategories: Bestseller, Masterclass
Music Theory For Life Masterclass is a 12-week online masterclass that helps guitarists of all skill levels master music theory, play songs faster, and create inspiring guitar solos from scratch.
- You’ll “see” scales and chords across the entire fretboard with easy-to-learn shortcuts
- You’ll connect what you learn and supercharge your rhythm and lead guitar technique
- You’ll play your favorite songs in minutes and create musical guitar solos from scratch
Here is what you get:
- 12h of Online Video Lessons
Downloadable Tab Book
Live Lesson Recordings
Quiz For Each Weekly Lesson
Here’s What You’ll Discover In Music Theory Masterclass
Week 1: Fundamental Theory
- What is music theory? And how it can help you skyrocket your progress on guitar.
- Easy music theory concepts and how to apply them to the fretboard. So you can “see” how notes, scales, and chords are related to each other.
- 1 must-know scale that works just like a musical dictionary.
- How to create any scale using a simple formula that works every time. Which means, you’ll always know what notes to play.
- How to build chords and play common chord progressions.
Week 2: Easy Fretboard Study
- Easy shortcuts to memorizing the notes on each string. So you’ll never get lost when you play songs or solos.
- One simple trick to mastering intervals on each string.
- How to use multiple strings to create chord fragments. So you can play chords anywhere on the guitar neck.
Week 3: Major Scale Mastery
- How to build the major diatonic scale from the chromatic scale. Which means, you’ll have the freedom to play songs in any key.
- A secret half-whole step formula that will help you know what notes create any major scale.
- The 3&4 and 7&8 shortcut to memorizing ALL major scales.
- How to apply major scale theory to the fretboard. So you can play with confidence.
Week 4: Fundamental Chord Theory
- 1 easy way to create chords from the major scale. Which means, you’ll be able to instantly know what chords to play for songs.
- What triads are and how they’re created. So you can play major, minor, and diminished chords the easy way.
- How to use these concepts in any key.
Week 5: Must-Know Chord Concepts
- A secret major chord conversion trick.
- How the the CAGED Concept can help you visualize the fretboard. So you have the freedom to play in any position.
- How to play easy arpeggios and how they combine scale, chord and interval concepts.
Week 6: Understanding 7th Chords
- 1 easy way to create 7th chords and why they’re so important. So you can play more styles of music.
- The critical difference between major 7th vs. dominant 7th chords.
- 1 simple way to identify 7th chords on tabs and sheet music.
- Why the M7 sounds jazzy and dom7 sounds bluesy. Which means, you’ll be able to play chord progressions with confidence in two must-know styles.
Week 7: Understanding Extended Chords
- An easy way to recognize 9th, 11th, and 13th chords. So you know when to use them and why.
- How to apply these chords to play different styles of music. Which means, you won’t be “trapped” playing the same things over and over again.
- How to expand chords to add spice and creativity to your guitar playing.
Week 8: Altered Chords And The Minor Scale
- 1 easy way to create “add” chords (sometimes called 2, 11 or 13). So you can play effective chord progression over any song.
- How to identify and play suspended chords.
- Why the minor scale is actually just the major scale, but with more emphasis on the 6 chord.
- Why the Circle of 5ths is important and how it works.
Week 9: Modes, Pentatonics and Blues Scales
- #1 way to master the 7 modes of music.
- How the Pentatonic Scale is created from the Diatonic Scale. Which means, you’ll be able to solo with confidence.
- How the blues scale is created from the pentatonic scale. So you can play “authentic” blues solos that sound amazing.
Week 10: Fundamental Rhythm And Blues Studies
- How to play a basic 12 Bar Blues. Which means, you’ll be able to play blues with any group of musicians.
- 1 easy way to understand blues and how to make sense of its illogical elements.
- Must-know blues rhythms. Straight (shuffle) vs Triplet (swing).
- How the minor and major pentatonic sound. So you know what to play for a blues solo before you even hit a note.
Week 11: Altered and Exotic Scale Concepts
- What the harmonic minor scale is and how to play it. Which means, you’ll have something original to play for your metal riffs and solos.
- How to play the melodic minor scale and its purpose.
- A quick and easy guide to musical notation, including musical staffs, treble, bass, the notes, and their rhythmic values.
Week 12: Music Theory in the Real World
- Essential elements of popular songs. So you know how songs are created and what makes them “work” musically.
- Why some songs don’t work “logically” (metal, grunge) but still sound great as they feel to play.
- Final words and how to continue your music theory training after the course.