Steve presents an information packed lesson series that will break down the basics of music theory. From the language to notation, all things music will be taught right here.
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Rhythm, harmony (harmonic function), melody, structure, form, texture, etc. Steve will cover all aspects in this series.Begin the Course
Welcome to the introduction video to Steve's music theory lesson series! This is an information packed series that will cover the fundamental elements of music including notation, language, rhythm, harmony (harmonic function), melody, structure, form, texture, etc. Enjoy!
Steve Eulberg delves into a few scientific properties that explain why the guitar produces its unique sound.
Steve provides a brief explanation of the musical alphabet. From A to G, Steve demonstrates his "finger" method as a great remembrance tool. This tool will help you understand the topics that Steve will teach in future lessons.
Steve explains how scales and modes are constructed.
In this lesson, Steve explains what whole and half steps are. In conjunction with the musical alphabet, Steve provides in depth instruction on how certain notes and intervals work together.
Steve explains the basics of standard musical notation. This Western system of writing music primarily details two parameters - pitch and time. Discover the visual world of music in this lesson!
Steve continues his music theory series as he dives more in depth into musical notation. Here he breaks down the staff and explains how it is used in reading music.
Steve breaks down Tablature. This is a very simple concept and when applied in the correct way, can be used to teach any determined guitarist any kind of arrangement.
Welcome to lesson 9 in Steve's music theory series! In this lesson, Steve explains how the notes of the guitar compare to the notes on a piano when written in standard notation.
Steve presents a lesson on the vocabulary used within music. This lesson covers many descriptive terms and symbols that help communicate what is intended to be played in a piece of music.
Steve breaks down and explains what key signatures are as well as how sharps and flats are used within each key.
The title says it all. Simply put, Steve explains what scales and modes are and utilizes two different key signatures to help demonstrate the differences.
In this quick lesson, Steve will explain time signatures and what those numbers mean at the beginning of a notated piece of music.
Tempo is the subject of understanding how fast or slow to play a piece of music. Steve will utilize more Italian words to help demonstrate the various ranges in tempo there can be.
Steve will dive into the topic of harmonics. When playing a single note on a guitar, other notes can be herd. Steve will explain why that is as well as demonstrate where other harmonics on a guitar can be found.
Chord quality refers to whether or not the chord is Major or Minor. Steve will take an in depth look at how this is applied and all the various terms that are associated with this subject.
Welcome to part 2 of chord quality theory! Steve now dives into 4 note chords and common additions that are made.
Steve tackles the subject of chord voicing. This term simply refers to the order in which we hear the notes that form a particular chord. Let Steve break this subject down in a very hands on sort of way.
Welcome to a lesson in one of the most widely known topics in Music Theory, Circle of 5ths. This handy tool can easily bring light to how notes relate to each other, and Steve will explain how this is useful for guitar.
The relative minor key or chord is built from the sixth step of any major scale. For example, A minor is the relative minor key and chord in relation to C major.
It's time to get creative with your music theory knowledge! In this lesson, Steve demonstrates how to utilize chord substitutions in order to add your own personal touch to the harmony of a song.
Steve presents a very insightful lesson on what power chords are on the theory side of things, but also how best they can be used.
Arpeggio is an Italian word meaning "broken chord". Steve demonstrates how this applies to the guitar and some common picking patterns used with familiar chord shapes.
Steve delves into the topic of pentatonic scale theory. Steve discusses why both the major and minor pentatonic scales are two of the most common scales used in music.
Steve discusses diminished chords and how they relate to dominant chords.
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I noticed you have to most lessons. I have to say I like your style of teaching your very sure of the information given. That confidence actually helps when learning. Sloppy instruction leads to me doodling on the guitar. Thanks very much. If I
I think Steve is easily one of the best teachers on Jam Play. He explains the information so well it is easy to comprehend for the beginner and experienced guitarist. Who would have thought music theory could be so much fun? Outstanding.
I'm starting this series hoping to come away with the working basics of music theory. I honestly believe that there are those who play songs on the guitar and those who actually play guitar. I want to learn to really play it. To do so I must
Like like Steve anyway he is a great teacher. But how he explained the circle has been amazing cool. Very helpful indeed.
Wish i could click all 3 buttons. This is exactly the type of class I was looking for when wanting to take a step back from learning songs and learn some guitar theory. I want to know what makes each chord that chord and how to better understan
Should have added what a rest looked like with the different 8ths, 16th, 32nds etc...
Steve does a fantastic job of explaining complex topics in a format that is simple for a beginner to understand.
Steve is a great teacher and good explanation of the theory
Teacher is great, there s a lot of material covered in 20 minutes thus it is a bit confusing at first. Also it might be better if teacher could use white board and marker to illustrate what he s speaking about.
Thank You Steve!
Theory is VERY important. Glad I found this class
This provides an explanation for what has been a “black box” for me.