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New subscriptions to this site have been disabled as I have moved to a new phase in the life of the Paul Hill Guitar Theory And Technique Book. Existing users will still have access to the Paul Hill Guitar Theory And Technique Book along with the supporting videos and other material by clicking on the 'Member Login' link at the top of the page.

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Online Guitar Courses!

The content available in the members area has outgrown the subscription site platform and I have now entered the next phase in the journey of my Guitar Theory And Technique Book.

I am very excited and proud to present my first guitar video course. It has taken a tremendous amount of work to create this guitar video course using all new content and the results have proven to me that a course platform is the ideal solution to present the information efficiently.

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Are you serious about the guitar and want to improve your guitar playing?

An accomplished guitarist needs to work on many areas of their playing. There are many great guitar books, guitar videos and apps out there to help improve your ears, sight reading, song repertoire, knowledge of licks, etc. One extremely important skill (the most important?) that is so often overlooked is how to visualise the guitar fingerboard.

The Paul Hill Guitar Theory and Technique book teaches you how to visualise the fingerboard and gives you tons of ideas that you will understand and be able to apply and remember.

With excellent resources such as YouTube, it is now easy to learn songs, techniques and new sounds in any style. The tricky part is in understanding how these musical ideas are formed on the guitar fingerboard so that they can be easily memorised and used in other musical situations.

There is no escaping the fact that a guitarist needs a secure knowledge of scales, arpeggios and chords, and understands how to use them. Guitarists usually struggle when it comes to efficiently learning scales, arpeggios and chords and they often find musical results difficult to achieve.

Stop wasting years in learning scale, chord and arpeggio shapes parrot fashioned, and start to truly understand the guitar fingerboard. It is actually a very easy instrument on which to generate all the scales, chords and arpeggios once you understand how it all works.

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Starting My Journey...

When I was a young guitarist working hard on improving my guitar playing, I bought many great guitar books that helped in my development. The books would often show scale, arpeggio or chord diagrams, tell me to learn them and then show me lots of great musical examples. My collection of books and other guitar learning material soon started to grow, giving me access to a ridiculous amount of musical information.
The hard part was learning the fingerings, although the only method of learning them seemed to be repetition. I spent a few years trying to come up with easier ways to help learn all the scale, arpeggio and chord shapes on the guitar fingerboard and eventually came up with the concepts that became the first edition of my guitar theory and technique book.

The Evolution of Guitar Theory And Technique

The Book

The original Paul Hill Guitar Theory and Technique Book was published in 2002 and received great reviews. It has always been very satisfying when a new student who has purchased my book comes for private lessons and already has a great fingerboard knowledge thanks to my book. The methods work!
Not long after the first edition of my book had become available, I wanted to refine The Paul Hill Guitar Theory and Technique Book and add new sections. As I refined the techniques of generating patterns for scales, arpeggios and chords, this made the concepts even easier to understand and I created the second edition that became available on the iTunes store.

The Subscription Site

At the beginning of 2016, the second edition of my book had been available on the iTunes store for a while and many people had been asking if the book would be available in other formats. After a great deal of hard work, the result was my subscription site at guitartheoryandtechniquebook.com.

Anybody could now learn how to easily generate all scales, arpeggios and chords on the guitar fingerboard, as the book became available with a subscription to the site. In addition to being able to read my book as it would appear in iBooks, there were also supporting videos to explain all the sections in detail, and many extra videos showing different techniques and ideas that were regularly being added.

Guitar Video Courses

Stepping forward to 2020 and I had been struggling for a while with efficient methods to organise the ever growing library of content in the subscription area. I was finding it difficult to present the vast amount of material in a structured system. I had outgrown my site!

I spent a great deal of time researching alternative platforms on which I could present my concepts in a way that would maximise learning to my students. I have now found the perfect platform and the final phase of The Paul Hill Guitar Theory And Technique has begun. My first online course 'Mastering Chords And Chord Substitution' is now available!

Building on the successful concepts presented in my book and another 20 years experience of teaching the concepts, the online course platform has provided the perfect learning platform to help guitarists visualise the guitar fingerboard. Save yourself years of struggling to learn guitar fingerboard shapes and check out 'Mastering Chords And Chord Substitution'.

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