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Last week, I added some sample videos and notation with tablature to the homepage and uploaded the videos to YouTube. I hope you enjoyed the ideas and have incorporated them into your repertoire. I will be adding more free content soon so stay posted!
If you have not yet registered and are thinking about subscribing to one of the packages, I thought it would be a good idea to explain more about what is on offer in the member’s area.
The videos are divided into categories including ‘The Basics’, ‘Generating Scale Patterns’, ‘Generating Chord Shapes’, ‘Licks and Ideas’, etc. The underlying concept of this entire site and of my book is to have a cohesive system to learning the guitar. All videos and and other content are cross referenced so that if, for example, you are watching a video in the ‘Licks and Ideas’ section, there will be links to other related videos, relevant chapters in the book and any notation that will be helpful. In this way, you will not simply be learning new material with no structure.
As you can see from the screenshots, the related content links are under the videos. These links open up the related content in new windows and help to give a ‘holistic’ approach to learning.
Any musical idea will relate to the core principals meaning that not only will the idea be understood and useable in other musical situations, the fundamental concepts will also become more solidly learnt, leading to a greater understanding.
Learning scales can be a waste of time if done in the wrong way. The point of playing any instrument is to create music and not to spend years learning unusable music theory.
The Paul Hill Guitar Theory and Technique Book teaches you how to think about the guitar fingerboard and doesn’t rely on ineffective parrot fashioned learning. This means that even if you don’t use a specific scale or chord type regularly, you will be able to work out how it is played when required. Traditional methods of trying to learn vast amounts of shapes will usually result in the less used shapes being forgotten.
If you are learning a new scale type, chord, arpeggio, or any other theoretical idea, always remember that you are trying to make music. Try to resist from mindlessly running up and down scales as this is of no use when it comes to making music. If you concentrate on how the scale is played (tone production, clear sounding notes, dynamics, rhythm, etc) it will be learnt more efficiently and will become a musical tool rather than a pointless exercise.
I hope this post gives a clearer picture of what is available at guitartheoryandtechniquebook.com. If you decide to sign up or just want to enjoy the free guitar videos that will be coming up, I wish you all the best in your guitar playing.
Maybe see you at a gig soon!
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