Music theory is often considered a difficult subject. “Idiot’s Guides: Guitar Theory” breaks down music theory for guitar and other fretboard instruments in very simple and easy-to-understand lessons. Content includes everything a budding musician needs to know about notes, guitar tablature, rhythm, chords and scales, and more.
About the Author
I teach guitar, ukulele, bass, piano and other instruments, as well as songwriting and music theory. I give private lessons at my home in Egremont, Massachusetts and also teach group classes at the Berkshire Community College.
Since November of 1999, I’ve written over a thousand articles, lessons, interviews and reviews for Guitar Noise, one of the Internet’s most highly acclaimed free guitar tutorial websites. I also serve as the site’s Managing Editor, supervising all content in addition to the continued writing of his own lessons and articles.
I contribute frequently to Acoustic Guitar Magazine. I’m also the author of several Idiot’s Guide to Guitar books (see below).
Feel free to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
News and Notes
Musically, I came late to a lot of parties. My uncle and aunt gave me Simon and Garfunkle’s Bridge Over Troubled Water (on cassette) for one of my birthdays. Then I discovered they’d broken up. Similarly, a friend introduced me to the Moody Blues one day by playing In Search of the Lost Chord. We listened […]
I’d like to tell you about one of my students, Sarah Aroeste. Yes, I have at least one student with her own Wikipedia Page! Sarah called me out of the blue a few years back. She’d recently moved to the Berkshires and had joined the Berkshire Ukulele Band (lovingly known as “BUB”). Sarah noticed that many […]
I should let you know something up front that you might have already guessed – I’m very much a traditionalist. Frankly, I’m more than slightly amazed that I’ve been on the Internet since 1999 – time I spend being on the computer is time I’m not spending playing my guitar. It can be as simple as […]
Hello to all! My last post produced this wonderful comment from Doug C: My goal(s) for 2018: To learn some new songs. I also want to learn Carter-style picking, and Travis picking. I’ve been playing for decades, and while strumming is good, I’ve never done anything resembling fingerpicking, so it’s way past time to get […]
To date I’ve written seven Idiot’s Guide books. The most recent is Idiot’s Guide: Guitar Theory which came out in 2014.