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
Just read that Jim Rodford passed away. If you’re not familiar with him, it’s understandable as he was a bass guitarist and not many people tend to pay them any attention, unless it’s Sting or Geddy Lee or Lemmy of Motorhead. Rodford got started by playing in “skiffle groups,” skiffle being (according to Wikipedia) is a […]
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 […]
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 […]
To date I’ve written seven Idiot’s Guide books. The most recent is Idiot’s Guide: Guitar Theory which came out in 2014.