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
Today, August 10, is Fred Schane’s birthday. I moved to the Berkshires on January 1, 2004 and met Fred Schane shortly thereafter. He worked at the local music store, which was actually called “The Music Store.” Learning that I had moved to the area to teach guitar, he promptly requested I attend an open mic […]
Having spent the afternoon with Jeffrey at his “Grateful Dead for Acoustic Guitar” workshop, I headed home to do some quick errands. That evening I was going to attend the first ever “Berkshire Strings Presents” event at Dewey Hall in neighboring Sheffield. Two things you’re going to want to know about this: first, Berkshire Strings is […]
Hello to all. As many of you know, my friend Nick Torres does occasional roles in theater in the Washington, DC area. He’s currently part of Three Sisters, enjoying a run at Studio Theatre. From the photo, it looks like a wild time: That’s Nick on the far right, wailing away on a custom-made balalaika. […]
Last Saturday (March 11, 2017), I did something I’ve never done before: I went to a guitar workshop. Usually, I’m way too busy to spare a few hours on a weekend afternoon, but things worked out so that I could attend “Grateful Dead for Acoustic Guitar,” taught by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers. I knew of JPR through […]
To date I’ve written seven Idiot’s Guide books. The most recent is Idiot’s Guide: Guitar Theory which came out in 2014.