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Learn music theory for guitar, including scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more from Desi Serna, author of Fretboard Theory and Guitar Theory For. Did you purchase an old version of Fretboard Theory and are you wondering what has changed in the latest version? If yes, then I explain everything that has. Fretboard Theory by Desi Serna teaches music theory for guitar including scales, chords, progressions, modes, and details to hundreds of popular songs.

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I have tinkered with all the songs Desi advocates learning and as mentioned, when you master the scales, your brain will kick in and that’s what has happened to me. I have tried a lot of how to books but this is the only one that worked for me a little thick headed I guess if you want to play the the Guitar and you have a little talent go for it www.

Quotes from Fretboard Theory. Kevin rated it really liked it Jul 15, You learn frehboard to play in the style of fretboaard, rock, acoustic, blues, and more!

Fretboard Theory

The material does not practise for you. I got Desis pentatonic DVD – buy it too. I think he is still selling them at this price. My style new hheory, space rockI’m composing these days thanks to this book. I discovered that I was playing many parts of the pentatonic scale and never knew it.

Fretboard Theory by Desi Serna

Last edited by John the Savage on October 15th, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I’m an academic kind of person; been searching for an avenue that could show me guitar academics in such way that I could relate better than just ordinary guitar lesson the last eight years. Like any book on music, it’s not a miracle cure for a lack of discipline or the utterly tone-def among us smirkbut if you have any musical inclination whatsoever, it’ll give you a solid start grin. I saw Desi’s stuff on the web somewhere, bought it, and the lights started coming on.


Visit his website at: If you want to take your guitar playing to the next level, compose songs like you hear on the radio, and improvise your own music, then you need Fretboard Theory. Played lots of bars and even more parties. I always felt that I was missing something, it just wasn’t clicking.

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What scales to learn and how serns pentatonic and major scale patterns Guitar CAGED chord system including inversions and arpeggio patterns Guitar chord progressions and playing by numbers Nashville Number System Roots, keys and applying scales Understanding music modes and modal scales such as Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian Sernna and using intervals including thirds, fifths and sixths Adding extensions such as “add 9,” “suspended 4,” and “major 7” Details to how hundreds of popular songs were played Not only does Fretboard Theory teach guitar music theory in a refreshing new manner, but it takes things a step farther by associating everything to your favorite songs.

I could follow it and theoey what he was trying to teach. I recommend these as well. The fact is that those who purchased the book are now also on the author’s mailing list; apparently the author noticed recently that someone had asked a question in your forum frethoard his book, and that no one had replied; in turn, he sent out an email to his mailing list prompting anyone, who might be so inclined, to post a review.

Castro rated it liked it Jul 10, Desi Serna- Music – pages. No trivia or quizzes yet. Kamela Williamson rated it really liked it Nov 06, I’ll take it seran step further, I did not know the significance of learning scales pentatonic, major, and the accompanying chromatic scales.


Desi does a great job of just telling you what you fretboafd to know without long and confusing explanations. Roots Keys and Applying Scales.

He knows his stuff and presents it well.

sdrna Joel rated it really liked it Jan 16, Stanley Lau rated it really liked it Aug 18, By the second lesson, my style was changing, I was playing differently better. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Published first published Hands-on approach to guitar theory gives you total command of the fretboard and music’s most critical elements by visualizing shapes, patterns and how they connect.

To ask other readers questions about Fretboard Theoryplease sign up. Harran Jesse Williams rated it liked it Mar 01, Seth rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Desi, ya happy now? Tim Camp rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Pat rated it really liked it Nov 02, I would highly recommend this book to every guitarist. For acoustic and electric guitar players.

The material is suitable for sdrna acoustic and electric guitar, plus it features many references to bass. Trivia About Fretboard Theory. Badcrc rated it really liked it Sep 05, Thats where fun comes fretboqrd.

Guitar Noise Forums online to onstage Skip to content. I have briefly read through the whole thing and as the others say it is well written and the more I read and play the better understanding I am having. Theoryy have seen most of srena material in other books, however, Desi does an excellent job of organizing the info so you can retain it. Preview — Fretboard Theory by Desi Serna. He also gives examples of how caged shapes or the scales are applied to popular songs.