Foundation Course on Guitar Theory

The Foundation Course on Guitar Theory will give you a brief introduction to the number system and how it is used on the guitar. This number system is the basis for all guitar theory, and understanding it is the key to taking your playing to the next level.

In addition, I've included a handy cheat sheet (it's the last page in the course) which will show you at a glance the chords that are used in the five most common keys you'll run into on the guitar.

Tip: I recommend printing off this page and keeping it with your guitar for handy reference.

Right click the link below and select Save Target As

Note: You will need Adobe Reader to properly view this PDF file. You can download that for free here, if you don't have it already.

This foundation course is intended to be an introduction to some of the concepts that I explain in the Guitar Theory Unlocked course.

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Mike
Mike
10 years ago

Good

Jaq
Jaq
9 years ago

I suspected there was something like this around and I’m looking forward to learning at last.

Ernie Hines
9 years ago

Jonathan,
Since high school I have been in pursuit of a greater knowledge of the Spanish Guitar; starting in the books of Nick Manoloff, the Mel Bay Chord System (Rhythm & Orchestral Guitar), and the Jazz Guitar Method by Ronny Lee. Also, the Beginning Lead Guitar Power Builder Video by Wolf Marshall, and needless to say, I have learned a lot, but, you sir – I can tell as I have just perused and downloaded your “Quick Guide To Understanding the Number System Of Music Theory On The Guitar – have finally brought to light the missing link I have been searching for 50 years; and now that I’ve found you, I’m sticking like glue. I’m convinced that with you, my eyes will be fully opened. Thank you for this wealth of insight and knowledge to students of the guitar.
Ernie Hines

mark
mark
9 years ago

Looking forward to lesson

Loren Iversen
9 years ago

you should take it one step further and add F, Bb and Eb then the guitars can play with horns.

Nancy
9 years ago

I know chords but I have a hard time learning to strum looking forward to the lessons

Peter Demarest Jr.
9 years ago

Your a genius, plain and simple , I love your explanations on all music theory….

KayakSue
KayakSue
9 years ago

Just downloaded the foundation PDF. I started playing guitar in April. I know quite a few chords, but feel stuck in my learning and practicing. Will your courses help me?

Dennis Oconnor
9 years ago

i just want to get better at my guitar.

Patti
Patti
9 years ago

Hello Jonathan;
Thanks for the great videos, very helpful so far. I purchased the 1, 4, 5 course (not the DVD as well) It has yet to arrive. Is there a waiting period?
thanks,
P

austin
austin
8 years ago

awesome not the same old tube lesson

Andoni
Andoni
8 years ago

I know how to play guitar very little and if I understand the theory I will learn more

Rod
Rod
4 years ago

Never ever got the pdf for the lesson

Ken Lovanb
Ken Lovanb
4 years ago

Thanks for the download. I can already see that the information in it will help my understanding of music theory, and as I am currently learning Blues, I am very excited about your i, iv, v, method.
Lovan the Twelve-Bar Blues.

Ken Lovan
Atlantic Beach, FL

Joanne
Joanne
3 years ago

I’m learning electric bass guitar. Should I take this course?

Robert Gadbow
Robert Gadbow
3 years ago

I found this very interesting and I want too thank you for sharing this with me

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