Guitar Theory For Dummies Resource Center

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Introduction | Ch 1 | Ch 2 | Ch 3 | Ch 4 | Ch 5 | Ch 6 | Ch 7 | Ch 8 | Ch 9 | Ch 10 | Ch 11 | Ch 12 | Ch 13 | Ch 14 | Ch 15 | More on Guitars

Introduction

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Chapter 1: Guitar Theory in a Nutshell

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Chapter 2: Navigating the Fretboard like a Pro

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Chapter 3: Harmonizing the Major Scale to Form Triads and Chords

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Chapter 4: Forming Chord Shapes with the CAGED System

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Chapter 5: Adding Chord Tones and Extensions to Chords

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Chapter 6: Playing Chord Progressions by Numbers

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Chapter 7: Knowing Music Inside Out: Identifying Tonics, Keys, and Modes

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Chapter 8: Following Key Changes

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Chapter 9: Dominant Function and Voice Leading

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Chapter 10: Filling the Gaps with Passing Chords

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Chapter 11: Preparing for Riffs and Solos with the Pentatonic Scale

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Chapter 12: Playing Music’s Primary Melody Maker: The Major Scale

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Chapter 13: Playing in Modes and Using Modal Scale Patterns

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Chapter 14: Exploring New Patterns with the Harmonic Minor Scale

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Chapter 15: Playing the Blues

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