Here is another weekly 10-second tip.
Master one key.
If you want to fully understand music theory, don’t start by trying to understand everything in all 12 keys.
Start by mastering one key.
Learn all the chords for this key.
Play the scale fluently.
Discover the best chord progressions in the key.
Create music using what you have learnt.
Look at songs you have learnt in this key and see how they relate to the theory.
This is all useful stuff, and something I encourage all students to do on their journey (when they are ready for it).
Keep that in mind if you have found you have learnt lots of random bits of theory, but nothing is clear yet.
Enjoy your Friday!
P.S. By the way, I recorded a good jam in the key of G Major the other day.
Inside I teach you how to play a scale, use triads to embellish the chords, play a simple bassline, and fingerpick, all over a few simple chords in G.
It is light on theory but deep on practical stuff.
It will be released on the 1st of June for members of the Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy.
If you want the theory behind it, for those that join, you also get my theory book delivered to your door for free.
In other words, if you join before the deadline (the end of the month) you get the practical fun video lesson and the theory book – the best of both worlds.
Find out more about it here…
P.P.S. This will be the last email I will be sending for a week because in a few days we go away on a little four-day break.
If you have any questions that are not urgent, I will get back to you when I get back but if anything is urgent, email, and Sofija, my assistant, will take care of you.
Have a fun week and keep up your playing!
P.P.P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.