Best Courses for Guitar Music Theory

There are a collection of courses in the Fret Zealot app (Android and iOS) dedicated to you music theory and how it specifically applies to guitar. Check out our favorites below!

Complete Guitar Theory Lab by Your Guitar Academy

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You’ll Learn: Get academic with lessons which put the “fun” into “music theory fundamentals”! Alright- all jokes aside, this course covers all the theory behind how chords are built, constructing your own scales, defining modes, finding triads, and then of course putting it all together!

This course is mostly hands-off of your guitar, so sit back and relax, but as you can see, Dan has his guitar at the ready to demonstrate concepts when needed.

Check out the overview video for the course below!

Music Theory 101 by Henry Olsen

Music Theory 101 Henry Olsen Fret ZealotPerfect For: an all-in-one source of everything related to guitar theory and understanding the fret board

You’ll Learn: There is lots of hands-on guitar work here! This epic 5+ hour guitar theory course teaches you how to unlock the secrets of your guitar. Learn how to build chords, play intervals in any key, experiment with “triad islands”, and visualize scales and patterns all over your fret board.

Check out our demo and overview video of the Music Theory 101 the course below!

Learn Every Scale with RelationShapes by Trey Xavier

Relationshapes Trey Xavier guitar course scales lessonsPerfect For: Learning any scale up and down the fret board

You’ll Learn: Welcome to RelationShapes, the only guitar scale system you’ll ever need! Trey teaches you a system for learning 3-note-per-string scales on the guitar and a simple set of rules so you can know where you are within those scales all the time.

Check out our demo and overview video for the RelationShapes course below!

Unlocking Major CAGED by Your Guitar Academy

Unlocking Major CAGED Fret ZealotPerfect For: Learning the CAGED chord system!

You’ll Learn: The CAGED chord system is the key to unlocking your fret board. This means being able to play in any key, using any scale, chord or arpeggio, in every position on the neck. Imagine putting a jam track on, reading the chords and instantly being able to play smooth, flowing lead lines that can move through the chords of the track. In this course, you will learn exactly what you need to do to achieve this!

Check out the overview video for the course below!

Unlocking Minor CAGED by Your Guitar Academy

Unlocking Minor CAGED Fret ZealotPerfect For: A new take on the CAGED chord system using minor chords.

You’ll Learn: The CAGED chord system is your key to unlocking your fret board, but the minor CAGED is often overlooked. Not in this course! It covers everything you need to be able to play any minor chord, scale, or arpeggio in any key and actually understand it.

Check out the overview video for the course below!

Learn How to Improvise on Guitar by Filippo Dall’Asta

Learn How to Improvise on Guitar by Filippo Dall’Asta guitar lesson lessons improvisation Fret Zealot

Perfect For: demystifying how the musicians you know and love create magical and rhythmic songs and solos.

What You’ll Learn: After solidifying your knowledge of the C major and A minor scales, Filippo teaches you how to improvise with creativity, soul, and even account for the inevitable mistakes! He will help you make your music feel connected to a theme and story, so even your improvisation feels polished and rehearsed.

Check out our demo and overview video for Learn How to Improvise on Guitar course below!

Triads for Guitar on Strings 1, 2, and 3 by Chris Rupp

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Perfect For: Spicing up your chords and adding unique rhythms and options to your playing.

What You’ll Learn: This course will change the way you look at the guitar neck forever. By learning to play triads, you’ll see new patterns for chords and find new inspiration for your own musical creations. Improve your ability to play and understand chords for both rhythm and lead guitar!

Check our demo and overview video for the Triads on Guitar course below!

The Courses above are just small sampling from our many instructors in addition to the existing plentiful Fret Zealot features.

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