Introduction - Welcome To Music Theory Lessons Online

Welcome to Theory Lessons Online, featuring some of the best music theory lessons anywhere on the Internet. At this site you can find lessons ranging from simple beginner lessons all the way up to advanced music theory for professional guitar and bass players.

My name is Dave Allen, and I have designed this site because I felt there was a need for quality guitar and bass lessons online. I have been answering questions for guitar players and bass players online for a long time now, which led me to search for a good site on the Internet to help them. I was amazed at the lack of quality guitar or bass lessons available on the web. I simply could not find any, except for a few sites offering lessons that were at best very confusing and far from thorough.

Learning The Right Way

One of the problems I have always noticed about many music lessons is that the first thing they do is give you a big chart full of chords. This is plain backwards, and I will tell you why. To be able to understand chords and when to use them, you must first understand how the notes relate to each other. Learning the scales and theory behind them allows you to understand where the chords come from and how they should be used. Without understanding the scales and how the notes relate to each other, you couldn't possibly understand chords or how to use them. This is just one example, and there are many.


I hope that this site will help people find some of the information they are looking for without being any more confusing than necessary. If you have already tried to learn music theory you know that this stuff is confusing enough without anyone making it worse. In my 13 years of teaching music theory lessons, I have studied to figure out just what students needed to allow them to play guitar or bass the way they wanted to, without all the complicated things they would never use. Over the last 13 years I have developed a course that is both fast, and accurate (not all this opinion based stuff you see elsewhere).

I believe that this is the finest course available, and I sincerely hope that it helps you reach your goals. I am available to answer e-mails if you have questions that are not answered in the course. I do ask that you please check the terms page, and the faq's page as well as reading the lessons carefully before e-mailing me for assistance. If you cannot find the answer to your question either in the lessons or elsewhere, I will be glad to personally respond, as well as make the necessary changes to the site to make sure those things are answered in the course. I will make every attempt to make this the absolute finest guitar and bass lessons site on the Internet.

Start at the beginning no matter what experience you have and at least read through the lessons from the start. You will find everything to be much easier that way.


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If this site has helped you, then please take a minute and donate something. From now on anyone who makes a donation of $10 or more will be sent a free Adobe .pdf booklet that includes all of the guitar and bass lessons in the modal section in a format that is easy to print, view, and take with you on a mobile device, etc. Just use any one of the Paypal donation buttons on the site. I will check this daily and e-mail the booklet to the address you use for paypal.

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