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Teaching Material

Miscellaneous

   

I created these documents in the early 90s and used them in teaching my students.  There is a lot of hadn drawn material and considering today's technology could be done 'much neater'.  I chose not to take the time to do that right now but I may update them at a later date.

Please feel free to download and use either for your personal benefit or with your students, etc.


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Basic Theory for Basic Musicians

Here is a book that I wrote back in 1989 to help some of my students.  It was done on a typewriter and illustrated by hand (so the quailty is so-so).  I scanned it and created a pdf file for you.

I hope it helps in your understanding of music theory.  The title should set your expectations as 'basic'.  This is a topic which you can study forever and learn something new everyday. 


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Neck Notes in Standard Tuning

This file has all of the names of the notes on a guitar neck in standard tuning.  It covers open through the 12th fret.  This is because at the 12th fret the notes repeat but they are an octave higher.  For esample, the 1st string is and 'E' so the 12th fret on the first string is an 'E' as well, it's just an octave higher.

This document is included in 'Basic Theory for Basic Musicians'


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Chord Forms

This document shows the 5 typical forms of major and minor chords and where they fit on the neck.

This document is included in 'Basic Theory for Basic Musicians'


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Harmonized Scale

This document shows the harmonized 'C Major' scale.  As well as the three general chord types using 'C' as the root.

This document is included in 'Basic Theory for Basic Musicians'


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Modes

Here are the different patterns for the 7 modes of the major scale using 'F' as the example key.  I use 'F' because you start on the 1st fret and utilize the entire fretboard.

This document is included in 'Basic Theory for Basic Musicians'


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4 notes per string exercise
A layout of a four note per string exercise.  I would use this with my advanced students.  There are many ways to ustilize 4 notes per string for quick ascending and descending runs.  This is meant to be one example.
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Intervals
Here's something that I should have included in my 'Basic Theory' book about intervals.  I used this with my students as well. 
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Fretboard for tab
This file has empty fretboards for your tab use.  I found these handy when working on solos with students.  If you are figuring things out sometimes it's good just to have a neck to draw on.
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Empty Chord Boxes
Here are some empty chord boxes for your use as well.  They can come in handy when figuring out songs or writing new material.
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Fretboard and chord boxes
In this file I combined the empty fretboard and chord boxes.  Useful for figuring out songs and documenting both the chords and a lead pr melody line.