The intention of this resource is to create a navigational guide for understanding music and playing the guitar. Graphic images and visuals depict constellations and reveal patterns found inside the world of music. Guitar players improve their skills through knowledge and the application of music-theory principles.
This method is designed to encourage, support and celebrate an individual's creative journey and one's personal search for self-expression. Familiarity and understanding bolster confidence needed to experiment, write, compose and play "one's own" songs. Improvisation opens the imagination. It expresses emotions and feelings through creativity, words, minds and bodies, souls and spirits.
This guide is created by and for musicians. This method provides an overview of music and supports teaching and learning efforts at all levels. It is designed for players of any age, level of dexterity and depth of understanding. This tool supports the professionals, singers/songwriters, "creative" types, students, teachers, music therapists, patients, hobbyists and enthusiasts. It reaches as far as one's desires are pursued toward musical realization, expression and style.
This guide provides references and resources. It is designed to be reviewed periodically, especially with questions, or when seeking a new direction and inspiration. It can be viewed sequentially and/or by interest. Images represent concepts such as: notes, intervals and inversions, fingering patterns, scales, modes, chords and progressions. Music, science, art–all are intertwined, interrelated, relational and conform to the universal laws of physics and nature.
Music opens the imagination to creativity, inspiration and expression. This guide helps to navigate music, in a visual and usable way. It is designed to expand one's knowledge of the basics and fuel a growing love and affection for music. With enjoyment in mind, this method suggests and encourages growth through one's dedication and passion. Frequency of practice and play are essential for development, growth and success in one's evolution of music and playing skills.
This is a pathway from understanding one note to the harmonized C scale on the guitar, including: color coding, fingering charts and other visual tools.