Learn Basic Music Theory

JamPlay.com, the world’s best source for online guitar lessons, is proud to present a free lesson from Freebo. Freebo is an internationally recognized bass player, guitarist and songwriter who has played with acts such as Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young, CSN, Ringo Star and dozens of others. He has also published four critically acclaimed albums of his own. In this Free guitar lesson Freebo guides us through the basics of music theory. He will talk about the notes that make up a chord, and explain what the I-IV-V chord progression is and how it is used. Knowing and understanding this chord progression will allow you to play thousands of songs. This is required knowledge for any serious musician, and Freebo explains it in a down to Earth and understandable way. He will use a keyboard in addition to the guitar for ease of visual demonstration assome ideas just make more sense when laid out on a linear instrument like a piano.

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