Using Chord Qualities to Convey Emotion

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Free Video Music Lessons

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Free Lessons From Music Protest

Here, at Music Protest, we think its helpful to produce high-quality, free video music lessons for our online community.  We’ve created a collection of free lessons that are aimed at explaining how to use modern instruments to write and perform modern music.  Our tutorials are designed to give you creative ideas that will help you make music cool again.  Topics include:

Since we put these lessons together with our online community in mind, we decided to share them on YouTube because that’s where our community goes looking for ideas, inspiration and creative direction.  This is just one of many ways that we share ideas, perspective, skills and tools – there is a lot more material throughout the Music Protest ecosystem (Udemy, Blog Articles, SoundCloud and Newsletter).  Please support Music Protest by joining the community!


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Learn Music Theory with Free Resources

Learn Music Theory with Free Resources

If you have questions about what parts of music theory will be useful for understanding and learning modern music, look no further than the following list of free educational downloads and materials.

First of all, chords and harmony are essential building blocks for great music.  So, below are some links to PDFs, guitar tab and chord diagrams that either relate to chords, common progressions, general harmony and scales or illustrate ways of using this information in the real world:

Common chord progressions:
1-5-6-4 in 12 Keys
Diagrams – 12 Bar Blues (G)
Tab – 12 Bar (G)

Chord theory, triads and extensions:
7th Chords in G Major
Cheat Sheet – Triads in G Major
Chord Qualities (3rds) in G Major
Chord Scale Inversions in G
Example – Upper Structures
Rootless 7th Chord Voicings

Scales and keys:
12 Major Keys
G Major Scale
G Minor Scale

Melody theory:
Tab – Chord Tone Melody (G)
Tab – G Dominant Arpeggio
Tab – G Major Arpeggio

Guitar fretboard theory:
Fretboard Notes

So, I’ve studied music theory academically and skimmed off the cream to get at the most essential insights – that’s most important because it saves you time!  Furthermore, the downloads above are the same materials I use in private lessons to explain music theory concepts.  Plus, these resources help provide hands on practice and application that will advance any students’ understanding of musical design and construction.

In addition, the  materials linked here are free and available to share (with friends, band members and students – no restrictions!).  If you have any questions, email me :).

Music theory makes music cool again!

Fill in the gaps and make music cool again!


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Enroll Today and Learn Music Online

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Music Protest offers 50% coupon codes for all Udemy courses. All you have to do is subscribe to Music Protest (which is free). Once you subscribe, you’ll get promotional codes in our weekly email newsletter. Music Protest members can share the coupon codes with friends as well! Subscribe

Enrolling in our paid online courses is a great way to learn music online.  Our self-paced courses are designed to help improve any musician’s songwriting and performance skills.  In order to ensure reliable video streaming we decided to distribute our innovative courses through Udemy.com.

See also: Music Protest’s Free Music Theory Resources

Learn Music Online @ Udemy.com

First, you’ll discover the Holistic Guitar series.  Ear Essentials is the best place to start in this comprehensive series.  Ear Essentials covers everything from scales and keys to the 12-bar blues and it is the perfect introduction for beginners.   You’ll get unlimited access to 38 streaming video lectures. This course also contains quizzes and exercises that quickly bring you up to speed on the most important concepts.  All-in-all, this is a great course will expand your knowledge of both music theory and guitar.

Next, we developed the course titled “Solo Essentials”.  This online course will teach you how to improvise better guitar solos.  There are 34 concise and illuminating lectures included with this course.  Enroll now and learn how to use chord tones, color tones, chromatics, phrasing and modal tonics to play awesome solos in any genre.  Solo Essentials is designed for intermediate and advanced students. This course is appropriate for guitarists who already have a background in music theory.

See Also: Music Protest’s Free Online Video Lessons