Music Secrets! The Chord Code...Guitar, Piano, Ukulelee

How I Learned To Spell Chords In Music Almost Overnight. On Any Instrument!
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  • Lectures 31
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
    Other: 16 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Make Chords, Scales, and Arpeggio's simple to understand in Record Time!

Imagine having a skill that 99% out of a hundred musicians, Amateur or Professional, have not developed at all!

A skill that will allow you to target notes while improvising and soloing,Rather than endlessly practicing scale patterns...Which can make you sound predictable and mechanical.

Or maybe you are a songwriter in search of new ideas to add creativity in your songs.

but in order to do know you must understand how chords are related to each other so you can easily and systematically add variety to your Songs

The traditional way of learning how music works or "Music Theory", Is centered on understanding things like reading traditional notation

Which is useful to some... but not to the majority of musicians who need practical knowledge and tools to remember and call upon that knowledge in everyday situations

you don't need abstract concepts, you need practical application with Focused instruction for Quick Results!

Not overly technical, boring, put you to sleep, confusing jargon. There are plenty of confusing books & learning materials like that out there...

This causes musicians like you to become disinterested, or even discouraged. Making you feel like it's too much of a hassle to learn & use.

However, The truth in the end is still unavoidable...You still need to master chords. In order to reach your full potential Regardless of what instrument you play.

And luckily, with just a couple of little tweaks in how you organize and systemize what you already know

you can master how to spell chords in record time!

Which will allow you to see hidden patterns and relationships that will remove the roadblocks and allow you to play and write with more confidence and speed.

but to do that, you need a different approach...

And that is what The Chord Code is all about

This course will show you how to strip away unnecessary details that have been making you spin your wheels

Here is what you will get:

To start, this is a straight forward 6 step process.

  • You will download The Chord Code inforgraphic Cheatsheet to use as you follow along with the rest of the course, and you can refer back to it anytime you need a quick refresh.
  • The Course is an hour and a half of video instruction, that is quick and to the point,
  • Each video is only a few minutes long for easy consumption.
  • so you can absorb it quickly, and begin to practice it.
  • you'll start with a few basic terms, so you will be clear as to what is being discussed.
  • Along with an explanation of the 12 tone system.
  • Then I'll show you how to strip out excessive detail that isn't non-essential at this time.
  • After that you'll get an overview of Intervals and scales, that is simplified
  • This clears the way for our foundatonal discussion of generic Intervals and generic scales which makes things as easy as possible to understand Very Fast!
  • You will re-arrange the way you think about letters, by changing their order. This allows you to spell out chords Instantly
  • You will Learn how chords are named in keys and what chords you should place emphasis on mastering first
  • You'll learn how to create two of the most important tools in music. The Cycle of Fifths, and the Cycle of Fourths, Both with Ease and lightning speed! These will help you to put the detail back in and...
  • How to prioritize which keys to focus on first.
  • These tools allow you to spell chords in any key with incredible speed and confidence, you will see how small chords make up larger chords

Over the last 10+ years, I have tested this system on thousands of students who have had overwhelming success.

Now I have condensed this down for you into a clearly laid out plan designed to take you to the next level as a musician and gain some real momentum in your playing.

So go ahead and Enroll Now

And If you feel this isn't for you, You have a Full, No Questions Asked, Money Back Guarantee!

You can even Keep the Chart as my FREE GIFT to YOU for trying The Chord Code!

There is No Risk to you...

Only Fast gains in your Abilities and a Renewed sense of Confidence

It's a good idea to clear these concepts up ASAP, So you can enjoy the benefits of your new knowledge immediately!

Tackle this head on and reap the rewards Today!

I'll see you on the inside,

Enroll Now!!!

- Andrew

What are the requirements?

  • Nothing Except the desire to learn about how music is made.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Have a practical, memorable system for remembering how to spell almost all chords in music, so you can understand chords and arpeggios (soloing) at a deeper level.
  • Be able to create 2 of the most important musical tools (cycle of fifths, cycle of fourths) in under 5 minutes...most experienced musicians can't do this in twice that amount of time!
  • Gain the ability to see how small chords make up larger chords, in a larger chords, which confuses most musicians.
  • How to prioritize your efforts to place emphasis into the keys you use most, for fastest results!

What is the target audience?

  • Music Students (amateur or professional) with 6 months+ experience playing on any stringed, woodwind, or brass instrument.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome And Thank You!

This course is best viewed in high definition,if you have the bandwidth. Just click the HD button in the lower right corner on the player.


Welcome to the course and thank you! Now get ready to change the way you think about chords!


Why should you focus your energy on mastering this specific skill? Here are some reasons...


In order to make significant progress in the shortest period of time, we need to cover these topics, but not get sidetracked with too much detail...


Music teachers in general get bogged down in too much detail that causes a sense of overwhelm. Here is what we will do to avoid the same mistakes!


In order to follow along with this course, you need to download the following chart not only as a visual aid but a reference.

16 pages

New Printable Version of the Cycles Charts, Download and print!

Section 2: Step 1: Getting the Lingo

The basis for all of the other terms.


Surprising how many musicians are confused about what intervals are. Simply the next step after notes. lets clear it up.


Again, the next step after intervals, arranged in a linear fashion.


The equivalent as a scale but a horizontal arrangement of intervals.


This is the most confusing for musicians to answer...lots of stumbling. It is the culmination of the others. Here is a practical definition...

Section 3: Step 2: Simplifying The Notes

A quick intro to the 12 tone system that you maybe already aware of, but in case you aren't, just an overview here.


Now that we have the 12 tones out of the way, let's get rid of a big chunk of it that isn't necessary at the moment.

Section 4: Step 3: Simplifying Intervals And Scales

A quick overview here just to grasp what Generic intervals are and how to think of them throughout the rest of the course.


Here is how intervals are used to create generic scales. just to grab the concept without too much detail.

Section 5: Step 4: The 1st Secret To Understanding Chords

Finally we have put the foundation in to understand the how to re-arrange the letters of scales so we can instantly start to spell our first type of chord...the triad.


building o what we have learned from our first chords, we see how to get out last foundational chord type...the 7th chords. Plus, you'll see how simple triads make up larger chords.


Here are our first of the extended chords...the 9ths. you'll see how simple it is to see hidden 7th chords inside these chords.


Now we are talking some intimidating chords....or maybe not. By now you will find this process pretty routine and predictable. Enjoy!


The 13th chord is the logical conclusion to the pattern. Very easy to grasp!


This chord type is the only common chord type that doesn't follow this pattern, but is still easily understandable. One of my favorite chords.

Section 6: Step 5: Simple details, Chord Titles, And Combining Chords And Scales

Sometimes it gets overwhelming and confusing. You may not sure where to start. This lesson will help you to set priorities.


A lot of musicians get stuck on this, but it really is super simple.


To fully be able to grasp music, you'll need to be able to understand the different uses of the Sharp / Flat symbols as they relate to letters & numbers differently.


At this point, you will understand how to apply the sharps and flats, you will need to apply that to naming chords in the keys. Don't let the big names scare you, I'll give you some strategies for remembering the names.

Section 7: Step 6: Putting The details Back In and Developing your Tools

Now lets focus on the Major scale and how to make it in greater detail.


Now we must add the detail back in. This is the first of 2 tools that you will need to understand how we will put the flats back in to the Chords, scales, and keys. Then we will be able to spell and arrange the keys for easy memorization.

Most musicians that have made the cycle of 5th's and 4th's have only done it once or twice because of the traditional way of doing it. Here you will be able to do it in a couple minutes!


And The cycle of Fifth's, The other tool used to be able to understand how to sharp's into chords, scales, and keys in an order that is easy to remember. In just a couple minutes.


This is where you will start to see the the pattern emerging in full detail. we will bring together all indiviual points and lessons to solidify everything.

Spelling The Chords In Detail.

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Instructor Biography

Owner at Andrew Mcnaughton, Music Theory and Fretboard Geography Specialist for Guitar

After 30 years of playing music and being multi-instrumentalist, and with countless private clients to attest. I have dedicated all of my energy to help offer guitar players unique solutions to the common problems that stop 99% of guitar players reach their fullest potential.

Whether Beginner, intermediate or advanced, most players have skipped over important concepts that can truly unlock the fret-board and help you reach your goals.

Teaching is not about how much a teacher knows, or how much they can show off. I Believe it is the ability to communicate in a clear, casual non-technical manner, and get you to retain what you want know.

My mission to help you eliminate decades of wheel-spinning frustration so you can really start to enjoy the gift of music on the greatest instrument...The Guitar!

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