Guitar Chord Mastery!Turn Your Brain Into A Chord Encyclopia
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Make Learning Guitar Chords A Snap! Plus...Learn Music Theory in Record Time with No Sight Reading!
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Created by Andrew Mcnaughton
Last updated 9/2016
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Includes:
  • 28 hours on-demand video
  • 41 mins on-demand audio
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Develop a rock-solid foundation of how music is made.
  • Learn how to focus on what really matters, instead of wheelspinning, and slaving over boring scale patterns!
  • 26+ hours of video presentations, exercise instructions, demonstrations
  • 1,300+ visual aids, Reference Sheets and diagrams to help gain clarity of the concepts.
  • System to remember thousands of chords, by gaining access to a completely new color coded system of visualizing the fretboard.
  • Constantly updated and added to, I answer any questions you might have.
  • 3 different types of lectures: 1) presentation of musical concept 2) How to apply what you have just learned to the guitars unique layout. 3) A demonstration of how to practice the concept on the guitar with the backing track designed for it.
  • Specifically designed backing tracks to help implement what you learn, so you don't have to practice in a void, instead have a band to play with.
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Requirements
  • If You know your basic open chords, bar chords, and a scale or two, you are perfect for this course!
  • No sightreading or tablature knowledge necessary!
Description

Join Over 2,800 + Successful Students Have Taken This Course!

New Update For October 2016!

New Bonus- Quick start Course. Get results in less than an hour with Secret Symmetry mini course!!! (Skip the long intro's and see what it's all about fast!)

Stop Spinning Your Wheels! Take decades off your mastering the guitar!

Are you tired of random, disorganized lessons that throw a handful of chords shapes at you and expect you to memorize them without any system to help you remember them?

Still Feel Like You can't connect the dots, or see the big picture?!


You are not alone!


The Problem....

Common Approaches To Learning Guitar Lead To Common Problems And Mediocre Playing...

The common approach to learning guitar (which almost all books, videos, and courses teach). approach teaching guitar it the same way...starting with open chords, barre chords, scale boxes.

This may help new guitar players up and running fast, but then you hit a BRICK WALL!

This common approach leaves you "Sounding Like" you know what you are doing (to untrained ears)

But...

Not "Actually Knowing" what you are doing!

This means there is a locked door in front of you which stops you from Creating the music you want to create, and the way you wanto create it.

This leads to other problems such as lack of confidence, or the feeling of "Faking It". You can play a song, but could you come up with it?

The Irony is that it takes the same amount of time to be a good guitar player as it does to be an average, uninspired, or frustrated one.

That's why you need the key to unlock that door.

you need a system...

Well, It's time to fill in those gaps in your knowledge and unlock the fretboard with the TOTAL FRETBOARD MASTERY SYSTEM.

Rather than focusing on picking patterns and physical technique, Total Fretboard Mastery System is designed to give you a solid musical foundation and combine it with a deep knowledge of the guitar's unique layout by...

Developing a complete understanding of TRUE FUNDAMENTALS of chords and harmony.

Applying those concepts immediately to the fretboard and see things right under your fingers that you were missing.

Breakthrough all of those old barriers that have held you hostage for years...even decades!

Gain confidence to propel you to achieve any musical goal you have!

Here Is What You Will Learn:

Phase 1 - Develop The Virtuoso Musical Mind With Ease

  • First, you will learn to simplify complex musical ideas...by developing a birds eye view of how music is made that eliminates excessive detail that other courses force down your throat which only confuses rather than helps
  • Understand Music without needing to sightread traditional notation or tab...good if you can rad it, but not needed
  • Declutter your brain... by learning only the most important musical terms in easy to understand language
  • The three most powerful tools you can use to make comprehending scales chords keys in arpeggios that are almost never taught
  • Develop a incredible ear for music...by learning why chords sound the way they do, and when to use them.
  • Gain control over your own playing...by knowing which chord voicings to use and when.
  • Write songs faster...increasing your options with a different chord choices yet keeping the chords simple
  • Learn to create one of the most powerful tools in music with lightning speed...The cycles of 4th's and 5th's
  • Dispel all the misconceptions about how chord scales keys and intervals work together to create seamless understanding to apply to the fretboard
  • Finally be able to target notes in chords when soloing... by gaining the ability to spell chords in any key.



Phase 2 Turn Your Mind Into A Fretboard Roadmap

  • Learn a completely new way of understanding the musical layout of the fretboard.
  • Find any note in all locations in 5 seconds or less.
  • Learn when to use the sharp or flat names of notes, and find out why almost all of the images of fretboards you see in the books and online are incomplete
  • Learn the secret way of seeing the fretboard layout that even many advanced players don't understand at all.
  • Make one chord sound like a dozens of different chords...by mastering different chord voicings.
  • Find hidden chord shapes that you never new were under your fingers, and get to them by moving just one finger!
  • Always choose the right chord voicing, by knowing why chord voicings sound different.
  • Never get lost again...by gaining complete freedom anywhere on the neck by making the whole neck your safe zone.
  • Play like the virtuoso's...by using small string groups instead of large bulky Bar/Barre Chords
  • Simplify and Systematize thousands of chord Shapes by learning "the symmetrical system" method of fretboard visualization which is even more in depth than the CAGED system.
  • Speed up your thinking by learning to use a numbers rather than letters
  • Never get confused again by keeping musical concepts and geographic concept separate in your own mind then combined them directly on the fretboard to
  • Make giant leaps beyond normal guitar players to understand thousands of chords...by using instantly recognizable shapes that even a non-musician can remember.

In Just a couple of hours you can completely change the way you think about music and the guitar!

Clear, Concise, and To The Point, without boring technical lingo, and ALL WITHOUT LEARNING TO SIGHT READ TRADITIONAL NOTATION OR TABLATURE!

This course is not just information, but a training partner! With real music to play over.

And Of course You have a totally unconditional moneyback guarantee. Study the course. Test the waters. If you are in any way unhappy, you will get a full 100%, absolutely no conditions attached, no questions asked, refund direct from Udemy

Who is the target audience?
  • You! If you are bored with playing the same old chords, and want to write better music, Improvise better.
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Curriculum For This Course
224 Lectures
28:40:14
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Welcome And Thank You
2 Lectures 10:43

Weclome and Thank You! for inviting me to help you acheive your goals and aspirations on the guitar!

Preview 05:43

This is a brief overview of where to find the materials used in this course.

How To Use This Course
05:00
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New!!! Bonus Quick Start Course- Secret Symmetry.
4 Lectures 44:26
New!!! Secret Symmetry part 1
15:12

New!!! Secret Symmetry part 2
07:08

New!!! Secret Symmetry part 3
11:57

New!!! Secret Symmetry part 4
10:09
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Getting Focused
4 Lectures 50:06

It's important to take time and determine your goals. We'll start by differentiating the different paths you can take when learning guitar.

Defiining The Goal
09:23

We will talk about what stands in the way of making concrete progress, and why students tend to have the same problems and questions that never seem to get answered.

The Roadblocks
15:24

Here we will put our minds and priorities in order to develop a plan and strategy.

The Plan
15:52

Here is where you will find the general pace and content of the remainder of this course.

The Roadmap
09:27
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Developing Momentum and Confidence - The Aerial View
11 Lectures 02:04:52

We will simplify our thinking by using numbers to see the fretboard rather than trying to spell every chord all the time.

Letter Vs. Numbers
06:26

The Yin and Yang of music. Can't have one without the other if you want to play music that is interesting.

Preview 11:14

Here we will define what it means to play inside rather than outside.

Inside Vs. Outside Playing
04:42

Here is the beginnings of a system that we will be putting in place that will allow you to spell ALL of your chords that you will be using on any instrument.

Preview 15:44

This is to clear up some confusion on terminology that people use everyday.

Chord Terms Vs. Scale Terms
07:06

Just to make sure we are clear on the similarities between the terms and their different uses.

Whole Steps or Tones?
05:34

Once again, we are clearing up and defining different uses for the same terms.

Sharps Flats and Naturals
15:34

If You have ever felt like you can't grasp the basics of how music is put together, and things like Intervals, Chords, and Scales are remain elusive. Prepare to yourself! We will simplify everything down in non-technical language just using basic numbers and letters that you already use in so you can grasp the important concepts easily with no stress.

Preview 15:53

Continuing on in this critical lesson to build your momentum and confidence to handle the detailed ground view that will be coming up in the rest of the course.

Aerial View part2
13:59

Continuing on in this critical lesson to build your momentum and confidence to handle the detailed ground view that will be coming up in the rest of the course.

Aerial View pt3
17:17

Wraping up this critical lesson to build your momentum and confidence to handle the detailed ground view that will be coming up in the rest of the course.

Aerial View pt 4
11:23
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The Ground Level View - Adding Detail
15 Lectures 03:04:35

The Idea here is to fill in some detail that we left out in the above sections. Go through as many time as you need, but try not to get overwhelmed if you are unfamiliar with the material.

Start Here - A Word Of Warning
08:11

The Total Fretboard Mastery System uses two seperate systems to assist in you in understanding the relationships between notes in music.

Preview 07:37

Learn how to use the reference sheets included throughout this course to assist you in visualizing the fretboard.

Using The Reference Sheets
03:12

Learn to use the Exercises and Backing tracks to help experiment and gain control of your playing.

How to use the Exercises
19:30

Learn the foundations of how basic Scales and Modes are built and how they fit together. This subject is very confusing to most players. There are subtle differences in the two. Lets clear this up now!

Scales And Modes pt1
19:14

Learn the foundations of how basic Scales and Modes are built and how they fit together. This subject is very confusing to most players. There are subtle differences in the two. Lets clear this up now!

Scales And Modes pt2
19:38

Learn the foundations of how basic Scales and Modes are built and how they fit together. This subject is very confusing to most players. There are subtle differences in the two. Lets clear this up now!

Scales And Modes pt3
19:24

One of the biggest spots of confusion on the guitar is the shapes of chords and why they are the way they are. This will demystify the tuning system once and for all.

Standard Tuning Explained
14:25

Learn why the all images of the fretboards you see in pictures are incomplete and why.

The Incomplete Neck
08:06

Most guitar players are limited to root position chords. Find out what inversions are and how we will be using them in the rest of the course.

Root Position And Inversions pt1
18:49

Most guitar players are limited to root position chords. Find out what inversions are and how we will be using them in the rest of the course.

Root Position And Inversions pt2
05:12

Music is not music without motion. After we learn to play the note, Intervals, and chords. we will need to add some movement in order to keep things interesting.

Static VS. Motion
16:50

Here we will start to understand how to how to see the neck in string groups and which to focus on first.

Adjacent Vs. Non-Adjacent
06:06

Here is the other tool in the cycles. once again you will learn to create this tool in under 5 minutes!

Developing Your Tools Part 1- Cycle of 4th's
10:53

This is one of two reference tools that you will use in music to help clarify and remember the details of Intervals, Chords, and Scales.

You will learn how to make this tool in 5 minutes, when most musicians can't do it at all!

Developing Your Tools Part 2- Cycle of 5th's
07:28
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It All Starts With One Note
13 Lectures 01:15:17

We begin with one note and start to understand different ways to look at it, as well as, where any note is located on the neck.

Plus, how to find a dozen versions of any note one the neck.

And, what the differences are between them.

Unison And Octaves
19:57

Use this music to play over and assist you in the exercises in section 5 and 6.

C Harmonized Scale Backing Track
02:12

This is an Into to the application of what you have learned in this section. It all starts with a single note!

Intro to The Exercises
01:59

we start by using the root note over the harmonized scale backing track.

Root Note Exercise 1
11:15

This is what it should sound like, when playing a root note for each chord on the backing track.

Demonstration 1
08:31

Next is to add an octave of the root note, and repeat what we did in the first exercise.

Root Note Exercise 2
02:54

this is what it should sound like over the Backing track

Demonstration 2
03:22

Lets start to add some movement while keeping one note stationary.

Root Note Exercise 3
05:27

Example of what Ex. 3 should look and sound like.

Demonstration 3
03:58

Keeping with the same idea,we will add movement in the lower voice or bass note.

Root Note Exercise 4
05:25

Imagine if you were moving a bass line around while singing one melody note on top. It should sound like this.

Demonstration 4
04:07

Adding an octave. The easiest next step.

Root Note Exercise 5
03:35

Adding movement to both voices simultaniously.

Demonstration 5
02:35
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Intro to Intervals - Building Blocks of Chords and Scales
20 Lectures 02:13:12

Our next interval are 2nds. Learn what they are, how much tension, where to find them, and how to use them.

Understanding 2nd's
15:59

Experiment with 2nd's, at least long enough to know where it is and what it sounds like.

2nd's Exercises
05:11

Don't be afraid to experiment with higher octaves that are on different strings and inversions.

Exercise Demonstration - 2nd's
02:45

This Critacle Interval...Our next interval are 3rds. Learn what they are, how much tension, where to find them, and how to use them.

This is the one most of your chords are buit on.

Preview 16:12

3rd's are priority #1 when it comes to understanding how chords are made. Spend most of your time here.

Preview 05:19

Pay attention to the amount of tension, and what the 3rd's sound like.

Exercise Demonstration - 3rd's
01:40

Our next interval are 4th's. Learn what they are, how much tension, where to find them, and how to use them.

Understanding 4th's
12:55

Learn where the 4th's are and think of them as an embellishment to a 3rd for the moment.

4th's Exercises
03:37

Experiment with different inversions and double either or both of the notes.

Exercise Demonstration - 4th's
01:47

Our next interval are 5th. If you Like your power chords, then you'' love this lesson. Learn what they are, how much tension, where to find them, and how to use them.

Understanding 5th's
10:33

This is where you should spend a large potion of your practice time. 5th's are used to complete triads which are

comiming up soon.

5th's Exercises
05:40

Example of what Ex. 3 should look and sound like. double, and use inversions. Listen to their sound when inverting.

Exercise Demonstration - 5th's
01:38

Very Important interval. Our next interval are 6th's. Learn what they are, how much tension, where to find them, and how to use them. and special uses.

Understanding 6th's
15:24

These notes are the inverse of the 3rd, just depending on which one is the root. Also used to identify your relative

minor chords and scales, more on that later.

6th's Exercises
03:58

The most common way to play this interval.

Exercise Demonstration - 6th's
01:48

Our next interval are 7th's. Learn what they are, how much tension, where to find them, and how to use them.

Understanding 7th's
11:16

As you progress into 7th chords and beyond, knowing this interval will become critical.

7th's Exercises
03:47

Listen to how much tension is in these. They should be similar to the 2nd's.

Exercise Demonstration - 7th's
01:37

One of the more unusual intervals. Our next interval areTritones. Learn what they are, how much tension, where to find them, and how to use them.

Understanding Tritones
08:40

Even though you won't use these immediately, they will grow in importance when you get to the 7th chords. They are a symmetrical interval. Equal distance between the root and octave. Look at the diagonal line produced accross the fretboard. It will be important as we procede. Don't bother practicing these with the backing track.

Tritone Exercises
03:26
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Common Chord Changes - Playing partial chords
22 Lectures 01:28:32

We will focus on a increasing our enjoyment and prioritize our practicing over changes that are used in everyday music.

Common Chord Progressions
11:37

Our first important chord change. Just 2 chords back and fourth, it all comes down to mastering two chords, the one you are on to the one you are going to.

Static Chord Exercise- I IV
05:48

I-IV , C Major F Major

I-IV Backing Track
03:32

A few ideas on how to practice different intervals or fragments of chords over the I & IV chords.

Static Chord Demonstration I IV
02:33

Another Hugely important Chords Change in all styles of music.

Static Chord Exercise- I V
04:22

I-V Backing Track
03:32

A few ideas on how to practice different intervals or fragments of chords over the I & V chords.

Static Chord Demonstration I V
02:33

Lets put the previous 2 exercises together and see how music and songs begin to take shape.

Dynamic Chord Exercise I IV I V
06:34

I-IV-I-V C, F, C, G

I-IV-I-V Backing Track
03:40

A few ideas on how to practice different intervals or fragments of chords over the I & IV & V chords.

Dynamic Chord Demonstration I IV I V
03:22

A very popular variation of the last group of exercises.

Dynamic Chord Exercise I IV V I
03:51

I-IV-V-I C, F, G, C

I-IV-V-I Backing Track
03:40

A few more ideas on how to practice different intervals or fragments of chords over the I & IV & V chords.

Dynamic Chord Demonstration I IV V I
02:12

Here is a popular progression for jazz,but is doesn't have to sound like jazz, its where the ii chord is substituted for the IV Chord (more on that later).

Dynamic Chord Exercise I ii V I
04:44

I-ii-V-I C, Dmi, G, C

I-ii-v-I Backing Track
03:40

A few ideas on how to practice different intervals or fragments of chords over the I, ii, & V chords.

Dynamic Chord Demonstration I ii V I
02:42

Another very important one in all styles of music.

Dynamic Chord Exercise I vi IV V
05:27

I-vi-IV-V C,Ami,F,G

I-vi-IV-V Backing Track
03:40

A few ideas on how to practice different intervals or fragments of chords over the I, vi IV, & V chords.

Dynamic Chord Demonstration I vi IV V
02:39

Very famous progression in any key.

Dynamic Chord Exercise I V vi IV
02:21

I-V-vi-IV

I-V-vi-IV Backing Track
03:40

A few ideas on how to practice different intervals or fragments of chords over the I, V, vi, IV chords.

Dynamic Chords Demonstration I V vi IV
02:23
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Triads - Your First Chords
15 Lectures 01:53:48

Welcome To Your First Chords!

Triads Our First Chords
00:39

Introduction to your first types of chords...Triads. Learn the different types.

Triads - Introduction
10:14

Not only will you learn what this incredibly important triad, but you will learn the secret of how it will be used to remember all of the other thirds based triads

Augmented Triads- Intro to the Chord System
11:00

Augmented Chord- intro to the chord system pt2
09:27

Use this track to practice the Augmented Chord up and down the neck.

Static C Augmented Chord - backing track
03:30

This is the level of understanding for this chord. There will be more uses as your knowledge grows.

Augmented chords Exercise - Level 1
12:08

Learn what this critically important chord is and how to remember it.

Major Triads
10:04

Use this track to practice the Major Chord up and down the neck.

Static C Major Chord - backing track
03:04

Try using this approach when mastering the Major chord shapes

Major Chord Exercise
09:52

Learn what this critically important chord is and how to remember it.

minor Triads
14:50

Use this track to practice the minor Chord up and down the neck.

Static C minor Chord - backing track
03:04

Like the Major chord, try this approach to master the minor chord shapes.

Preview 08:05

Learn what this critically important chord is and how to remember it.

diminished Triads
06:16

Use this track to practice the diminished chord up and down the neck.

Static C diminished Chord - backing track
03:28

As with the other triads, use this approach to master the diminished shapes.

diminished Chord Exercise
08:07
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Triad Chords Into Keys
27 Lectures 03:12:07

Now that you understand how the foundation triads are built, lets see how to use them in a Major key.

Chords Into keys
00:50

This Chord is Also called the tonic chord. It is the gravitational center of a Major key. Since you have practiced this chord in the previous section, you won't need a specific exercise for this chord.

The I Chord
06:08

Learn the type of the second chord of a Major key.

The ii Chord
04:33

Get experience finding and hearing this chord in it's relation to the I Chord.

Static Chord Exercise - I ii
12:21

Part 2. Get experience finding and hearing this chord in it's relation to the I Chord.

I-ii Ex pt 2
11:19

Some examples of how and where to move from the I-ii chord.

Static Chords Demonstration I-ii
04:33

The third chord of a Major key. Learn the type and how make it.

The iii Chord
03:12

Get experience finding and hearing this chord in it's relation to the I Chord.

Static Chord Exercise - I iii
12:28

Part Two. Get experience finding and hearing this chord in it's relation to the I Chord.

I-iii Exercise pt 2
07:05

Some examples of how and where to move from the I-iii chord.

Static Chord Demonstration I iii
04:35

Learn what this critically important chord is and how to remember it. Learn where to play it.

The IV Chord
02:55

Get experience finding and hearing this chord in it's relation to the I Chord.

Static Chord Exercise- I IV
11:56

Part 2. Get experience finding and hearing this chord in it's relation to the I Chord.

I-IV Ex. part 2
08:28

Some examples of how and where to move from the I-IV chord.

Static Chord Demonstration I IV
04:43

Learn what this critically important chord is and how to remember it. it's one of your most important chords of a key.

The V Chord
03:55

Get experience finding and hearing this chord in it's relation to the I Chord.

Static Chord Exercise I V
11:55

Part 2. Get experience finding and hearing this chord in it's relation to the I Chord.

I-V Ex. part 2
07:47

Some examples of how and where to move from the I-V chord.

Static Chord Demonstration- I-V
04:43

Learn the special uses of this chord and how it relates to the one chord.

The vi Chord
05:01

Get experience finding and hearing this chord in it's relation to the I Chord.

Static Chord Exercise I vi
13:21

Part 2. Get experience finding and hearing this chord in it's relation to the I Chord.

I-vi Ex. part 2
07:38

Some examples of how and where to move from the I-vi chord.

Static Chord Demonstration I-vi
04:32

Learn this unique chord and how it relates to the V chord of a key.

The vii Chords
05:07

Get experience finding and hearing this chord in it's relation to the I Chord.

Static Chord Exercise I vii
09:26

Part 2.Get experience finding and hearing this chord in it's relation to the I Chord.

I-vii Ex Part 2
06:46

Some examples of how and where to move from the I-vii chord.

Static Chord Demonstration I- vii
04:31

Use this exercise to get deeper understanding of how to find all of the triads right under your fingers.

All your Chords Shapes One Spot - Augmented Level 2
12:19
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About the Instructor
Andrew Mcnaughton
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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!