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45 Printable Pick Reference Guides + Charts 22 Worksheets 10 Practice MP3s Over 8 Hours of Detailed Instruction

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Sameer Datta
Posted 1 week ago
Very Lucid Explanation and best practice sheets

Just one word BRILLIANT.

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lizzie nagy
Posted 2 weeks ago
outstanding course

Truly! these lessons are delivered with attention to what I want to achieve as somebody who has been putting off music theory skills and wants to advance. I've been hitting walls with the kind of problem solving that must be done to make songs that can elaborate well on a story and a mood - gradually I'm finding that this is the ticket towards making songs that are satisfying for me to hear.

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Jrjonas
Posted 3 weeks ago
Best Music Education Course Online

I have done several courses over the years and none of them are as well thought out and properly structured. You may not understand it at the time but Jake is really setting you for success. Follow the course, do the exercises and workbook. You won't just be creating and making music, you will understand why you are doing what you are doing and how to make it your own. Wish I had found earlier

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Michael Magee
Posted 3 weeks ago
The best music teacher on the internet, and that’s a high bar because there are some great ones

Jake’s course is perfect for someone like me who has learned theory in a piecemeal fashion over a long period of time, just enough to be more confused than anything else. This is a great way to go back to basics and fill in the gaps.

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Daniel Prior
Posted 3 weeks ago
Exactly what I needed

I have been playing guitar for 30+ years and Jake finally helped me to understand music theory. i can now write songs with interesting chord progressions, instead of just boring diatonic ones. If your looking for a course to take your song writing to a new level, look no further. You wont be disappointed. Rock On!

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jon seal
Posted 3 weeks ago
Excellent course

Very clear , detailed and well explained.

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Jonathan Jermey
Posted 4 weeks ago
Well-structured and straightforward

Unlike many music teachers, Jake doesn't assume you have already been indoctrinated with music theory as a kid. He is happy to spell everything out, and when he makes assumptions he says so. Personally I don't subscribe to the idea that specific chords or keys have any emotional connotations beyond those that we choose to give them, but they certainly SOUND different, and that's what matters.

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Andrew Ryan
Posted 1 month ago
Essential

I've scoured the internet for instructional guitar and music theory lessons for the better part of 15 years, and this has been by far the most accessible, unpretentious, and encouraging course I've found. Highly recommend this course (along with the Signals YouTube channel) to anyone interested in a wide-ranging tour through the fundamentals of music theory and songwriting. Thanks, Jake!

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Joseph Starbody
Posted 1 month ago
You will finally understand music theory!!!!

I've been playing guitar for over 20 years and have always had this weird mental block when it came to understand music theory.I just could not wrap my head around the concepts. The way Jake orders the lessons to build on one another and the way he explains each concept so clearly is the key.I thought the $270 price tag was a little steep before I would gladly pay $1k in hindsight. THANK YOU JAKE!

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Tyler McPhedrain
Posted 1 month ago
Succinct

Great stuff

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Music Theory and Songwriting Course FAQs

Probably! Only about 15% of this course is dedicated to the guitar, while the remaining concepts are taught in a way that can easily be applied to any other instrument. However, since all the theory taught is viewed through the lens of the guitar, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you own a guitar before pursuing this course to finish.
This is not a course on guitar playing or technique, but on theory and songwriting. The only skills you are expected to know is how to read guitar tablature, and the absolute basics of guitar playing (how to fret a note, open chords, etc)
I can confidently say that this method of learning will be more effective and valuable for many types of students. Since there is no wasted time or filler, it is more time-efficient than real life lessons where the teacher or student can get distracted. The printable materials are of a higher quality than most private lessons. And the ability to replay a lesson over and over is invaluable for students struggling to understand difficult topics.
Not quite- my YouTube channel explores more advanced topics without explaining the prerequisites. 95% of the content in this course is totally unique and unexplored on my channel, and is taught in a linear fashion as to make sure you’re totally competent by the end. There are only two lessons that include cross over with my YouTube channel. However, after some lessons, you are directed to specific YouTube videos I’ve produced to help expand on your understanding of the previous topics and to help weave my channel in with the course.
Nope! Once purchased you’ll have access for life, including any additional lessons or worksheets that get added in over time.
Currently, no. But I am working on getting a physical version of the course made instead of digital-only. Stay tuned!
If you are not satisfied with the course content or accessibility, you may request a refund within 30 days of purchase.
The sale price of $200 will only be available during special holiday promotions. Sign up to my email list to know when the next sale begins.
Reach out to me directly on my email and let me know your situation, I might be able to help =)