Aside from its usual fare of bands, pop culture and political figures Rolling Stone magazine seems to be keeping a keen eye on notable sensations in other areas including, of all things, guitar theory lessons. In the magazine’s March 20, 2008 (Issue 1048) Site Specific column Shredding 101: Mastered Guitar Hero? These sites can teach you how to play for real, I was hailed as a “Music theory expert” for my iTunes guitar podcast. Recommended “For true geeks only,” my guitar lessons were cited for their clear and accessible instruction on scales, chords, progressions, modes and other music theory related topics:
From Rolling Stone:
“Guitar Music Theory” podcast
For true geeks only: Music-theory expert Desi Serna offers a free podcast (available on iTunes) that leads you through techniques such as pentatonic and major-scale patterns, arpeggios and chord structures. Listening to a lecture with no visual help can be tricky, but Serna’s lessons are clear and accessible. In his latest podcast, he explains the theory of modal scales – a series of notes that can be used to improvise solos. Overwhelmed? That’s why the first lesson is called “What Is Guitar Theory?” K.O.